Guide to the Faith Beamer Cooke Papers 1928-1999
Cage 729

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Cooke, Faith Beamer
Title
Faith Beamer Cooke Papers
ID
Cage 729
Date [inclusive]
1928-1999
Extent
11.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
5.5 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists primarily of material related to Faith Cooke's poetry: drafts, notes, responses, and final versions of her poems. Other materials include her correspondence with publishers, writers, and government officials.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Faith Beamer Cooke Papers

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Poet Faith Elinor Beamer Cooke (1910-2001) was a native of Oregon. She graduated from Vancouver (WA) High School and continued her education throughout her life, taking classes at Cheney (WA) Normal School, Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Idaho. In the early years of their marriage, during the Great Depression, she and her husband Phil Cooke lived in mining camps, then moved to Salt Lake City briefly for Phil Cooke's work as a chemical engineer with the Remington Arms Company. With the economic revival associated with World War II they returned to Washington, arriving at Hanford in October of 1943.

Everywhere she lived, Cooke was an active member of the local community, with a special interest in developing cultural programs. By 1945, she had founded the Writer's Workshop (later Mid-Columbia Writers League and the Mid-Columbia Writers Association) and a Unitarian Fellowship. She participated in school activities, adult education, and Girl Scouts. She continued throughout her life to develop her skills as a poet by participating in writer's organizations and seminars throughout the Pacific Northwest and often around the world.

As the Tri-Cities grew Cooke expanded her efforts to develop regional and statewide poetry and community organizations. She was a key participant in the Benton-Franklin County Fair, the creation of the Columbia Arts Center, the Washington Poets Association, the 1976 USA Bicentennial Project, the Washington State Centennial Project, and other similar events. The Washington Poets Association established a poetry award as a memorial to Cooke, their founder, in 1999.

Every year she sent her family and friends an original poem for Christmas and other religious holidays. Like most of her poetry, these related to events in her life and environment, and they often revealed her Christian world view. After Phil Cooke's death in 1994, she remained active in several community programs. She moved to Vancouver in 1999, where she lived until her death in 2001.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of material related to Faith Cooke's poetry: drafts, notes, responses, and final versions of her poems. Other materials include her correspondence with publishers, writers, and government officials. These papers reveal the long struggle of a poet trying to gain recognition and an audience, and her persistent efforts to see her work published. The collection also includes papers related to the numerous organizations and events in which Cooke was involved. There is a substantial documentation of her lifelong efforts to expand her knowledge and understanding and to improve her creative techniques.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in five series; its original order and has generally been retained.

Series 1: Poems (by title) and related documentation, 1928-1999 - Cooke's poems and related material: drafts, notes, and correspondence (primarily acceptance and rejection letters from publishers). Of particular note is an entire collection of Cooke's unpublished work, Shadows Within, a compilation of her poetry from 1928 to 1959.

Series 2: Publisher materials and Cooke's published poems, 1954-1992 - Correspondence from publishers including responses to Cooke's submissions, newsletters, and publications containing Cooke's poems.

Series 3: Organizations, 1957-1999 - Meeting minutes, newsletters, event and poetry contest materials, related to Cooke's participation in poetry and social organizations. She was particularly active in the Washington Poets Association and the Mid-Columbia Writers Association, both of which she co-founded with other poets in Washington State.

Series 4: Poetry classes, research materials, notes, and workshops, 1945-1992 - This series consists primarily of Cooke's notes related to research for her poetry, educational activities, travel, and personal matters. The research material is especially useful, offering information about the origins of some of her poems.

Series 5: Miscellaneous material and event files, 1946-1994 - This series includes printed ephemera (primarily poetry), newspaper articles, and items related to Cooke's honors and awards, community involvement and events, and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 by Elinor Perlich, daughter of Faith Cooke.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2008 by WSU graduate student Nathan James Roberts, with funding from the Washington Women's History Consortium.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Selected images and documents from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the: Faith Beamer Cooke Digital Collection

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mid-Columbia Writers Association -- History.
  • Washington Poets Association -- History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Cooke, Faith Beamer -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Fine Arts
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women poets, American -- 20th century -- Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Poems (by title) and related documentation, 1928-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Cooke's poems and related material: drafts, notes, and correspondence (primarily acceptance and rejection letters from publishers). Of particular note is an entire collection of Cooke's unpublished work, Shadows Within, a compilation of her poetry from 1928 to 1959.

Box Folder

33 A.D., 1961 

1 1

1966, undated 

1 2

1967, undated 

1 3

1968, undated 

1 4

Aberfan, circa 1969 

1 5

Above the Chalet, 1980 

1 6

Activitease, 1962 

1 7

The Adam's Girls, 1983 

1 8

Adeau, 1986 

1 9

Admiral Columbus, 1979 

1 10

All Hallowed Morn, 1989 

1 11

Ancient Charge (McAuley), 1982 

1 12

And Still the Lands Repeat, 1972 

1 13

Antique Tongue, 1955 

1 14

Apres Amor (Pre Amor), 1982 and 1984 

1 15

Artists at Fort Worden, 1975 

1 16

Ashes, 1990 

1 17

At Crescent Beach, 1989 

1 18

Away From Den, 1988 

1 19

Ball of Life, 1984 

1 20

Ballad of Larry at Raton, 1979 

1 21

Basalt Womb, 1997 

1 22

Basic Math, undated 

1 23

A Bauble on the Christmas Tree, undated 

1 24

Beach Patrol, 1977 

1 25

Beak Talk, circa 1970s 

1 26

Beatitude, undated 

1 27

Beemerville, 1983 

1 28

Beginning, 1989 

1 29

Between Winter and Spring, 1975 

1 30

Boy Weeding, 1986 

1 31

Brave Love, circa 1963 

1 32

Breccia and Conglomerates, 1984 

1 33

Bridge of Dust, 1965 

1 34

Build Mansions, 1988 

1 35

Burren-Ireland, circa 1981 

1 36

By One They Return, 1984 

1 37

By the Kiosk, 1986 

1 38

By Old Scriptures--Three Women, 1980 

1 39

By the Sign of Sin, 1989 

1 40

Cassandra, 1982 

1 41

Cats, circa 1964 

1 42

Charles Proctor, 1986 

1 43

Christmas, 1986, undated 

1 44

Christmas Like Sixty, circa 1955 

1 45

Cinquain, 1975 

1 46

Colored Pebbles, Broken Shells, 1980 

1 47

Columbia Head, 1987 

1 48

Columbia Oak, undated 

1 49

Columbia Point, 1987 

1 50

Come Take Me, 1998 

1 51

Companion, circa 1999 

1 52

Compartments (a Quinelle), 1959 

1 53

Crucifix, 1967 

1 54

Curragh, 1979 

1 55

Curses and Blessings, circa 1968 

1 56

Cynthia, 1973 and 1977 

1 57

Dare Black Dream, 1975 

1 58

Dark Angel, 1975 

1 59

Dark Crib, undated 

1 60

Death to Cuchulain, 1989 

1 61

Deer in October, 1981 

1 62

Divine Right, 1959 

1 63

Doughnuts In The Sky, 1958 

1 64

Drive On, undated 

1 65

Easter-1967, 1967 

1 66

Easter-1982, 1982 

1 67

Easter Anthem, undated 

1 68

Easter--One Lily, 1950 

1 69

The Electric Knife Hummed, 1967 

1 70

Elephant Hills, 1987 

1 71

Epistle, 1968 

1 72

Epistle in England-1615, 1984 

1 73

Eratosthenes (circa 276-194 B.C.), 1984 

2 74

Ethiopia, circa 1985 

2 75

Ethos Web, 1992 

2 76

Except-Seed, 1973 and 1978 

2 77

Father's Day, undated 

2 78

Fayda Speaks By The Fire, 1982 

2 79

Fealty, 1985 

2 80

Feather of Now, 1963 

2 81

February Storm, 1990 

2 82

Five Bodies, 1984 

2 83

Flattop at Easter Sunrise, 1983 

2 84

Footnote to the Golden Rule, 1979 

2 85

Fort Rock, 1959 

2 86

Fort Worden (Townsend) Brethren, 1975 

2 87

Free Verse, 1986 

2 88

Gay Retaliation, circa 1961 

2 89

Genera, 1965 and 1978 

2 90

Gloria Mundi, circa 1980 

2 91

Grace for Gratitude, 1973 

2 92

Grandmothers in Chapel, undated 

2 93

Grandmother's Parlour, 1963 

2 94

Haiku, 1986 and 1988 

2 95

Hakone Gardens, 1980 

2 96

Halloween, 1975 

2 97

Hannah's Ride, circa 1983 

2 98

Happy Birthday, 1983 

2 99

Hard Head Grass, 1987 

2 100

Haunted House, 1930 

2 101

Heartbreak House, undated 

2 102

High Revelry, circa 1960s 

2 103

Home Town (Portland), 1980 

2 104

The Host, 1992 

2 105

House at Night, 1986 

2 106

House on Hemlock Street, 1982 

2 107

If I Have Borrowed From You and Not Repaid... (untitled) 1988 

2 108

I Have Time, 1967 

2 109

Inclined, 1984 

2 110

In DuPont Days, 1944 

2 111

In New Berg Town, 1990 

2 112

In Search of my Grandmother, 1979 

2 113

In September Sun, 1964 

2 114

Inspiration (Point) Mark, 1955 and 1967 

2 115

Issues and Answers, 1980 

2 116

Janeka, 1977 

2 117

JFK, 1965 

2 118

Joshua, 1980 

2 119

Joyous Yule, 1978, 1984, and 1987 

2 120

The Kalidoscope of Righteousness, 1993 

2 121

Keepers of Man's Soul, 1962 

2 122

Kyrio Mode of History, undated 

