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Marriage certificate of Edith and Hugh Cooper, 1907
M-8371-35

Cooper family fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1Hugh Cooper. -- 1900-1961
Series 2Isabella Edith Cooper. -- 1907-1965
Series 3Hugh Harold Cooper. -- [ca. 1918]-1969
Series 4George Sydney Cooper - General. -- [ca. 1920s]-1989
Series 5George S. Cooper - Airdrie FUA/Unifarm Local no. 1001. -- 1960-1986
Series 6George S. Cooper- Airdrie United Church. -- 1957-1981
Series 7Eleanor M. Cooper. -- 1942-1985
Series 8John Sydney Cooper. -- 1927-1941, 1960-1995
Series 9Elizabeth Ann Cooper Hollands. -- [1960s], 1983
Series 10John Thomas Cooper. -- 1895-1930, 1954
Series 11Family - General. -- [1940s]-1993

Inventory

Series1

Hugh Cooper. -- 1900-1961

M-8371-1Will. -- 1955
M-8371-2Genealogical notes from Bible. -- nd
M-8371-3Correspondence. -- 1900-1920
M-8371-4Correspondence. -- 1921-1939
M-8371-5Correspondence. -- 1940-1958
M-8371-6Sydney Cooper estate. -- 1923-1948. -- Correspondence regarding farm land, houses and other assets of the estate of Hugh Cooper's brother, who died in 1923.
M-8371-7W. Allen Cooper estate. -- 1918-1933. -- Correspondence, predominantly with the Administrator of Estates for the Mentally Incompetent and the Public Trustee, regarding the farm land of Hugh Cooper's brother, who was hospitalized until his death in 1950.
M-8371-8W. Allen Cooper estate. -- 1935-1957. -- Correspondence, predominantly with the Administrator of Estates for the Mentally Incompetent and the Public Trustee, regarding the farm land of Hugh Cooper's brother, who was hospitalized until his death in 1950.
M-8371-9C.J. Duggan estate. -- 1937-1944. -- Correspondence with the Canadian Farm Loan Board about the purchase of land held by the Duggan estate.
M-8371-10Income tax returns. -- 1919-1920. -- 1944- 1957
M-8371-11Tax notices and receipts - M.D. of Beddington No. 250. -- 1914-1942
M-8371-12Tax notices and receipts - M.D. of Conrich No. 44. -- 1940-1947
M-8371-13Tax notices and receipts - Airdrie School District No. 918, 1907-1944
M-8371-14Tax notices and receipts - City of Calgary. -- 1911-1912, 1915-1961
M-8371-15Grain - Canadian Wheat Board and Alberta Wheat Pool. -- 1937-1959. -- Consists of C.W.B. permit books, A.W.P. grain storage tickets, final payment notices, etc.
M-8371-16Livestock. -- 1938-1952. -- Consists of records of cattle sales at the Alberta Stockyards and to Burns and Company.
M-8371-17Brands. -- 1915-1958. -- Consists of applications for registration of the family horse and cattle brands.
M-8371-18Farm machinery. -- 1915-1949. -- Consists of agreements to purchase various agricultural equipment. Includes 1945 and 1946 catalogues for the dealership of Hugh Cooper's brother, W.S. Cooper.
M-8371-19Farm and household account books. -- 1928. -- 1943-1948
M-8371-20Farm and household account books. -- 1949- 1957
M-8371-21Bankbooks. -- 1911-1912. -- 1920-1935. -- 1943-1957
M-8371-22Farm and hail insurance. -- 1922. -- 1925- 1926. -- 1938-1958
M-8371-23 Car and truck insurance. -- 1949- 1958
M-8371-24Motor vehicle licences and registrations. -- 1917-1957
M-8371-25Canada Registration Board certificate. -- 1918
M-8371-26Rent receipts from Calgary rental property. -- 1944-1949
M-8371-27Ration books. -- 1943-1945
M-8371-28West Airdrie Rural Electrification Association. -- 1953. -- Consists of electric service contract.
M-8371-29Western Petroleum Company Ltd. share certificate. -- 1914
M-8371-oversizeAlberta Golden Jubilee Senior Citizen Award. -- 1955
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Series 2

Isabella Edith Cooper. -- 1907-1965

M-8371-30Correspondence. -- 1941-1958
M-8371-31Correspondence. -- 1959-1965
M-8371-32Sympathy cards on Hugh Cooper's death. -- 1957
M-8371-33Cards from flowers at Hugh Cooper's funeral. -- 1957
M-8371-34Will. -- 1959
M-8371-35Marriage certificates - original and official copy. -- 1907. -- 1951
M-8371-36Canada Registration Board and National Registration certificates. -- 1918. -- 1940
M-8371-37Accounts - butter, chickens, eggs, etc.. -- 1919-1924. -- 1932-1940, 1943-1947
M-8371-38Income tax and financial papers. -- 1953- 1961
M-8371-39Bankbook. -- 1927-1939
M-8371-40Balzac Ladies Aid. -- 1959-1960 and nd. -- Programs of meetings and various get-well cards.
M-8371-41Miscellaneous. -- nd. -- Patriotic quilt patches and poem, "Star of the North".

