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At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series.
This collection contains materials used and created by Marion Elizabeth Cook during her time as a student in the School of Library Service in the academic year 1940-1941. Items include her class notes, annotated syllabi, and library related publications.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marion Elizabeth Cook papers; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
A photograph of Miss Cook can be found in the Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003) and her diploma can be found in the Diplomas and Certificates Collection (UA#0023). For more information about the school, please consult the School of Library Service records (UA#0096).
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2003.043: Source of acquisition--Barbara Goodwin. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--October 2003.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Jocelyn Wilk. Finding aid written Jocelyn Wilk in October 2003.
2019-05-16 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Marion Elizabeth Cook was born on March 30, 1912 in Farmington, CT, the daughter of Allen B. and Emma L. (Shepardson) Cook. She graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford in 1930 and from Connecticut State College, now the University of Connecticut, in 1935. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Library Service in June 1941. Her library career began at the West Hartford Public Library where she worked in various capacities, including children's room, cataloging, and reference. In 1946 she moved to Meriden, CT to be head of cataloging at Curtis Memorial Library, and in 1955 was appointed Head Librarian. She held the head position for 28 years until her retirement in 1983. Miss Cook was active on the local YWCA board of Meriden, CT as well as with state, regional and national library associations. Marion Elizabeth Cook died on November 5, 2001 at the Avon Health Center, Avon, CT.