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Ms. Copenhaver Cumpston Illinois USA















Copenhaver Cumpston is chair of the newly renamed Association of American University Presses Diversity Task Force.  She is the Art Director of the University of Illinois Press, [email protected]


Copenhaver Cumpston 402 W Nevada St Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 239-5338


The Richard Eckersley Memorial Grant


The Richard Eckersley Memorial Grant was offered to an emerging university press designer to cover registration costs to the AAUP annual meeting. Eckersley, one of the most widely admired book designers of recent history, was also committed to the encouragement and professional development of new designers in the field. For more information about Eckersley's life and works, visit:


The 2007 co-panelist was Copenhaver Cumpston, Art Director, University of Illinois Press.


Urbana School District 116 Elected Officials

Member of the Board of Education - Copenhaver Cumpston

Term: 5/3/2005-5/4/2009


Home: 2395338 Work:  Title ART DIR, University Press -- University Administration

DepartmentUniversity Press -- University Administration [email protected]

Office Phone(217) 333-9227Office AddressUniversity Press

Rm 121 Univ Press 1325 S Oak M/C 566 Champaign, IL    61820

Cope Cumpston found her voice as an activist when she moved to Champaign-Urbana and got heavily involved with a political campaign. With hard work and long hours, it succeeded. She was amazed to find that, unlike Boston or the Bay Area, where she used to live, a smaller community gave her the opportunity to really make a difference.  


Cope took that opportunity seriously. As part of the school board, she helped establish a fair election process. She also helped found the Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign, an advocacy group that provides space and tools for bike repair. Now, as a member of the grassroots Champaign County Health Care Consumers, Cope works to empower people to demand affordable, quality health care.


“Our community has so many opportunities, resources and richness. Everybody deserves their fair share.”


Home: 239-5338 E-mail: cumpston at  Cope Cumpston is currently the Art Director for University of Illinois. Cope became  a member of Ladies of Letterpress Dec 7, 2010.  







Catherine Hume Cumpston   (Cope's mother)


CUMPSTON, Catherine Hume "Cappy" Died on January 27 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, Illinois.


She was born Catherine Hume Maguire on November 23, 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Mary Hume and John MacArthur Maguire. Her sister Nancy Hoffman lives in Lutz, Florida. She attended Shady Hill School and Concord Academy, and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1946.


She married Edward Henry Cumpston IV (Harry) on August 4, 1944, and had three children, Mary, Hank, and Cope. Two are living: Mary (Tsipora Bar Rashi) in Israel and Cope (married to Walter Matherly) in Urbana, Illinois. Her husband Harry died in 2006. She has six grandchildren (five in Israel, Sarah Matherly in Urbana, Illinois) and four great grandchildren in Israel. Cappy worked as Development Director of Bennington College, and as a fundraising consultant for Arthur Raybin Associates. She served on the board of directors of the Bennington Museum, and was active in the Garden Club of America. She was a talented singer, and was soloist in a number of church choirs. She enjoyed tennis, skiing, dancing and entertaining. She and her husband Harry lived in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont, and retired to Naples, Florida. Contact through Cope Cumpston, 217-714-2389, [email protected]

Hank , Cope's brother's obituary is on my website


Occupy BloNo protests outside Schock fundraiser By Paul Morello November 11, 2011


BLOOMINGTON – The Occupy Bloomington-Normal movement protested outside a campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock on the east side of Bloomington on Friday night. The private event featured former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Illinois State senior Kelby Cumpston said the group protested because they believe there's too much money going into political campaigns.



Workshop teaches how to make books beautiful again

Mon, 08/08/2005 - 1:00pm | Melissa Merli


URBANA – Through the last few centuries people have altered – some would say defaced – books. They've scrawled over pages with crayon, sliced out photographs and pictures, or added text such as family data to Bibles.


Artists have taken the practice to a different and more conscious level, creating artworks of altered books. The trend picked up after 1980, when Thames and Hudson published the first trade edition of London artist Tom Phillips' altered book, "The Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel." It became a cult classic.


Phillips created "The Humument" by painting or drawing over the pages of "The Human Document," a forgotten Victorian novel by W. H. Mallock that Phillips had chanced upon and for which he paid a pittance.


"I plundered, mined and undermined its text to make it yield the ghosts of other possible stories, scenes, poems, erotic incidents and surrealist catastrophes which seemed to lurk within its walls of words," he wrote.


"As I worked on it, I replaced the text I'd stripped away with visual images of all kinds. It began to tell and depict, among other memories, dreams and reflections, the sad story of Bill Toge, one of love's casualties."


"The Humument" fascinated Urbana resident Cope Cumpston, even though altering books goes against her professional instincts. She works as art director at the University of Illinois Press, where a co-worker told her, after seeing a copy of "The Humument" on Cumpston's desk, "I can't tell you how offended I am by that book."


Unlike other altered-book artists, Cumpston can't bring herself to remove pages or alter the text of a book. But she still has gone ahead to alter in a limited fashion a discarded library copy of "The Years" by Virginia Woolf.


"I made a collage on the end papers of where I am in my life now," Cumpston said. "I cut windows to show words on the first page and the last page of the book; I just happened to find words that were significant, so I cut out the little windows.


"I left all the text intact and will decorate only the display pages."


