Cochran, Robert, 1943-
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of two handwritten thank-you notes from Beckett to Robert Cochran (a writer and a professor in the University of Arkansas Department of English), as well as a copy of a book review. Cochran is the author of Samuel Beckett: A Study of the Short Fiction (1991), and also wrote his doctoral thesis, "'Unmakable Love': A Study of the Plays of Samuel Beckett" (1973) on Beckett's work.
The collection has been divided into two series. Series one, topical files, contains letters, photocopies, and documents pertaining to the individual folder subject title. Series two, photographs, contains 35 identified photographs and drawings of Randolph, his family, and his acquaintances.
"When I Started A Courting," "The Old Fox," "Missouri Girls," "Southern Soldiers," and two untitled songs (words only) handwritten by Thomas Gibbs, Whiterock Church, Farmington, Arkansas. Also story of 1836 frontier life as told by Gibbs's great-grandmother.
Typewritten transcripts of the contents of Vance Randolph's column, "The Songs Grandfather Sang," in 12 issues (Feb. 18, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20, 1927 and Feb. 25, 1930) of The Pineville (Mo.) Democrat.
Dr. Robert Cochran, professor of English and director of the Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies, collected this correspondence regarding arrangements for Almeda Riddle to visit the University of Arkansas and perform for his folklore class.