Guide to the Leland Cooper Papers, RG 153

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003

Date Span:

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).

Item list:

Collection contains materials about Auburn University, the city of Auburn and the state of Alabama. Included are:

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