M-8371-oversize

Alberta Golden Jubilee Senior Citizen Award. -- 1955
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Series 3

Hugh Harold Cooper. -- [ca. 1918]-1969

M-8371-42Correspondence. -- 1936. -- 1944- 1969
M-8371-43Income tax returns. -- 1947-1951. -- 1953- 1969
M-8371-44Tax notices and receipts - M.D. of Conrich (later Rockyview) No. 44. -- 1938-1968. -- For land farmed jointly by Hugh H. Cooper and his brother, George S. Cooper.
M-8371-45Tax notices and receipts - Airdrie School District No. 918. -- 1941-1944. -- For land farmed jointly by Hugh H. and George S. Cooper.
M-8371-46Grain - Canadian Wheat Board permit books. -- 1941-1942, 1954-1957, 1959-1969. -- For Hugh H. and George S. Cooper (1941-1957) and for Hugh H. Cooper (1959-1969).
M-8371-47Grain - Canadian Wheat Board and Alberta Wheat Pool. -- 1940-1967. -- Consists of grain storage certificates, final payment notices, etc.
M-8371-48Livestock. -- 1945-1967. -- Consists of records of cattle sales at the Alberta Stockyards, and brucellosis certificates.
M-8371-49Poultry. -- 1959, 1962-1965. -- Consists of egg sales records and membership list of Alberta Poultry Marketers Cooperative.
M-8371-50House and car insurance. -- 1958- 1972
M-8371-51Motor vehicle licences, registrations and insurance cards. -- 1940-1967
M-8371-52Investments. -- 1944-1969
M-8371-53Oil leases and permits. -- 1944-1945, 1951, 1963. -- Re: companies interested in access to Cooper family land.
M-8371-54Rent receipts for Memorial Drive house, Calgary. -- 1958-1960
M-8371-55West Airdrie Rural Electrification Association. -- 1964. -- Consists of electric service contract.
M-8371-56Holy Cross Hospital - discharge diets (H.H. was diabetic). -- 1945, 1956
M-8371-57National Registration certificate. -- 1940
M-8371-58School notebook, ca. 1918
M-8371-59Farming notebooks. -- 1940, 1946-1948 and nd
M-8371-60Hugh Cooper and Sons account books. -- 1947-1951. -- Kept by Hugh H. Cooper for the joint farming operation with his father and brother, George.
M-8371-61Prairie Farmers Income Tax Guide books. -- 1947-1950. -- Contain Hugh H. Cooper's farm accounts.
M-8371-62Farming and personal account books. -- 1950-1953
M-8371-63Farming and personal account books. -- 1954-1958
M-8371-64Farming and personal account books. -- 1959-1962
M-8371-65Farming and personal account books. -- 1963-1965
M-8371-66Farming and personal account books. -- 1966-1969
Note For estate records and funeral book see M-8371-69 and M-8371-70.
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Series 4

