Finding Aid for the Alice Cecilia Cooper Papers, 1920-1958

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Alice Cecilia Cooper Papers, 1920-1958

Collection number: 739

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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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.

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  • 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.


Container List

Box 1

Alexander, Hubbard Foster, 1879- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1933.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Arkwright, John Stanhope, 1872- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Armatrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Auslander, Joseph, 1897- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Barry, Jack.

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1

Bashford, Herbert, 1871-1928.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bassett, Lee Emerson, 1872- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Bates, Katherine Lee, 1859-1929.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Beach, Rex (Ellingwood) 1877- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bellew, Sir George (Rothe) 1899- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Benet, William Rose, 1886- .

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Bennett, Henry Holcomb, 1863-1924.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Binyon, Laurence, 1869- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bradley, William Aspenwall, 1878-1939.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Braley, Berton, 1882- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Bridges, Robert Seymour, 1844-1930.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter from Miss Cooper to RSB, and 1 poem of RSB.
Box 1

Briggs, Thomas Henry, 1887- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Brown, Alice, 1857- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Brown, Annie Farwell, d. 1927.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Brown, Gilmor

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Buchan, John, 1875-1940.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burnet, Dana, 1888- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burnham, Roger Noble, 1876- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burr, Amelia Josephine, 1878- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burton, Richard, 1861-1940.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Butchart, Reuben, 1863- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1962- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Campbell, Mrs.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Chapman, Arthur, 1873-1935.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith, 1874-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cheney, John Vance, 1848-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Churchill, Clementine S. (Mrs. Winston Churchill).

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Clarke, Frances Elizabeth.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Clover, Samuel Travers, 1859-1934.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Coates, Mrs. Florence (Earle) 1850-1927.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury, 1876-1944.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Colum, Padraic, 1881- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Conkling, Mrs. Grace Walcott (Hazard) 1878- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cone, Helen Gray, 1859-1934.

Physical Description: 9 letters, and 5 manuscript items (FOLDER).
Box 1

Cook, James Henry, 1859-1942.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Coolbright, Ina Donna, 1842-1928.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Crafton, Allen, 1890- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Craig, Alice Evelyn.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941.

Physical Description: 1 letter and 1 enclosure.
Box 1

Cubberley, Mrs. Helen (Van Uxem).

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Daly, John J.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Daly, Thomas Augustine, 1871-1948.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Darrough, Rose.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Davies, Mary Carolyn.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Davis, Helen Bayley.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Day, Holman Francis, 1865-1935.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

De La Mare, Walter John, 1873- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Dixon, James Main, 1856-1933.

Physical Description: 8 letters.
Box 1

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937.

Physical Description: 1 letter and 1 poem.
Box 1

Driscoll, Louise, 1875- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Dumont, Henry.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Faulks, Mrs. Theodosia, 1874-1944.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Gessler, Clifford, 1893- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson, 1878- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Gifford, Mrs. Fannie Stearns (Davis) 1884- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gilchrist, Marie Emilie.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Ginn and Company: Publishers.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Goodhue, Edward Solon, 1861- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gore-Booth, Eva, 1872-1926.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gould, Gerald, 1885- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Guiterman, Arthur, 1871- .

Physical Description: 5 letters.
Box 1

Gray, Agnes Kendrick.

Physical Description: 2 letters, and 2 poems (FOLDER).
Box 1

Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hall, Howard Judson, 1869- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Hazard, Caroline, 1856- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Higginson, Mrs. Ella (Rhoades) 1862-1940.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hinkson, Mrs. Katherine (Tynan) 1861-1931.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mrs. Hinkson from Miss Cooper, with Mrs. Hinkson's reply on it.
Box 1

Housman, Alfred Edward, 1859-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hughes, Robert Edward, 1866- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hughes, Rupert, 1872- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hulme, Edward Maslin, 1871- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Husband, Joseph, 1885-1938.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Irwin, Wallace, 1895- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Johnston, Oliver Martin, 1866- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Kurtz, Benjamin Putnam, 1877- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Leacock, Stephen Butler, 1869- .

