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Amelia Elizabeth Cooper collection

 Collection — Folder: S2236
Identifier: S2236

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several of Amelia Elizabeth Cooper's items related to the Indiana Christian Endeavor Union, including a 1933 membership card, programs from the Indiana conventions held in 1936 and 1938, a 1941 birthday calendar booklet from the Roberts Park Methodist Church, and four undated Christian Endeavor banquet programs.


  • 1933-1941, 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

Amelia Elizabeth Cooper was born July 3, 1893 in Illinois to Samuel and Cora (Turpin) Cooper. Around 1907, she moved with her parents to Indianapolis, Indiana. Cooper was an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served as executive and field secretary of the Indiana Christian Endeavor Union. She also served a similar post in Nebraska for three years and served as a field secretary in Kansas. Copper was an active member of the Gov. Oliver Perry Morton Chapter of the Daughters of the Union, the Aftermath Club, Cornelian Club, Queen Esther Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Cooper passed away at the age of 79 on October 26, 1972.

Sources: "Ameilia Elizabeth Cooper." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed September 15, 2021.

"Miss Cooper Dies: Disciples Minister." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), October 28, 1972.

"Obituaries: Samuel Cooper." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), November 20, 1952.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Amelia Elizabeth Cooper.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/09/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/09/15 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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