George Sydney Cooper - General. -- [ca. 1920s]-1989

M-8371-67Correspondence. -- 1934-1989
M-8371-68Letterbooks. -- 1968-1969
M-8371-69Hugh H. Cooper estate. -- 1969-1983. -- George S. Cooper was executor of his brother's estate.
M-8371-70Funeral book for Hugh H. Cooper. -- 1969
M-8371-71School art and lettering notebook. -- [ca. 1920s]
M-8371-72Calgary Normal School yearbook. -- 1931- 1932. -- George S. Cooper was in class 1B.
M-8371-73Canadian Institute of Business. -- 1934. -- Consists of lessons and assignments
M-8371-74Farm construction course. -- 1941. -- Consists of notes and exams for course taken at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art, and a yearbook
M-8371-75Income tax returns. -- 1965-1969
M-8371-76Grain - Canadian Wheat Board permit books. -- 1958-1959, 1974-1975. -- For earlier permit books see M8371/46.
M-8371-77Grain - Alberta Wheat Pool. -- 1957-1987. -- Consists of membership lists (1960, 1985 and 1987); correspondence about being an AWP delegate (1985); and miscellaneous brochures.
M-8371-78Grain - Wheat Acreage Reduction program. - - 1941-1945. -- Consists of statements of claim and correspondence for land farmed jointly with Hugh H. Cooper.
M-8371-79Livestock. -- 1973-1978. -- Consists of newsletters, annual reports, research papers, etc. from the Alberta Cattle Commission, cattlemen's courses, and the Beefalo, Charolais and Maine-Anjou associations.
M-8371-80Plans for farm buildings and structures. -- 1953-1966. -- Consists of plans for cattle shed, cattle guard, all purpose building, self-feeder for swine, wind mill, and working corral.
M-8371-81Hail insurance. -- 1939-1945. -- For land farmed jointly with Hugh H. Cooper.
M-8371-82Investments. -- 1969-1987
M-8371-83Hired help wages book. -- 1970-1974. -- Includes some greeting cards and letters.
M-8371-84Farm and personal account books. -- 1944, 1948-1950, 1958-1969, 1972-1976
M-8371-85M.D. of Rocky View No. 44. -- 1956-1983. - - Consists of annual financial statements, secondary road study, report on proposed municipal building, etc.
M-8371-86Department of National War Services. -- 1942-1945. -- Re: exemption from military service.
M-8371-87Cemetery plot certificate of title. -- 1958
M-8371-88West Airdrie Rural Electrification Association financial statements. -- 1969, 1979, 1983; and service contract, 1952
M-8371-89Airdrie and District Chamber of Commerce. -- 1970s, 1982-1983. -- Consists of membership list and Town of Airdrie promotional books.
M-8371-90Airdrie Volunteer Fire Department membership list and circular. -- 1967 and nd
M-8371-91Airdrie annexation. -- 1980-1986. -- Consists of correspondence and agreements regarding proposed annexation of Cooper land to the City of Airdrie.
M-8371-92Airdrie annexation - Local Authorities Board exhibits. -- 1986
M-8371-93Airdrie annexation - Local Authorities Board exhibits. -- 1986
M-8371-94Airdrie annexation - Local Authorities Board exhibits. -- 1986
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Series 5

George S. Cooper - Airdrie FUA/Unifarm Local no. 1001. -- 1960-1986

M-8371-95FUA/Unifarm constitution, bylaws and policies. -- 1962, 1970, 1976, 1978
M-8371-96Minutes. -- 1962-1966
M-8371-97Correspondence. -- 1960-1965
M-8371-98Correspondence. -- 1966-1970
M-8371-99Correspondence. -- 1973-1978
M-8371-100Applications for membership. -- 1961
M-8371-101Applications for membership. -- 1962
M-8371-102Applications for membership. -- 1963
M-8371-103Applications for membership. -- 1964
M-8371-104Membership list. -- 1967
M-8371-105Membership canvasser's package. -- 1973
M-8371-106Membership list. -- 1974
M-8371-107Membership list. -- 1975
M-8371-108Membership list. -- 1976
M-8371-109Membership list. -- 1977
M-8371-110Membership list. -- 1978
M-8371-111Membership list. -- 1980
M-8371-112Reports, newsclippings, promotional material. -- 1961-1963
M-8371-113Region 10 annual convention proceedings. - - 1962, 1969, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, 1986
M-8371-114Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1963
M-8371-115Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1964
M-8371-116Notice of provincial annual convention. -- 1969
M-8371-117Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1973
M-8371-118Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1974
M-8371-119Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1975
M-8371-120Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1976
M-8371-121Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1978
M-8371-122Provincial annual convention proceedings. - - 1981
M-8371-123Provincial annual conventions. -- 1984, 1986, nd. -- Consists of George S. Cooper's delegate's ribbon (1984), discussion papers (1986), and a reel-to-reel sound recording of a Unifarm "convention summary" (nd)..
M-8371-124Unifarm District Forums. -- 1977-1978. -- Consists of topics for discussion at the local level.
M-8371-125FUA/Unifarm briefs, submissions and reports. -- 1957-1978. -- Includes annual submissions to the provincial cabinet.
M-8371-126Other farm organizations. -- 1965-1978. -- Consists of reports, circulars, etc.
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Series 6

George S. Cooper- Airdrie United Church. -- 1957-1981

M-8371-127Airdrie-Balzac-Columbia (ABC) United Church yearbooks, 1958-1960
M-8371-128ABC United Church newsletters. -- 1960, 1969, 1981
M-8371-129ABC United Church programs of services. - - 1957, 1960-1961
M-8371-130United Church, Calgary Presbytery Sector Plan. -- 1960-1961
M-8371-131United Church Visitations Committee. -- 1960-1961
M-8371-132ABC United Church Manse building permit and construction receipts. -- 1957
M-8371-133ABC Manse Fund Committee. -- 1957- 1960. -- Consists of receipts, cashbook and bankbook.
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Series 7

