Jackie Coogan papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jackie Coogan papers
Date (inclusive): 1919-1984
Date (bulk): 1920s-1930s
Collection number: 238
Creator: Coogan, Jackie
Extent: 19 linear feet of papers. 5.4 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Jackie Coogan papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dorothea Coogan (Mrs. Jackie Coogan), 1987


Jackie Coogan was an American actor, best known as a child actor during the 1920s.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Jackie Coogan papers span the years 1919-1984 (bulk 1920s-1930s) and encompass 24.4 linear feet. The bulk of the papers consist of 27 scrapbooks, which begin in 1921 and continue until 1982. They cover both Coogan's professional and personal life in detail. There are only a few scripts and some miscellaneous material related to Coogan's film and television career. There are miscellaneous clippings and a small amount of correspondence. The photograph series contains more than 3,000 photographic prints that document Coogan's life and career, predominantly covering his years as a child star.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Scrapbooks; 2. Photographs

Indexing Terms

Coogan, Jackie , 1914-1984--Archives.