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Margery Koosed Papers


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This collection contains materials related to the capital punishment case of Richard Cooey, executed in Ohio in 2008 for homicide.


Koosed, Margery B.
Date Coverage:
1.4 cubic ft. (about 1.4 boxes)

Before her retirement, Margery Koosed served as professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law. Professor Koosed taught capital punishment litigation, frequently wrote and presented on the death penalty, and served for some time as defense counsel for Richard Cooey, executed in Ohio in 2008 for a 1986 double murder.

The collection contains correspondence, clemency materials, trial materials and select court documents from the case of Richard Cooey.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

Margery Koosed donated her papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.2015

Processed by: unprocessed

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Published: 2018-03-06 06:35:50 -0500

EAD file created, 2014

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015

Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.

We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. While it is likely that portions of the collection may be viewed, access must be managed by an archivist.

Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Margery Koosed Papers, 1986-2008. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Koosed Papers).