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Rochella Cooper Papers

Identifier: 2019-017
The Rochella Cooper Papers contain files on her family history, resume, and career in real estate investments, designing and constructing four homes in the Houston area. There are also files documenting her work and teaching with School of the Woods Montessori (1962-1972) and the Greenway Plaza Children’s House (1972-1975), as her career and a fiber artist 1972-1979. There are files and programs of her involvement and art work for the Houston Festival from 1979-1986 as well as her involvement and leadership in the program Women at the Helm, where women connect and come together over their passion for yachting. There are also board minutes, presentations, press clippings, and workshop materials of Cooper’s involvement with Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides (TAP) on the use and effects of pesticides in parks, schools, and Houston’s green spaces. The collection also contains a bound portfolio of her sample works as a fiber artist, as well as a USB flash drive containing electronic files she has created and presentations she has given at various events.


  • 1962-2019



5 Linear Feet

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Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA