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Guide to the Edith Nelson Cooper Address Book, 1917-1918

Collection number: MS 16

Size: 1 item (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Edith Nelson Cooper

Edith Nelson was born in Malden, Mass. in the late 19th century. An experienced secretary, Nelson became a field clerk in the U.S. Army Intelligence Section during World War I. She was charged with investigating German nationals and subversives in the Boston area. She married Major Edwin Hyland Cooper, U.S Army, at the close of the war. When Edith Nelson Cooper died in 1972, she was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

About the Edith Nelson Cooper address book

This loose-leaf address book, maintained by Edith Nelson Cooper during World War I, contains the names, addresses, and phone numbers of suspected German spies and sympathizers. Some entries include annotations about why that person was a suspect.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Edith Nelson Cooper Address Book, 1917-1918, MS 16, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Joan C. Burkholder, Durham, N.H., Nov. 6, 1990 (Accession number: 919)