2 123

Laboratory, 1977 

2 124

Lake Wallula, circa 1982 

2 125

Lenton Song, 1979 

2 126

Light of Learning, undated 

2 127

Listen to the House, 1970 

2 128

Litany For Lost Children, 1975 

2 129

The Magical Thing, undated 

2 130

Man's Reach, 1962 

2 131

Masks, 1961 

2 132

Men Fishing, 1990 

2 133

Men Like Work, undated 

2 134

Missa, 1989 

2 135

Modern Architecture, 1973 

2 136

Mosaic of Memory, circa 1986 

2 137

A Mother's Prayer, circa 1965 

2 138

Mountains Watch, undated 

2 139

My Granddaughter's Wedding, 1994 

2 140

My Young Friend Asks of Life, 1984-1985 

3 141

National Guard, 1983 

3 142

Natividay, 1987 

3 143

Nay, But a King (We Will Have A King), 1980 and 1982 

3 144

Necessity of Life, 1975 

3 145

No Reply, circa 1980 

3 146

Now Washington, circa 1982 

3 147

Oak in the Iowa Knolls, 1989 

3 148

Ocean Coast, 1955 

3 149

Olympian Cleansing, 1983 

3 150

Opinions, 1959 

3 151

Orthopedic Room A, circa 1988 

3 152

Our Constitution, 1987 

3 153

Outcast, 1990 

3 154

Pantoum for Phil's Building, 1968 and 1982 

3 155

The Passing, circa 1980 

3 156

The Passing of Arthur (Notes), 1982 

3 157

Past Choice ("That Choice Back There"), 1980-1981 

3 158

Pax Romana, undated 

3 159

Peach Tree, 1963 and 1971 

3 160

Persian Melon, 1986 

3 161

Pipes, 1968 

3 162

Point of Day, undated 

3 163

Prayer For A Young Woman, 1954 

3 164

Preceptress, 1977 

3 165

Pride of Law, 1964 and 1971 

3 166

Prodigal Son--New Revelations (Parable), 1988 

3 167

The Proper Role of Women, circa 1968 

3 168

Proverbs In the Arab Manner, circa 1984 

3 169

Psalm, 1973 

3 170

The Questing Folk, undated 

3 171

Realless, 1989 

3 172

Repacking, 1982 

3 173

Reservation, circa 1980 

3 174

Retaliation, circa 1962 

3 175

The Ripening, undated 

3 176

Rite at the Eighth Gate, 1990 

3 177

Roadside Flowers, 1980 

3 178

Rock Town (Salutatorian) (Bureaucratic Identity), 1985 

3 179

Saffron Martyrdom, 1982 

3 180

Saga Seed, 1985 

3 181

Scapegoat, 1980 

3 182

The School Board Sets the Curriculum, 1967 

3 183

Security, 1976 and 1983 

3 184

Self Complete, circa 1961 

3 185

September, 1090, 1989 

3 186

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, circa 1960s 

3 187

Silk and Wool, 1987 

3 188

Sister Ileana, 1986 

3 189

Sixty Years, 1991 

3 190

Slowly, Slowly The Trees Came Up, circa 1980 

3 191

Social Security, undated 

3 192

Soap Bubble Vision, undated 

3 193

Solutions, 1963 

3 194

Solving The Problem, 1980 

3 195

Sons of Abram, 1985 

3 196

The Spinning Wheel, 1961 

3 197

Spot Check, 1975 

3 198

Spring Cleaning, 1955 

3 199

Spring Walk, fall, 1983 

3 200

Star Seed, 1988 

3 201

Strong Beauty, 1961 

3 202

Sunday Easter, 1987 

3 203

Tax For Education ("Six Boxes of Scribble Scraps"), 1980 

3 204

Tess Gallagher, 1986 

3 205

That Day I Would Have Been... (untitled), circa 1981 

3 206

That Other World, circa 1986 

3 207

There Were Two Holy Mountains, 1982 

3 208

Time Piece, 1986 

4 209

Token, 1992 

4 210

To Literature, 1974 

4 211

To Oregon, 1982 

4 212

To Skipper, 1964 

4 213

Touch, 1967 and 1980 

4 214

Triad, 1986 

4 215

Twisted Torque: For My Golden Wedding Anniversary, undated 

4 216

Unlonliness, 1983 

4 217

Unwinding Gyre, 1986 

4 218

Villanelle, 1986 

4 219

Visiting Preacher, 1992 

4 220

Waitsburg, 1983 

4 221

Walk First, 1973 

4 222

The Wallula Tablet, 1955 

4 223

The Way, 1971 

4 224

The Way We Love, 1983 

4 225

Winter Poem, 1982, 1982 

4 226

Women, 1988 

4 227

Woman's Program, 1967 

4 228

Woman: Trinity, 1988 

4 229

Words, undated 

4 230

You'd Better Believe, circa 1980 

4 231

Zirconium, 1967 and 1978 

4 232

Shadows Within, 1928-1959, Part One 

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"We have a small grey end-stone at our place..." (untitled), undated 

4 233

"Masks," undated 

4 233

"Furrows-From an Essay," undated 

4 233

"Seashore," 1929 

4 233

"Wanton River," 1929 

4 233

"Perhaps your heart gives a surge..." (untitled), undated 

4 234

"Dance Dance," Summer 1930 

4 234

"Our Time," 1929 

4 234

"June," 1928 

4 234

"Haven for Spring," undated 

4 234

"Night Cap," 1929 

4 234

"Private Exhibit," 1929 

4 235

"The Wind," 1929 

4 235

"Dead Leaves," 1945 

4 235

"Evolution of Deities," 1930 

4 235

"Mockery," undated 

4 235

"The Brown Room," undated 

4 235

"Not Gone," undated 

4 236

"To Jack," undated 

4 236

"Thanksgiving for '31," undated 

4 236

"Far Peaks and Diamonds," undated 

4 236

"City Owl," circa 1966 

4 236

"Mountain Goat," undated 

4 236

"The Bride," 1936 

4 236

"Thought," undated 

4 237

"Snatches at Life," undated 

4 237

"On to the Sea," Winter, 1934 

4 237

"Look at us Europe..." (untitled), Spring 1934 

4 237

"Suzette," undated 

4 237

"Fool All The People," Spring 1934 

4 238

"And He Charged Man To Tend The Garden," undated 

4 238

"Dear To Know," Winter 1934 

4 238

"Gowns," undated 

4 238

"Soldiers Wife," undated 

4 238

"Thanksgiving for 30," undated 

4 238

"Closed Door," 1931 March 16 

4 238

"Death," 1931 April 18 

4 238

"Love Among The Chimney Pots," Winter 1930 

4 238

"My Life A Pool," Fall 1930 

4 239

"Winter Sun," Winter 1930 

4 239

"Hand Bells of the Wind," undated 

4 239

"God Is A Mountain," undated 

4 239

"Notice to Lucifer," undated 

4 239

"Apartment House," Spring 1935 

4 239

"Tea Party," undated 

4 239

"Dilemma's Horns," undated 

4 239

"Ripples--Salt And Pool," undated 

4 239

"This Beating Breast," undated 

4 239

"Myself In This City," undated 

4 239

"Receptacle (The Skull)," undated 

4 240

"Fickle Poet," undated 

4 240

"Ma Dame," undated 

4 240

"Lifted Pennants," undated 

4 240

"Oh Mountain," undated 

4 240

"Small Jewels Their Precious Keeping Have," undated 

4 240

"Cities A Fruitful Reaping Are," undated 

4 240

"Resurrection In Fief," Spring 1935 

4 241

"The Captured Pearl," undated 

4 241

"Conservatism," March 1938 

4 241

"Brae's In Bloom," undated 

4 241

"Purification By Tears," undated 

4 241

"My Heritage," undated 

4 242

"Wed," undated 

4 242

"Child Mother," undated 

4 242

"Dethrowned," undated 

4 242

"Reversed Alchemy," 1939 

4 242

"Pariah," undated 

4 242

"Om Mani Padme Hoom," undated 

4 242

"Fragment--Kerard," undated 

4 243

"Lyric in Concert," undated 

4 243

"After Tchaikovsky's Symphony in B Minor," undated 

4 243

"Indictment," undated 

4 243

"Lease Only," undated 

4 244

"Coin of Passage," undated 

4 244

"Courage For A Puritan," undated 

4 244

"Christmas At War," 1944 

4 244

"Nostalgia of the Angels," 1943 

4 244

"Silver Promise," Summer 1944 

4 245

"After the Station," 1945 

4 245

"Term Unknown," February, 1945 

4 245

"Only The Lonely Dare," 1945 

4 245

"Into Legend," 1945 March 

4 246

