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Thomas W. Cook Papers, 1970-2009

Portrait of Thomas W. Cook extracted from "Oregon's Agricultural Progress." Caption reads: "Tom Cook, OSU's turf grass specialist, has taught a generation of golf course superintendents how to keep greens fast and lean."

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The Thomas W. Cook Papers document Cook's teaching, research, and extension activities pertaining to turfgrass in the Oregon State University Horticulture Department. Cook was a faculty member and Extension Turfgrass Specialist from 1977 until his retirement in 2008.

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12.6 cubic feet, including 400 photographs; 13 boxes

Related Papers

The OSU Foundation Moving Images (FV P 178) include a DVD commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Trysting Tree Golf Course (with footage of Cook) that outlines the ways in which the golf course supports the turf management program (Accession 2009:031). The Harry August Schoth Papers document early research at Oregon State on turfgrass for lawns and golf courses and include copies of the Bulletin of the Green Section of the U.S. Golf Association from the 1920s and 1930s. Additional information about horticulture instruction, extension, and research programs are available in the Horticulture Department Records (RG 187). The Archives holdings also include the Walter S. Brown Photograph Album (P 274) and the papers of several horticulture faculty: James R. Baggett, Arthur G.B. Bouquet, William A. "Tex" Frazier, and Melvin N. Westwood.

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