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The Resource Merian C. Cooper papers

Merian C. Cooper papers

Label
Merian C. Cooper papers
Title
Merian C. Cooper papers
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains personal papers, business records, and photographs which document most aspects of Cooper's life and his varied careers. It includes information on documentary and feature motion picture production in the United States from the mid-1920s through the early 1950s, as well as information on world exploration, the United States Air Force (particularly during World War II), and early television. The collection also documents several film and writing projects by Cooper that never came to fruition, including his unproduced film biography of Lieutenant General Claire C. Chennault of Flying Tiger fame
Cataloging source
UPB
Location of other archival material
See also Argosy Pictures Corporation records (MSS 1849), Rudy Behlmer collection (MSS 2024), Kevin Brownlow interviews with Merian C. Cooper (MSS OH 1894), Donald A. Dewar interview (MSS OH 1895), Zoe Porter interview (MSS OH 1286), and Zoe Porter papers (MSS 2025).
Label
Merian C. Cooper papers
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_MSS2008
Instantiates
Production
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 43 boxes
  • (21 linear feet)
  • 2 half boxes
  • (0. 5 linear feet)
  • 75 film reels
  • (56 linear feet)
  • 20 oversize boxes
  • (25. 5 linear feet)
  • 7 cartons
  • (7 linear feet)
  • 9 items.
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Dorothy Jordan Cooper;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Organization method
Arranged in eighteen series: 1. Merian C. Cooper personal papers, 1921-1977. 2. Merian C. Cooper education papers, 1908-1972. 3. Merian C. Cooper military papers, 1916-1977. 4. Merian C. Cooper exploration papers, undated. 5. Merian C. Cooper papers on produced motion pictures, 1924-1983. 6. Merian C. Cooper papers on unproduced motion pictures, 1936-1975. 7. Merian C. Cooper papers on motion picture industry, 1930-1969. 8. Merian C. Cooper papers on motion pictures, undated. 9. Merian C. Cooper Enterprises records, 1957-1968. 10. Merian C. Cooper writings, 1921-1924, 1965. 11. Merian C. Cooper papers on aviation and aerospace, 1921-1924. 12. Advanced Projects Corporation records, 1966-1972. 13. Merian C. Cooper correspondence, 1915-1973. 14. Merian C. Cooper photographs of correspondents, undated. 15. Merian C. Cooper scrapbooks, 1917-1933. 16. Merian C. Cooper art, undated. 17. Merian C. Cooper three-dimensional objects, undated. 18. Merian C. Cooper motion pictures and videotapes, 1934-1963.
Ownership
Collection was acquired by Brigham Young University in 1987 from Cooper's widow, actress Dorothy Jordan Cooper. The collection was reviewed by Mrs. Cooper prior to its donation. There was little discernable order to the papers when they donated. The organizational scheme resulting in this register was determined primarily by chronology and by function.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn141219443
  • (CStRLIN)UTBV87-A169
Label
Merian C. Cooper papers
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_MSS2008
Production
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 43 boxes
  • (21 linear feet)
  • 2 half boxes
  • (0. 5 linear feet)
  • 75 film reels
  • (56 linear feet)
  • 20 oversize boxes
  • (25. 5 linear feet)
  • 7 cartons
  • (7 linear feet)
  • 9 items.
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Dorothy Jordan Cooper;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Organization method
Arranged in eighteen series: 1. Merian C. Cooper personal papers, 1921-1977. 2. Merian C. Cooper education papers, 1908-1972. 3. Merian C. Cooper military papers, 1916-1977. 4. Merian C. Cooper exploration papers, undated. 5. Merian C. Cooper papers on produced motion pictures, 1924-1983. 6. Merian C. Cooper papers on unproduced motion pictures, 1936-1975. 7. Merian C. Cooper papers on motion picture industry, 1930-1969. 8. Merian C. Cooper papers on motion pictures, undated. 9. Merian C. Cooper Enterprises records, 1957-1968. 10. Merian C. Cooper writings, 1921-1924, 1965. 11. Merian C. Cooper papers on aviation and aerospace, 1921-1924. 12. Advanced Projects Corporation records, 1966-1972. 13. Merian C. Cooper correspondence, 1915-1973. 14. Merian C. Cooper photographs of correspondents, undated. 15. Merian C. Cooper scrapbooks, 1917-1933. 16. Merian C. Cooper art, undated. 17. Merian C. Cooper three-dimensional objects, undated. 18. Merian C. Cooper motion pictures and videotapes, 1934-1963.
Ownership
Collection was acquired by Brigham Young University in 1987 from Cooper's widow, actress Dorothy Jordan Cooper. The collection was reviewed by Mrs. Cooper prior to its donation. There was little discernable order to the papers when they donated. The organizational scheme resulting in this register was determined primarily by chronology and by function.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn141219443
  • (CStRLIN)UTBV87-A169

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