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About this collection

The items in this collection are housed in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in the Terrell Library.

View the guide to Cage 729 Faith Beamer Cooke Papers, 1928-1999.

 

The Collection

Cooke

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections established this digital collection in 2009 with materials selected from the Faith Beamer Cooke papers. These selections consist of Cooke’s poetry, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and her personal research, illustrating her life, work, and efforts as a poet, intellectual, and advocate of the liberal arts in Richland, Washington. The collection includes Cooke’s published and unpublished poetry spanning over seven decades, 1934-1998, and other evidence of her contribution to poetry, culture, and the arts in the Pacific Northwest. The collection is intended to illuminate a little known aspect of women’s history and identity in Cold War America.

 

The Washington Women's History Consortium generously provided funding for this digital collection, to make these items widely accessible.

Using the Database

To browse or search the Faith Beamer Cooke Digital Collection please use the tools above. Results appear as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed both forward and backward. To view the larger image and its corresponding data, click on the thumbnail or its title.

Subjects

Library of Congress Subject Headings used in this digital collection:

Anti-war poetry, American--Women authors 

Christian poetry, American--Women authors 

Cold War poetry, American--Women authors 

Cooke, Faith Beamer--Archives 

Family poetry--Women authors 

Historical poetry--American--Women authors 

Industrialization poetry, American--Women authors 

Life poetry, American--Women authors 

Love poetry, American--Women authors 

Marriage poetry, American--Women authors 

Mid-Columbia Writers Association--History 

Mid-Columbia Writers Association--Publications 

Nature poetry--Lake Wallula--Pacific Northwest--United States 

Patriotic poetry, American--Women authors 

Poets, American--20th century--Archives 

Society poetry, American--Women authors 

Time poetry, American--Women authors 

Women poets, American--20th century--Archives

Washington poets Association--History 

Washington poets Association--Poetry workshop 

Youth poetry, American--Women authors

Creating the Database

Nathan James Roberts, a Ph.D. candidate in the Washington State University Department of History, processed the Faith Beamer Cooke papers in 2008, and selected, scanned, and described the images for this project in 2008-2009. Trevor Bond, Interim Head of MASC, and Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian, supervised the project, while Alex Merill, Systems/Operations Manager and Digital Initiatives Librarian, provided training and technical support for the project.

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