Guide to the William Alpha Cooper Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0008
Creator: Cooper, William Alpha, 1868-1939.
Title: William Alpha Cooper papers
Dates: 1892-1938
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, school notes, manuscripts and publications.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Cooper estate, 1963.

Custodial History

The papers of William A. Cooper came to the Stanford Collection from the Cooper home on the campus. There appears to have been a large quantity of papers at one time as evidenced by the papers still in existence. Mr. Gorham, who acquired the papers for the Library, reported that he was called to the Cooper house and shown to the attic which was covered with papers. He "swept up" what was there and brought it to the Stanford Collection. The second wife of Dr. Cooper was the last occupant of the house. Presumably, as we are led to believe, a maid destroyed much of what was in the attic and would have destroyed the rest had she had time to get at it.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

William Alpha Cooper Papers (SC0008). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Separated Materials

Two minutes books pertaining to the Classical Club of Stanford University have been removed and added to the proper place in the Archives. These appear to have been in the possession of Grosvenor Cooper, son of William.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of German at Stanford (1901-1934; emeritus, 1934-1939).

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, school notes, manuscripts and publications.

Access Terms

Cooper, William Alpha, 1868-1939.
Goebel, Julius.
Morgan, Bayard.
Philological Association of the Pacific Coast.
Stanford University. Dept. of German Studies--Faculty.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Papers

Box 1

SMALL VEST POCKET NOTEBOOK "MY TRIP ABROAD" 1922

Box 1

SMALL VEST POCKET NOTEBOOK WRITTEN IN AND ENGLISH ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS.GERMAN

Box 1

SMALL NOTEBOOK USED BY COOPER AT MARIETTA COLLEGE IN 1892.

Box 1

RECORD BOOK, "LIST OF BOOKS IN MY PRIVATE LIBRARY MADE JULY, 1904."

Box 1

NOTEBOOK, "NOTES TAKEN IN THE LIBRARY OF THE GOETHE-GESELLSCHAFT, 1908."

Box 1

NOTEBOOK, "VOL. A NOTES AND SKET CHES OF EARLY EXPERIENCES AND IMPRESSIONS."

Box 1

THE STANFORD NOTE BOOK #5. MISC. NOTES.

Box 1

NOTE BOOK, "DAILY EXPENSES, 1912-1920

Box 1

NOTE BOOK, "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON GOETHE'S LIFE AND WORKS"

Box 1

NOTE BOOK, "THESES, ORATIONS AND ESSAYS WRITTEN IN JUNIOR YEAR BY W. A. COOPER, MARIETTA"

Box 1

INTERLEAVED COPY OF "TASSO" WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY W. A. COOPER.

Box 1

INTERLEAVED COPY OF GOETHE'S COLLECTED WORKS WITH NOTES BY W. A. COOPER. 2 VOLS.

Box 1

STUDENT NOTEBOOKS OF ANNA M. TIETJEN FOR GERMAN 18A AND 18B.

Box 2, Folder 1

GERMAN-AHERICAN STUDENT EXCHANGE, 1926-7. A-G.

Box 2, Folder 2

GERMAN-AMERICAN STUDENT EXCHANGE, 1926-7. H-Z.

Box 2, Folder 3

COOPER CORRESPONDENCE. 1916-17. A-N.

Box 2, Folder 4

COOPER CORRESPONDENCE. 1916-17. P-Z.

Box 2, Folder 5

GERMAN DEPARTMENT CORRESPONDENCE. 1917-1920. L-Z .

Box 3, Folder 1

LETTERS TO MRS. COOPER.

Box 3, Folder 2

CORRESPONDENCE W.A. COOPER. MISC. 1917-1938.

Box 3, Folder 3

CORRESPONDENCE W.A. COOPER. 1-ITSC. 1936-1938.

Box 3, Folder 4-5

W.A. COOPER LIBEL ACTION AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. 1917.

Box 3, Folder 6

HITLER's AWARD TO W .A. COOPER, 1938.

Box 3, Folder 7

MISC. CLIPPINGS, W.A. COOPER.

Box 3, Folder 8

NOTES ON GOETHE.

Box 3, Folder 9

MISC. NOTES IN GERMAN.

Box 3, Folder 10

NOTES ON DAS NIBELUNGELIED.

Box 3, Folder 11

MISC. NOTES.

