: Martha Kinney Cooper seated reading a book in the Governor's Residence. Upon her husband assuming Ohio's governor's seat on January 14, 1929, Martha Cooper dedicated her time as Ohio First Lady to honoring Ohio artists, authors, and musical composers. She took the leading role in establishing the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library. Intending to create a library to solely house the works of Ohioans, Cooper solicited donations from authors from the state. Initially, Cooper housed the collection in the solarium of the Governor's Mansion, but in 1935, the library moved to the State Library in Columbus.
Martha Kinney Cooper was married to Myers Y. Cooper, the 51st Governor of Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07261 Subjects
: Ohioana Library; Books and reading; Libraries--Ohio--History Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)