Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Subject Source: Cclabroad
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332600]
Identifier: MSS SC 3255
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008
Overview The Merian C. Cooper papers cover virtually every aspect of Cooper's life and his varied careers. The papers provide valuable information on documentary and feature motion picture production in the United States from the mid-1920s through the early 1950s, as well as information on world exploration, the United States Air Force (particularly during World War II), and early television. Several Cooper projects that never came to fruition are also documented, especially his unproduced film...
File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5790
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225546875]
Identifier: MSS 3666
Scope and Contents Interview on compact disc about the 1933 film King Kong and its director and co-producer Merian C. Cooper. Released during the Great Depression and in the year of Franklin D. Roosevelt's election, this film explored the theme of civilization vs. nature. D'Arc and Vaz accredit Cooper for much of the motion industries success and for building the bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. They discuss parallels between Cooper and the film's star Carl Denham. They point out the influences in...
Dates: 2006 April 7
File — Box 40: Series 17; Series 18, Folder: 18
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 18
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 16
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 1 Sub-Series E
Scope and Contents Contains certificates, passports, photographs, and other materials related to Cooper dating from 1921 to 1980. Includes original documents and photocopies.
Dates: Other: undated
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 13
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence between Cooper and his father and brother, John C. Cooper Senior and Junior, mostly between the years 1915 and 1933; from Cooper to wife Dorothy and son Richard and daughter Theresa during World War II. The other seven boxes include letter to, from, or regarding: Ray Bradbury, Kevin Brownlow, Douglas Burden, Anna Chennault, Walt Disney, Ira C. Eaker, John Farrow, Anthony Fokker, James Forrestal, Senator Barry Goldwater, Ron Haver, Katherine Hepburn, Richard Hincha,...
Dates: Other: 1915-1973
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 13 Sub-Series A Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Cooper and his wife, Dorothy Jordan, and children. Includes letters documenting his military service during the Second World War. Materials date from between 1939 and 1973.
Dates: Other: 1939-1973
Merian C. Cooper correspondence with John C. Cooper, Sr. and John C. Cooper, Jr., 1915-1933, 1961-1967
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 13 Sub-Series A Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains personal correspondence between Cooper and his father, John C. Cooper, Sr., and his brother, John C. Cooper, Jr. Also includes envelopes from the letters. Materials date from between 1915 and 1967.
Dates: Other: 1915-1933; Other: 1961-1967