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Finding Aid for the Charles E. Cooper Papers, 1930-1950
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Description
Charles E. Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas. He bred thoroughbred horses and established the Rancho San Luis Rey in San Diego County (1930s), a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding farms in the nation. He was also the director of the California Breeders Association and a member of the California Horse Racing Commission. The collection consists of the records of Rancho San Luis Rey and the California Horse Racing Board, correspondence, periodicals, posters and ephemera dealing mostly with horse racing and farm related materials.
Background
Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas; worked in real estate and building trades in Los Angeles, California, from 1902-18; he was head of the Cooper-Henderson Oil Company, Consolidated, of Breckinridge, Texas, 1918-23; he participated in the development of Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile in California, 1923-26; bred thoroughbred horses and established in the 1930s Rancho San Luis Rey in San Diego County, a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding farms in the nation; director, California Breeders Association; member, California Horse Racing Commission.
Extent
18 boxes (9 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.