Papers of W.J. Cooper (b.1902), personnel manager

Scope and Content

Records relating to Cooper's career and interests.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Joseph Cooper was born in London, 4th October, 1902. During the period covered by these records he held the following posts: labour manager at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Bridgend, Oct 1941-Sep 1943; personnel and welfare controller at the Ministry of Aircraft Production factory run by Morris Motors in Llanelly, Sep 1943-1947; personnel manager at Morris Motors Limited, Radiators Branch, Osberton Works, Oxford, 1947-Dec 1948; labour manager for the Rover Company Ltd at Lode Lane, Solihull and at Acocks Green, Sep 1949-1967, when he also became involved in the Birmingham Association of the Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation. He was also a keen sportsman, playing cricket, soccer and bowls. He died in 1981.

Reference: MSS.426/7 and letter in MSS.426/2.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Cooper's daughter in 2001.

Other Finding Aids


Further deposits are not expected.