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Ellen Parmelee Cook Papers, 1893-1947
0.04 linear feet (4 folders)
Collection number: CA.MS.00123

Abstract:
Associate Professor of Chemistry. Contains biographical material, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Ellen Parmelee Cook was born on June 21, 1865 in Ripon, Wisconsin where she spent the early years of her life. She graduated with the class of 1893 at Smith College, where she earned her B.C. Cook studied in Berlin in 1896-97, before returning to the United States and teaching at a private school in Brooklyn, NY, where she stayed until 1890. In 1905-06, she earned her M.A. from Columbia University. Once she earned her degree, she was offered a position on the faculty at Smith College, as an Associate Professor in the Chemistry department. She retired from this position in 1931, after 40 years on the faculty. Upon her retirement, she lived with her sister, Mary Morrow Cook, also a professor at Smith College in the Languages Department. They traveled together and enjoyed their retirement together. On May 14, 1947, after several years of poor and failing health, Cook died at the age of 81.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings regarding Cook's education and career at Smith College and elsewhere.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Ellen Parmelee Cook Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00123, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Ellen Parmelee Cook Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Markham.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Associate Professor- Chemistry- Biographical Material
1897-1947

Box 730: folder 1
Correspondence
1901-1946

Box 730: folder 2
Germany- Correspondence
1893-1898

Box 730: folder 3
Photographs
undated

Box 730: folder 4

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Subjects
  • Cook, Ellen Parmelee, 1865-


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