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Reuben Cooper Papers

Collection ID: RG 17-10B1

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Reuben Cooper, who served in the Speech Department at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University. Included in the collection are annual reports of the department, material related to the Debate Club, and material related to the formation of the Speech and Hearing Center at the division in 1959. An oral history interview with Reuben Cooper is available on the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections website.


  • 1959-1965, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/09/1975



0.40 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

Reuben Cooper was a professor of the Speech Department at Old Dominion University. Besides speech, he taught English, Drama and Child Studies from 1946 to the mid-1970s.

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Source of Acquisition

Reuben Cooper

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A75-12

Accruals and Additions

An addition to the collection was received on 10/21/1977.

Related Materials

Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Reuben Cooper

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Kathleen Smith, Special Collections Metadata Specialist, in August 2014.

A Guide to the Reuben Cooper Papers
Kathleen Smith
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US