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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Michael L. Cooper Papers, 1955-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cooper, Michael L.
Title: Cooper, Michael L., papers
Dates: 1955-2006
Abstract: The Michael L. Cooper papers include materials relating to the National Governors’ Conference, the Apollo 11 mission, the Governor’s Mansion, the LBJ Library dedication, Battleship Texas, and campaign files.
Accession No.: 2016-210
OCLC No.: 966691212
Extent: 2.5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Michael L. Cooper served as a public relations aide to Governors Preston Smith and Dolph Briscoe. As a public relations specialist, he also did work for Alcoa. Cooper is a UT graduate, earning a journalism degree in 1969. He also served in the Texas Army National Guard.

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Scope and Contents

The Michael L. Cooper papers include materials relating to the National Governors’ Conference, the Apollo 11 mission, the Governor’s Mansion, the LBJ Library dedication, Battleship Texas, and campaign files.

The collection also includes an invitation to the "Welcome Kennedy" dinner in Austin that never occurred due to the JFK assassination.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audiovisual material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Use of photographic negatives, slides, and transparencies by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Briscoe, Dolph
Smith, Preston, 1912-2003
Subjects (Organizations)
National Governors' Conference
Subjects
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
State governments--United States--Officials and employees
Places
Texas -- Politics and government

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Related Material

See also Dolph Briscoe Papers

See also E. Preston Smith Papers at the Texas Tech University, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, in Lubbock, TX.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the the Artifacts Collection and Library Unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael L. Cooper Papers, 1955-2006, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, August 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2016-210/1 Dolph Briscoe, 1973-1983, 2000-2006
Preston Smith, 1970-1979, 1995-2003
Preston Smith press releases, 1970-1972
Preston Smith campaign stickers, undated
Preston Smith biography, 1971-1975
Bush, 1999-2003
Purnell, Charles G., 1972-1975
Battleship Texas, 1976 and undated
USS Texas, 1977
USS Texas commissioning clippings, 1977-1978
POW MIA, 1972-1973
Texas Navy, 1969-1971
Texas Rangers, 1972-1973
Flag File, 1979-2001
Certificates, undated
Governor's mansion, 1969
State Capitol Building, 1961-1978 and undated
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1976
Texas Newspapers- Apollo 11 headlines, July 16-24, 1969
Apollo 11 50-State tour press kit, 1970-1971
Apollo 11 50-State tour, 1970
Apollo 11 invitations and platform guests, 1971
Apollo 11 newspaper publicity, 1970-1971
Apollo 11 speeches, proclamations and resolutions, 1970-1971
Goals for Texas- Office of the Governor, 1969-1970, 2005
Texas: Land of Contrasts- Texas Highway Department, [ca. 1970s]
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2016-210/2 Brochures for various Texas historical attractions, 1960, 1998-1999
National Governor's Conference, Mike Cooper- personal, 1972
National Governor's Conference, 1972
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2016-210/3 Southern Governor's Conference, 1974, 1977
Texas-focused bumper stickers, 1968-2006
Texas travel magazines, 1976, 1996-2003
Assorted publications, 1955, 1971-1989
Ticket to the Texas Welcome Dinner in honor of John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963
(this event never took place due to the assassination of JFK)
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2016-210/4 Photos
Signed photo of Apollo 11 crew, undated
Manned Spacecraft Center press kit, undated
Apollo 11 press kit photos, 1969
Preston Smith photos, undated
Apollo 11 ceremony, [ca. 1970]
Apollo 11 State Tour press kit photos, 1970-1971
Governor Smith photos, 1972 and undated
National Governor's Conference photo album, 1972
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2W94 Oversize materials
Photos from Apollo 11, 1969
Photos of Dolph Briscoe, undated
Reproduction WWII posters, undated
Houston Chronicle Magazine, 1969, 1977
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3W103b Apollo 11- Telenews (2 min. runtime), undated
(16 mm. film)
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3S309c Slides of Apollo 11 mission, 1969
(3 slides)

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