Jim Cooper Papers

Jim Cooper

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Title: Jim Cooper Papers

Dates: 1982-1994

Creator: Jim Cooper

Summary/Abstract: The Jim Cooper Papers include manuscripts and photographs documenting Congressman Cooper’s service as a member of the United States House Representative from Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District from 1982 to 1994. They are currently largely unprocessed, but a box-level inventory is available to the correspondence, press releases, newsletters, news clippings, financial documents, and photographs in the papers. Congressman Cooper has served Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District since 2003.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately 230 record boxes of papers; in addition, there are 3 archival boxes of photographs.

Repository:
Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: Please contact the archivist of the Albert Gore Research Center for information on access to the Jim Cooper Papers.

Copyright: Congressman Cooper donated legal title, copyrights, and other rights he possesed to materials in this collection to the public through Middle Tennessee State University. It is presumed that all other corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Jim Cooper Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Donated by Jim Cooper, 2011

Processed By: Correspondence series processed by archival assistant Natalie Goodwin (2012).

Arrangement: To be arranged by series

Biographical Note: Congressman Jim Cooper was born in 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee, to Hortense Powell Cooper and former Tennessee governor Prentice Cooper. Congressman Cooper received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1975. He was a Rhodes Scholar and received a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University in 1977. In 1980, he received his Law degree from Harvard University Law School.

Congressman Cooper was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, where he represented the fourth district of Tennessee. At the age of 28, he was the youngest member of the 98th Congress. He ran for Senate in 1994, but lost to Senator Fred Thompson. Congressman Cooper has served as Representative for the fifth district of Tennessee since 2003.  He has worked on a variety of committees and subgroups including the House Banking and Finance Committee, House Small Business Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, and the Environmental and Energy Study Caucus.

He has been a member of the House Armed Services Committee, served as the Ranking Member on the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, and also served on the Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. He was the Chairman of the 2008 Roles and Missions panel. He has served as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which oversees every federal agency and has investigatory power. He also has served on the Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management Subcommittee, the Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending Subcommittee, and TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee. As a congressman, Jim Cooper has promoted legislation to establish a market for emissions of carbon dioxide and other major greenhouse gases, worked to reduce the federal budget and spending, and supported literacy programs for Tennessee. As of this writing, Congressman Cooper still serves in several of these capacities.

Scope and Content: The Jim Cooper Papers include approximately 230 boxes of correspondence, press releases, newsletters, news clippings, financial documents, and photographs. They will be arranged by series when processing is complete. While the current stage of processing makes it impossible to both open the all the papers to the public and preserve them, the Albert Gore Research Center is working on making them more accessible. As portions of the collection are processed and ready for research, they will be added to this finding aid. A link and description will appear in the collection inventory list.

Anyone having questions regarding access to these papers should contact the center at (615) 898-2632 or contact the archivist. Contact information is in the “About Us” section of this Website.

Collection Inventory:

I. Correspondence, 1982-1994 (23 boxes, 392 folders) This series includes letters and memoranda written by Congressman Cooper, his constituents, and other politicians who corresponded with Congressman Cooper. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically in subseries by topic, and then chronologically within each subseries. Some of the subseries cover rather narrow topics, some are more broad in their scope. Each folder includes a description of what the correspondence covers.  Some of the subseries topics include the environment, health care, crime, education, the economy, housing, and telecommunications. 

 

Series: Photographs

 

Cooper-001

5" x 6" color postcard of the Cowan Railroad Museum, Tennessee. Mailing side of card states, "On Hwy 64 and 41A. Located in the valley of the Cumberland Mountains. Restored depot steam locomotive, caboose & relics." Credit: Color photography--Coulson Studio, undated, unused.

 

Cooper-002
     

5" x 8" black and white photograph of Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee, undated.

 

Cooper-003

8" x 10" black adn white photograph of Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee, undated.