Shadows Within, 1928-1959, Part Two 

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"The Cost Of Love," 1945 May 

4 246

"Bon Voyage My Son," undated 

4 246

"Ad Astra," undated 

4 246

"Michael," undated 

4 246

"Novitiate," 1945 July 

4 247

Wallflower," 1946 July 

4 247

"Epipheras," 1946 

4 247

"And I Say," 1946 August 

4 247

"But A Strength," undated 

4 247

"Sword of Release," 1946 November 

4 248

"Shout Victory," 1946 December 

4 248

"And These Things Also Are," undated 

4 248

"Pensive Musings on the Way of a Man with a Maid," undated 

4 248

"From She To He," undated 

4 248

"Mix-Master," undated 

4 249

"Why," undated 

4 249

"This Is Not The End," 1948 March 

4 249

"Desecration," undated 

4 249

"Lust-2," undated 

4 250

"Michael's Teacher," Winter 1948 

4 250

"The Color Of Questing," Winter 1948 

4 250

"Pagan Belief," undated 

4 250

"Easter 1950-One Lily," undated 

4 250

"Ballad-Black Is The Color," undated 

4 251

"Basic Math," undated 

4 251

"Activitease," undated 

4 251

"Bravado," undated 

4 251

"Michal," undated 

4 251

"Suburban Autumn," Fall 1951 

4 251

"Mutations," undated 

4 251

"False Fractions," undated 

4 251

"Cry Rescue," undated 

4 252

"No Brave Songs," undated 

4 252

"Proof," undated 

4 252

"April Showers Bring May Flowers," undated 

4 252

"Constant," undated 

4 252

"Early In The Four O-Clock," undated 

4 252

"Before Breakfast," 1953 

4 253

"O Night Of Carols," 1953 

4 253

"Fall," undated 

4 253

"Saint Michael's Day," 1953 

4 253

"Wisdom and Plenty," Easter, 1954 

4 253

"Prayer For A Young Woman," Easter, 1954 

4 254

"Spirit Aspire," 1954 October 

4 254

"Play On," 1954 October 

4 254

"Love Suffers Not," 1954 October 

4 254

"Truly, Dear," 1954 October 

4 254

"God's Gift," 1954 October 

4 255

"Disarmament," 1954 October 

4 255

"Skid Ride," undated 

4 255

"To Shoot Off At The Mouth," undated 

4 255
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"Lake Wallula Reflections," volumes 1-6, 1961-1965 

5 256

"Lake Wallula Reflections," publisher correspondence, 1961-1965 

5 257

"Lake Wallula Reflections," newspaper clippings, 1961-1965 

5 258

"Coin of Passage," 1968 

5 259

"Coin of Passage," publication correspondence, 1968 

5 260

"Coin of Passage," newspaper clippings, 1968 

5 261

"Rescuing the Past," 1982 

5 262

"The Mountains Watch," 1986 

5 263-264

Holiday poems and postcards, 1960s-1970s 

5 265

Christmas card poems 

Box Folder

1960s 

5 266

1970s 

5 267

1980s 

5 268

1990s 

5 269

Undated 

5 270
Box Folder

Unidentified and incomplete manuscripts, undated 

5 271

Book reviews: "Night of the Comet" and others, 1969 

5 272

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Series 2: Publisher materials and Cooke's published poems, 1954-1992 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from publishers including responses to Cooke's submissions, newsletters, and publications containing Cooke's poems.

