GORDON COOPER'S GEOLOGY NOTEBOOKS.
A small archive including 2 notebooks, classroom hand-outs, and a petrology lab manual from 1964, all belonging to Gordon Cooper:
1. Notebook, 17 pp used, 9 by 6 inches, spiral-bound, board covers. With extensive classroom notes and sketches by Cooper, topics including crater formation, mineral properties, geologic time, and rock types, the upper cover with period inscription "Geology - Cooper" and later inscription "Notes by Gordon Cooper."
2. Official US Geological Survey Loose-Leaf Field Notebook, 13 pp used, 8 by 5 inches, original cloth. With extensive geology field notes and sketches by Cooper, notes focusing on observations of geologic layers such as sandstone, shale, limestone, and other strata layers, the first page inscribed "Notes by Gordon Cooper."
3. Laboratory Manual for Hand Specimen Petrology, 55 pp, 11 by 8 inches, original tape-backed printed card covers. Signed by Cooper on the cover.
4. 7 sheets with manuscript notations by Cooper, and other printed classroom handouts, various sizes.
As the youngest Mercury Astronaut, Gordon Cooper considered he had a high probability of being assigned an Apollo lunar landing mission, and took geology training very seriously.