Sue Hamilton Cooper papers, 1926-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cooper, Sue Hamilton, 1887-1968
Sue Hamilton Cooper papers
1926-1963 (inclusive)
6'8" linear
Collection Number
1152 (Accession No. 1152-002)
Administrative papers of a civic leader of Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Sue Hamilton Cooper was born in Jackson, Michigan and came to Seattle in 1918 soon after receiving a B.A. degree from the Universtiy of Michigan. Her belief that women's organizations could provide the necessary power base to effect significant social welfare and educational betterment led her to active leadership in several organizations. She was one of the organizers of the annual Insitute of Government, a board member of the Municipal League and the League of Women Voters of Seattle (she belonged 1926-1960), helped to rewrite the City of Seattle charter and served as a King County freeholder in 1951. She was president of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs (to which she belonged 1944-1959). She was also a member of the American Association of the United Nations from 1945-1957, and a long time member of the University Baptist Church, and president of its Women's Society.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, ephemera, reports, minutes, programs, resolutions, legislation, notes, clippings, financial records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Cooper, Sue Hamilton, 1887-1968--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Devin, William F. (William Franklin), 1898- (creator)
    • Rosellini, Albert D. (Albert Dean), 1910- (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Association for the United Nations (creator)
    • League of Women Voters of Seattle (creator)
    • Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)