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Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison Collection


Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison Collection
Allison, Anna Dorsey Cooke
Collection number:
95-128; 2014-205
2.25 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison Collection consists of photographs and memorabilia documenting University of Maryland campus life and the studies of Maryland students Anna Helen Emily Dorsey, Elise Dorsey, and Giles Buckner Cooke, Allison's mother, aunt, and father. Also included is a photograph of Maryland Agricultural College cadet Hammond Dorsey, Mrs. Allison's grandfather. Anna H.E. Dorsey was a member of the Class of 1925 and was active in student government and the Y.W.C.A. Giles B. Cooke became a leading expert on the cork oak tree and the growing of cork. The collection contains several large black and white group photographs, two documenting Junior Proms, and one of a Y.W. C. A. student conference. Memorabilia includes many items with the University of Maryland seal, dance cards, programs, diplomas, and a UMD whiskey decanter. A preliminary inventory is available.

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Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


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