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Finding Aid for the Charles E. Cooper Papers, 1930-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles E. Cooper Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1950
    Collection number: 330
    Creator: Cooper, Charles E.
    Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles E. Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas. He bred thoroughbred horses and established the Rancho San Luis Rey in San Diego County (1930s), a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding farms in the nation. He was also the director of the California Breeders Association and a member of the California Horse Racing Commission. The collection consists of the records of Rancho San Luis Rey and the California Horse Racing Board, correspondence, periodicals, posters and ephemera dealing mostly with horse racing and farm related materials.
    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 Amy Cooper, 1961.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles E. Cooper Papers (Collection 330). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas; worked in real estate and building trades in Los Angeles, California, from 1902-18; he was head of the Cooper-Henderson Oil Company, Consolidated, of Breckinridge, Texas, 1918-23; he participated in the development of Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile in California, 1923-26; bred thoroughbred horses and established in the 1930s Rancho San Luis Rey in San Diego County, a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding farms in the nation; director, California Breeders Association; member, California Horse Racing Commission.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of records of Rancho San Luis Rey and the California Horse Racing Board, and extensive correspondence with prominent members of California racing circles. Includes periodicals, posters and ephemera dealing mostly with horse racing and farm related materials.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Business files, Rancho San Luis Rey, 1933-40 (Boxes 1-6).
    2. Correspondence, ca. 1937-1939 (Box 7).
    3. Financial records, Rancho San Luis Rey, ca. 1931-40 (Box 8).
    4. Records, California Horse Racing board, ca. 1940-44 (Box 9).
    5. Periodicals and ephemera, ca. 1936-48 (Boxes 10-13).
    6. Photographs, ca. 1936-39 (Box 14).
    7. Business files, ca. 1933 (Boxes 15-16).
    8. Ledgers, ca. 1932-38 (Box 17).
    9. Posters (Box 18).
    10. Map of principal racecourses in America (oversize).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Cooper, Charles E.--Archives.
    Rancho San Luis Rey (Breeding farm).
    California Horse Racing Board.
    Horse breeders--California--Archival resources.
    Online resources.