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Homer Cooper Papers

Homer Cooper Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Homer Cooper Papers
Creator: Cooper, Homer Chassell, 1923-2014
Inclusive Dates: 1945-2005
Bulk Dates: 1970-2005
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 box(es) (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL262HC
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Homer Cooper was a professor of sociology, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Democratic Party. His papers document his involvement in the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and University of Georgia governance issues.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Homer Chassell Cooper was born October 28, 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Homer E. Cooper and Clara Chassell Cooper. He served as a surgical technician in the 95th Field Hospital during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1949 and in 1951 married Patricia Montgomery Irvin, a fellow Oberlin student. Together they had three children: Alice, Ben and Marian. Cooper earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and taught at the University of Montana (Missoula), Dartmouth University, and the University of Pittsburgh before joining the University of Georgia faculty in the Department of Sociology in 1964. He retired in 1988. Cooper was active in the state and local Democratic Party. He served as a Clarke County Commissioner (1973-1975) and in the Georgia Conference of American Association of University Professors. Cooper died November 4, 2014, at the age of 91.

Source: Homer Cooper obituary

Scope and Content

The Homer Cooper Papers document Cooper's involvement in a number of veterans organizations, notably the China-Burma-India Veterans Association, as well as his engagement with University of Georgia governance issues during the 1970s and 1980s.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two series: I. World War II and II. University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Homer Cooper Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Mat Darby, 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

China-Burma-India Veterans Association
Davison, Fred C. (Fred Corbet), 1929-2004
University of Georgia
Veterans -- Societies, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 -- East Asia.

Related Collections in Other Repositories

China-Burma-India Veterans Association Papers, United States Army Heritage and Education Center

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series I. World War II

Series I. World War II includes correspondence, membership directories, reunion programs, clippings and other material related to Cooper's involvement with the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and related veterans groups. [Cooper's newsletters and magazines produced by these organizations have been cataloged separately.]
11 - 7China-Burma-India Veterans Association Correspondence, 1992-1997
18 - 10China-Burma-India Veterans Association Membership Directories, 1987-1997
111 - 13China-Burma-India Veterans Association Reunions, 1992-2005
114The China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association, Inc. Roster, 1999 March
115Flying Tigers Membership Directories, 1993-2005
116Memorial Dedication Pictorial [Flying Tigers], 1992 July 10
117Rangoon POW Reunion, 1997 May 2-4
118Old China Hands Reunion, 2000 October 19-22
21[Army Air Base Lincoln Nebraska], circa 1943
22 India-Burma Theater Roundup , 1945
23"World War II Experiences" by Robert Chandler
24Clippings, 1988-2004, undated
25Clippings and Maps, undated
26Photograph: 95th Field Hospital, 1945
27Photographs: Shanghai, China [reproductions], 1945
3Maps: Manila and Kunming, undated

Series II. University of Georgia

Series II. University of Georgia contains clippings and correspondence related to university president Fred C. Davison's leadership during his administration (1967-1986) and public disagreements with university faculty and others.
28Davis Administration [clippings and correspondence], 1970-1986
29[Faculty Legislative Service], 1972
210[Georgia Conference, American Association of University Professors], 1989-1990