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Don Richard Cook scrapbook and papers

 Unprocessed Material — Folder: 1-2
Identifier: 2021-0141

Content Description

Don Richard Cook was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929. he later earned a Bachelors degree at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1951 and a Master from Vanderbilt University-Peabody College in 1954 and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. In his undergraduate years at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, he played baseball and basketball, serving as team captain in basketball. He earned an Outstanding Varsity Athlete Medal at Tennessee Tech in 1949-1950. In baseball, he played two seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization and then he played in Crossville for a semi-professional team. In 1984, Cook became entered Tennessee Technological University's Sports Hall of Fame. He worked at Tennessee Tech for 38 years, retiring in 1994 from his position as Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Finance. These records include a scrapbook with newspaper clippings following his achievements and some miscellaneous clippings, a letter of acceptance from the Brooklyn Dodgers Organization (1950), a contract with Fort Worth Baseball Club (1950), a letter regarding a contract with the Lancaster Baseball Club, Libscomb vs. Tennessee Tech basketball program (1949), an Ohio Valley Conference Basketball program from 1950, and photographs of Bainbridge Basketball team (1952-1953), Don Cook with a basketball in Bainbridge uniform (circa 1952), a panorama of Tennessee Tech playing Vanderbilt (1949), Don Cook with the Valdosta Dodgers team (1951), Tennessee Tech lettermen (circa 1951), Don Cook in team photograph of Crossville semi-pro baseball team (circa 1953), a series of Tennessee Tech baseball photos highlighting players (circa 1949), Tennessee Tech OVC Champions team (1949), and team with trophy (circa 1949).

Acquisition Type



These papers were give to Tennessee Tech Archives by Robert Schubert on January 5, 20087.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1949 - 2000


.2 Cubic Feet