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: