Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Cooper mss. II, ca. 1905-1985, 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. The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Music; III. Writings; IV. Photographs; V. Miscellaneous; VI. Audio tapes; and VII. Scr apbooks. There is an inventory for the collection with a list of correspondents.

A finding aid is available.

Gift. Estate of Sarah Cooper (Mrs. Kent Cooper) via I.U. Foundation, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1994

Collection size: 2,000 items

Related manuscripts: Cooper mss., Cooper mss. III

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.