James F. Cooper, Jr., received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Connecticut working under Harry S. Stout. He has served as a member of the Department of History at Oklahoma State University for the past seventeen years. Professor Cooper has written extensively in the field of colonial New England church history; in 1999 Oxford University Press published his Tenacious of Their Liberties: The Congregationalists in Colonial Massachusetts. His current project in progress is entitled, “Edwards, Individualism, and the Decline of Eighteenth-Century Congregationalism.”
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Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.