Guide to the Leland Cooper Papers, RG 153
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003
0.10 cubic feet; 7 items.
Number of Boxes:
3 file folders.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Elva Leland Cooper was born in Auburn, Alabama on February 17, 1887 to Leonard Leland and Corrie Ann (Hammack) Cooper. She attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) from 1903 to 1907, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Education. Following graduation she worked as kindergarten school teacher. She later became the first women to be named a deacon by the First Baptist Church of Auburn in 1974. She died in May of 1982. (see The Heritage of Lee County, Alabama)
Scope and Content:
Consists of a typescript copy of "Early History of Troup and Chambers Counties," by John Goff; typescript of Leland Cooper's 1907 senior thesis, "The Early history of Auburn"; a record book (1925-1934) of the Young Women's Christian Association of Auburn University, with constitution and minutes; a docket (1880-1881) of the Alabama State Senate Judiciary Committee; a copy (1868) of the "Southern Review and Advertiser" and a Confederate bond (1863).
Collection contains materials about Auburn University, the city of Auburn and the state of Alabama. Included are:
A certificate of loan to the Confederate States of America and several coupons for claiming interest on the loan made out to B. B. Jones. 1963.
A typescript copy of "Early History of Troup(Georgia) and Chambers (Alabama) Counties". by John Goff.
"Early History of Auburn" a senior thesis by Leland Cooper at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1907.
The Minute Book of the Young Womens Christian Association of Auburn. This book contains the Minutes of the regular meetings and the cabinet meetings of the Auburn University chapter for the years 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1934. Also lists officers names and offices held.
Also a book containing the Docket for the Judiciary Committee of the Alabama State Senate for the Session 1880-1881, F. M. Reese, Secretary. The members of the Committee by name and county are:
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