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E. Newbold Cooper / Margaret Hawkins collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1180

Scope and Contents

Represents, in large measure, the Cooper and Wills families of E. Newbold Cooper and the Green, Hawkins, and Sharpless families of Margaret Hawkins.

In the E. Newbold Cooper part of the collection, there are two principal authors: Dorothy Nyhart Cooper (1898-1990) and E. Newbold Cooper (1898-1957). Dorothy Nyhart Cooper's papers include correspondence, a manuscript, and other papers. Her correspondents include: Hugh Borton, Harold Ickes, and Nelson Rockefeller. These papers develop topics relating to Cooper’s family, career, and activities. E. Newbold Cooper's (1898-1957) papers include correspondence, a diary of a trip in 1925, including to Woodbrooke, a Quaker study center in Birmingham, England, papers relating to his tenure at Girard College, poems, speeches, and biographical information. His correspondents include: Werner Eichholz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, August Lorey Sr. & Jr., and Paul Schulz. Of interest are the letters of August Lorey, Jr. written from Germany offering his views of Nazi Germany, including discussions of eugenics, and post-World War II Germany.

There are two journals of Rebecca K. Cooper, several commonplace books which belonged to Susan Richardson, Hannah Wills, and Ann Wills. There are photographs of the Cooper and Nyhart families.

In the Margaret Hawkins part of the collection are papers of U.S. "Indian Agent" Albert L. Green (1846?-1947), who lived in Beatrice, Nebraska. These include a copy of his manuscript on languages of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and Iowa Tribe (Baxoje). Here too are Green-Hawkins family letters and genealogical information.


  • Creation: 1820s-1979


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Nyhart Cooper (1898-1990) graduated from Wilson College and served as Executive Secretary of Moorestown Family Welfare Association and Dean of Students of Moore Institute of Art. She also served on the boards of several institutions, including Family Service (West Chester) and Foulkeways (Retirement Home)(from internal evidence)

E. Newbold Cooper (1898-1957), a graduate of Haverford College (1921) and member of Moorestown, New Jersey, Monthly Meeting, was Supervising Principal of Elementary Schools, Girard College, Vice-President then President of Girard College, chairman of the Friends Council on Education, a member of the Corporation of Haverford College and Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, and member of the Westtown School Committee. Cooper attended Woodbrooke, a Quaker adult study center, in Birmingham, England, in 1925 where he met August Lorey, Sr.


3 linear ft. (5 boxes, 6 volumes)

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Represents, in large measure, the Cooper and Wills families of E. Newbold Cooper and the Green, Hawkins, and Sharpless families of Margaret Hawkins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The E. Newbold Cooper/Margaret Hawkins collection was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1996 by E. Newbold Cooper and Deborah Cooper.

Related Materials

Wills Family Papers (HC.MC.112)

Processing Information

Original processing information unknown. Reboxed and finding aid updated in April 2022 by Katherine Hong.

E. Newbold Cooper /Margaret Hawkins collection, 1820-1979
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Revision Statements

  • April 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated
  • May 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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