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Pauline Cook Papers

Identifier: RG99.0304

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Scope and Contents

The Pauline Cook Papers include her Ph.D. dissertation and unpublished manuscripts. Her dissertation, A Bibliography of Spanish Linguistics: Articles in Serial Publications, was published by the Linguistic Society of America in 1957.


  • Creation: 1949-1954


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Pauline Cook was born in 1913. She received her B.A. in 1934 and her B.S. in 1935 from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Cook worked in the University of Iowa Libraries for 15 years. She was hired as an assistant in the Reference Department in 1937 and was promoted to librarian of the Foreign Language Library in 1940, the same year she received her master's degree in English. Pauline Cook married during the 1940s and thereafter wrote under the name Pauline Cook Hall. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics in June 1949. She was promoted in 1951 to head of the Reference Department. Pauline Cook Hall left Iowa City for Philadelphia in 1952 and died November 22, 1965, in Philadelphia. She was buried in Albia, Iowa.


0.50 Linear Feet


Foreign language and reference librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries, 1937-1952. Unpublished manuscripts.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to the University Archives prior to 1970.

Related Materials

Folder, "Cook, Pauline," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Records of the University Libraries(RG21.0001.001)

Denise Anderson, October 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242