The Robbinsdale Cooper Alumni Assocation accepts donated Talons. The RCAA maintains two sets of Talons for archival purposes.
Minneapolis Hennepin County Library - The primary set was donated to the Minneapolis Hennepin County Public Library. The library's Special Collections staff houses schools yearbooks for high schools located in Hennepin County. Retired teacher Caryl Bugge donated her Talons to the Cooper several years ago. Her copies make up the early years of the set. The set has copies from 1965 - 2001, 2006. The RCAA is seeking copies to complete this set.
Need Talons from these years: 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. The Spring Supplement for 1968 is needed.
2016, 2017 - Thank you to Cooper staff for donating two copies to the Alumni Assocation.
Cooper Archives - The set is complete from 1965 - 2006. These books belonged to John Lloyd, Vern Hollister, Jeff Phillips, G. David Knutson, various Cooper offices and E. J. Cooper. Mr. Cooper was Robbinsdale School District's first Superintendent of Schools. He served from July 1930 - June 1965. The RCAA is seeking copies to complete this set.
Mrs. Kemppainen and her sons recently donated Mr. Kemppainen's yearbooks to the Cooper Archives. Many thanks to the Kemppanin Family.
Talons Available as a Fundraiser The copies not needed to complete one of these two sets are made availble to alumni. Those retired teachers and alumni who have donated the copies have agreed to allow their books be sold as a fundraiser for the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association asks that alumni donated at least $50 per book. Please consider that in most cases the book will be shipped through the US Post Office. Although we use the Media Rate, the Alumni Association still incures this charge. Since this is a fund raiser, please consider a generous donation.
Classmates interested in obtaining copies of yearbooks or donating copies either for fundraising or to the Cooper Archives should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These years are availble: 69, 69, 70, 74, 77, 78, 79, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 97, 98 and 2006.
50th Anniverary Patch The patches are being given to Cooper students who participated in the Golden Anniversary Celebration and then to students who participate in student organizations, clubs and teams. Please send an email to email@example.com There are patches available for alumni in exchange for a donation.