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The Hugh S. Cooper Papers

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(1926-1970)

Biography | Scope and Content Note | Boxlist

Quantity:  19.17 linear feet

Restrictions: The Department of Special Collections is open to any interested researcher upon presentation of a valid CASE ID or other valid official identification card. Department is open to other researchers by appointment only. No usage restrictions.

Acquisition: No acquisition information exists for this collection. It is known that the collection was processed and a box list was typed by an employee of the Case Archive of Contemporary Science and Technology.

Biography: Hugh S. Cooper (1886-1971)

Hugh S. Cooper was well known for his work in the fields of chemistry, electrochemistry and metallurgy. He is recognized as having been the first to produce elemental beryllium in this country in 1916. Cooper founded and named the Kemet Laboratories, a division of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation; the Beryllium Corporation of America; and Cooper Metallurgical Associates. Over 80 patents have been granted on sole inventions by Cooper for metallurgical processes and apparatus.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the working papers of Hugh S. Cooper, primarily laboratory records and patents, and a small amount of his personal papers. The collection is arranged in the following six series:

Series 1: Personal Papers
Series 2:
Business Papers
Series 3:
Notebooks and Experiment Data
Series 4: Patents
Series 5:
Translations
Series 6: Photographs, Negatives, Printed Matter
Boxlist

Series 1: Personal Papers

Box Folder

Folder Title

1 1 Biographical sketches 1944-1970
1 2 Address book, n.d
1 3 Adele S. Cooper. Hospitalization, burial, estate, 1964
1 4 Hugh Harlan Cooper. Tuition, 1968
1 5 Correspondence. 1954-1971 and undated
1 6 Florida real estate and hotels
1 7 Home remodeling 1962-1963
1 8 Income Tax. 1964
1 9 Income Tax. 1965
1 10 Income Tax. 1966
1 11 Income Tax. 1967
1 12 Income Tax. 1968
1 13 Income Tax. 1969
1 14 Scientific societies
1 15

