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Cooper (Marsha Truman) papers
Mss 157  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Separated Material
  • Related Archival Material

  • Title: Marsha Truman Cooper papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 157
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.94 linear feet (1 document box, 1 flat oversize box, 6 flat boxes, 2 audiocassettes)
    Creator: Cooper, M. Truman
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970-2003
    Date (bulk): 1970-1989
    Abstract: Papers of award-winning poet Marsha Truman Cooper, including correspondence with other poets, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, chapbooks and serials (cataloged separately).
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Marsha Truman Cooper papers, Mss 157. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Marsha Truman Cooper, 2013; 2019.

    Biographical Note

    Born in Modesto, California, Marsha Truman Cooper grew up in Patterson, California. Truman Cooper's father, Marvin Allen Truman, was stationed on the island of Saipan as a United States Army Air Corps service technician during World War II.
    Truman Cooper's poetry chapbooks include A Knot of Worms (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and Substantial Holdings (Pudding House Publications, 2002). Truman Cooper was awarded first prize in the New Letters Literary Awards competition (1987) and was a recipient of the Bernice Slote Poetry Award from Prairie Schooner (1991).

    Scope and Content

    Papers of award-winning poet Marsha Truman Cooper, including correspondence with other American poets (such as Ted Kooser) broadsides, ephemera, chapbooks and serials (cataloged separately).
    Also included in the collection are photographs, poetry and essay manuscripts, and audiocassettes of Truman Cooper reading her poem "The Fire."

    Separated Material

    Chapbooks and serials have been separated for cataloging, and may be accessed through the UC Santa Barbara Library's online catalog.

    Related Archival Material

    Marvin Allen Truman Saipan Island World War II collection, Bernath Mss 498, Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poets, American -- 20th century -- Archives
    Audiocassettes
    Broadsheet (format)
    Chapbooks
    Correspondence
    Essays
    Manuscripts (documents)
    Photographs
    Poems
    Printed ephemera
    Serials (publications)
    Cooper, M. Truman -- Archives