The Cohelan Collection contains 120 linear feet of materials, with the vast majority of items related to his time in office from 1959-1970. The documents include correspondence, press releases, questionnaires, speeches, notes, memos, background research, publications, and legislation. Known for his support of President Johnson and various progressive reforms, Cohelan’s collection is particularly strong in regard to civil rights, conservation of natural resources, the Vietnam War, and labor. While the Legislative series includes the majority of the constituent correspondence Cohelan received in addition to more basic legislative based documents, more background information and “behind-the-scenes” materials can be found in the Topical series.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection (excluding the Photographs Series which is stored on-site), is stored off-site and requires prior notice to access. If you wish to view these materials, please contact the Congressional Archives staff to arrange an appointment.
From the Collection: 120 Linear Feet (98 containers)