Eleanor M. Cooper. -- 1942-1985

M-8371-134Correspondence (miscellaneous). -- 1962- 1968
M-8371-135Journals. -- 1980-1985. -- Largely about bringing Vietnamese refugees to Canada. These journals are written in a form of speed writing.
M-8371-136Journals. -- 1985. -- Largely about bringing Vietnamese refugess to Canada. These journals are written in a form of speed writing.
M-8371-136aAirdrie New Start Committee. -- 1979- 1982. -- Minutes, correspondence, etc. about refugees, especially Vietnamese.
M-8371-137Christmas cards from Vietnamese immigrants. -- 1982-1985
M-8371-138Farm house architectural plans. -- 1942
M-8371-139Receipts for purchases for new home. -- 1945-1946
M-8371-140Program. -- 1944. -- For a play attended with George S. Cooper before their marriage.
M-8371-141Holy Cross Hospital baby book for John S. Cooper. -- 1952
M-8371-142Home and School workshop. -- 1961. -- Includes her notes.
M-8371-143Invitation to George McDougall High School opening. -- 1963
M-8371-144Programs for Christmas concerts. -- 1942- 1943. -- Clements Hill School (1942) and Golden Rod School (1943). (She was the teacher.)
M-8371-144ABooklets and circulars. -- 1938-1945. -- Regarding education and child welfare.
M-8371-145Religious publications sent by W.R. Morrison. -- 1950-1960
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Series 8

John Sydney Cooper. -- 1927-1941, 1960-1995

M-8371-146Personal papers and poetry. -- File restricted. Closed until 2023.
M-8371-147Piano lessons. -- 1964 and nd. -- Consists of music teacher's remarks book, and newsclippings.
M-8371-148Grade 11 and 12 exams. -- [ca. 1969]
M-8371-149George McDougall High awards program. - - 1967
M-8371-150Greek notebook. -- 1970
M-8371-151Opportunities For Youth (OFY) project. -- 1973. -- Consists of sample application form and a note about John S. Cooper's specific project.
M-8371-152University papers. -- 1978 and nd. -- Entitled "The Fall of the UFA Government" and "The Revolutions in Saskatchewan's Frontier Development Policy, 1930-1940". Includes a review of a UFA thesis (1995).
M-8371-153Canada Elections Act returns, Derron H. X. Hoover. -- 1980. -- John S. Cooper was the agent for this Rhinoceros Party candidate, who ran in the constituency of Regina East.-- Consists of financial returns and receipts for contributions.
M-8371-154National Farmers Union. -- 1989-1991. -- Consists of conference proceedings, constitution and bylaws, circulars, etc.
M-8371-155Excerpts of minutes - Macrorie, Saskatchewan locals of various agricultural groups. -- 1927-1941
M-8371-156Macrorie and Tichfield Credit Union annual meeting. -- 1982
M-8371-157Genealogical article and notes. -- 1988- 1993
M-8371-158Airdrie annexation of Cooper land. -- 1985- 1986
M-8371-159Miscellaneous. -- 1960-1986. -- Consists of "My Bible Book", school report on Egyptians, and a Nose Creek Historical Society program.
M-8371-159ADoug Young. -- 1993-1995. -- Consists of notes from an interview with friend and gay activist, Doug Young, who died from AIDS in 1994. Includes obituaries and comments about the Doug Young papers, also held at Glenbow. (See M 8397)
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Series 9

Elizabeth Ann Cooper Hollands. -- [1960s], 1983

M-8371-160Miscellaneous. -- 1960s. -- Consists of newsclippings, school records, letter, greeting cards, etc.
M-8371-161How a Mother Copes with Hyperactivity / Elizabeth Ann Hollands. - Altona, Manitoba : Friesen Printers. -- 1983.
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Series 10

John Thomas Cooper. -- 1895-1930, 1954

M-8371-162Diaries. -- 1895 (two), 1898, 1900-1904. -- See photocopies of 1895, 1898, 1900 and 1901 diaries in M-8371-164.
M-8371-163Diaries. -- 1913-1914, 1918-1920, 1922- 1924
M-8371-164Photocopies of diaries, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1901
M-8371-165Miscellany. -- 1903-1930. -- Consists of cancelled cheques (1903), notebooks (1926 and nd), and membership cards (1919-1921, 1930).
M-4807 Letter to J.T. Cooper from Reverend Webb- Peploe. -- 1901
M-8371-166Letter. -- 1912
M-8371-167Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cooper Christmas card (laser copy). -- 1925
M-8371-168Robert Cooper estate. -- 1952-1954. -- [John T. Cooper was probably the executor]. -- Consists of affidavit and property taxes relating to the distribution of the Calgary house.
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Series 11

Family - General. -- [1940s]-1993

M-8371-169Family photographs (predominantly laser copies)
M-8371-170Newsclippings about family and friends. -- [1940s]-1993
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