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Wister Jean Cook papers

Identifier: UA473

  • Staff Only


The papers include correspondence, lecture notes, assignments, awards, and materials concerning Wister Jean Cook’s professional activities at Georgia Tech. A large portion of the collection is made up of written work by Wister Jean Cook and others within the Georgia Tech English department.


  • Majority of material found in 1960s-2000s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the Georgia Tech Library Copyright & Fair Use page for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or Georgia Tech.


2.92 Linear Feet (3 record cartons)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers and other materials compiled by Wister Jean Cook. It contains correspondence, written works by Cook and others, as well as other documents concerning Cook’s professional activities. The creation dates of materials in this collection range from 1960 to 2000. Undated materials have been given approximate dates based on Cook’s time as a professor at Georgia Tech.

Biographical / Historical

Wister Jean Cook (1934-2016) was born in Ashford, AL and attended Judson College where she studied Music and Literature. Cook went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Arkansas and a PhD from Auburn University. Cook taught English at Georgia Tech from 1966 to 1998. Some other topics covered in her courses include Art History, Architecture, and Film.


Arranged in six series: Certificates and Diplomas, Correspondence, Lecture Notes and Assignments, Personal diaries and Notes, Professional Activities, and Written Work

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Requests for access must be submitted in advance.

Custodial History

Received from David Criner on September 12, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from David Criner on September 12, 2016.


If available, two copies were retained. Publications such as books and magazines that are easily found elsewhere were not kept.

Processing Information

Considerable weeding was done for publications and materials unrelated to the collection.

Alex Brinson
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA