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Cooper mss. II, ca. 1905-1985

Papers, ca. 1905-1985, of Kent Cooper at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Beth Benda

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965.

Title
Cooper mss. II,ca. 1905-1985

Collection no:
LMC 1212

Extent
ca. 2000 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
Consists of the papers of Kent Cooper and of his wife, Sarah A. Gibbs Cooper, mostly dating from after Kent Cooper's death. Most of the collection concerns his work as a journalist, but some of it relates to his work as a composer.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Acquisition Information
Gift, 1994.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Cooper mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Biographical Note
Kent Cooper, 1880-1965, was a journalist and Associated Press executive.

Scope and Content Note

Consist of the papers of journalist and Associated Press executive, Kent Cooper, 1880-1965. Most of the collection concerns his work as a journalist, but some of it relates to his work as a composer. There are also papers of his wife, Sarah (Sally) A. Gibbs Cooper, mostly dating after Kent's death.

Arrangement/Organization

Organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Music; III. Writings; IV. Photographs; V. Miscellaneous; VI. Audio tapes; and VII. Scrapbooks.


Series: Box 1 Correspondence,

Organized into two sections: 1. Correspondence with colleagues, family and friends and arranged in alphabetical order. Replies by Kent and Sally Cooper are filed with the person with whom they were corresponding.

2. Condolence letters written to Sally upon Kent's death. These are also arranged alphabetically and are mostly photocopies.


List of Correspondents
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  • Aaron, Joseph
  • Abernethy, C.J.
  • Adams, Hampton, 1897-1965
  • Alderman, Robert G.
  • Armstrong, Stanley
  • Arue, Sigrid
  • Aylesworth, Merlin Hall, 1886-1952
  • Ball, Edward D.
  • Barker, M.E.
  • Barnett, Stanley Pugh, 1892-1969
  • Barnwell, James H.
  • Barrett, Edward W. (Edward Ware), 1910-1989
  • Bartley, Edward Ross, 1892-1969
  • Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967
  • Bayh, Birch Evans, 1928-
  • Beebe, George, 1910-
  • Bell, Alberta (Harris)(Mrs. Brian Bell)
  • Bellamy, Pat
  • Bender, Ursula
  • Beranek, Barbara A., 1927-
  • Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995
  • Bickel, Karl August, 1882-1972
  • Biddle, Francis, 1886-1968
  • Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988
  • Blackman, Samuel Garrison, 1904-
  • Born, Gerald
  • Boyle, Hal, 1911-1974
  • Boyle, Ted
  • Bradley, Norman
  • Branigen, Roger Douglas, 1902-1975
  • Brito, Manoel Francisco do Nascimento
  • Brown, Betty
  • Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959
  • Brown, Robert N.
  • Brown, Robert Uting, 1912-
  • Brown, Trevor R.
  • Brown, Walter T.
  • Buell, Hal
  • Bunzlová, Alice see: Swinton, Stanley
  • Burke, Genevieve
  • Butler, William F.
  • Byrd, Cecil Kash, 1913-
  • Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914-
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn, -1988
  • Caldwell, William F.
  • Campbell, Chesser, 1897-1960
  • Cannon, William C.
  • Carney, Ted
  • Carpenter, Francis Warner, 1907-
  • Carter, W.F.
  • Catledge, Turner, 1901-1983
  • Cerf, Bennett Alfred, 1898-1971
  • Chandler, Dorothy, 1901-1997
  • Chandler, Norman, 1899-1973
  • Choate, Robert
  • Clark, Thomas Dionysius, 1903-
  • Cochrane, Paul
  • Cole, Walton
  • Collins, Dorothy (Craig), 1912-
  • Conner, David
  • Connor, Mary Logan
  • Cope, Margaret W. (Kilgore)
  • Cope, Millard Louis, 1905-1964
  • Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968
  • Cowles, John, 1898-1983
  • Crane, Frank Harrison, 1912-
  • Crooks, Alec C.
  • Crooks, John
  • Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966
  • Crowley, Marguerite A.
  • Curtis, Josiah Montgomery, 1905-1982
  • Curtis, L.F.
  • DeLuce, Daniel, 1911-
  • Desfor, Irving, 1907-
  • Diehl, Chandler
  • Dopking, Al
  • Douglass, Cy
  • Dumas, Lady Daisy
  • Dumas, Lloyd, Sir, 1891-1973
  • Edlund, Paul Erik, 1922-
  • Einhorn, Nathan R., 1923-1982
  • Ethridge, Mark Foster, 1896-1981
  • Eunson, Robert, 1912-1975
  • Evans, John
  • Fanning, Kay
  • Fanning, Perry
  • Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974
  • Fell, Charles Albert, 1889-1969
  • Fennell, W. Frank
  • Field, Katherine W.
  • Field, Marshal, 1916-1965
  • Finucane, Bernard Emmet, 1889-
  • Fisher, Geoffrey Francis, Abp. of Canterbury, 1887-1972
  • Fitzgerald, Harold Alvin, 1896-
  • Folliard, Edward T. (Edward Thomas), b.1899
  • Foreman, Jacque see: Houston Harte
  • Forrest, Wilbur Studley, 1887-1977
  • French, A. Harry, 1881-
  • Friendly, Alfred, 1911-1983
  • Friendly, Edwin Samson, 1884-1970
  • Frohlich, Richard F.
  • Fukuoka, Saeko
  • Fukuoka, Seiichi
  • Fuller, Frank H.
  • Fyfe, Jeanne?
  • Galbraith, Dallas E.W.
  • Gallagher, Wesley, 1911-
  • Gannett, Frank Ernest, 1876-1957
  • Gaylord, Edward King, 1873-1974
  • Gerhard, Harry
  • Goldberg, Abe Isaac, 1904-1973
  • Gottlieb, Howard B.
  • Gould, Alan J.
  • Graham, Katharine, 1917-
  • Graham, Philip L., 1915-1963
  • Gramling, Oliver, 1904-1992
  • Haley, Sir William John, 1901-
  • Haley, Edith Susie (Gibbons)
  • Haley, Susan see: Haley, Edith Susie (Gibbons)
  • Hansell, Paul
  • Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977
  • Harte, Houston, 1893-1975
  • Harte, Isabel
  • Harwell, Coleman A. (Coleman Alexander), 1905-
  • Hathaway, Rhoda Terry
  • Hathaway, Russell
  • Healy, George William, 1905-1980
  • Healy, Patty K.
  • Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972
  • Henderson, Edwin F., 1891?-
  • Heppe, Ralph H.
  • Herdman, J.E.L.
  • Hill, I. William (Isaac William), 1908-
  • Hill, Raymond R.
  • Hopkins, A.S.
  • Horne, Josh L., 1887-1974
  • Horton, William
  • Howard, Margaret (Rohe)
  • Howard, Nathaniel R.
  • Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964
  • Hults, William S.
  • Irwin, Joseph E.
  • Iwama, Hiroko
  • Iwamoto, Hiroshi
  • Iwamoto, Jun
  • Iwamoto, Ken
  • Iwamoto, Kiyoshi, 1904-1976
  • Iwamoto, Fumi see Iwamoto, Kiyoshi
  • Iwamoto, Reiko
  • Iwanaga, Shinkichi, 1911-
