PCL MS 003 John C. Cooper Collection
|Title||PCL MS 003 John C. Cooper Collection|
John Charles Cooper is a professor of religion and a prolific author of religious works. Literary manuscripts, lectures/speeches and sermons form the core of the collection.
In 1975, Cooper began transferring his literary manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, and continued to send additional manuscripts for many years as they were written or published.
The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy white Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in April 1986 and updated in July 2009 by Patricia Falk.
John Charles Cooper was born on April 3, 1933, in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, B.A. cum laude in 1955; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, B.D. cum laude in 1958; Lutheran School of Foreign Missions, certificate in 1959; Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, S.T.M. in 1960. He also has an M.A. 1964 and a Ph.D. 1966 from the University of Chicago. Cooper Married Clelia Ann Johnston on June 6, 1954.
Cooper is an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church in America . He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, American Philosophical Association, MENSA, and Phi Beta Kappa.
He has taught at Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania; Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky; and Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio.
Cooper resided in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, where he was a professor of religion at Susquehanna University, until his death on January 6, 2000.
|Scope and Content|
The John C. Cooper Collection houses manuscripts for 94 articles and books, 29 speeches and lectures, three sermons, nine collections of class notes and papers, personal inventory, and vitae.
The manuscripts are arranged by title including related materials such as chapter outlines, proposals, galley sheets, and research materials. The Recovery of America, not yet cataloged, is housed at the end of the collection.
Researchers interested in religion, religious cults, and the step-by-step development of an article or book will find this collection a valuable help in their research.
Books The Recovery Of America . 1972