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John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Project Summary

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.

Project Code

coop


Interviews in this Project (113 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1982oh071_coop045
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1982oh115_coop046
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1982oh126_coop047
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1982oh136_coop048
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1982oh140_coop049
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh073_coop050
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh074_coop051
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh075_coop052
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh076_coop053
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh077_coop054
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh081_coop055
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1983oh082_coop056
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh010_coop057
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh064_coop070
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1976oh045_coop001
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh158_coop002
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh243_coop003
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh263_coop004
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh264_coop005
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh265_coop006
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1979oh266_coop007
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh013_coop008
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh014_coop009
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh015_coop010
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh016_coop011
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh017_coop012
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh019_coop013
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh058_coop014
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh059_coop015
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh060_coop016
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh061_coop017
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh062_coop018
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh063_coop019
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh064_coop020
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh065_coop021
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh120_coop022
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh121_coop023
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh122_coop024
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh124_coop025
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh125_coop026
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh132_coop027
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh136_coop028
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1980oh143_coop029
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh009_coop030
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh010_coop031
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh011_coop032
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh012_coop033
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh013_coop034
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh014_coop035
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh018_coop036
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh019_coop037
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh021_coop038
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh057_coop039
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh058_coop040
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh059_coop041
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh060_coop042
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1981oh063_coop043
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1982oh070_coop044
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh030_coop058
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh031_coop059
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh039_coop060
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh040_coop061
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh042_coop062
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh043_coop063
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh050_coop064
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh058_coop065
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh068_coop066
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh072_coop067
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1984oh155_coop068
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh063_coop069
Interviewer: Richard C. Smoot
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh122_coop071
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh123_coop072
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh150_coop073
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh151_coop074
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1985oh152_coop075
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1986oh145_coop076
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1986oh146_coop077
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1986oh147_coop078
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1986oh165_coop079
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1986oh166_coop080
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1987oh062_coop081
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1987oh063_coop082
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1987oh065_coop083
Interviewer: William Cooper
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh284_coop087
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh285_coop088
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh352_coop089
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh353_coop090
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh413_coop096
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh032_coop097
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh033_coop098
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh041_coop099
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh042_coop100
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh055_coop101
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh367_coop091
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh369_coop093
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh110_coop102
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh115_coop103
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh135_coop104
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh189_coop105
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh190_coop106
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh191_coop107
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh192_coop108
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh193_coop109
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh194_coop110
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1995oh206_coop112
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1995oh207_coop113
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1995oh205_coop111
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh257_coop084
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh258_coop085
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh259_coop086
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh368_coop092
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh370_coop094
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1993oh371_coop095
Interviewer: Harry Merritt
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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