To get tips on how to embellish the pages, Cumpston attended a recent workshop on altered books taught by Sandra Ahten at the Independent Media Center in Urbana.


The International Society of Altered Book Artists describes an altered book "any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art." The society said they can be re-bound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber-stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned.






I don't have to hide

Authors: Anne Fischel; Cope Cumpston; Fanlight Productions.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Fanlight Productions, 1982.

Edition/Format:  Film : Film  Visual material : English


Milton on Shakespeare.

Author: John Milton; Cope Cumpston; Cartiere Miliani Fabriano,; Soybean Press.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program.  Publisher: [Urbana, Ill.] : Soybean Press, 2007.  Edition/Format:  Book : Poetry : English  

Can you help me trace these people?


The following names are in the index of the Campaign Historical Archives Index


Eric CUMPSTON birth notice for Tyler Steven CUMPSTON printed 26 December 1985 News Gazette.  Other name(s):

Lynda CUMPSTON Document #0201000185122607


Birth notice for Haley Elizabeth CUMPSTON printed 4 December 1988 News Gazette.  Other names Lynda CUMPSTON


Eric Lee CUMPSTON Obituary date of birth 29 September 1959 printed 7 September 1989 News Gazette page D-2

Coroner's Certificate of death Eric Lee CUMPSTON

Date of Death  6 September 1989 age 29 years.


Circuit Court Chancery Case 423 (1983) Petition for dissolution of marriage.  







Henry CUMPSTON Circuit Court Naturalization record entry.  Materials pertaining to this appear in Book AA page 59.


Jennette CUMPSTON, Circuit Court Cancery Case  9321 (1930) Bill for Partition


Joan Carol CUMPSTON,  Circuit Court Chancery Case 441 (1986) Petition for Dissolution of Marriage Other Name(s):    CUMPSTON, Joseph


Dorothy Hixon CUMPTON, obituary  date of birth 21 June 1910.  APRIL 8, 1993, NEWS-GAZETTE (PAGE A-5)


Sarah E CUMPTON pre 1865 marriage records Champaign County Illinois. Call no. Page 100 volume 6 issued August 23.

KDHX Playlist Info:

Spinitron Home Member Logon About Spinitron WEFT's web site

Oct   2010      1 2

Current playlist Cope Cumpston With Cope Cumpston Subbing for John Thu Oct 14th 2010 2.00pm–4.00pm

NOTE about the colour coding:

Yellow = page subject

Green = death / obituary

Red = queries - help needed.

other colours: relatives.

Schenectady Gazette 21 Feb 1968

Social Notes

Mr and Mrs Edward H CUMPSTON J. Miss Mary CUMPSTON Miss Cope CUMPSTON and Hank CUMPSTON of Bronxville will arrive this weekend to be the guests of Mr and Mrs AL Balcock of Ardsley Road.

Edward Cumpston IV  

Cope's father:


NAPLES, Fla. -- Edward Henry Cumpston IV, 86, died Aug. 29, 2007, at Bentley Village in Naples. He was born June 14, 1921, in Rochester, N.Y., son of Dorothy Copenhaver Cumpston and Edward Henry Cumpston III. His sister, Julia Ramsay Lawless, lives in Rochester, N.Y. He lived in Old Bennington, Vt., for many years before moving the Naples.


He attended Harley School, Cornell University and received a bachelors in engineering from MIT in 1946. He served in the U.S. Fifth Army in Europe in World War II.


He married Catherine Hume Maguire Aug. 4, 1944, in Cambridge, Mass. He worked as an inventor, and acquired numerous patents, mostly in the paper pulp refining industry. As a teenager he designed the first ubiquitous golf bag caddy. Early in his career, working for Kodak in Rochester, he invented the film advance mechanism for the first point and shoot Kodak instamatic camera.


He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Naples; three children, Mary Hume Cumpston, Edward Henry Cumpston V and Copenhaver Cumpston; and six grandchildren, five in Israel and one in Illinois.


A memorial service will be held in Cambridge, MA in the spring. Published in Bennington Banner on October 20, 2007


'43—Edward H. Cumpston of Naples, FL, August 29, 2007; inventor, paper pulp refining industry; veteran. Delta Upsilon. Cornell University Alumni


Inventors:  Cumpston, Edward H. (43 Monument Ave., Old Bennington, VT, 05201)


Application Number:  05/655990

Publication Date:  01/30/1979

Filing Date:  02/06/1976

Primary Class: 501/149

Other Classes:  106/416, 106/433, 106/436, 106/464, 106/472, 106/482, 106/486  International Classes:

B01F3/14; B01F3/12; B01J13/00; B01F3/12; B01J13/00; (IPC1-7): C09C3/04; C09C1/42

US Patent References: 3995838


Arrangement for the production of a suspension of highly swellable substances December, 1976 Zucker

259/10 3834924 September, 1974

Grillo 106/309 3806050


Cumpston, Jr. 241/260


Method of reducing clay viscosity

October, 1963 Millman et al.

106/309 2907666 Apparatus and method for treatment of clay

October, 1959 Millman et al.

106/72 2535647 Treating clay

December, 1950 Millman et al.



There is also a reference to Cope's father on google books as the Director of Research at Jones and Sons Company , Pittsfield Mass.