Box Folder

Publisher newsletters, 1960s-1980s 

5 273

Publisher information and announcements, 1960s-1990s 

5 274

Publisher correspondence, 1950s-1980s 

5 275

Other publisher material (magazines, anthologies, etc.), 1970s-1980 

5 276

Author contact information, undated 

5 277

"Rejections" (publisher rejection letters), undated 

5 278

Publications with Cooke's poems 

Box Folder

American Mosaic: Creative Offerings by Today's Mosaic Authors, 1976 

6 279

Caravan, 1963 

6 280

Cavalcade of Poetry: Best Poems of 1963, 1964 

6 281

Ellensburg Anthology, 1980 

6 282

Flame, Avalon Anthology (2 issues), 1962-1963 

6 283

Warriors of Eternity, Avalon Anthology, 1963 

6 283

Golden Circle, 1965 and 1966 

6 284

Haiku, 1977-1981 

6 285

Kavita (Poetry) 100, 1960 

6 286

Kayak 56 Richland Workshop, 1981 

6 287

The Muse, 1961-1962 

6 288

Nascent: LCC Student Creative Arts Magazine, undated 

6 289

New Athenaeum, 1963-1964 

6 290

The Pendulum of Time and the Arts, 1964 

6 291

The Poesy Book, 1961 and 1963-1964 

6 292

Projections, 1973 

6 293

Quarterly Unitarian, 1966 March 

7 294

Sand Script, 1966-1967 

7 295

Sand Tracks: Anthology of Columbia Basin Poetry, 1976 

7 296

The Spring Anthology, 1967 

7 297

Stable Stops, 1980 

7 298

Treasures of Parnassus--Best Poems of 1962, volume 2, 1963 

7 299

Wisconsin Poetry Magazine, issue 11.1, undated 

7 300

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Series 3: Organizations, 1957-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Meeting minutes, newsletters, event and poetry contest materials, related to Cooke's participation in poetry and social organizations. She was particularly active in the Washington Poets Association and the Mid-Columbia Writers Association, both of which she co-founded with other poets in Washington State.

Washington Poets Association 

Box Folder

History, 1971-1984 

7 301

Newspaper Articles, 1983 and 1999 

7 302

Newsletters, 1998-1999 

7 303

Correspondence, 1978 

7 304

Ephemera, undated 

7 305

Meetings and events, 1975-1994 

7 306

"A Poetry Event," 1986 

7 307

"Festival and Faire of Poetry," 1978-1983 

7 308

Poetry Readings, circa 1970s 

7 309

Mid-Columbia Writers Association 

Box Folder

Meeting minutes and miscellaneous, 1974-1987 

7 310

Newsletters and flyers, 1957-1998 

7 311

Newspaper Articles, 1967-1994 

7 312

Notes, 1967-1968 

7 313

Conferences, 1963-1987 

8 314

Correspondence, 1960-1994 

8 315

Seminars, "Syllabic Verse," 1985-1986 

8 316
Box Folder

Mid-Columbia Writers League, 50th Anniversary "Collage of Memories," 1994 

8 317

Mid-Columbia Writers League, Poetry Day and other poetry readings, 1964-1989 

8 318

Mid-Columbia Writers Association. Poetry Contests, 1994-1995 

8 319

Poetry clubs, 1964-1967 

8 320

Arts Council, 1976 

8 321

Columbia Basin College Performing Arts Center, 1977 

8 322

Environmental Information Network, 1991 

8 323

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Series 4: Poetry classes, research materials, notes, and workshops, 1945-1992 

Scope and Contents note

This series consists primarily of Cooke's notes related to research for her poetry, educational activities, travel, and personal matters. The research material is especially useful, offering information about the origins of some of her poems.

