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Andy and Sid Cohen 
24th-Jan-2008 04:05 pm
Rachel, webweaver

 woo hoo!  I got my first blog question from a student  -- it's on the Cohen brothers from El Paso: 

I am having trouble finding info on the Cohen Brothers. I know that they were inducted into the El Paso Hall of Fame in 1988 along with Beto Mendez and Jim Paul. I know that the Cohen Stadium was named after them. Please send me sources of information. Thanks, Armando Garcia plur915@hotmail.com

Armando, I've had great luck checking out google books for these brothers, especially Andy.  http://books.google.com  lets you search fulltext of all kinds of books, sometimes letting you see the full text, sometimes only previews, but always giving you a link to see what library has a book.  I've found many many books and I have them listed on the cohen brothers potential topics page:

Here's one example: Two page full text online article on Andy Cohen: Great Jews in Sports - Page 57  See the Cohen page for many more.

I would definitely suggest also calling the Border Heritage Center at the downtown public library.   (915-543-5440). I would hope there is an envelope in the vertical file at the Border Heritage Center.  This is a collection of photocopied articles on a person or topic.  You can also see if there is an envelope on Baseball in El Paso in the files.

In addition, check the newspaper card catalog, under Baseball and also under Cohen, to see other articles available.  You would then have to search for the article in the microfilms, ask at the reference desk around the corner from the readers for help.  it's more time consuming to search the newspaper index, but I have seen them answer a query about the vertical file on the phone if they are not busy... 

26th-Aug-2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
My memory is not as good as it could be, but I do remember meeting one of the Cohen brothers in about 1970. He was a salesman with Dickshire Coors Distributing, located at that time on Chesea, I think. I really do not know which brother it was, but I do remember he was very gracious, and generous (with Dichshire's beer). He did talk sports well, but I was not aware at the time of his important past. Not much help, huh? Last night, by the way, on Channel 7, someone was remembering being present when Cohen Stadium was dedicated to the brothers. I think he said he was a nephew of them. Maybe that might help you to find more info on them.
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