March 30, 2011
Morris Cohen Memorial Service Scheduled for May 1, 2011
A memorial service for Morris Cohen will be held in the Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. Information regarding hotels and other matters pertaining to the service are available here.
Morris Cohen was one of the most influential law librarians of the 20th century. Yale Law School Professor Emeritus and Librarian Emeritus he directed two of the world’s most esteemed academic law libraries. Professor Cohen passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010, at his home in New Haven. He was 83.
For more about his career, many contributions to the academic law library community and living legacy to the profession of law librarianship, see Passing of a Giant: Morris L. Cohen, 1927-2010. [JH]
In the 60s, when I first met Morris, he, Jacobstein and Mersky were the party animals (& Gallagher) at AALL conventions and were more than open to neophytes like myself. His personal touch never faded, including a short note when I reviewed his 6 volume bibliography. Teacher, mentor, jokester - a wry smile, sometimes hidden under a muustache or beard. Memories that live with us for he lives in us. Never forgotten. Sorry I cannot be there May 1 - Law Day.
Posted by: David Bryant | Mar 31, 2011 9:29:09 AM