 

Cooper-004

5" x 6" black and white photograph of the Pinnacle Overlook of the Cumberland Gap. Note attached to image states, "The Pinnacle Overlook provides a panoramic view of the historic Cumberland Gap. Once a major passageway for pioneers heading West, it is now a National Historic Park, covering over 20,000 acres in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky," undated.

 

Cooper-005                            

5" x 7" black and white photograph of the Big South Fork River, Tennessee, undated.

Cooper-006 and 007

8” x 10” black and white photograph includes two images of the Big South Fork River, Tennessee. Included is a note for each of the images. The note for the top image (006) states, “The Big South Fork River provides quite a challenge for whitewater enthusiasts. Rafting outfitters are now operating within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which straddles the Tennessee/Kentucky border.” The note for the lower image (007) states, “Over 70,000 acres of rugged wilderness are now open to the public within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area,” undated.

Cooper-008 and 009

8” x 10” black and white photograph includes two images. Included is a notecard for each of the images. The note for the top image (008) states, “'Big Laurel Falls' provides a refreshing stop for backpackers hiking through the rugged Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness, located in a remote section of White County, Tennessee. Virgin Falls is one of twenty-nine State Natural Areas in Tennessee.” The note for the lower image (009) states, “A school group enjoys a field trip to Radnor Lake State Natural Area, an 820-acre environmental preserve located only minutes away from downtown Nashville, Tennessee,” undated.

Cooper-010

3” x 4” black and white clipping from a brochure. The clipping includes the caption: “The overlooks along the trails above Savage Gulf look down into the vast chasm carved by the raging Savage River,” undated.

Cooper-011

8” x 10” black and white photograph with caption stating, “Sewanee, Tennessee – Green’s view offers a panoramic look at portions of the 19,150-acre SOUTH CUMBERLAND RECREATION AREA. The huge wilderness area also offers a variety of hiking trails, some of the last remaining stands of virgin timber in the Savage Gulf area, the Fiery Gizzard Gorge named by Davy Crockett, the impressive Great Stone Door Environment Education Area, and the once bustling resort of Beersheba Springs.” Also included is a 5” by 8” copy of the 8” by 10” image, undated.

Cooper-012

5” x 6” black and white photograph of Pickett State Park, Tennessee, undated.

Cooper-013a

Page 27 of an unidentified traveler’s guide. Discusses various historic sites in Tennessee, including the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, Craven’s House, the National Cemetery, and the Hunter Museum of Art, undated.

Cooper-013b

Page 28 of an unidentified traveler’s guide. Page titled “Tennessee Underground” discusses various caves and caverns in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee, including the Forbidden Caverns, Lookout Mountain, and the Cumberland Caverns, undated. 

Cooper-014a

Two copies of an 8” x 10” black and white photograph with two images. Caption on the side of the image states, “Rugby, Tennessee – Founded by the noted author Thomas Hughes, THE HISTORIC BRITISH COLONY OF RUGBY was the last attempt at an British colony in the United States. The restored community includes Christ Church Episcopal and the Thomas Hughes Free Public Library containing the greatest collection of Victorian literature in America,”  undated.

Cooper-014b is associated notecard for the images above. The note for the top image states, “Kingston Lisle, Thomas Hughes own home at Rugby, is one of the historic buildings open to visitors during the annual Rugby Pilgrimage August 1-2, 1981. The complete restored and furnished home reflects the Victorian lifestyle which developed in the Tennessee colony in the 1880’s.” The note for the lower image states, “Costumed guides bring the Rugby colony back to life each year during the annual Rugby Pilgrimage August 1-2, 1981. Tours include many historic buildings and homes such as Kingston Lisle, Thomas Hughes’ own home during the 1880s at Rugby,” undated.

Cooper­_015

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a building at Historic Rugby, undated.

Cooper_016

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images of Historic Rugby, undated.

Cooper­_017

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with a note stating, “Crossville, Tennessee -- Cast members of ‘Second Sons: A Story of Rugby, Tennessee’ visit the Thomas Hughes Free Public Library at Rugby. From the left are Rick Woods as colony founder Thomas Hughes, Amelie Crabtree Woods as Emily Hughes and Don Bolinger as Fullerton Armstrong, one of Rugby’s original settlers and editor of the town newspaper. The original musical production premieres April 26 through June 9 at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville,” undated.

Cooper_018

8” by 10” black and white photographic image; back of the image states, “Talavera De La Reina” undated.

Cooper_019

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with a note stating, “Lynchburg, Tennessee – A life-sized statue of Jack Daniel guards the cave spring where the JACK DANIEL DISTILLERY has drawn its water since the mid-1800s. As the first registered distillery in the United States (1866), it is listed as a National Historic Site. Many of the old buildings, including Jack Daniel’s own office, still remain and are open to visitors on free daily guided tours,” undated.

Cooper_020

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with a side view of the Jack Daniel statue, undated.

Cooper_021

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of tourists at Jack Daniel’s Distillery; photograph by Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_022  

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images and a note stating, “Lynchburg, Tennessee – Lynne Tolley, a great-great niece of Jack Daniel, is the new proprietor of MARY BOBO’S BOARDING HOUSE just off the Moore County Courthouse Square. The boarding house’s famous noon meal is now available to the general public for the first time on a reservation basis," undated.

Cooper_023

3.5” by 5” black and white photographic image of Hundred Oaks in Winchester, Tennessee, undated.

Cooper_024

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of the Tennessee Walking Horse Show, undated.

Cooper_025

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images and a note stating, “Shelbyville/Murfreesboro, Tennessee – One of the most popular saddle horses in America, TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE SHOWS each August draw hundreds of the beautiful animals and thousands of spectators to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration at Shelbyville and the International Grand Championship Walking Horse Show at Murfreesboro. Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development,” undated.

Cooper_026

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Silver Star and Sam Paschal at the Tennessee Walking Horse Show. Photograph by Drinnon, Inc., undated.

Cooper_027

5” by 7” black and white photographic image regarding the Tennessee Walking Horse Show, undated.

Cooper_028_a

3.5” by 5.5” color postcard with a note stating, “The Celebration Grounds at  Shelbyville, Tennessee, is the scene of the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for 10 exciting nights each late August and early September.” Color photo by Harold Twitty, Bill Hudson, & Associates, undated.

The back side of the postcard is unused.

Cooper_029_a

3.5” by 7” color postcard with a note stating, “The Celebration Stadium seats 27,000 and each year the 10-night show attracts more than 100,000 paid attendance for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration at Shelbyville, Tennessee.” Color photo by Tennessee Department of Tourism, undated.

The back side of the postcard is unused.

Cooper_030_a

3.5” by 5.5” color postcard with a note stating, “Shades of Carbon, World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse at the 1976 Celebration, is ridden and trained by Judy Martin of Joe and Judy Martin Stables near Shelbyville, Tennessee.” Cover photo by Harold Twitty, Bill Hudson, & Associates, undated.

The back side of the postcard is unused.

Cooper_031

5” by 5.5” black and white photographic image of the Tennessee Walking Horse Show; according to the back of the image, it was used in an ad in the T.V. Guide in August 1981.

Cooper_032

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of the Tennessee Walking Horse Show, 1976 World Grand Champion.

Cooper_033_a

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images and a note stating, “Columbia, Tennessee – Once famous as ‘The Mule Trading Capitol of America,’ Columbia, Tennessee celebrates its reputation each April with Mule Day, a weekend of mule shows, mule auctions and sales, mule pulling contests and such special activities as the hilarious Wild Mule race. A Saturday night square dance and a major knife show are also included in the regular activities.”  Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_033_b   

This is part of the photographic image listed above. This image shows two mules from Columbia, Tennessee. The note listed with the image above is the same note for this image. Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_034

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with a note stating, “Chattanooga, Tennessee – Sprawled in the famous Moccasin Bend of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga’s skyline is dominated by the imposing bulk of Lookout Mountain, the location of several of the city’s major attractions including Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway and Point Park.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_035

8” by 10” photographic image with a note stating, “Tullahoma, Tennessee – The George Dickel Distillery still makes its Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey they say way George himself did it back in the mid-1860s using the same pure limestone water he discovered in Cascade Hollow. Not a bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey has an official designation in a class by itself.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_036

8” by 10” black and white photographic image, location is not identified on image, undated.

Cooper_037_a

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images and notes for each image. Cooper_37-a includes image 1 and a note stating, “In the midst of a six-year aging period, barrels of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey silently wait for bottling day. The Dickel Distillery, located near Tullahoma, Tennessee, has 13 warehouses, each containing over 12,000 barrels.” undated.

Cooper_037_b

This is image 2 and is on the same 8” by 10” photographic image as Cooper_037_a. The note for image 2 states, “Ralph L. Dumps (at right with plant mgr. William Bruno) was the driving force behind the rebirth of the George Dickel Distillery, located near Tullahoma, Tennessee. The original Dickel distillery ceased operations when the state of Tennessee went ‘dry’ in 1910.” undated.

Cooper_038

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with note that states, “Bell Buckle, Tennessee – Described as a town ‘straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting,’ BELL BUCKLE’S CRAFT COMMUNITY has turned the tiny turn-of-the-century town into a lively arts and crafts center. The town’s stores and shops sell antique books, country antique furniture, silk-screen items, pottery, woodcrafts, baskets, fiber goods, dolls, stained glass, metalwork and other traditional crafts. The nearby Webb School with its historic Junior Room Museum is one of Tennessee’s best-known educational institutions, graduating three governors and eight Rhodes Scholars.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_039

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images. The attached note states, “Sewanee, Tennessee – The Gothic-style Episcopalian University of the South is the setting for the annual SEWANEE SUMMER MUSIC CENTER, a series of 30 classical music concerts ranging from chamber music to full symphony orchestras June 24 through July 29.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, 1984.

Cooper_040

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images. The attached note states, “Belvidere, Tennessee – built in 1863 FALLS MILL was originally a water-powered woolen mill. The restored mill, with its massive 34-foot metal wheel, now grinds meal and flour for local farmers.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_041

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 3 images and a note that states, “Crossville, Tennessee – Miles Clark’s turn-of-the-century CUMBERLAND GENERAL STORE does a worldwide mail order business in all sorts of hard-to-find items ranging from calico cloth to horse-drawn buggies. The store proudly proclaims ‘Goods in Endless Variety for Man & Beast!’” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_042

8” by 10” black and white photographic image with 2 images. These images are the same as two of the images in Cooper_041. The note for image 1 states, “The inside of Cumberland General Store is a re-creation of a general store at the turn of the century. Merchandise lines the walls, aisles and counters.” The note for image 2 states, “Miles Clark, owner and proprietor of Cumberland General Store, displays a store mail-order catalog as he sits outside of his establishment located four miles south of Crossville on Highway 127. The catalog is labeled the ‘Wish & Want’ book.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_043

8” by 10” photographic image with 4 images, each 3 x 4.5. The attached note states, “Dayton, Tennessee – William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow clashed in the famous SCOPES TRIAL at the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee in July of 1925. The courthouse and the second floor courtroom where the trial was held have been restored to their 1925 appearance. A basement museum details the trial in photographs, documents and film.” Photograph by Tennessee Tourist Development, undated.

Cooper_044

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_045

7” by 9” black and white snapshot of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_046

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_047

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_048

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_049

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with other politicians, undated.

Cooper_050

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with a group of constituents, undated

Cooper_051

8” by 10”  black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with Sharon Elizabeth Johnson, undated.

Cooper_052

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Sharon Elizabeth Johnson, undated.

Cooper_053

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of United States Capital Building, Washington, D.C., with a group posed in front; back of the image states “David Stevens Morgan County School P.O. Box 9 Oakdale, TN 37829” Photo taken 2:00 p.m. May 22, 1990.

Cooper_054

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper at desk during committee session, undated.

Cooper_055

4” by 5” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper, U.S. flag seen over right shoulder, undated.

Cooper_056a

7” by 9” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper, U.S. flag seen over right shoulder, undated.

Cooper_056b

7” by 9” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper with slightly different facial expression than the above image (Cooper_056b,) U.S. flag seen over right shoulder, undated.

Cooper_057

7” by 9” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper, U.S. flag seen over right shoulder, undated.

Cooper_058

5” by 8” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking from an outdoor podium, undated.

Cooper_059

8” by 10” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper, U.S. flag over seen right shoulder; same image as Cooper_057, undated.

Cooper_60

7” by 9” black and white portrait-style (head shot) photographic image of Congressman Cooper, U.S. flag seen over right shoulder, undated.

Cooper_061

4” by 6” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with an unidentified politician, undated.

Cooper_062

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper demonstrating his knowledge of H.R. 3, undated.

Cooper_063

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper demonstrating his knowledge of H.R. 3; same as image above (Cooper_62,) but Congressman Cooper is smiling at the photographer, undated.

Cooper_064a

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper accepting an award as Guardian of Small Business from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); Photo by Ankers Photographers, Inc., undated.

Cooper_064b

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper accepting an award as Guardian of Small Business from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); Photo by Ankers Photographers, Inc. (This photographic image is identical to Cooper_064a above.), undated.

Cooper_065a

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper holding a pig-shaped clock, and standing with an unidentified group (Cooper_065a through Cooper_065d are all the same image.), undated.

Cooper_065b

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper holding a pig-shaped clock, and standing with an unidentified group (Cooper_065a through Cooper_065d are all the same image.), undated.

Cooper_065c

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper holding a pig-shaped clock, and standing with an unidentified group (Cooper_065a through Cooper_065d are all the same image.), undated.

Cooper_065d

7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper holding a pig-shaped clock, and standing with an unidentified group (Cooper_065a through Cooper_065d are all the same image.), undated.

Cooper_066a

4.5” by 6.5” sepia colored photographic image of Congressman Cooper with an unidentified group of people, undated.

Cooper_066b

4.5” by 6.5” sepia colored photographic image of Congressman Cooper with an unidentified group of people (same as image above), undated.

Cooper_067

4” by 6.5” black and white photographic image; back of image identifies the man and woman as “Jim  Mrs. Cooper (Martha)” 2001.

Cooper_068

2 copies, 7” by 9” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper demonstrating his knowledge of H.R. 3;same image as Cooper_063, undated.

Cooper_069a

6” by 8” black and white photographic image of an unidentified group listening to a speech; the image is faded, undated.

Cooper_69b

6” by 8” black and white photographic image of an unidentified group listening to a speech; the image is faded (same as image above), undated.

Cooper_070a

5” by 8” black and white photographic image of an unidentified group of men and women sitting on a panel; the image is faded, undated.

Cooper_070 b

5” by 8” black and white photographic image of an unidentified group of men and women sitting on a panel; the image is faded (same as image above), undated.

Cooper_071

4.5” by 8” black and white photographic image of a group panel; Congressman Cooper is sitting at the far left, undated.

Cooper_072

The physical image was missing at the time that this description was written. There is only a low resolution copy available at present. Size unknown. Congressman Cooper and unidentified woman at a social or political function.

Cooper_073

3.5” by 5” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper with a group identified as part of an Adult Literacy Workshop, 1986.

Cooper_074

3.5” by 5” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper at an Adult Literacy Workshop, 1986.

Cooper_075

3.5” by 5” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper and members of the Adult Literacy Workshop; the name cards identify the first two women on the panel as Shirley Holloway and Mamie Welch, 1986.

Cooper_076

3.5” by 5” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper and members of the Adult Literacy Workshop; the name cards identify the first two women on the panel as Shirley Holloway and Mamie Welch, 1986.

Cooper_077

8” by 10” black and white image of Congressman Cooper and an unidentified man, possibly a preacher; the back of the image identifies the image as Martin Methodist, undated.

Cooper_078

8” by 10” black and white image of Congressman Cooper and an unidentified man, possibly a preacher; the back of the image identifies the image as Martin Methodist; the image is blurry, undated.

Cooper_079

8” by 10” black and white image of Congressman Cooper and an unidentified man, possibly a preacher; the back of the image identifies the image as Martin Methodist; the image is blurry, undated.

Cooper_080

3 copies, 8” by 10” black and white image of Congressman Cooper and four other unidentified politicians, undated.

Cooper_081

8” by 10” color image of Congressman Cooper, Hillary Clinton, and an unidentified group sitting in a meeting, undated.

Cooper_082
                

5” by 7” black and white image of Congressman Cooper giving a press conference, undated.

Cooper_083

Same image as Cooper_082 above; according to the envelope for the photograph, Congressman Jim Cooper was joined by 48 other U.S. Representatives who were cosponsors at the introduction of his health care reform bill, the Managed Competition Act of 1993.

Cooper_084

5” by 7” black and white image of Congressman Cooper giving a press conference for the introduction of the Managed Competition Act of 1993.

Cooper_085

5” by 7” black and white image of Congressman Cooper giving a press conference for the introduction of the Managed Competition Act of 1993.

Cooper_086

5” by 7” black and white image of Congressman Cooper giving a press conference for the introduction of the Managed Competition Act of 1993.

Cooper_087

This image was missing at the time that these descriptions were provided.

Cooper_088a

5” by 7” black and white image of (left to right) K.E. Harwell, Dean Susan Wu, Congressman Cooper, Norm Johanson and Gary Smith, undated.

The back side of the above image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has ‘UTSI’ written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-18 in the center. UTSI is probably the University of Tennessee Space Institute, undated.

Cooper_089a

5" by 7" black and white image, duplicate of Cooper_088a.

The back side of this image is a duplicate of the back side of Cooper_088a.

Cooper_090a

5” by 7” black and white image of Norm Johanson, R.W. Kamm, K.E. Harwell, J.B. Dicks, Congressman Cooper, and Dean Susan Wu, undated.

The back side of the above image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has ‘UTSI’ written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-9 in the center.

Cooper_091a

5” by 7” black and white image of (left to right) Congressman Cooper, K.E. Harwell, and R.W. Kamm, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has ‘UTSI’ written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-4 in the center.

Cooper_092a

5” by 7” black and white image of (left to right) K.E. Harwell, J.B. Dicks, and Congressman Cooper, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has ‘UTSI’ written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-10 in the center.

Cooper_093a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper and Dean Susan Wu of the University of Tennessee Space Center; they are holding a framed portrait, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-24 in the center.

Cooper_94a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of (left to right) Gary Smith, Norm Johanson, Congressman Cooper, and Dean Susan Wu, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-20 in the center.

Cooper_095a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Gary Smith and Congressman Cooper, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-12 in the center.

Cooper_096a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Gary Smith, Congressman Cooper, and K.E. Harwell, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-15 in the center.

Cooper_097a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Norm Johanson, Gary Smith, Congressman Cooper, and Susan Wu, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-16 in the center.

Cooper_098a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Norm Johanson, Gary Smith, Congressman Cooper, and Susan Wu, undated.

The back side of the image has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-16 in the center.

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Cooper_100a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper and Susan Wu, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-23 written in the center.

Cooper_101a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Dr. Tom Giel, Senior Engineer, and Voreata Waddell, Graduate Research Assistant, installing a two-color pyrometer to measure slag temperatures, undated.

The back side of the image lists the names of each of the people in the image. It also has 'UTSI' written in the upper right corner and the number 83107-1-23 in the center.

Cooper_102a

5” by 6.5” black and white photographic image of Stephen Jeglinski, Staff Engineer at Mississippi State University, mounting a two-color pyrometer to measure wall temperatures, undated.

The back side of the image includes the above information and has'UTSI' written in the upper right corner.

Cooper_103a

4” by 5” black and white photographic image of computers, undated.

The back side of image has handwritten notes: “Tull, UTSI Tab, Computer Pictures, 100% computer graphic.”

Cooper_104a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Dr. Kurosaka, Jim Goodman, and a student, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: “Dr. Kurosaka (rt.) and student and Jim Goodman, an engineer, working with the Ranque-Hilsch Tube in acoustics research.”

Cooper_105a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Jim Hornkohl, USTI Engineer, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: “Dr. Kurosaka (rt.) and student and Jim Goodman, an engineer, working with the Ranque-Hilsch Tube in acoustics research.”

Cooper_106a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a jet engine inlet, April 1984.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "UTSI Jet engine inlet flow test (in view of the inlet)."

Cooper_107a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a jet engine inlet, April 1984.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "UTSI Jet engine inlet flow test longitudinal cross section flow."

Cooper_108a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a laser light, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "M #3" and "UTSI Laser light used to produce fluorescence in a jet airflow. (This is not a flame)" and the number 5 written in the upper right corner.

Cooper_109a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a laser light, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "M #3" and "UTSI Laser light used to produce fluorescence in a jet airflow. (This is not a flame)" and the number 2 written in the upper right corner.

Cooper_110a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Dr. Kenneth Kimbal working with computer graphics, undated.

Cooper_111a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of the UTSI Laser Lab, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "UTSI Laser Lab" and "Laser measurement of airflow in a tunnel which simulates the airflow in a jet engine."

Cooper_112a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of UTSI’s electron microscope, undated.

 

Cooper_113a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of CFFF control room (abbreviation for Coal Fired Flow Facility), undated.

Cooper_114a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Alan Tate, a technician working on gas analyzers, undated.

Cooper_115a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of a welder at UTSI, undated.

The back side of the image has a handwritten note that reads: "UTSI is the only university has an American Society of Mechanical Engineers approved ‘code weld shop.’ This means that we are authorized to work on pressure vessels. This capability allows to modify and repair our facility for repaid turnaround in our experimental work.”

Cooper_116a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of CFFF during operation (abbreviation for Coal Fired Flow Facility), undated.

The back side of the image has a handwritten note that reads: "CFF during operation  Far left building is one test building which houses the coal combustor, channel and magnet. Tall structure is radiant boiler and secondary combustor and horizontal structure is superheater test module completed in 1984. Building in foreground contains gas analyzers to measure all emissions (NOx, SO2, CO2, and others)”

Cooper_117a

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of the UTSI Campus, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "Tull. UTSI Lab," "112%," and "Aerial view of the UTSI Campus."

Cooper_118a

8” by 10” color photographic image of Jim Hornkohl, UTSI Engineer, undated.

The back side of the image has a handwritten note that reads: “Jim Hornkohl, UTSI Engineer adjusting a laser beam to measure particles from the jet nozzle.”

Cooper_119a

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of Lockheed High Technology Test bed aircraft at UTSI, undated.

The back side of the image has handwritten notes that read: "Lockheed High Technology Test bed aircraft at UTSI” and “Research goal for short take-off and landing including new leading edge and tail section designs.”

Cooper_120a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with Bob Boyles of Pan Am, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Sta, Tenn. 37389."

Cooper_121a

5” by 7” black and white photographic image of (left to right) Bob Boyles, with Pan Am, Congressman Cooper, and David Beavers, at the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Sta, Tenn. 37389" and also lists the people present in the image.

Cooper_122a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper at a dinner with members of the U.S. Air Force, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and includes the number 84-1773.

Cooper_123a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper with members of the U.S. Air Force, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: “Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and also includes the number 84-1783.

Cooper_124a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking to members of the U.S. Air Force, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: “Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and also includes the number 84-1872.

 

Cooper_125a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking with two unidentified men, undated.

The back side of the image is stamped: “Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and also includes the number 84-1874.

Cooper_126a

8” by 10” color photographic image of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Engineering Development Center, October 2, 1984.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389" and has the typed note: “Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold AFS TN 2 Oct 84” and also includes the number 84-1768.

Cooper_127a

8” by 10” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking at the Dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Engineering Development Center, 2 Oct 84; left: Col. Jean Klick, AEDC Vice Commander,  right: Lt. Gen. Randolph, AFSC Vice Commander, October 2, 1984.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389" and has the typed note: "Congressman Cooper, speaking at ASTF Dedication, 2 Oct 84” and also includes the number 84-1753.

Cooper_128a

2 copies, 5” by 7” black and white photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking at the Dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Engineering Development Center, 2 Oct 84; left: Col. Jean Klick, AEDC Vice Commander,  right: Lt. Gen. Randolph, AFSC Vice Commander.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and also includes the number 84-1800.

Cooper_129a

8” by 10” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper speaking at the Dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility at Arnold Engineering Development Center, 2 Oct 84; left: Col. Jean Klick, AEDC Vice Commander,  right: Lt. Gen. Randolph, AFSC Vice Commander.

The back side of the image is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389” and has the typed note: "Congressman Cooper speaking at Dedication of Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, AEDC, 2 Oct 84" and also includes the number 84-1781.

 

Cooper_130

8” by 10” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper with General Lawrence Skantze, AFSC Commander and Col. Philip Conran, AEDC Commander, 2 Oct 84; Back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1742. 

Cooper_131

8” by 10” color photographic image of Mrs. Skantze (wife of Gen. Skantze), Congressman Cooper, and Col. Philip Conran at a banquet for the dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, 2 Oct 84; Back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1772.

Cooper_132

8” by 10” color photographic image of Congressman Cooper at the dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, 2 Oct 84; Back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1752.

Cooper_133

8” by 10” color photographic image of Lt. Gen. Bernard Randolph, Vice Commander, Air Force Systems Command and Congressman Cooper at the dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, 2 Oct 84; Back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1751.

Cooper_134

8” by 10” color photographic image of the Arnold Air Force Station, Back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1530.

Cooper_135

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of the Arnold Engineering Development Center; back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1532.

Cooper_136

8” by 10” black and white photographic image of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility; back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1531.

Cooper_137

8” by 10” color photographic image of the Arnold Engineering Development Center; back of image states that this is an official U.S. Air Force Photo, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389”; also includes the number 84-1529.

Cooper_138

8” by 10” color photographic image; Note on back explains that this was a presentation to Congressman Cooper made by Col. Philip Conran, AEDC Commander, at the dedication of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, October 2, 1928 (???).

Cooper_139

7” by 9” color photographic on 8.5” by 11” cardboard; image is of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility; back of the image includes a not from Philip Conran Stating, “Thank you for your outstanding support, undated.

Cooper_140

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Chaparral” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_141

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Dragon” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_142

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Lance” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_143

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Hawk” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_144

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Tow” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_145

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Nike Hercules” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_146

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Hellfire” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_147

8” by 10” color photographic image; “MLRS” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_148

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Multiple Launch Rocket System” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_149

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Shillelagh” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_150

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Stinger” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_151

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Pershing II” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_152

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Redeye” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_153

8” by 10” color photographic image; “Chaparral” and “Redstone Arsenal” written on the back, undated.

Cooper_154a

8” by 10” color photographic image of the Space Museum; number written on the back is 83-1183.

The back side of the is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389."

Cooper_154b

8” by 10” color photographic image of the Space Museum; photograph taken at a different angle from the above image; number written on the back is 83-1182. 

The back side of the is stamped: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station, TN 37389."

Cooper_155

Two 3.25” by 4.25” color photographic images; the photographs were previously attached to a piece of notebook paper, but have been removed for preservation purposes; image 1 includes the note “These are completed transmission after clutch and speedo housing have been put on”; image 2 includes the note “These have been tested and are ready for shipment out of the plant” undated.

 

 

 

 

 

[jth 10/2012]