A Guide to the Morris G. Cook Collection, 1935, 1945-1983
Morris G. Cook, a resident of Austin, Texas, was a rare bookseller specializing in Texas and local history. He organized a comprehensive collection of materials concerning the life of his friend J. Frank Dobie that the University of Texas at San Antonio acquired in 1974. His son, William Morris Cook, was schooled in the Austin public school system.
Source: Payne, John. “So Rare.” Texas Monthly, May, 1975, 44.
School records, a diary, printed material, and a photograph comprise the Morris G. Cook Collection, 1935, 1945-1983, mainly relating to William Morris Cook’s childhood education. Austin public school report cards document William Cook’s performance in grade school. A 1935 diary details a trip throughout Europe, and a 1953 photograph depicts an unidentified man in a drugstore. Printed material includes pamphlets, a newspaper supplement from the Sam Houston College News, and paper fans from the Gipson Funeral Home.
This collection is open for research use.
Morris G. Cook Collection, 1935, 1945-1983, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers