Sophie L. Cooper was Newark’s first elected councilwoman, in the South Ward from 1957-1962.
Photo from Newark Public Library.
Digitized letters from Newark Library
C-35, Cooper, Samuel E., Mrs., Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library
Biographical file in NJ Jewish News Records at the Jewish Historical Society
Photograph of swearing in from Ace Alagna Collection at Seton Hall
Extensive Star Ledger coverage including “Mrs. Cooper Held Newark Council Post” Aug 12, 1971