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Dennis Glen Cooper

Dennis Glen Cooper (1905-1995) was a Detroit science teacher, travel writer and lecturer, photographer and filmmaker.

He hosted a local television show in the 1950s and the collection consists primarily of his 16mm travel films and glass slides of travel destinations including Michigan’s Isle Royale, the National Parks, the Southwestern United States, and many more.


About the Collection

This collection consists primarily of images Cooper took, including many taken on location in the Phillipines and New Guinea, during World War II. It also includes newspaper articles, manuscripts, and booklets, much of it focused on Isle Royale, Michigan during the 1930s. The glass slides have been reformatted and added to the library’s Digital Collections. The digitized images can be found here:
Dennis Cooper Glass Slides Collection