Cook, Alton F. (1905-1962)
NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.
The Alton F. Cook collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, scrapbooks, correspondence.
Manuscripts by Cook include drafts of articles and reviews for various periodicals, including the New York World Telegraph, The Commentator, Look, and Silver Screen; scripts for radio broadcasts; and short poems. This material dates from the 1930s and 1940s.
Printed material in the collection is extensive. It includes numerous clippings of reviews and articles by Cook published in various periodicals, including the New York World Telegraph, The World Telegram and Morning Sun, The New York Motion Picture Critics' Review, and The St. Paul Daily News. These items date from 1929 to 1963. Also present is an inaugural program for the R.K.O. Palace Theatre in Schenectady, New York (1931) and a few other miscellaneous items.
The scrapbooks in the collection consist of albums with manuscripts and printed items (all mentioned above). One scrapbook includes letters from Curtis Mitchell.
Correspondence in the collection consists of several letters to and from Cook, dating from 1938 to 1966.