Box 3, Folder 12

MISC. NOTES PROBABLY ON GOETHE.

Box 4, Folder 1

REPRINTS

Box 4, Folder 2

MSS. COLLEGIATE TRAINING OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OF GERMAN.

Box 4, Folder 3

NOTFS ON THOMAS MANN.

Box 4, Folder 4

GERMAN VOCABULARY.

Box 4, Folder 5

MSS. SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THE STUDY OF RECENT GERMAN LITERATURE.

Box 4, Folder 6

MSS. THE JUNIOR YEAR IN MUNICH.

Box 4, Folder 7

MSS. GEm-tAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGES.

Box 4, Folder 8

MSS. OLD AND NEW AQUAINTANCES IN GERMANY.

Box 4, Folder 9

GESCHICHTLICHE DICHTUNG.

Box 4, Folder 10

MSS. EUIDGY TO MRS . STILLMAN.

Box 4, Folder 11

MSS. ROMANTIK.

Box 4, Folder 12

MSS. DIE DEUTCHE DICHTUNG UND DIE WELTLITERATUR (1890-1918).

Box 4, Folder 13

THE GOEBEL CASE, 1905-6.

Box 4, Folder 14

COHMITTEE ON SUHMER QUARTER STUDENTS, 1924.

Box 4, Folder 15

MSS. THE GERMAN INFLATION OF 1922.

Box 4, Folder 16

MSS. MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING: BUSINESS OR CALLING?

Box 4, Folder 17

MSS. GOETHE'S TASSO.

Box 4, Folder 18

MSS. PORTIONS OF A MSS. ON TASSO.

Box 4, Folder 19

MSS. GOETHE'S CONCEETION OF A POET'S CALLING.

Box 4, Folder 20

MISC. PAPERS, DIPLCMAS, SCHOOL CARDS, ETC.

Box 5, Folder 21

MISC. INCOMING LETTERS, TELEGRAMS

Box 5, Folder 22

LETTEI5 TO MRS. COOPER FROM W.A. COOPER, 1931

Box 5, Folder 23

LETTERS TO DR. JULIUS PETERSEN FROM W.A. COOPER, 1932-1934.

Box 5, Folder 24

LETTERS TO TILL, CHRISTINE FROM W.A. COPPER.

Box 5, Folder 25

1931-34 (WEIMAR-JENA SUMMER COLLEGE). LETTERS TO MORSBACH, DR. PHIL A., DEUTCHER AKADEMISCHER AUSTAUSCHDIENST.

Box 5, Folder 26

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 1918 IN FARM OR DEFENSE

Box 5, Folder 27

INDUSTRY (COOPER, STANFORD ENROLLMENT OFFICER OF THE U.S. PUBLIC SERVICE RESERVE). COOPER, W.A. 1916-18. PHILOLOGICAL ASSOC.

Box 5, Folder 28

OF THE PACIFIC COAST. COOPER, W.A. 1916-18. OF THE PACIFIC COAST. PHILOLOGICAL ASSOC.

Box 6, Folder 29

COOPER, W.A. 1916-18. PHILOGICAL ASSOC. OF THE PACIFIC COAST. (3).

Box 6, Folder 30

W. A. COOPER. VARIOUS TYPESCRIPTS, INCLUDING SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF EXPERIENCES IN GERMANY.

Box 6, Folder 31

MORGAN, BAYARD Q. CORRESPONDENCE WITH, 1928-1934 ( CONCERNED WITH MORGAN FILLING COOPER'S PLACE WHEN COOPER RETIRES )

Box 6, Folder 32

DEUTSCHE AKADEMIE IM MUNICH 1932-1934.

Box 6, Folder 33

PETSCH, ROBERT. CORRESPONDENCE WITH, 1928-1934.

Box 6, Folder 34

GRAF, H.G. CORRESPONDENCE WITH, 1920-1927.

Box 6, Folder 35

COOPER LETTERS, 1931. COOPER IN EUROPE AND REPORTS TO HIS DEPARTHENT AND FRIENDS.

Box 6, Folder 36

TYPESCRIPT OF THE PROGRESSIVE TEACHER.

Box 6, Folder 37

VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS OF W.A. COOPER, INCLUDING DER BIBLIOTHEKAR ED. BY COOPER, AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, 1902.