Emma Lampert Cooper Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Emma Lampert Cooper papers
Creator: Cooper, Emma Lampert, 1855-1920
Call Number: D.66
Dates: circa 1890-1932
Physical Description: 1 container [.5 Cubic feet]
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Emma Lampert Cooper was born in Nunda, New York, and graduated from Wells College in Aurora, New York. She studied art in New York at the Cooper Union and the Art Students League, and also in Paris. She was in charge of the art department of the Foster School, Clifton Springs, New York for 2 years, and gave painting classes at the Mechanic's Institute, Rochester, New York from 1893 to 1897. During that period she maintained a studio in the Powers Block, Rochester. Emma Lampert married Colin Campbell Cooper, also a painter, in 1897. They travelled abroad to Europe, the Mediterranean and India to paint. Emma Lampert Cooper exhibited in numerous museums and shows. She won medals in the Chicago Exposition, the Atlanta Exposition, Paris Exposition, St. Louis Exposition, and the Woman's Art Club Exposition. She died July 30, 1920.

Colin Campbell Cooper was born in Philadelphia, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and in Paris. He won numerous medals for his paintings of modern city scenes, and his paintings were hung in museums including the St. Louis Museum, the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester; Reading Museum, Pennsylvania; Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego; and collection of the French government, Paris. After the death of Emma Lampert Cooper in 1920, he married Marie H. Frehsee in 1927. Colin Campbell Cooper died in Santa Barbara, California, November 6, 1938.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of original oil and water-color sketches and photographs and printed reproductions of the paintings of Emma Lampert Cooper and Colin Campbell Cooper. Many of the reproductions exist in more than one copy, but different processes were used and therefore all copies are preserved.

Cooper, Emma Lampert, 1855-1920
Cooper, Colin Campbell, Jr.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Miss Delight Carson, September 1976.Access
The Emma Lampert Cooper papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Emma Lampert Cooper papers, D.66, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Original Oil and water-color sketches
windmill and water with boat
terrace overlooking sea
sketches of Oriental people
sketches of Oriental people
sketches of chickens
Box 1, Folder 2Sketchbook, 1912
oblong octavo, partly filled with sketches of scenery (21 pages)

Box 1, Folder 3Photographs of Emma Lampert Cooper and Colin Campbell Cooper
Box 1, Folder 4Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Emma Lampert Cooper
Photographs and reproductions of paintings by Emma Lampert Cooper
Box 1, Folder 5The weaver, Canada
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 6Weaving homespun, Canada
3 copies

Box 1, Folder 7[Woman spinning]
Box 1, Folder 8[Woman working in barn]
Box 1, Folder 9[Man working in forge]
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 10Swiss kitchen
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 11Swiss kitchen. Another version without figure
Box 1, Folder 12[Women in bakehouse]
Box 1, Folder 13Woman sweeping
Box 1, Folder 14The little shop
3 copies

Box 1, Folder 15News of the day
Box 1, Folder 16Lincoln Cathedral (gray weather)
Box 1, Folder 17Wells Cathedral, England
Box 1, Folder 18At Les Martiques, France
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 19Street at Fribourg, Switzerland
Box 1, Folder 20At Lisieux
Box 1, Folder 21Italian farmhouse
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 22Hotel of the Angel Gabriel, France
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 23[Barn and yard with rooster]
Box 1, Folder 24Mexican cottage at San Juan Capistrano, California
Box 1, Folder 25[Houses and barn around yard]
Box 1, Folder 26[Street, tower and gateway]
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 27Bazaar at Udaipur
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 28The Burning Ghat, Benares
Box 1, Folder 29Candy bazaar at Udaipur
Box 1, Folder 30Burmese temple, Rangoon
Box 1, Folder 31Entrance to temple, Jaipur
Box 1, Folder 32[Street scene with large bowls]
Box 1, Folder 33[Street scene with tree in background]
Box 1, Folder 34Gate at Lucknow, India
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 35Street in Delhi
Box 1, Folder 36Tomb at Agra
Box 1, Folder 37[Street scene with women looking out windows]
Colin Campbell Cooper
Box 1, Folder 38Christmas cards
Box 1, Folder 39Reproductions of paintings by Colin Campbell Cooper
St. Paul's Church
The cliffs of Manhattan
City Hall Square and the Post Office
Broadway from the Post Office
Randolph Street, Chicago
"The Magic City," San Diego, California
Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street, New York
Back of the Grand Central
Broad Street
The red fog
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain.
Fifth Avenue, New York
The Liberty Street crevasse
Metropolitan Tower, New York
Broad Street canyon, New York
[Street scene in New York]
Main Street bridge, Rochester
Broad Street Station, Philadelphia
The ferries, New York
Lower Broadway in wartime
New York harbour
Bowling Green, New York
Times Building, New York
Paris Exposition
[Ecclesiastical buildings]
[Lily pond]
The interior of Lincoln Cathedral
Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Box 1, Folder 40Printed ephemera
Descriptive Notes of the paintings by Emma Lampert Cooper. n.d.
The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York. An exhibition of paintings made in India by Colin Campbell Cooper and Emma Lampert Cooper. 1915.
Memorial exhibition. Colin Campbell Cooper, N.A. in the Faulkner Memorial Art Gallery. Free Public Library, Santa Barbara, 1938.
Sheafer, Frances B. The picturesque aspect of the skyscraper. The Atlantic Daily News, n.d.
Box 1, Folder 41Fifteenth century tower

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