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Hugh S. Cooper Papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00012

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the working papers of Hugh S. Cooper, primarily laboratory records and patents, and a small amount of his personal papers.


  • 1926-1970

Biographical / Historical

Hugh S. Cooper was well known for his work in the fields of chemistry, electrochemistry and metallurgy. He is recognized as having been the first to produce elemental beryllium in this country in 1916. Cooper founded and named the Kemet Laboratories, a division of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation; the Beryllium Corporation of America; and Cooper Metallurgical Associates. Over 80 patents have been granted on sole inventions by Cooper for metallurgical processes and apparatus.


19.17 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States