Cook, Reginald Lansing, 1903-1984
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview collected by David Stameshkin and Deborah Clifford with members of the Class of 1924 at their 50th reunion in 1974. Topics discussed include: why they chose Middlebury; tuition and economic status of students; the role of fraternities and sororities on campus; "neutrals" (students who were not members of Greek societies); sorority "rooms" in town; cars on campus; school spirit and pride; student housing; student supervision and chaperones; academics;...
Dates: May 25, 1974
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Lydia Juanita "Nita" Cook, Middlebury College class of 1926. During the interview, Cook discusses her return to campus in 1929 as the wife of Reginald L. Cook, Professor of English; the role of faculty wives; changes at the College while her husband was on the faculty; her husband as a teacher (lectures, reaction papers, high expectations); her husband's retirement; Bread Loaf experience; assisting her husband; Middlebury during World War II; recollections from student days;...
Dates: September 28, 1993
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Lois Craig, Middlebury College class of 1937. During the interview, she discusses why she chose Middlebury College; social rules; her introduction to scholarship; American Literature; Dr. Reginald L. Cook; women scholars; sorority life; the Depression era; post-graduate training; the job market for women; dating; class reunions; faculty wives; alumnae secretary; educational counseling; Marion Holmes; Peace Corps; the Hoover/FDR transition in Washington, D.C.; changes at...
Dates: June 6, 1993
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Natalie H. Dunsmoor, Middlebury College Class of 1935, by Joice Pangalila at Dunsmoor's 60th reunion. Dunsmoor discusses reunions; why she went to Middlebury; her academic challenges; Mountain club; Alumni college; the Moodys; winter carnival; scholarships; working as a waitress; what she did in her free time; sociology trips; being a teacher; Chateau; French; customs and traditions; tea dances; formals; sororities; sigma kappa; tennis; Dr. Reginald Cook; co-ed dorms; Pearson;...
Dates: June 3, 1995
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Stephen A. Freeman, Middlebury College Professor of French, Vice President, Acting President, and Director of the Language Schools, by David Stameshkin. The interview was conducted in the basement of the library. Freeman discusses Harvard; the French department; President Moody; Chateau; Brown University; salary; his publications; being President of the American Association of Teachers of French; qualifications of the faculty; sabbatical; life in the Chateau; French parties;...
Dates: August 12, 1987
Scope and Contents Includes 1898 thank you to Myron Sanford from the class of 1900, Honorary degree given to Reginald L. Cook from St. Michael's College in 1972, and a letter recognizing Arthur L. Janes from Boys High School.
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Howard McCoy Munford, Class of 1934. Munford discusses Reginald Cook; department of American literature; resigning in protest; President Armstrong; studying as an undergraduate; Harvard; President Moody; Middlebury's reputation; restrictions on women; fraternities; social life; fraternities exclusion; gender segregation; women's separate college; qualitifications of the women; number of student applicants; comparing grades of men and women; women professors; Eleanor Ross; World...
Dates: March 18, 1986
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Gertrude (Bittle) Murray, Middlebury College Class of 1939. During the interview, Murray discusses the Theatre major; the Weybridge playhouse; American literature; Professor Reginald L. Cook; debate team; Dean Ross; Depression; passion puddle; active political awareness; and the closeness of the college community.
Dates: June 4, 1994
Scope and Contents From the mid-1920s until Frost's death in 1963, Reginald L. Cook, Middlebury College graduate, professor, head of the American Literature department, and long-time director of the Bread Loaf School of English, kept detailed notes of all meetings with Robert Frost. The resulting journals include records of private conversations, intimate information about Frost, and transcriptions of Frost's formal lectures. The diary entries are presented with accuracy rather than style, by the author's own...
Scope and Contents Collection contains the handwritten journals (1943-1955) of Reginald L. Cook, notes from his early years teaching at Middlebury, unpublished typescript drafts of various novels and other writings, newspaper clippings, typescript draft of 1951 "Frost Book," typescript draft of Henry Thoreau: A Problem in Tactic, Frost research materials, Frost lectures and talks on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes, various literary publications, books belonging to Cook, as well as...
Dates: circa 1932-1979
Scope and Contents The correspondence in this collection between Buckeye and various authors was typically started by Buckeye when he invited them to speak at the Middlebury College library as a part of the speaker series he implemented during his time at the College. In several cases, communication developed into friendly correspondence. Authors with whom Buckeye corresponded with frequently include Bob Arnold, Carol Berge, Nicholas Delbanco, Lyle Glazier, and Mitchell Goodman. Box 1 contains 47 folders for...
Dates: 1973 - 2003
Item — Box: 9
Scope and Contents Unpublished manuscript (ca. 805 p.) describing Cook's meetings and discussions with Robert Frost, and reflections on the poet and his work, between July 1925 and the poet's death in 1963. The text also contains transcripts of some formal lectures given by Frost. Includes an interview with Cook by an unnamed interviewer, on Sept. 3, 1978, in Middlebury, Vt. Reginald Cook collection also contains audio recordings of Robert Frost lectures on CD and cassette, as well as a number of essays written...
Dates: ca. 1970-1984
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Pardon E. Tillinghast, Professor of History.Brown University undergraduate, hired as history professor at Middlebury in 1947, Navy veteran (01:34); colleague called "Sleepy Davis" (03:25); men's campus and women's campus separate (04:10); taught one class in spring, age is 66, loves teaching (06:05) college in 1947 was quiet, he had a small office, did not interact with many colleagues- in 1941 war took away male students (07:23);...
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Erie Volkert, Middlebury College Professor of Drama, conducted by Alison Kirk. First 12 years at college, spent off campus on Weybridge Street (04:06); studied writing as English Literature/Theater major, '35 Lawrence College-assisted for two years -masters degree from Northwestern University, Huron College, South Dakota (04:25); took job at Randolph Macon (04:46); took VT camp job (05:37); assistant professor, 1941, Middlebury...
Dates: March 20, 1986