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Personal papers of Albert B. Cook

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 115


Albert Cook taught English at the University of Kansas from 1968-1997. This collection consists of two manuscripts: "John Evelyn's English Grammar" and "The De Analogia Anglicani Sermonis of Thomas Tonkis." Both articles were eventually published in the Leeds Studies in English.


  • 1968 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Albert B. Cook

Albert Baldwin "Sandy" Cook III was born August 29, 1931 in Ionia, Michigan, the son of A.B. Cook, Jr. and Margaret Reineke. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1953 and his M.A. in 1956 and Ph.D. in 1963, both from Western Reserve University. His doctoral dissertation was on English writer John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

Cook taught at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa and then Northern Michigan University before joining the University of Kansas faculty in 1968. KU sought his linguistic expertise, and Cook published the textbook Introduction to the English Language. He also served as undergraduate coordinator for ten years. He retired in 1997.

Albert Cook married Jessie Jeanne McMurrough in 1954. They had four children: Susan, David, and twin daughters Ann and Mary. Cook passed away on October 17, 2019.

[Information retrieved from Warren-McElwain obituary located at]


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

PP 115

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Albert B. Cook Collection
Personal papers of Albert B. Cook
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Albert B. Cook III, University Archives, PP 115, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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