Robert Cook papers

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Special Collections and Archives

Robert Cook papers

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Special Collections and Archives

Robert Cook papers

Robert Cook papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kevin Ferst, March 13, 2002; Last Updated: December 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1956-1992
Extent: 1.33 cubic feet (1 record storage box and 1 oversized box)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: Robert E. Cook was born in Kent, in 1920, and was a longtime resident of Ravenna. He received a law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1950. He served as Portage County prosecutor in 1952 and was re-elected in 1956. Three years later, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served two terms. He returned to Portage County and served from 1963 to 1969 as Common Pleas Judge. In 1979, Cook received Kent State University's Distinguished Alumni Award.


Scope and Content: This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence accumulated during Cook's years as a U.S. Congressman. Of special interest are several photographs of Cook with John F. Kennedy, and letters signed by JFK, as well as one signed by Robert Kennedy.

Acquistion Information: Cook donated this collection to Kent State University's Department of Special Collections and Archives in 1984.


Box 1
Folder--Contents

  1. Address by Hon. James Farley, Nov 20, 1957
  2. Clippings, 1956
  3. Clippings, Dec. 15, 1957
  4. Clippings, 1958-1959
  5. Clippings, 1960
  6. Clippings, 1960
  7. Clippings, 1960
  8. Clippings, 1961
  9. Clippings Presidental Inauguration, 1961
  10. Clippings before election, 1962
  11. Clippings after election, 1962
  12. Clippings, 1965
  13. Correspondence Henry J. Latham to Cook, Dec. 18, 1958
  14. Correspondence Harry Truman to Cook, Oct. 5, 1960
  15. Correspondence John F. Kennedy to Cook, Oct. 19, 1960
  16. Correspondence Robert Kennedy to Miss Amy Cook, 1961
  17. Correspondence J.F.K to Mrs. Cook, Sept. 1, 1961
  18. Correspondence Mrs. Eisenhower to Mrs. Cook, Sept. 1, 1961
  19. Correspondence Robert Jacoby to Cook, Feb. 26, 1962
  20. Headings for exhibition, undated
  21. Inauguration ceremonies program, January 20, 1961
  22. Inaugural souvenir, January 20, 1961
  23. Menus for House of Rep. and U.S. Senate restaurants, 1961
  24. Photo, Alfred Seary Jubilee, 1959
  25. Photo, Cook et al, 1959
  26. Photo, Cook et al, 1959
  27. Photo, Cook et al, 1959
  28. Photo, Harbor Inspection, 1959
  29. Photo, Harbor Inspection, 1959
  30. Photo, Home Builder's Assoc, 1959
  31. Photo, Kent State University, ROTC building, 1959
  32. Photo, Romanian Hall, Warren, Ohio, 1959
  33. Photo, U.S. Senator of Ohio, 1959
  34. Photo, KSU Semicentennial, 1960
  35. Photo, Breakfast at Congressional Hotel, 1961
  36. Photo, Cook and wife at White House, 1961
  37. Photo, Cook, and wife, et al, 1961
  38. Photo, Cook, et al, 1961
  39. Photo, Cook on board U.S.S. Independence, 1961
  40. Photo, Cook with Warren Girl Scout Troop, 1961
  41. Photo, Democratic Women group, 1961
  42. Photo, Lordstown Military Reservation, 1961
  43. Photo, Lordstown Military Reservation, 1961
  44. Photo, Mantua High School, Washington D.C., 1961
  45. Photo, White House, JFK, Cook, et al, 1961
  46. Photo, JFK and Marie Neal Martin at White House, 1962
  47. Photo, JFK, et al at White House, 1962
  48. Photo, Cook, undated
  49. Photo, Cook, undated
  50. Photo, Cook and other, undated
  51. Photo, Cook and other, undated
  52. Photo, Cook at Post Office, undated
  53. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  54. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  55. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  56. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  57. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  58. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  59. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  60. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  61. Photo, Cook et al, undated
  62. Photo, Cook, John Glenn, et al, undated
  63. Photo, Cook, wife, et al, undated
  64. Photo, Cook, wife, et al at Chamber of Commerce dinner, undated
  65. Photo, Cook, wife and others, campaign strategy, undated
  66. Photo, Cook with army, undated
  67. Photo, Cook with Boy Scout troop, undated
  68. Photo, Cook with Navy, undated
  69. Photo, Cook with Navy (in Paris?), undated
  70. Photo, Family photo, undated
  71. Photo, Family photo, undated
  72. Photo, JFK, Cook, undated
  73. Photo, JFK, Cook, et al, undated
  74. Photo, JFK, Cook, et al, undated
  75. Photo, JFK, Cook, et al, undated
  76. Photo, JFK, Cook, et al, undated
  77. Photo, JFK, Cook, et al, undated
  78. Photo, JFK, Johnson, and Cook, undated
  79. Photo, Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown and Mrs. Cook, undated
  80. Photo, Mr. and Mrs. Cook, undated
  81. Photo, Mrs. Cook and JFK, undated
  82. Photo, Mrs. Cook et al, undated
  83. Photo, Truman et al, undated
  84. Photo, Urban Renewal, undated
  85. Photo, Youngstown Steel, undated
  86. Photo, Youngstown Steel Groundbreaking, undated
  87. Protocol in the Nation's Capital, undated
  88. Telegram congratulations on winning election (including John Kennedy), 1958

Box 2: Oversized Materials
Folder--Contents

  1. The Capital magazine, 1956
  2. Clippings Life Magazine, Jan. 19, 1959
  3. Photo, Michael Di Salle, 1959