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William W. Cook Lectures on American Institutions 1941-1993 [subseries]

The William W. Cook Lectures on American Institutions [1996 Accession] (1.0 linear feet, 1941-1993) document the lecture series named in honor of alumnus William W. Cook (A.B. 1880; LL.B., 1882). A committee was authorized by the Regents in July 1942 to comply with Cook's will which provided an endowment to pay for lectures on American institutions and their preservation, and for the publication of the lectures. Lecturers receive an honorarium and are expected to deliver three to five public lectures resulting in a manuscript suitable for publication. The material in this series contains committee records, 1941-1975, including information on the Cook bequest, and files on Cook lecturers arranged chronologically.

 
General

The material in this series contains committee records, 1941-1975, including information on the Cook bequest, and files on Cook lecturers arranged chronologically.

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"A Great Foundation for Legal Studies at the University of Michigan" Undated

(Typescript re: the Cook endowments)

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Florentine Cook Heath (niece of W. W. Cook) 1955-1958
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W. W. Cook Lectureship Committee 1941-1975 (3 folders)
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General Correspondence 1964-1970, 1972-1978 (2 folders)
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Publishing 1960-1979
 
Lecturer Files

The lecturer files typically contain letters of invitation and subsequent negotiations and date from 1965 to 1993. Records relating to arrangements such as publication of the lectures are also present. A few of the files include transcripts and drafts of the lectures. These items have been noted on the inventory.

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Leslie W. Dunbar 1965
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Gilbert F. White 1966 (2 folders)

(includes draft manuscript)

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Francis Keppel 1967
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1968

(no lecturer)

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Willard Wirtz 1969
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Daniel J. Boorstin 1972
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Nathan Glazer 1974
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John Rawls (Visiting Professorship) 1974
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Richard E. Neustadt 1976

(Includes partial photocopy of lecture)

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Ada Louise Huxtable 1977
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Sir Peter Medawar, Richard C. Atkinson, Jerome Wiesne 1978

(includes remarks of Medawar and Atkinson)

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Garry Wills 1979
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Daniel Bell 1980

(includes draft of remarks)

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Austin Ranney 1981
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Irving Howe 1983
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Peter L. Berger 1983

(includes typescript of lectures)

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Alice M. Rivlin 1985
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Wallace Stegner 1986
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David Brion Davis 1987
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Bartlett Giamatti 1989
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Sir Geoffrey Rudolf Elton 1990

(includes typescript of lectures)

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Arthur C. Danto 1991
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Stephen Weil, Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Marcia Tucker 1993 (3 folders)

(includes manuscripts of lectures)