Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929

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Professor of sociology at University of Michigan.

From the description of Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418308

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From the description of Diary, 1865 Jan. 1-June 18. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 30839126

Charles Horton Cooley was born August 17, 1864 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was the son of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas M. Cooley and Mary Horton Cooley. He attended the public schools of Ann Arbor graduating from high school in 1880. He enrolled at the University of Michigan that fall at the age of sixteen but only graduated in 1887 having spent some time in Europe prior to completing his degree requirements. Also during this period, Cooley had worked with the Industrial Works at Bay City as a draftsman, then going to Washington D.C. where he was employed with the Interstate Commerce Commission and the census bureau.

Prior to receiving his doctor of philosophy in 1894, Cooley had become in 1892 an assistant in political economy at the University of Michigan. In 1895, Cooley was instrumental in the establishment of a course of study in sociology. In 1899, he was appointed assistant professor of sociology, then junior professor (1904) and full professor (1907). Cooley was the author of several works, including Human Nature and the Social Order (1902); Social Organization (1909); Social Process (1918); and Life and the Student (1927).

Cooley was widely respected as one of the seminal thinkers in the field of sociology for his thoughts and writings on social theory. In his writings, Cooley elaborated concepts of the individual and society. The central principal in Cooley's sociological view was that the essential facts of social life are mental, and the conduct of persons and groups and the forms of institutions, are the result of fundamental mental phenomena.

Cooley died May 7, 1929.

From the guide to the Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Mary Elizabeth Cooley papers, ca. 1920s-1978 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kent, Charles A. (Charles Artemis), 1835-1917. Charles A. Kent papers, 1877 and 1898. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Steere, Joseph B. (Joseph Beal), 1842-1940. Steere, Joseph B. papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898. Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984. Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Joseph Beal Steere Papers, 1861-1941 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Taylor, F. M. (Fred Manville), 1855-1932. F. M. Taylor papers, 1878-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926. Henry Wade Rogers papers, 1873-1920. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898. Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kennedy family papers, 1860s-1982 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hyde, Wesley W. Wesley W. Hyde papers, 1902-1913 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Jesse Siddall Reeves Papers, 1853-1942, 1901-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984. Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn F.M. Taylor Papers, 1878-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Wade Rogers papers, 1873-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kennedy family. Kennedy family papers, 1904-1969. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Clark" to "Dolbear". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Thomas M. Cooley Papers, 1850-1898 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn R. M. Wenley Papers, 1879-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bulkley, Harry C. (Harry Conant), b. 1870. Harry C. Bulkley letters, 1895 and 1911-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Michigan Political Science Association. Michigan Political Science Association papers, 1893-1907. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
creatorOf Hyde, Wesley W. Wesley W. Hyde papers, 1902-1913 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lew Allen Chase papers, 1820-1955, 1894-1927 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940. Joseph B. Steere papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Spottswood, Mary Justina. Mary Justina Spottswood student notebooks, 1898-1901. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wesley W. Hyde papers, 1902-1913 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles A. Kent papers, 1877 and 1898 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cooley, Charles H. Diary, 1865 Jan. 1-June 18. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Alfred H. Lloyd papers, 1879-1926 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Cooley, Mary Elizabeth, 1904-1978. Mary Elizabeth Cooley papers, [192-]-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929. Robert M. Wenley papers, 1879-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959. Shirley Wheeler Smith papers, 1881-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929. Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bates, Henry Moore, 1869-1949. Todd Prize (University of Michigan), ca. 1907. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hyde, Wesley W. Wesley W. Hyde papers, 1902-1913 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bernard, L. L. (Luther Lee), 1881-1951. Luther Bernard collection, 1854-1961. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lloyd, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1864-1927. Alfred H. Lloyd papers, 1879-1926. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bain, Read, 1892-. Read Bain papers, 1893-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Robert Cooley Angell Papers, 1923-1971 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
referencedIn Baker, Kate I. Kate I. Baker student notebook, 1907. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Cooley, Mary Elizabeth, 1904-1978. Mary Elizabeth Cooley papers, [192-]-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Chase, Lew Allen, 1879-1957. Lew Allen Chase papers, 1820-1955 (bulk 1894-1927). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Read Bain papers, 1893-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Bulkley, Harry C. (Harry Conant), b. 1870. person
associatedWith Chase, Lew Allen, 1879-1957. person
associatedWith Cooley family. family
associatedWith Cooley family. family
associatedWith Cooley, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Cooley, Mary Elizabeth, 1904-1978. person
associatedWith Cooley, Mary Horton, 1830-1890 person
associatedWith Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898. person
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associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Hyde, Wesley W. person
associatedWith Hyde, Wesley W. person
associatedWith Kennedy family. family
associatedWith Kennedy family. family
associatedWith Kent, Charles A. (Charles Artemis), 1835-1917. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Lane, Victor Hugo, 1852-1930. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lloyd, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1864-1927. person
associatedWith Michigan Political Science Association. corporateBody
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associatedWith Reeves, Jesse Siddall, 1872- person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926. person
associatedWith Ross, Edward Alsworth, 1866-1951. person
associatedWith Samovar Club (University of Michigan) corporateBody
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associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959. person
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associatedWith Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940. person
associatedWith Taylor, F. M. (Fred Manville), 1855-1932. person
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Birth 1864-08-17

Death 1929-05-08

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