  • James, Hubert
  • James, Kay
  • Jamison, John C.
  • Johnston, Cora S.
  • Jones, Vincent Starbuck, 1906-
  • Jorzick, Elizabeth
  • Kaiser, C.F.
  • Kato, Masuo
  • Keary, Hubbard, 1902-
  • Keech, Virgina R.
  • Kemp, Edward
  • King, Frank H.
  • King, Olga
  • Kirkland, Weymouth, 1877-1965
  • Knight, John Shively, 1894-1981
  • Kramp, Louis J., 1912?-1965
  • La Hue, Evelyn M.
  • Lavalle, Paul, 1908-
  • Lee, Paul K.
  • Leslie, L.U.
  • Lindsay, Edward
  • Lloyd, John
  • Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975
  • Long, Laura
  • Loomis, Robert D.
  • Lowe, H.A.
  • Lowensohn, Naoma see Roy Wilson Howard
  • Luscombe, George E.
  • Lyle, Charles H.
  • McCormick, Maryland Mathison Hooper
  • McCormick, Robert Rutherford, 1880-1955
  • MacDonald, Kenneth, 1905-
  • McKelway, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Mosby), 1895-1976
  • MacKenzie, Dewitt, 1865-1962
  • MacKenzie, Marjorie
  • McKnight, Felix R.
  • McLean, Robert, 1891-1980
  • McMurray, Richard
  • Mahoney, John Thomas, 1905-1981
  • Maloney, J. Loy (James Loy), 1891-1976
  • Marshall, Robert J.
  • Martel, Elmer P.
  • Mason, H.R.
  • Mathews, William Rankin, 1893-
  • Maxwell, Don
  • Meltzer, Howard
  • Meyer, Eugene F., 1875-1959
  • Miller, Joseph R.
  • Miller, Kenper
  • Miller, Louise (Johnson)
  • Miller, Paul, 1906-
  • Miller, Victor H., 1874-
  • Montgomery, Harry Thomas, 1909-
  • Moynihan, Arthur
  • Nicholas, James E.
  • Nixon, Alton Jones
  • Nixon, Kent Cooper
  • Noyes, Frank Brett, 1863-1948
  • Noyes, Beatrice Spencer Baldwin (Mrs. Newbold Noyes)
  • Nussbaum, Max Ehrlich, 1907-
  • O'Brien, James Michael, 1934-
  • Ochs, Adolph Simon, 1858-1935
  • Ogden, Michael Joseph, 1911-
  • O'Halloran, C.
  • Oishi, Haruko
  • Oishi, Masumitsu
  • O'Neil, Tom
  • Oppengard, M.M.
  • O'Regan, Richard Arthur, 1919-
  • Paine, Vera
  • Parsons, Frank L.
  • Perkes, Daniel
  • Perry, John H., Jr.
  • Pfadt, John M.
  • Phillippi, Wendell C.
  • Pope, James S.
  • Pulliam, Eugene Collins, 1889-1974
  • Pulliam, Nina, 1906-
  • Purcell, Gillis
  • Quarrier, John C.
  • Quigley, Fred
  • Rand, Rowland
  • Randall, David Anton, 1905-1975
  • Record, James Robert, 1885-1973
  • Reese, Marguerite J.
  • Reeves, Charlotte
  • Reeves, George C.
  • Reeves, Jane
  • Richardson, Bill
  • Rickel, E.L.
  • Ridder, Agnes (Kennedy)
  • Ridder, Bernard Herman, 1883-1975
  • Ridder, Bernard Herman, 1916-
  • Ridder, Joseph Edward, 1886-1966
  • Roberts, George McK., 1886?-
  • Roberts, Roy A. (Roy Allison), 1887-1967
  • Roderick, John
  • Rothermere, Vere Harold Edmond Harmsworth, viscount, 1925-
  • Rotter, Saul D.
  • Runyon, John William, 1887-1967
  • Russell, Rosslyn
  • Ryan, John William, 1929-
  • Sammons, Wheeler, 1899-1956
  • Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971
  • Sheen, Marjorie
  • Simons, Dolph C. (Dolph Collins), 1904-1989
  • Simpson, Kirke Larue, 1881-1972
  • Sims, Watson
  • Smith, Charles Stephenson, 1877-1964
  • Smith, E.W.
  • Smith, Stanford, 1919-
  • Spangler, Raymond L.
  • Speidel, Merritt Charles, 1879-1960
  • Spencer, Murlin Bertrand, 1908-
  • Stahr, Elvis Jacob, 1916-
  • Stanley, Edward
  • Stanley, Oscar M.
  • Starzel, Frank Joseph, 1904?-
  • Staton, Y.A.
  • Stemple, John Emmert, 1903-1982
  • Stratton, Lloyd, 1895-1961
  • Straus, Roger W.
  • Stuart, Jim
  • Sulzburger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968
  • Swinton, Stanley M. (Stanley Mitchell), 1919-1982
  • Sykes, Jill
  • Sykes, Josephine (Mrs. Hale Pledge Sykes)
  • Tarplee, Marge
  • Taylor, Mary Elizabeth Plummer, 1906-
  • Taylor, Davis
  • Thompson, Arthur S.
  • Tomlinson, James Francis, 1925-
  • Trammel, Niles, 1894-1973
  • Tunney, Gene, 1897-1978
  • Turnblad, Harold
  • Turner, George W.
  • Underwood, Sallie H.
  • Vail, Richard
  • Vinicky, Joseph J.
  • Waldrop, Frank C.
  • Walpole, Doris G. Hoyt
  • Watkins, Charles D., 1886-1962
  • Weil, Louis A., 1878-1959
  • Wells, Herman B, 1902-
  • Welsh, Matthew Empson, 1912-1995
  • Wheeler, John Neville, 1886-1973
  • White, Marion A.
  • Whiteford, R.K.
  • Whitehead, Donald Ford, 1908-1981
  • Wiley, Louis, 1869-1935
  • Williams, Flavia
  • Willkie, Edith, 1890-1978
  • Willkie, Philip Herman, 1919-1974
  • Wilson, Walter A.
  • Wolff, Miles H.
  • Wood, John Howard, 1901-1988
  • Wood, Jennings, 1911-1984
  • Wood, Lee B. (Lee Blair), 1893-1982
  • Woodruff, Frederick William, 1886-1959
  • Woodyard, Mabel see: Eugene Pulliam
  • Yale, L. Pat
  • Yoakam, Richard D.
  • Young, Owen D., 1874-1962
  • Zeff, Nathan I.

