University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Morris G. Cook Collection, 1935, 1945-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cook, James M., 1858-
Title: Morris G. Cook Collection
Dates: 1935, 1945-1983
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 95-145
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cook, Morris G. -- Archives.
Cook, William Morris
Subjects
Education -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Europe -- Description and travel

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Morris G. Cook Collection, 1935, 1945-1983, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory

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3F238 Diary of a trip to Europe, author unknown, 1935
William G. Morris school report cards, 1950-1952
Copies of serperated printed materials, 1945-1983
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3S377 Photograph of unidentified man in a drugstore, April 13, 1953