E. Wilbur Cook Collection

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E. Wilbur Cook Collection

Description

Cook was a prolific amateur photographer, and left Centre a collection of over two thousand prints and negatives which chronicle the quarter century from the early 1920s to the late 1940s. Cook captured both the day-to-day activities of students and faculty and also the college's special events and celebrations.

Eugene Wilbur Cook (1902-1978) was born and raised in Danville and graduated from Centre in 1923. After graduating, Cook continued his education at Ohio State University, where he received his master's and doctoral degrees. He returned to Centre in 1926 and served as professor of biology for forty-five years, including thirty years as department head.

Items in the E. Wilbur Cook Collection Collection

KCW students, 1940s
Undated and unidentified photograph of a group of Kentucky College for Women students, circa 1940s.

Track meet, 1930s
Undated and unidentified of hurdlers at a Centre College track meet, circa 1930s.

Football game
Undated and unidentified Centre College football game.

Hillcrest House
Undated photograph of Hillcrest House on the Centre College campus.

Centre College campus, 1920s
Scene of winter flooding on the Centre College campus, circa 1920s. Building on right is Old Main.

Carnegie Library
Undated winter scene of Carnegie Library on the Centre College campus., circa 1920s.

Kentucky College for Women
Undated winter scene of the Kentucky College for Women campus. Visible are Morgan Hall (left) and East Hall (right).

Kentucky College for Women
Undated winter scene of the Kentucky College for Women campus. Visible are (l-r) West Hall, Morgan Hall, and East Hall.

Commencement, 1920s
Undated commencement procession in front of Old Main on the Centre College campus, circa 1920s.

Commencement, 1920s
Undated commencement procession, circa 1920s.