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William Copeland Cooper

William Copeland Cooper, American public library director.


  • Cooper, William Copeland was born on August 3, 1946 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. Son of James Lafayette Junior and Dorothy (Copeland) Cooper.

  • Education

    • Ba in History, Presbyterian College, 1968. Master of Arts in History, Wake Forest University, 1969. Master of Science in Library.

      Science, University North Carolina, 1971.


    • Teacher Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, South Carolina, 1969-1970. Reference assistant University North Carolina Library., Chapel Hill, 1970-1971, reference library, 1971-1972. Head reference department Greenville County Library., 1972-1974.

      Director Laurens County Library., since 1974.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Treasurer Laurens History Society, 1990-2003, Laurens County Arts Council, 1994-1997. Preas. Community Concert Association, Clinton, 1980-1982. Member American Library Association, Southeastern Library.

    Association, South Carolina Library. Association, Piedmont Library. Association (president 1998-1999), Public Library.

    Administrators (president 1982, treasurer 1997-2005), Laurens County Chamber of C., Kiwanis (preas.



    Piano and organ, running, swimming, historical houses.

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    Born August 3, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Presbyterian College
    • 1969
      Wake Forest University
    • 1971
      University North Carolina
    • 1969 - 1970
      Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      reference assistant, University North Carolina Library
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      reference assistant, University North Carolina Library
    • 1972 - 1974
      head, reference department Greenville County Library
    • 1974
      director, Laurens County Library