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Barbara Cook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 467

Scope and Contents

The Barbara Cook papers (1932 – 2012; 9 cubic feet) documents the life and work of Barbara Cook, predominately concerning her work as a student personnel administrator and instructor at Purdue University. Cooks collection of research files and essays on women’s issues, especially in regards to education, could be useful for any researcher interested in feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The two “student unrest” binders of Series 8 provide thorough documentation of the various clashes between students and administration during the turbulent years of 1968 – 1969. Researchers interested in the profession of student administration will find much of value in the Barbara Cook papers, including documentation on the Syracuse University Student Dean program she attended in 1952, the Education courses she taught in the 1980s on student administration, and speeches she gave to various student groups in her role as an administrator. Types of materials include: correspondence, speech notes, dissertations, photographs, research files, scrapbooks, artifacts, and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1932-2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/04/2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University per deed of gift. The copyright ofsome items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. Consult an archivist for details.

Extent

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Abstract

The Barbara Cook papers predominantly document Barbara Cook's career in the Dean of Women and Dean of Students office and as professor of education at Purdue University (1956 - 1989), including her leadership roles in Mortar Board and NAWDAC -- National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors. Types of material include correspondence, speeches, teaching material, articles and essays, and biographical information.

Arrangement Note

The Barbara Cook papers are organized into nine series: 1) Personal and Professional Documents, 1932 - 2012. 2) Research Files and Essays, 1959 - 1989. 3) Correspondence, 1956 - 1996. 4) Professional Organizations, 1963 - 2004. 5) Education Courses, 1967 - 1989. 6) Speech Files, 1960 - 2006. 7) Books, 1967 - 1993. 8) Student Unrest Binders, 1968 - 1969. 9) Artifacts, Bound Manuscripts, Diplomas, and Scrapbooks, circa 1950 - 2007.

Source of Acquisition

Betty Nelson donation

Accruals and Additions

20121203.4, transfer from Office of the VIce President for Ethics and Compiance via Alysa Rollock 20121003, Donation by Jane Hamblin of the Mortar Board Alumni Association

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Barbara Cook had close ties to three other Deans of Women: Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, and Beverley Stone. More personal photos, correspondence, and other materials relating to Cook can be found in those collections.  In addition, the Dean of Women/Dean of Students collection contains official correspondence and annual reports produced by Cook while serving as Dean of Students. Please also see the oral history interview with Barbara Cook.

http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/oralhist&CISOPTR=15
Title
Barbara Cook papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Jonathan McConnell
Date
01/06/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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