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J.W. Cope papers

 Collection — Folder: S295
Identifier: S0295

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed, signed lyrics to songs from J.W. Cope in Alton, Illinois regarding Civil War songs.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

James William Cope, Sr. was born in Alton, Illinois on March 20, 1884. He married Nora Belle Green on April 3, 1907 and they had fifteen children. He worked as a yardman for 33 years, in Alton, Illinois. He died October 7, 1955, was survived by six siblings, and is buried in Upper Alton Cemetery, Illinois.

"Cope, James". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/22.

"Cope, James". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/22.

"Cope, James W.". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/22.

"Cope, James W.". U.S. City Direcories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2014/09/22.

"Cope, James William". U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Retrieved 2014/09/22.

"Cope, James William, Sr.". Jersey County [IL] Obituaries and Deaths. Retrieved 2014/09/22.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J.W. Cope on 1943/02/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/22 by Edythe Huffman.
J.W. Cope papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.