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AC054_RALPH_S_COOPER_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet Ralph S. Cooper Papers AC -054 Inventory Available General Type: Papers Physical Description: 4 folders inclusive Dates: 1899-1984 Donor: Lois Cooper Mayers DESCRIPTION Ralph S. Cooper was born in Boone, Iowa, 18 April 1889. In 1919, Mr. Cooper moved to Beaumont, Texas, and worked as the advertising specialty representative for the Beaumont Journal. In 1934 Mr. Cooper began pursuing a career as Postmaster in Beaumont. The majority of the collection's correspondence is concerned with his application for this position. R.S. Cooper was involved in numerous civic organizations in the Beaumont community. For many years he served as editor and publisher of the magazine Coastal Cattleman. This collection is arranged into four folders. The researcher will find correspondence arranged chronologically from 1929-1984, newspaper clippings from 1926-1967, over 70 black and white photographs of Cooper's family and community activities from 1919- 1936. Ephemera (1908-1947) highlights include a ticket from the Annual Membership Dinner and Election (Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, 1934) signed by Ralph S. Cooper and autographed by Jack Dempsey, a copy of the July 1936 issue of Coastal Cattleman magazine, and an article entitled "Meet Ralph Cooper" in the magazine Uptown published in Beaumont, Texas (1947). No restrictions apply.