Jack L. Cooper Papers

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1918-1988
Extent: 5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Jack Leroy Cooper was a Chicago pioneer in African American radio broadcasting.

Scope and Content Note:
Scripts of radio programs, correspondence, contracts, appointment books (12 v.), and scrapbook of Jack Leroy Cooper, a Chicago pioneer in African American radio broadcasting. Includes Black dialect comedy and other program scripts by Cooper, mainly 1930s; scrapbook of clippings and handbills on Cooper's early theater and radio career, chiefly 1918-1931; correspondence, 1939-1988, primarily relative to Jack L. Cooper Radio Advertising Service; radio broadcast advertising contracts, 1933-1943; sundry personal items of Cooper and his wife Gertrude Roberts Cooper; and a sound recording of the Rev. Isaiah Roberts, "Roberts Temple," Sept. 14, 1975.

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