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W.S. Cooper Company Ltd. fonds


Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs

William Stanley Cooper, ?-1950, came to Alberta in 1900 as a steam engineer and sales agent for American-Abell Engine and Threshing Company. In 1914 he formed his own agricultural machinery dealership, W.S. Cooper Company Ltd., at 806-9th Avenue SW in Calgary. The company served as an agent for American-Abell's successors, Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Company, and later the White Motor Corporation. Cooper's son, William Stanley Cooper Jr., 1907-1978, joined the company in the late 1920s. The dealership moved to 778-9th Avenue SE in 1933. W.S. Cooper Sr. retired in 1940 and W.S. Cooper Jr. ran the business until 1975.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of account books (1921-1947), dealers agreements, miscellaneous correspondence, and photographs of staff and office building.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of W.S. Cooper, 1973.

The material is in English.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 1441, PA 1550

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