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Dennis Cooke Papers

Dennis Cooke, Papers, 1963-1970

May 4 Collection -- Box 11

Finding Aid

Prepared by Katie Panko and Virginia Dressler, August 16, 2006; Updated January 2012.
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 12th floor


Biographical Note

Dennis Cooke began his career at Kent State University in 1967 as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and he was teaching at the University during the time of the shootings on May 4, 1970. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Kent State, and a Master of Science and a Doctorate in zoology from the University of Iowa. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences.


Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection dates from approximately the first three to four months after May 4, 1970. The collection includes letters of the Kent State faculty during the summer after the shootings, as well as papers that include the minutes and reports of the various task forces in which Cooke was involved. Related materials include several periodicals and lists of individuals involved in the task forces.


Box 11

Folder -- Contents
  1. Agenda, Proposed Resolution, May 28, 1970
  2. Agenda, Committee to Non-Violence, August 4, 1970
  3. Brochure, Information for Counseling on Air Force ROTC, 1970
  4. Correspondence, to Fine and Professional Arts Curriculum Committee from Murvin H. Perry, November 12, 1969
  5. Correspondence, to Bernard Hall from Seymour H. Baron, [no date]
  6. Correspondence, to University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence from Task Force, [no date]
  7. Correspondence, to Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences from Bruce Harkness, May 1970
  8. Correspondence, to Students in GCI Environmental Pollution from Dennis Cooke and Eugene Wenninger, May 1970
  9. Correspondence, to Students in Limnology from Dennis Cooke, May 13, 1970
  10. Correspondence, to Dennis Cooke from Robert G. Peterson, May 18, 1970
  11. Correspondence, to Charles Kegley from President Robert I. White, May 27, 1970
  12. Correspondence, to Charles Kegley from President Robert I. White, May 27, 1970
  13. Correspondence, to Charles Kegley from Jerry Warnement, May 28, 1970
  14. Correspondence, to Commission and Task Force, June 3, 1970
  15. Correspondence, to Dennis Cooke from V. Edwin Bixenstine, June 9, 1970
  16. Correspondence, to Professor Harris from Bruce Harkness, July 3, 1970
  17. Correspondence, to Kegley Commission from J.W. McGrath, July 6, 1970
  18. Correspondence, to Kegley Commission from Campus Security Task Force, July 10, 1970
  19. Correspondence, to Kegley Commission from Student Contact Task Force, July 23, 1970
  20. Correspondence, to Kegley Commission from Arvin Lubetkin, July 29, 1970
  21. Correspondence, to Richard W. Skinner from Bruce Harkness, July 31, 1970
  22. Correspondence, to Dennis Cooke, August 5, 1970
  23. Correspondence, to Task Force ROTC from Dennis Cooke, August 6, 1970
  24. Correspondence, to James McGrath from William Stanton, August 11, 1970
  25. Correspondence, to Kegley Commission from Wilbur Franklin, August 16, 1970
  26. Correspondence, to Dennis Cooke from Bernard Hall, October 17, 1970
  27. Correspondence, to Dennis Cooke from Richard Bredmeier, October 27, 1970
  28. Correspondence, to Members of the Educational Policies Council from G. Dennis Cooke, November 9, 1970
  29. Correspondence, to Faculty Members from John A. Flower, December 11, 1969
  30. List of Members for University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, [no date]
  31. List of Task Forces (updated), May 31, 1970
  32. List of Task Forces, June 9, 1970
  33. List, Groups Formed Concerning the Crisis at KSU, June 16, 1970
  34. Memo on Emergency Arrangements, from the Office of the President, December 27, 1963
  35. Minutes, Commission and Committee Chairman in Areas of Concern, July 8, 1970
  36. Minutes, Curriculum Committee Meeting, March 18, 1970
  37. Minutes, Faculty Senate, October 19, 1970
  38. Minutes, University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, May 1970
  39. Minutes, University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, June 1970
  40. Minutes, University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, July 1970
  41. Minutes, University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, August 1970
  42. Minutes, University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, September 1970
  43. My Manifesto by Donald A Thigpen Jr., [no date]
  44. Newsletter, FYI #154, June 30, 1970
  45. Newspaper, Daily Kent Stater (Summer News), July 1, 1970
  46. Newspaper, Daily Kent Stater, October 28, 1970
  47. Notes, Miscellaneous, [no date]
  48. Notes, ROTC Task Force Daily Meeting, Summer 1970
  49. Order of Injunction, Michael Weekley and John Does, May 2, 1970
  50. Periodical, Reader's Digest, November 1969
  51. Recommendations to University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence, June 9- August 14, 1970
  52. Recommendation on Traffic Limitation and ID Checkpoints, [no date]
  53. Report, Aerospace Studies, Quadrennial Review, [no date]
  54. Report, Demurrer to a Minority Report from R.D. Hill, [no date]
  55. Report, Nine Weeks that Followed May 4, [no date]
  56. Report, Resolution to the Faculty Senate by UCICNV, June 5, 1970
  57. Report, Return and Re-opening of KSU post May 4, [no date]
  58. Report, Student Forum on ROTC, October 21, 1970
  59. Report, Student Justice Task Force, [no date]
  60. Report, Task Force on Peace, [no date]
  61. Report, Updating ROTC, August 10, 1970
  62. Review, First Quadrennial Review of the Military Science Department, April 2, 1970
  63. Survey of ROTC by Speech Students, [no date]
 
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