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Leacock from Miss Cooper, with Mr. Leacock's reply on it.
Box 1

Leamy, Edmund Stanislaus, 1889- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Leo, Brother, 1881- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Letts, Winifred M., 1882- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Loveman, Robert, 1864-1923.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

McCarthy, Denis Aloysius, 1871-1931.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. McCarthy from Miss Cooper with Mr. McCarthy's reply on it
Box 1

McGaffey, Ernest.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

McGroarty, John Steven, 1862-1944.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Madden, Captain John, 1878- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Mann, Dorothea Laurence.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.

Physical Description: 6 letters, and 15 ephemera (2 FOLDERS).

Scope and Content Note

(Including copies of his poems).
Box 1

Marquis, Don, 1878-1937.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Mifflin, Houston.

Physical Description: 6 letters.
Box 1

Miller, Joseph Carson, 1883- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Milne, Alan Alexander, 1882- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Minot, John Clair, 1872-1941.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Mitchell, Ernest Pryce, 1862- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort, 1882- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Monro, Harold, 1879-1932.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Morley, Christopher Darlington, 1890- .

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Morton, David, 1886- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Mosher, Raymond Mylar, 1894- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Murray, Augustus Taber, 1866-1940.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Murray, John, publisher, London.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Nesbit, Wilbur Dick. 1871-1927.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter, and 1 letter from Miss Cooper to Mr. Nesbit, with Mr. Nesbit's reply written at the bottom of it.
Box 2

Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Noyes, Alfred, 1880- .

Physical Description: 3 letters and 6 manuscript items (poems) (FOLDER).
Box 2

Odell, Minnie, d. 1940 [ pseudonym, Minna Irving].

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

O'Hagan, Thomas, 1855-1939.

Physical Description: 8 letters.
Box 2

Oxenham, John, pseudonym, d. 1941 [ r.n., William A. Dunkerly].

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Palmer from Miss Cooper, with Mr. Palmer's reply on the bottom of it.
Box 2

Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854-1938.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter from Miss Cooper to Mr. Peck, with Mr. Peck's reply on the bottom of it.
Box 2

Phillpotts, Eden, 1862- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Poole, Luella C.

Physical Description: 16 letters and 1 poem (FOLDER).
Box 2

Pound, Louise, 1872- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Powell, Arthur.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Pratt, Harry Noyes, 1879-1944.

Physical Description: 5 letters.
Box 2

Rawnsley, Mrs. Eleanor Foster (Simpson)

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Reed, Edward Bliss, 1872-1940.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Rice, Wallace de Groot Cecil, 1859-1939.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 2

Richards, Mrs. Laura Elizabeth (Howe) 1850-1943.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Rittenhouse, Jessie Belle, 1869- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Robinson, Mrs. Corinne (Roosevelt) 1861-1933.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Rowan, Andrew Summers, 1857-1943.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 2

Santayana, George, 1863-1952.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Scherer, James Augustin Brown, 1870-1944.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 2

Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Shepard, Odell, 1884- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Sibley, Robert, 1881- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Smith, Francis Scott Key, 1872- .

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 2

Stetson, Mrs. Grace Ellery (Channing) 1862- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Stoddard, Mrs. Anne (Glen) 1880- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Stork, Charles Wharton, 1881- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Taylor, Mrs. Katherine, 1888- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Thomas, Edith Matilda, 1854-1925.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Tietjens, Mrs. Eunice (Hammond) 1884-1944.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter, and 1 letter from Miss Cooper to Mrs. Tietjens with Mrs. Tietjen's reply on the bottom of it.
Box 2

Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Tupper, Kerr Boyce, 1854- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Turner, Nancy Byrd, 1880- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Untermeyer, Louis, 1885- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Van Doren, Carl Clinton, 1885- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 2

Wagner, Harr, 1857-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Warner, Frances Lester, 1888- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Webb, Margaret E.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Weeks, Edward, 1898- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Weitbrec, Blanche.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

White, William Allen, 1868-1944.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Wilkinson, Marguerite Ogden (Bigelow) 1883-1928.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Williams, David Rhys.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Woods, Charles Coke.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 2

Correspondence of Will C. Wood, 1880- .

Physical Description: 6 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

F.A. Rice with various persons re publication of America's Message.
Box 2

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 46 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Cards, clippings, etc. sent to Miss Cooper by her correspondents.