Classes 

Box Folder

Notes on American poetry, 1966 

8 324

Verse writing, University of Washington, 1967 

8 325

Language and Literature of Britain to 1500, 1979-1980 

8 326

Summer writing workshop, Eastern Washington University (held in Dublin), 1981 

8 327

David Wagner summer workshop at Haystack, 1982 

8 328
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"Poetry is an Art of Patience" (pamphlet), 1955 

8 329

"Writer's Notes and Quotes" (magazine), 1961-1963 

8 330

Index card files 

Box Folder

Early British or Celtic, Latin, Greek, Etruscan bibliography; undated 

9 331

Linguistics bibliography, undated 

9 332

Anglo Saxon bibliography, undated 

9 333

Celtic bibliography, undated 

9 334

Poetry copyright listing by title, undated 

9 335

Publications by title, undated 

9 336

Poems by title, undated 

9 337

Subject note files 

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Poetry classes, undated 

10 338

Various topics, undated 

10 339

Poetry of the Finns, undated 

10 340

American poets, circa 1965 

10 341

Greek poetry, 1972 

10 342

Welsh poetry, 1972 

10 343

Persian poetry, 1972 

10 344

Lecture notes 

Box Folder

Mark Halperin, 1980 

10 345

David Wagoner, 1985 

10 346
Box Folder

Trip to England (travel notes), 1991 

10 347

Research notes 

Box Folder

Feminist publications, 1982 and 1984 

10 348

Halley's Comet, 1985-1986 

10 349

Queen Marie Room at Maryhill Museum, 1987 

10 350
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News clippings, Sunday Oregonian, 1941 and 1981 

10 351

Historical Backgrounds of Benton and Franklin Counties (pamphlet) by Margaret Thompson, 1945 

10 352

"Praise," Spokane Symphony Orchestra, 1981 

10 353

Workshops 

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M and M, 1977 

10 354

Lance Olson: Fiction-Nonfiction, 1981 

10 355

Judith Roche, 1985 and 1989 

10 356

Rattlesnake Mountain Workshop, 1985-1989 

10 357

Short Story workshops, circa 1986 

10 358

The Inquiring Mind: A Forum In The Humanities, 1988 

10 359

Unknown, 1991 

10 360

Clark College poetry workshop, 1992 

10 361

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Series 5: Miscellaneous material and event files, 1946-1994 

Scope and Contents note

This series includes printed ephemera (primarily poetry), newspaper articles, and items related to Cooke's honors and awards, community involvement and events, and photographs.

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Awards, 1953-1976 

10 362

Newspaper articles authored by Cooke, 1946-1980 

10 363

Incoming correspondence (praise and thank-you letters), 1980-1983 

10 364

Personal correspondence, 1960-1990s 

10 365

Photographs, 1950s-1990s 

11 366

Contests, 1952-1987 

11 367

"Tie Wires" By "Smokie Joe" Meek (pamphlet), 1971 

11 368

Off the Aleutian Chain: poetry by Linda Bierds (pamphlet), 1985 

11 369

Poems by others (miscellaneous typescripts and printed items), undated 

11 370

Poem: "My Mother Would Weep," Florence Mayne Merrick (newspaper clipping), 1980 

11 371

Favorite Welsh and English Hymns and Melodies (pamphlet), circa 1940s-1950s 

11 372

From Pig's Feet to Corn Pone: Mama's Family Favorites (cookbook; pamphlet), Nina Whitaker Pickren, 1981 

11 373

Event files 

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West Richland Days (newspaper clippings), 1960 

11 374

Scandinavian Yuletide Dinner, 1970 

11 375

An Appreciation of the Arts of Black African, Asian, Semitic, Amerindian, 1970 

11 376

United States Bicentennial, "The American Revolutionary Experience," 1976 

11 377

Tri-City Chinese Language School year end program, circa 1977 

11 378

Chinese Language School dinner (newspaper clippings), 1980 

11 379

"Art of the Peoples," 1981 

11 380

"Talking Turkey About Gratitude," 1988 

11 381

Benton and Franklin County authors, library book display, 1988 

11 382

Public lecture, "The Uncontrollable Mystery: The Life and Works of W. B. Yeats," Keith Scales, 1989 

11 383

Washington Centennial, Benton and Franklin Counties, 1989 

11 384

Miscellaneous events, circa 1960-1990 

11 385

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