COOPER, Henry Allen, 1850-1931


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Microfilm: In the Robert M. La Follette Papers, 1879-1910, 161 reels.
Correspondents include Henry A. Cooper. Microfilm of originals in the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1801-1934, 1.6 cubic feet.
Correspondence and speeches of Henry A. Cooper, mainly in conjunction with his service as a Wisconsin Congressman, 1892-1919, 1921-1931. Much of the correspondence concerns Henry Cooper’s work as chairman of the House Committee on Insular Affairs, 1899-1908, and it includes a lengthy exchange with William H. Taft on Philippine affairs. A large portion of the collection consists of letters from constituents, 1914-1917, regarding Cooper’s opposition to the armed ship bill, the declaration of war, and the conscription bill of those years. The rest of the correspondence deals largely with the organization of the Republican Party, both state and national. A few speeches by Cooper, a diary of his tour of the Far East in 1905 as a member of Secretary of War Taft’s party, memoranda books, and a diary kept by his grandfather, Joel Cooper, in Rochester, Vermont from 1801 to 1869 are also included. A register is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Charles R. Boardman Papers, 1896-1945, 1.2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Henry A. Cooper. A register is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Brian J. Castle Papers, 1865-1937, 1.2 cubic feet.
Subjects include Henry A. Cooper.

Papers: In the Albert and Flora Ellinger Papers, 1850-1976, 11.2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Henry A. Cooper. A register is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Charles D. Rosa Papers, 1911-1952, 6.8 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Henry Allen Cooper. A register is available in the repository.