Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000)
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Scrapbooks and Albums [series]:

(3 volumes, 1938-1976) There are 3 scrapbooks in this series, which provide biographical information on Hal Cooper and his first wife, Pat Meikle. Scrapbooks [1] and [3] have been disbound.

Scrapbook [1], 1938-1947, contains mostly newspaper clippings, as well as photographs and programs from University of Michigan theater productions and evaluations from one of Hal Cooper's acting classes. The scrapbook documents the early theater careers of Hal Cooper and Pat Meikle, as well as some of Hal Cooper's education at the University of Michigan Theater Department and his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Scrapbook [2] is composed of newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as letters from M.D. Taylor, Chairman of the Board for Taylor-Reed Corp. Most of the scrapbook focuses on the early television career of Pat Meikle as the hostess, creator, and animator of the children's television programs The Magic Cottage and Your Television Baby-Sitter . Hal Cooper was producer and writer for both shows, and also acted in them.

Scrapbook [3] documents Hal Cooper's success as a television director, writer, and producer from 1971 to 1976. The clippings focus on Maude , especially reactions to the controversial episodes on Maude's abortion and Walter's alcoholism. Also included are articles related to the Emmy Award rule changes and the possibility of a Screen Actors Guild strike.

Mixed Materials   13  
Scrapbook [1],  1938-1947
Mixed Materials   14  
Scrapbook [2],  1948-1955
Mixed Materials   15  
Scrapbook [3],  1971-1976