Miscellaneous

Series 2: Business Papers
1 16 Adhesives
1 17 Alkali Metal Process
1 18 Alloys. Acid resisting, hard facing
1 19 Aluminum coatings on steel
1 20 Aluminum scrap reclamation
1 21 Aluminum alloys
1 22 Aluminum alloys. Heat treatment
1 23 Alumilite
1 24 Aluminates
1 25 Aluminum boron
1 26 Aluminum carbide; carbon; chloride; copper
1 27 Almag. Historical
1 28 Almag. Research reports
1 29 Almag. Research reports II
1 30 Almag. #35, 50, 55
1 31 Almag. misc.
1 32 Analytical Methods. (from several labs)
1 33 Atomic Energy Commission
1 34 Barium. Barium getters. Hydroxide, oxide
1 35 Beryllium
1 36 Beryllium. correspondence, 1930-1940
1 37 Beryllium. correspondence, 1940-1960
1 38 Beryllium. notes and printed matter, c1926, 1930, 1950
1 39 Beryllium. patents list, 1942
1 40 Beryllium. plant and cost data I
1 41 Beryllium. plant and cost data II
1 42 Beryllium Production in Germany and Italy in WWII. U.S. Department of Commerce, 1949 (?)
1 43 Beryllium alloys
1 44 Member's certificate: The electrochemical society. (oversize)
2 1 Beryllium alloys. Aluminum "Beralite"
2 2 Beryllium alloys. Boride, chloride, copper, nickel, oxide
2 3 Boron. analytical Procedure and results
2 4 Boron. Correspondence I
2 5 Boron. Correspondence II
2 6 Boron. Memoranda, 1947-1966
2 7 Boron. Memoranda, 1947-1966
2 8 Boron. Notes and worksheets I
2 9 Boron. Notes and worksheets II
2 10 Boron. Papers
2 11 Boron. Plating, from B203 & KBf4. 1958
2 12 Boron. Miscellaneous
2 13 Boron. Printed matter, index
2 14 Boron. Carbide, chloride, nitride
2 15 Boron. Steel
2 16 Boron. Properties of, hardness test
2 17 Bronze
2 18 Calcium Asperin
2 19 Carbide Tools and Die
2 20 Carbon and Graphite
2 21 Casting and Cerium
2 22 Chemical Analysis for Cooper Metallurgical Associates. I
2 23 Chemical Analysis for Cooper Metallurgical Associates. II
2 24 Anhydrous Chlorides
2 25 Chromium. Chlorination of
2 26 Chromium. Correspondence. I
2 27 Chromium. Correspondence. II
2 28 Chromium. Memoranda
2 29 Chromium. Notes and worksheets. I
2 30 Chromium. Notes and worksheets. II
3 1 Chromium. Notes and worksheets. III
3 2 Chromium. Notes and worksheets. IV
3 3 Chromium. Reports
3 4 Chromium. Misc.
3 5 Chromium chloride. anhydrous
3 6 Chromizing and cementation
3 7 Cobalt
3 8 Columbium and Tantalum
3 9 Cooper, Hugh S. articles by or mentioning H.S.C.
3 10 Cooper Metallurgical Associates (C.M.A.)
3 11 C.M.A. Prospects
3 12 C.M.A. Reports
3 13 C.M.A. Sales, 1948-1961 (General)
3 14 C.M.A. Sales, 1954-1955
3 15 C.M.A. Sales, 1956-1957
3 16 C.M.A. Sales, 1958
3 17 C.M. Corp., Inventory, 1970
3 18 C.M. Lab, lease, progress reports, (photos removed to photo file, series VI)
3 19 Cooper Products Inc.
3 20 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: D. Bode 9/33-2/34; H.C. Clafin 8/34-5/37
3 21 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: S.W. Farnsworth 9/33-9/34
3 22 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: Sarbey 9/33-8/34
3 23 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: H. Strater 9/33-6/37
3 24 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: C.H. Van Dusen 12/33-7/36
3 25 C.P. Inc. Weekly progress reports: C.H. Van Dusen 7/36-10/38
3 26 Cooper-Wilford Beryllium , Ltd.
3 27 Copper and Copper alloys
3 28 Copper. beryllium, boron, chromium
