Kathryn Dapp Cook papers, 1957-1998
Scope and Contents
The papers and material in the Kathryn Dapp Cook collection date from 1957 to 1998. These include biographical materials collected in the archives, her dissertation, some correspondence (both personel and professional), Distinguished Faculty Award information, and A.A.U.P. (American Association of University Professors) related materials. There is a series of books, many about James Joyce's works, as well as some by other authors. There is also correspondence from former students and colleagues. Class notes, student papers, newsletters, miscellaneous programs, pictures, briefings, notes and comments on literature, exam questions as well as personal notes and material can all be found in this collection.
Kathryn Dapp Cook, L.H.D. (KDC) was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1908. She was a member of the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges from 1942 to 1979 and died on December 7, 1998. An innovative teacher, Dr. Cook enthusiastically shared her far reaching interests and wisdom with all. She offered encouragement in many ways and was chair of the English Department from 1967 to 1970. She introduced courses in comparative literature (before it was a discipline), modern novelists (including James Joyce), and Russian literature. These, in addition to Shakespeare, were her specialties. She was one of the architects and teachers of the course in Western Civilization and, from its inception and for 34 years, was a vital force in the Honors Program. Her high standards and expectations, her enthusiasm and energy, her interest in students, and her penetrating written comments on their papers led her students to try their best. Tributes to her from former students fill a book.
3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers and material in the Kathryn Dapp Cook Papers collection date from 1957 to 1998. There are a series of books, many about James Joyce's works, as well as some by other authors. Correspondence from former students as well as colleagues is also included.
This collection is arranged into the following series:
- Archives Collection
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2
Box 1-2: Archives Storage, Range 22A, Section 2
Box 3: Archives Storage, Range 22B, Section 2
The Kathryn Dapp Cook Papers were given to the Archives and Special Collections in two parts in March of 1997. These include biographical information collected in the Archives, her dissertation, some correspondence (both personal and professional), Distinguished Faculty Award information, A.A.U.P. (American Association of University Professors) related materials, as well as books, papers and printed materials left in Professor Cook's home, 451 Pulteney Street, after her move to Florida. The books in her library were given to the Warren Hunting Smith Library of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Materials Removed: Houghton House Files, some programs, Distinguished Faculty Biographies, The Wheeler Society, HWS Dialogue Paper #1, Honor Role of Giving, HWS Admissions Catalogue, HWS Development Report, HWS Elizabeth Blackwell Award, HWS Quarterly, Pulteney Street Survey.
- American Association of University Professors
- Cook, Kathryn D. (Kathryn Dapp)
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dissertations, Academic Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dept. of English
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Distinguished Faculty Award
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Honors Program
- Joyce, James, 1882-1941
- Kathryn Dapp Cook papers, 1957-1998: A Finding Aid
- Esther Vivas, William Smith 2001 with Charlotte Hegyi, Archivist.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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