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Robert J. Cooke Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-214

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material collected by Robert J. Cooke from various presidential elections from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, primarily at the respective Democratic Conventions. Items include copies of speeches, pamphlets, publications, press badges, ads, biographies, and campaign material. Candidates of note include Governor George C. Wallace, President Jimmy Carter, and President Bill Clinton. A selection of Cooke's research on the Rorison family of Wilmington, North Carolina is also included. This research focuses especially on brothers Harmon Chadbourn Rorison and John Chadbourn Rorison, both of whom served in World War I and World War II.

Dates

  • 1967-2013, undated
  • Majority of material found in 1976, 1992

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box, 1 map case folder)

Language

English

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into series by convention date and then by subject.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Robert J. Cooke on December 24, 2001.

Related Materials

Additional information on the Rorison family can be found in the Harmon C. Rorison Papers at Randall Library's Special Collections.
Title
Robert J. Cooke Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Nicole Yatsonsky
Date
2019-08-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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