4 1 Correspondence (by company) A-Amer. P
4 2 Correspondence Amer. T-Az
4 3 Correspondence Acme Aluminum Alloys
4 4 Correspondence B
4 5 Correspondence Battelle Memorial Institute
4 6 Correspondence C
4 7 Correspondence D
4 8 Correspondence E
4 9 Correspondence Evans and Pearine I
4 10 Correspondence Evans and Pearine II
4 11 Correspondence F
4 12 Correspondence G
4 13 Correspondence Great Lakes Carbon Co.
4 14 Correspondence H-K
4 15 Correspondence Kawecki Chemical Co.
4 16 Correspondence L
4 17 Correspondence M
4 18 Correspondence N
4 19 Correspondence Northrup Aircraft Inc.
4 20 Correspondence Norton Co.
4 21 Correspondence O-P
4 22 Correspondence R-T
4 23 Correspondence Rand
4 24 Correspondence Stauffer Chemical Co.
4 25 Correspondence U
4 26 Correspondence United States Borax
5 1 Correspondence V-Z
5 2 Correspondence (Individuals) A-G
5 3 Correspondence Hampel
5 4 Correspondence Hussey (1959)
5 5 Correspondence H-L
5 6 Correspondence M-P
5 7 Correspondence Petrus I
5 8 Correspondence Petrus II
5 9 Correspondence R-unknown
5 10 Correspondence Universities
5 11 Correspondence C.M.A. outgoing 1956-58
5 12 Correspondence Requests for quotations 1961-63
5 13 Crab Grass
5 14 Dental Alloy
5 15 Designs 1956
5 16 Diamonds; technical data and cutting tools
5 17 Dolomite
5 18 Electric Cell
5 19 Electrolysis, equipment, ethyl silicate
5 20 Filament Nernst, flint, flux
5 21 Furnaces
5 22 Germanium, getters, girdler catalyst, graphite
5 23 Ilmenite, iron power
5 24 Kemet Laboratories
5 25 Lead, lithium, lubricants
5 26 Machinery
5 27 Magnesium
5 28 Manganese. Correspondence
5 29 Manganese. Memoranda
5 30 Manganese. Notes and Worksheets
5 31 Mayari Ore
5 32 Memoranda. misc. 1949-1955
5 33 Metal powder, Molybdenum
5 34 Monsanto Research Co. - New Jersey Zinc Co.
5 35 Nickel Cadmium - Nickel Powder
5 36 Nitinol
5 37 Olivine, North Carolina
5 38 Paint Patents, (luminous)
5 39 Patents 2,387,980 (10/30/45) and 2,810,635 (10/22/57) original copies
5 40 Patents 1,221,769 (4/3/17) - 1,979,452 (9/18/34) reprints
6 1 Patents 2,055,467 (9/29/36) - 2,370,395 (2/27/45)
6 2 Patents 2,387,979 (10/30/45) - 2,752,303 (6/26/56)
6 3 Patents 2,764,482 (9/25//56) - 3,113,028 (12/3/63)
6 4 Patent applications. memoranda
6 5 Patent application. Alkali Metals I
6 6 Patent application. Alkali Metals II
6 7 Patent application. Aluminum
6 8 Patent application. Aluminum Alloy
6 9 Patent application. Aluminum Boron composition
6 10 Patent application. Aluminum Boron
6 11 Patent application. Aluminum Casting Alloy
6 12 Patent application. Arc furnace process
6 13 Patent application. Beryllium
6 14 Patent application. Beryllium
6 15 Patent application. Beryllium
6 16 Patent application. Beryllium
6 17 Patent application. Boron
6 18 Patent application. Boron
6 19 Patent application. Boron from fused salt baths
6 20 Patent application. Boron special runs
6 21 Patent application. Boron nitride coating on Tungsten
6 22 Patent application. Carbon, Copper-Boron, Dolomite
6 23 Patent application. Chromium
6 24 Patent application. Chromium (low carbon ferro chromium process)
6 25 Patent application. Fused-bath electrolysis
6 26 Patent application. Graphite
6 27 Patent application. Ilmenite
6 28 Patent application. Lithium Boride; Magnesium oxide
7 1

E/A Co. fiscal comparative summary 1937-1951

7 2

E/A Co. policy statement. 12/17/1962

7 3 Patent application. Silicon-Boron alloy
7 4 Patent application. Size Reduction of Metallic Masses
7 5 Patent application. Tea
7 6 Patent application. Titanium
7 7 Patent application. Titanium dioxide
7 8 Patent infringement, 1958-60 [A]
7 9 Patent infringement, 1958-60 [B]
7 10 Patent interference, 1919; Fuhrenwald vs. Cooper
7 11 Patent copy requests
7 12 Patents, sale of
7 13 Patents, unsuccessful sales
7 14 Perfume - Pigments
7 15 Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical - Pump Impeller
7 16 Rand Development Corp.
7 17 Rare earth metals
7 18 Rare Metals Handbook - Boron Chapter by H.S.C.
7 19 Raw material
7 20 Resistance element 1939-50
7 21 Rhodium - Salt
7 22 Sarbey, M.D.; Kemet Laboratories, Misc. I
7 23 Sarbey, M.D.; Kemet Laboratories, Misc. II
7 24 Silicon
7 25 Steel - Sulfides
7 26 Tantalum - Thorium
7 27 Titanium; memoranda, correspondence
7 28 Titanium powder - Translators
8 1 Tungsten
8 2 Tungsten cobalt
8 3 Turbine bucket alloy - Uranium
8 4 Vacuum - Vansail
8 5 Vocational files; resumes
8 6 William F. Jobbins Inc.; reports
8 7 Wire sound recording
8 8 X-ray - Zirconium
8 9 Miscellaneous material
8 10 Miscellaneous report drafts
8 11 Miscellaneous report drafts
Series 3: Notebooks and Experiment Data
8 12 Experiment notes, miscellaneous
8 13 Notebook, n.d.
8 14 Notebook, October, 1919 - September, 1923
8 15 Notebook, November, 1923 - May, 1925; Notebook, n.d.
8 16 Experiment notes, May 1940 - September, 1940; December, 1940 - January, 1941; January, 1941 - May, 1941
8 17 Experiment notes, May, 1941 - November, 1941; August, 194s - November, 1941; November, 1941 - May, 1942
8 18 Experiment notes, June, 1942 - July, 1942, December, 1942 - February, 1943; March, 1945 - December, 1945; September, 1953 - May, 1956
8 19 Experiment notes, July, 1940 - September, 1940; September, 1940 - December, 1940; May, 1942
8 20 Experiment Data, September, 1945 - October, 1945
8 21 Experiment Data, October, 1945 - December, 1945
8 22 Experiment Data, December, 1945 - June, 1946
8 23 Experiment Data, June, 1946 - December, 1946
9 1 Notebook, research possibilities
9 2 Experiment reports, A. Blech
9 3 Notebooks of Ernie C. Schmidt
9 4 Notebooks of Ernie C. Schmidt
9 5 Experiment notes of Frank Prendergast
9 6 Experiment data of R. Walters, 1959 - ?
9 7 Experiment data of James C. Schaefer, August, 1960 - May, 1963
9 8 Experiment data, author unknown, March, 1960 - May, 1965
9 9 Experiment data of Grey, Brinza, McEvoy, Walters, February, 1961 - October, 1963
9 10 Experiment data of R. Walters, November, 1961 - January, 1967
10 1 Work reports of A. Blech, November 16, 1945 - May 18, 1949
10 2 Work reports of D.D. Bode, September 11, 1933 - February 1, 1934
10 3 Work reports of H.C. Clafin, August, 1934 - December, 1934
10 4 Work reports of H.S. Cooper, September, 1933 - June 1934
10 5 Work reports of H.S. Cooper, July, 1934 - December, 1935
10 6 Work reports of H.S. Cooper, January, 1936 - November, 1938
10 7 Work reports of H.S. Cooper, n.d.
10 8 Work reports of C.E. Fulmer, January, 1946 - February, 1946
10 9 Work reports of J. Grey, 1934
10 10 Work reports of K. Lipstreu, November 4, 1929 - September 8, 1930
10 11 Work reports of K. Lipstreu, 1933
10 12 Work reports of Martin, July, 1934 - February, 1935
10 13 Work reports of M.D. Sarbey, April 5, 1928 - April 21, 1932
10 14 Work reports of M.D. Sarbey, April 27, 1932 - February 14, 1933
10 15 Work reports of M.D. Sarbey, September, 1933 - October, 1937
10 16 Work reports of H. Strater, January, 1933 - December, 1933
10 17 Work reports of H. Strater, January, 1934 - October, 1934
10 18 Work reports of H. Strater, February, 1934 - July, 1938
10 19 Work reports of H. Strater, July, 1938 - March, 1939
10 20 Aluminum boron
10 21 Alluminaes
10 22 Work reports on Barium and Boron
10 23 Beryllium
10 24 Boron
10 25 Work report on Boron
10 26 Boron trichloride, 1934
10 27 Work reports on Cerium, Chlorination, Columbium
10 28 Anhydrous chlorides, 1933-1938
10 29 Anhydrous chlorides, 1938-1952
10 30 Work reports on Copper, Boron
11 1 Worksheets, Ilmenite
11 2 Work reports, Iron Aluminum Alloys
11 3 Worksheets, Iron Electrolytic
11 4 J & L Steel Co.
11 5 Work reports, Lanthium, Misch Metal, Cerium-free Misch Metal
11 6 Work reports, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Praseodymium
11 7 Work reports, Samarium, Strontium, Thorium, Tungsten
11 8 Worksheets, Silicon treatment of Armco Iron Shaft, April 1964
11 9 Work report, Stainless steel
11 10 Work report, Titanium
11 11 Titanium Aluminum
11 12 Tungsten-Cobalt
11 13 Work reports, Uranium, Vanadium, Yttrium, misc.
11 14 Work reports, Aluminum, Barium, Beryllium
11 15 Work reports, Borides
11 16 Work reports, Borides
11 17 Work reports, Boron
11 18 Work reports, Boron
11 19 Work reports, Boron
11 20 Work reports, Boron
11 21 Work reports, Boron
11 22 Work reports, Boron
11 23 Work reports, Boron
11 24 Work reports, Boron
11 25 Work reports, Boron
12 1 Work reports, Boron
12 2 Work reports, Boron
12 3 Work reports, Boron
12 4 Work reports, Boron
12 5 Work reports, Boron
12 6 Work reports, Boron, Calcium, Carbides, Cerium, Chlorides
12 7 Work reports, Chrome (Chromium)
12 8 Work reports, Chrome
12 9 Work reports, Chrome
12 10 Work reports, Chrome
12 11 Work reports, Chrome
12 12 Work reports, Chrome
12 13 Work reports, Chrome - Iron
12 14 Work reports, Lanthium - Neodymium
12 15 Work reports, Nickel - Thorium
12 16 Work reports, Titanium
12 17 Work reports, Titanium
12 18 Work reports, Titanium, Uranium, Vanadium
12 19

Work reports, miscellaneous

Series 4: Patents
13 1 U.S. Patents, 33,438 - 808-066
13 2 U.S. Patents, 808,086 - 908,130
13 3 U.S. Patents, 908,131 - 997,883
13 4 U.S. Patents, 1,000,000 - 1,079,999
13 5 U.S. Patents, 1,080,000 - 1,139,999
13 6 U.S. Patents, 1,140,000 - 1,229,999
13 7 U.S. Patents, 1,230,000 - 1,299,999
13 8 U.S. Patents, 1,300,000 - 1,379,999
13 9 U.S. Patents, 1,380,000 - 1,439,999
13 10 U.S. Patents, 1,440,000 - 1,519,999
13 11 U.S. Patents, 1,520,000 - 1,549,999
13 12 U.S. Patents, 1,550,000 - 1,609,999
13 13 U.S. Patents, 1,610,000 - 1,659,999
13 14 U.S. Patents, 1,660,000 - 1,729,999
13 15 U.S. Patents, 1,730,000 - 1,809,999
13 16 U.S. Patents, 1,810,000 - 1,849,999
13 17 U.S. Patents, 1,850,000 - 1,889,999
13 18 U.S. Patents, 1,890,000 - 1,929,999
13 19 U.S. Patents, 1,930,000 - 1,959,999
13 20 U.S. Patents, 1,960,000 - 1,999,999
13 21 U.S. Patents, 2,000,000 - 2,049,091
13 22 U.S. Patents, 2,050,865 - 2,097,816
14 1 U.S. Patents, 2,100,218 - 2,126,633
14 2 U.S. Patents, 2,126,825 - 2,168,750
14 3 U.S. Patents, 2,169,190 - 2,193,413
14 4 U.S. Patents, 2,193,482 - 2,239,277
14 5 U.S. Patents, 2,240,345 - 2,285,837
14 6 U.S. Patents, 2,325,192 - 2,398,591
14 7 U.S. Patents, 2,403,141 - 2,473-476
14 8 U.S. Patents, 2,286,577 - 2,316,275
14 9 U.S. Patents, 2,476,453 - 2,568,179
14 10 U.S. Patents, 2,568,179 - 2,665,191
14 11 U.S. Patents, 2,665,318 - 2,749,295
14 12 U.S. Patents, 2,750,002 - 2,799,570
14 13 U.S. Patents, 2,803,536 - 2,868, 704
14 14 U.S. Patents, 2,870,072 - 2,957,753
14 15 U.S. Patents, 2,957,756 - 3,105,742
14 16 U.S. Patents, 3,105,744 - 3,356,455
14 17 U.S. Patents, 3,356,456 - 3,451,840
14 18 Patented Trademarks
14 19 Foreign Patents
14 20 British Patents I
14 21 British Patents II
14 22

Foreign Patent material

Series 5: Translations
15  

Numbered and titled translations of technical articles, mainly from Russian to English.

Series 6: Photographs, Negatives, Printed Matter
16 1 Photographs, includes those removed from the collection
16 2 Negatives
16 3 Printed Matter

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