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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    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.