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Guide to the William Alpha Cooper Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • 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
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    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. Department of German Studies. Faculty.