• Title
    Leo Cooper Archive
  • Reference
  • Scope and Content
    The Leo Cooper Archive contains a fairly comprehensive set of records for a small publishing firm, operating for about thirty-five years who were taken over by a series of larger companies. The archive consists of over 350 archive boxes of files, manuscripts, artwork and minute books. The archive has been divided into two main categories- Editorial and Business records -with different series of archives within each category. Whilst files and artwork are not present for every book published by Leo Cooper, there are over 700 books represented (some published, some unpublished and some published by other publishers) in editorial and related files, artwork, manuscripts, proofs and review files. The editorial files include some relating to Seeley Service titles published prior to the merger. In the business records there are correspondence files, internal company files/minute books and stock/sales records. Correspondence files covering the periods where the company was bought out by other publishers provides an insight into a small publishing firm trying to stay afloat with a niche list of publications.
  • Extent
    350+ boxes
  • Level of description
  • Content person