Series: Music,

Arranged alphabetically by title of composition and includes correspondence and copyright information related to that title. There is also correspondence with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), 1948-1985, and BMI (Broadc ast Music, Inc.), 1965-1982, concerning Cooper's compositions. One folder of unidentified music and several compositions by other composers completes this section.


Box 2 Compositions:

"About the Girl"

"All Hail Smith College"

"America Needs You "

"Anna Zenger"

"Deacon Boody Howdy Do"

"Dixie Girl"

"Don't You Want My Heart"

"Doodlebird "

"I'll Not Forget"

"Indiana Forever "

"June-Time"

"Love Is"

"Magic of the Violin"

"March of the Forty-Eight States"

"My Village Girl"

"Overture Lola Montez"

"Rochester"

"Song of the Alaska Highway"

"Sunset"

"There Came the Day"

"They'll be Returning"

"They'll Make Love Our Way"

"Victory and Mary"

"Women's Auxiliary Army Corps." (WAC song)

"We Want Peace see They'll Make Love Our Way "

"What is Time"

"When Love is the Guide"

"Yankee Doodle Dixie Dandy"

unidentified music

Music by others (printed)

ASCAP, 1948-1985  (2 folders)

B.M.I., 1965-1982  (1 folder)

Music by others (printed)

"'Round My Indiana Home," words by J. Will Callahan, music by Joe Dunn, autographed by Callahan.

"Put Me Off at Buffalo," words by Harry Dillon, music by John Dillon

Series: Writings

Arranged alphabetically by title of work:


Box 2 Addresses before the Associated Press

Letter to M. Stone, "Have just re-read this. It was the first gun I fired in written form against the antiquated agency relationship and is historic solely for that reason KC; " Sep 1, 1919. 

Memorandum on Agency Contracts, "Reread - the second gun in the agency fight, read to Board, Jan. 1922;" May 17, 1920. 

Feb 15, 1922 

Oct 1925 

Apr 21, 1930 

Oct 1935 

Jan 8, 1941 

Oct 17, 1941 

Oct 1944 

Oct 10, 1962 

"Anna Zenger." Contract, list of reviews pasted in [scrapbook]

"Barriers Down." Research materials

"Kent Cooper and the Associated Press." Contract, research materials

[McCormick, Robert R.]. Articles written by Cooper for Chicago Tribune

"Piracy of News." Article, Oct. 2, 1961 

"Port of Destiny." Article condensed from the book Dynamo Jim Stiles: pioneer of progress; the story of a newspaper publisher who built a country and a legend, by Edward Uhlan (New York: Exposition Press, 1959). Foreword only, written by Kent Cooper.

"The Right to Know." Contract only

Untitled fragments

Series: Box

2-3

and

Oversize

Photographs, 1925-1979 

Arranged by year, the photographs are primarily of board meetings and functions of the Associated Press. There are also some early family photographs, travel pictures, and a group documenting the dedication of the Kent Cooper Room in the Main Library of Indiana University in 1971.


Series: Box 3 Miscellaneous

Various materials on the following topics: Associated Press; Kent's death, including obituaries and a resolution by the AP upon his death; the sale of the Washington Times-Herald; Kent Cooper Room dedication. Also included are miscellaneous printed pieces and ephemera, including a metal life member card to the Sigma Chi Fraternity and lapel pins for AP, ASCAP, and Sigma Delta Chi


Series: Box 3 Audio Tapes

Eight reel-to-reel tapes. Includes: four tapes of music mostly composed by Kent, one tape of "Reuter speech" given in London, one tape of Wes Gallagher's speech at Kent Cooper Room dedication (May 16, 1971), two tapes of conversation between Kent, Sally, family and friends


Box 3 Scrapbooks, 1925-1983 

Fifteen volumes, 1925-1983. Primarily clippings about Cooper and the AP, and some articles written by Cooper