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Series III. Correspondence 1927-1966

Scope and Content Notes:

Series III is comprised of private and business correspondence dating from 1927 to 1966. Topics include Cooper's time at the Bedaux Company, the "Cooper Corporation", "Mop-o-matic", and notes of congratulations on his various promotions while employed at United States Steel.

Box 2
Folder 1-34 Chronological, 1927-1966; 1974 (

Personal correspondence dealing with many subjects. Letters from friends, family, and business associates. Includes a letter from I.W. Abel dated 5/22/1974 transmitting an inscribed copy of Then and Now: The Road - The Story of the United Steelworkers of America (1974).

Folder 35-48 Congratulatory letters, 1944-1945; 1947-1948; 1952-1958; (

Letters of congratulations on Cooper's appointment to Assistant Vice President of Industrial Relations at United States Steel Corporation, Vice President of Industrial Engineering of United States Steel Corporation, Vice President of Administration Planning of USS, and as Executive Vice President Personnel-Services. Also contains replies and clippings on appointments.

Section: Subject Correspondence, [1937-1947]

Box 3
Folder 1 Cooper Corporation, 1940-1941

Correspondence between the Cooper brothers in reformation and administration of Cooper Corporation. Includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, and minutes to initial meetings.

Folder 2-12 Mop-O-Matic, 1940-1947 (

Regards all aspects of Mop-O-Matic including planning, production, marketing, and sales. Also included are patent applications, blue prints and technical drawings, and reference to the Cooper Corporation. Established for the production and sale of the Mop-O-Matic.

Folder 13 Empire Trust Company, 1938-1945

Concerning trust accounts established by Cooper with the Empire Trust Company. Also letters from Independence Fund of North America, Inc. and National Securities and Research Corporation.

Folder 14 Dobson Engineering Corporation, 1931-1939

Concerning investment in Dobson Engineering Corporation, later Dobson-Anderson Corporation, via stock subscription.

Folder 15 Wheeling Steel Stock, 1937-1944

Correspondence between Cooper and Wheeling Steel regarding the purchase and sale of Wheeling Steel Corporation stock.

Folder 16 Oil Investments, 1938-1940

Includes letters to and from his uncle, Fleming Taylor, with whom he was in business prospecting oil in Kentucky. Also letters for geological surveys, and to friends and businesses concerning these oil ventures.

Folder 17 Minnesota Kappa Sigma Corporation, 1942-1943

Regarding money owed on house fund promissory note to Kappa Sigma Corporation. Includes handwritten speech delivered at Kappa Sigma's annual banquet.