F. T. Cooper Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 200 MS 181
  • Dates of Creation
      1917-1954 (mainly 1930s)
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      6 boxes

Scope and Content

Documents, both published and unpublished, of an anti-semitic nature apparently compiled by an individual, thought to be F.T. Cooper, a cartoonist associated with the Imperial Fascist League, and mainly of the 1930s.

Administrative / Biographical History

This is a miscellaneous collection of ephemeral materials expressing a strongly anti-semitic viewpoint which appears to have belonged to an individual. It was purchased in February 1993 from a bookseller who had received it in a wooden trunk bearing the name 'Cooper'. Some of the items are inscribed 'F.T. Cooper', and the title 'Cooper Collection' therefore seems appropriate. F.T. Cooper was a cartoonist associated with the Imperial Fascist League, who issued a number of the pamphlets in the collection.

The collection consists of both manuscript and printed material, some of the latter being rare, such as the English language version of World Service issued by the Nazis in the 1930s. It may divided into the the following categories:

Printed pamphlets

Leaflets and ephemera

Manuscripts and typescripts

Newspapers and newsletters

Certain other material has been subsequently added to this collection where considered appropriate (e.g. microfilm versions of serials in the Newspapers and newsletters section).


By genre

Access Information

Available to all researchers, by appointment

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993


Description prepared by Lawrence Aspden

Other Finding Aids

List based on the bookseller's catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright according to document