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Collection Details


Collection Name: John Sherman Cooper Oral History
Repository Name: University of Kentucky, Lexington. King Library. Special Collections. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
URL: http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=oralhist&tpl=kukohjsc.tpl
Material Formats: [20 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1976-1984
Description: John Sherman Cooper served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1927-1929 and served as Pulaski County Judge, 1930-1938. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946 to fill an unexpired term and served until 1948, and then again elected to fill an unexpired term from 1952-1954. He was elected to full terms in the U.S. Senate beginning in 1956 and served until 1972. He was U. S. Ambassador to India and Nepal, 1955-1956, and the first U. S. Ambassador to East Germany, 1974-1976. These interviews are with Cooper himself, his Senate colleagues, Senate office staff members, relatives, friends, political opponents, and newspaper publishers and reporters.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 118
Interviews: [20 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Politics
ASP Subjects: History; Kentucky; Law--Kentucky; Local history; Oral history; Political science--United States; Politicians; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States. Congress. Senate--History; United States--Politics and government
Collection Code: OHC0000386