Name and location of repository
Level of description
Alan B. Cooper, MD papers
- 1976-1992 (Creation)
1 cubic foot (1 box)
Name of creator
Alan Bruce Cooper was born in New York, New York on August 19, 1928. He earned a BS in 1949 and a Master’s in immunogenetics in 1951 from Wesleyan University, followed by an MD in 1955 from New York Medical School. After serving as chief of pathology at Harvard University, he joined the Air Force. After his discharge as a major, he taught at Baylor College of Medicine and New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute in psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He was also in private practice in Houston between 1968 and 1985. In 1986, Dr. Cooper was appointed medical director of the University of Texas Adult Ambulatory Psychiatric Services and was later a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He died in Houston on December 29, 2002, of lung cancer.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Alan Cooper collection includes a bound finding aid for the Hilde Bruch papers; some administrative publications from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and research and notes relating to various classes and seminars. The materials date from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.
Subjects: psychiatry, psychoanalysis, Baylor College of Medicine, mental health.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictisons.
The materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Inventory is available.
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Source unknown. Assumed to be the creator.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Alan B. Cooper, MD papers; MS 153; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, June 2019.
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Baylor College of Medicine (Subject)
- Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (Subject)