List of Donations

Donations to Specialist Collections

Over the last decade I have donated photographs, books and paintings to the following archives.

1 Royal College of Art RCA Special Collections London Art & Architecture archive
In 2007 the Art & Architecture archive was donated to the RCA Special Collections in 2008. See RCA Archive site

2 Wellcome Trust Archive and Manuscripts London
In 2011 I donated my Health Care Art books and research papers initially to the Arts for Health Archive at Salford University, which was moved to Manchester Metropolitan University. The M/c archive was then transferred to the Wellcome Trust in 2015 where I later donated most of my health care art and design material in May 2017. The catalogued for my 50 page archive Ref ART/COO is now online:  

3 Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture Norwich
In 2011 and 2018 I donated most of my Japan Art and Design books (c160) and further research documents to the Lisa Sainsbury Library, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture UEA. See SISJAC Library Page and search for Mr Graham Cooper.

4 Historic England Photographic Archive Swindon Historic England Archive
In 2014 Doug Sargent and I donated 4300 slides to the national Historic England Archive where they are listed as AAA02 the Art and Architecture Collection

5 Bury Art Museum Archive 2016 Bury Borough Archive
In 2016 Doug Sargent and I donated 300+ Slides with documentation to the Bury Borough Archive (waiting to be uploaded to the new image website) See catalogue number MLP/124 in the link to the Council Website

6 The British Library Asia Section Library and Photograph archive.Project Japan” collection

Containing over 2,000 photographic slides and 30 books, the “Project Japan” collection features the work of over 100 artists and designers. You can see the slide listing by entering Photo 1388 on the link  For books visit the BL online Explore Catalogue using the terms ‘Graham Cooper’ and ‘donated `

7 The Courtauld Institute of Art Slide Library Somerset House, London  Cooper-Sargent Collection

In 2018 Doug Sargent and I donated c3600 of our European art and architecture slides (plus a further c900 miscellaneous international slides) credited to The Cooper-Sargent Photograph Collection.  See

8 University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Town Art In Scotland

In 2019 I donated my Scottish Arts Council exhibition proposal on Town Art along with my audio cassette recordings of the artists and chief executives to the School of Art History.

Joseph Cooper 1916-2001 (Father)
Bury Art Museum Collection
In 2011 the family donated 22 oil paintings by Joe Cooper to the Bury Art Museum, which can be viewed on the website pages under cooper-joseph-19162001 (see Transient Town Book)
Exeter University Library
In 2011 donated my father's collection of 1930’s English literature to the University of Exeter Library and his art books to the East Devon Art Academy in Sidmouth.

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