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John Sherman Cooper oral history project

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): John Sherman Cooper (1901--1991), born in Somerset, served as a United States senator (1947--1948, 1952--1955, and 1957--1973), ambassador to India and Nepal (1955--1956), and ambassador to East Germany (1974--1976). Cooper and his associates discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Vietnam War, education, the War on Poverty, health care, environmental protection, the Tennessee Valley Authority, World War II, Pulaski County during the Great Depression, Cooper as a county judge, Somerset, the Warren Commission, the United Nations, Appalachia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Richard Russell, Lyndon B. Johnson, A. B. 'Happy' Chandler, Earle C. Clements, Thruston B. Morton, Alben W. Barkley, Jawaharlal Nehru, Erich Honecker, and Richard M. Nixon.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHCoop; Series Code Coop001

Extent: 113 interviews (131 hours of audiocassette recordings)

Language: English

Interviewees: John Sherman Cooper

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Kentucky--Politics and government
Politicians
United States--Politics and government
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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