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Robert Cozens Papers

Identifier: 2016-009

This collection contains materials related to Robert Cozens' work on the Masters of Tomorrow documentary film production. In addition to manuscript materials, this collection includes 20 Betacam SP tapes, 25 VHS tapes, and 1 PAL.


  • 1996-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1997-1998

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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0.5 linear feet

Biographical Information

Born in Victoria, Australia, Robert Cozens graduated from the University of Houston in 1964. As a producer, director, writer, cinematographer, and photographer, Cozens aims to impact public opinion and policy in each aspect of his work. Cozens has produced several award-winning films such as CHICANO!: Fighting for Political Power and Living With Aids.

In 1998, Cozens signed on as producer and director of Masters of Tomorrow, a KUHT production aiming to tell the stories of playwright Edward Albee, producer Stuart Ostrow, director Jose Quintero, and how the three worked together at the University of Houston to educate students and to create new work. The standalone 90-minute episode was completed in 1999.

Arrangement of Materials

Most paper materials in this collection arrived in two binders, both labeled Masters of Tomorrow. Papers were removed and refoldered. The original order of documents within binders was maintained. Where possible, tabbed divisions and folder titles were also carried over.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by Robert Cozens in 2016.

Guide to the Robert Cozens Papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA