Cooley, James M. L. Scrapbooks

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Cooley, James M. L. Scrapbooks


  • c. 1940-1959 (Creation)


.85 cu.ft. (1 box and 1 oversize volume)

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James M. L. Cooley, instructor of French and Dean of Students at Shattuck School, in Fairbault, Minnesota, possessed a complete collection of pictures of bishops of the Episcopal Church in America through the 1960's. Mr. Cooley (a layperson) inherited his collection from his father, the late Reverend Frank Earl Cooley (1860-1939), who had spent years assembling the group of pictures contained in two large scrapbooks. Upon his death the collection passed on to his son, who added to its value by including biographies, autographs, etc.

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The scrapbooks contain an assortment of research materials gathered about the Cooley family, as well as information on the Cooley Family Association and their genealogy. Also included are clippings, articles, photographs of various bishops, reports relating to the Committee of the Nomination for the Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Minnesota, biographical information on church prelates, and news of the Church in America.


Photographs, Clippings and Research Notes, 1940-1959
Scrapbooks, n.d.

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  • English

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