Arthur W. Cooper Papers 1929, 1962-2014, undated (bulk 1962-1999)

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Creator
Cooper, Arthur W., 1931-
Size
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
Call number
MC 00452

The Arthur W. Cooper Papers, 1929, 1962-2014, contains correspondence, manuscript drafts, and research related to the publication Smith Island and the Cape Fear Peninsula: A Comprehensive Report on an Outstanding Natural Area (1964) by Cooper and Sheafe Satterthwaite. One folder contains correspondence with David Stick, who also wrote a book about Smith Island and Cape Fear. Also contained in this collection are correspondence, research, and writings about B. W. Wells, the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and the Mont Alto School of Forestry and its relationship to the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources. A photograph of B. W. Wells is also found in this collection. While the materials span the time period 1929 to 2014, most documents date from 1962 to 1999.

Arthur ("Art") W. Cooper earned bachelor and master of arts degrees in 1953 and 1955 from Colgate University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1958. He then became a professor at North Carolina State University. In North Carolina, he developed a friendship with botanist B. W. Wells. Cooper eventually headed North Carolina State University's Department of Forestry, 1979-1994. In the late 1990s, he was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Update the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Study, a committee of six North Carolina State University faculty, tasked with updating a study that recommended options for preserving the lighthouse. As of 2019, he is a Professor Emeritus of Forestry at North Carolina State University.

Biographical/historical note

Arthur ("Art") W. Cooper earned bachelor and master of arts degrees in 1953 and 1955 from Colgate University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1958. He then became a professor at North Carolina State University. In North Carolina, he developed a friendship with botanist B. W. Wells. Cooper eventually headed North Carolina State Univesity's Department of Forestry, 1979-1994). In the late 1990s, he was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Update the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Study, a committee of six North Carolina State University faculty, tasked with updating a study that recommended options for preserving the lighthouse. As of 2019, he is a Professor Emeritus of Forestry at North Carolina State Univesity.

Scope/content

The Arthur W. Cooper Papers, 1929, 1962-2014, contains correspondence, manuscript drafts, and research related to the publication Smith Island and the Cape Fear Peninsula: A Comprehensive Report on an Outstanding Natural Area (1964) by Cooper and Sheafe Satterthwaite. One folder contains correspondence with David Stick, who also wrote a book about Smith Island and Cape Fear. Also contained in this collection are correspondence, research, and writings about B. W. Wells, the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and the Mont Alto School of Forestry and its relationship to the North Carolina State Univesity College of Natural Resources. A photograph of B. W. Wells is also found in this collection. While the materials span the time period 1929 to 2014, most documents date from 1962 to 1999.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in alphabetical order.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur W. Cooper Papers, MC 00452, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Arthur Cooper, 2012 (Accession 2012.0196) and 2015 (Accession 2015.0096).

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, 2012 August; machine-readable finding aid created by: Todd Kosmerick, 2012 August. Finding aid updated to reflect additions to collection, 2015 April. Updated by Samantha Thorne, 2019 February.

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse relocation 1996-1999, undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence with David Stick 1967, 1981, undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Mont Alto School of Forestry article and research 1929, 2013-2014 (Accession 2015-0096)

Contained here is a draft article that Cooper wrote on Mont Alto School of Forestry and its relationship to the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources. This folder also contains research materials that include copies of original newsclippings in the Howard Snyder Jacket and Newsclippings (MC 00531).

Box 1, Folder 3
Personal histories of Smith Island by Sheafe Satterthwaite 1967, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
"Smith Island and the Cape Fear Peninsula" published report 1964
Box 1, Folder 5
"Smith Island and the Cape Fear Peninsula" rewritten manuscript, never published 1966
Box 1, Folder 6
"Smith Island and the Cape Fear Peninsula" rough second version 1966
Box 1, Folder 7
Wells, B. W. 1962-1986
Box 1, Folder 8
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur W. Cooper Papers, MC 00452, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.