Frederick A. Cooper Papers

Frederick A. Cooper Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA FAC 078
Name(s) of Creator(s): Frederick A. Cooper (1936-2011)
Title: Frederick A. Cooper Papers
Date(s): 1960-2000
Language(s): English, Greek
Quantity: 2.3 linear meters
Summary: The collection includes records from F. Cooper’s projects in the Peloponnese, namely at Bassae, Perivolia and Pylos (MARWP): official correspondence regarding permits and funding, field recording sheets, notes, photographs, lantern slides, drawings and plans. A considerable part of the architectural drawings concerns his study and final publication of the temple of Apollo at Bassae (4 volumes), which started as the subject of his PhD dissertation in 1969. While working at Bassae, he made the drawings of the newly discovered Doric temple at nearby Perivolia (1972). He returned to the site in 1978-1979 with J. Wilson Myers to obtain aerial photographs and for a survey of Phigalia. Throughout the 1990s, Cooper directed the University of Minnesota’s program of archaeological research and exploration in the Peloponnese, MARWP (Minnesota Archaeological Researches in the Western Peloponnese). For his necrology by Mary Sturgeon, see
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Frederick A. Cooper, Michael Nelson.
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research. 
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Frederick A. Cooper Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Frederick A. Cooper)
Notes (1): The catalog was prepared by Leda Costaki (2013, 2020), while the Bassae Catalogue of Architectural Drawings and Photos by Peter Schultz (2000).
Notes (2): Drawings and oversize plans are kept separately in Flat Storage, drawer #24 and Dexion Shelves in 2nd Basement.