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Finding Aid for the Alice Cecilia Cooper Papers, 1920-1958
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alice Cecilia Cooper Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1958
    Collection number: 739
    Creator: Cooper, Alice Cecilia, 1895-
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alice Cecilia Cooper (1878-1960) was the supervisor of English for the Oakland Public Schools in Oakland, California. She also taught in Los Angeles schools, San Francisco City College, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford. The collection consists of Cooper's correspondence with various American and English authors, poets, educators.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gertrude E. Cooper.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice Cecilia Cooper Papers (Collection 739). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Alice Cecilia Cooper born in Walkerton, Canada in 1878; moved to Los Angeles in 1887; received Ph.D. from Stanford; was supervisor of English for the Oakland Public Schools in Oakland, California; in the course of her career, she taught in Los Angeles schools, at San Francisco City College, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford; published poetry and was author-editor of textbooks and literary anthologies used in schools and universities; died in Los Angeles on June 13, 1960.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Cooper's correspondence with various American and English authors, poets, educators. The correspondence reflects Cooper's efforts to compile literary anthologies for classroom use while she was Supervisor of English for Oakland Public Schools, Oakland, California. Included in the collection are letters, manuscripts, and ephemera from Edwin Markham, Alfred Noyes, Richard Burton, Walter De La Mare, James Main Dixon, Hamlin Garland, Arthur Guiterman, Louis Untermeyer, Christopher Morley, Will C. Wood, and F.A. Rice.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    This collection contains correspondence of Miss Alice Cooper, Supervisor of English, Oakland Public Schools, with various English and American writers, poets, and educators of the first half of the 20th. century. Most of the letters deal with copyright, giving Miss Cooper permission to include their works in anthologies of modern prose and poetry she was compiling for use as textbooks for Junior High Schools. One of these was published under the joint authorship of Will Christopher Wood, Miss Cooper, and Frederick A. Rice, as America's Message, Boston, New York, etc., Ginn and company, 1925. Of greater note and interest are letters, manuscripts, and ephemera from Edwin Markham, Alfred Noyes, Richard Burton, Walter De La Mare, James Main Dixon, Hamlin Garland, Arthur Guiterman, Louis Untermeyer, and others.
    In the collection are also several letters of Will C. Wood and F.A. Rice regarding the Anthology, as well as manuscript poems and ephemera sent to Miss Cooper by her correspondents.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection arranged alphabetically by author.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Cooper, Alice Cecilia, 1895- --Archives.
    Women educators--California--Archival resources.
    English--Study and teaching.
    Authors--20th century--Correspondence.