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New Literary History records

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2020-0054

Content Description

This collection contains the records of New Literary History, a scholarly journal founded in 1969 as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the University of Virginia. It consists of the office files for the journal which includes correspondence, notes, drafts, slides, photographs, audio cassettes, and floppy disks. It also includes the professional and personal papers of Ralph Cohen. Cohen was an English professor at the University of Virginia and the founder of New Literary History and editor from 1969 to 2008.

Acquisition Type



Transferred by the English Department and Office of New Literary History, 17 June 2015.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

One box is restricted due to FERPA considerations. Otherwise, collection is open for research. Original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives, born digital files, etc.) and other media formats such as LPs, audiotapes, reel-to-reels, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs cannot be handled directly by patrons. Please contact Special Collections via our online Reference Request form,, to request access to these materials. Please be aware that additional actions may be required to make these items available. Items will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before access can be made. Depending on the size of the request, it may take some time to make them available for use.


  • Creation: c.1969-2016



66 Cubic Feet (This collection contains 66 cubic boxs.)

2.4 Gigabytes (128 floppy disks, 4 zip disks and 5 cds.)


The boxes labeled as follows: Series I. Office admistative files (11 boxes) Series II. Ralph Cohen's Office files (53 boxes) Ralph Cohen papers (2 boxes)