The IFUP published "A Conversation with W. Donald Cooke", an interview by Charles Wilcox
recorded on 14 April 2006, a year and half before his death. A segment of that was
presented during the memorial held on 20 September 2007. The memorial in its entirety
forms the core of the present Collection.
Individual speeches by Hector Abruna, Dale Corson, Joe Ballantyne, Harold
Scheraga, Fred McLafferty, Ben Widom, Tim Cooke, and a self portrait of Don's early
years as recorded on April 14 2006 excerpted from the "A Conversation with W. Donald
Cooke" are part of this memorial.
Various supplemental resources are provided:
An oral history interview with Don that was conducted on 5 January 1984 as part of
Colman's history of the College of Agriculture.
A collection of family photos depicting Don from his earliest days to the present.
Several additional items depict Don's illustrious career at
A selection of articles from The Cornell Chronicle, dating back to its
founding in 1969
Photos and newspaper clippings from the Division of Rare and Manuscript
Obituaries for Don and his beloved spouse, June Orr Cooke.
Cooke, J. Robert (Internet-First University Press, 2007)
"Remembering W. Donald Cooke was edited and produced by J. Robert Cooke using Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro on a Macintosh Mac Pro. The slideshows were prepared using KeyNote. This record contains the complete contents of the DVD.
Colman, Gould P. (Internet-First University Press, 2007)
As a contribution to an oral history of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University, W. Donald Cooke, a prominent university administrator at Cornell, was interviewed by the University Archivist, Gould Colman on January 5, 1984.
Cooke, J. Robert; Washburn, Lars (Internet-First University Press, 2007-09-20)
A memorial service for Professor Emeritus W. Donald Cooke was held on 20 September 2007 at Cornell University. The memorial included speeches by Hector Abruna, Dale Corson, Joe Ballantyne, Harold Scheraga, Fred McLafferty, Ben Widom, and Tim Cooke. J. Robert Cooke edited and produced the DVD using Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro on a Macintosh Mac Pro. The slideshows were prepared using KeyNote.
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