Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation records

Collection ID:
Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Files on the history of the foundation, sponsors, trustees, and advisory committees; declaration of trust and by-laws; appeal letters, 1974-1989; letters to the advisory committee, 1974-1988; press releases and publicity; financial statements, 1974-1987; application forms; correspondence with applicants; records of applications, 1976-1988; letters of regret to applicants; letters confirming awards; files on 46 Cooke Fellows, 1975-1988; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arts foundation, Washington, D.C. Supported "visual artists in mid-career." Founded in honor of Hereward Lester Cooke, an artist and Curator of Painting at the National Gallery of Art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by W.T.M. Beale, a trustee of the Foundation who maintained the records from its inception.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Ca. 1,000 files on rejected applicants located at National Museum of American Art Library, Vertical Files.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
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Art -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001