Cook, Hugh O.

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Ephemera

Invitation from the faculty of Lincoln High School to an event honoring the work of Hugh O. Cook on May 5, 1940. There the Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers will present Cook with "The Distinguished Service Medal".

Object Type: 
Programs

Program for a "family gathering" honoring Hugh O. Cook, "The Bridge Builder". Along with a list of events, the document also includes a menu for the dinner along with the people that helped cook each item.

Object Type: 
Programs
Photographs

Program for the fifty-third annual convention for the Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers. The convention took place from November 16 - 19, 1938 with most events held at Lincoln High School at the northeast corner of 22nd Street and Woodland Avenue. Portrait photographs of participants and a photograph of Lincoln High School is included.

Object Type: 
Pamphlets

Handbook for the 1927-1928 school year at Lincoln High School. Contents include information on the faculty, courses, requirements for graduation, library, cafeteria, school rules, clubs, organizations, trophies, traditions, and other topics.

Object Type: 
Programs

Program for the ninth annual musical and physical exhibition for Lincoln High School at Convention Hall. Events include music, games, stunts, military exhibitions, dances, and a play, "Depicting the Evolution of Negro Music."

Object Type: 
Programs

Program for "Building a Life", an event honoring Hugh O. Cook on May 5, 1940 in Lincoln High School Auditorium. It documents Cook's accomplishments and affiliations as well as provides a list of events and committee members.

Author: 
Megan Dennis
University of Kansas

Over the duration of 40 years at historically black Lincoln High School, Hugh Oliver (H.O.) Cook shaped the school’s culture and curriculum, both as a mathematics and psychology instructor and later as principal of the institution from 1921-1944. A Washington, D.C., native and a graduate of Cornell (with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Secondary School Administration), Cook’s vision for Lincoln High to serve and connect to the Kansas City region’s black community continued a legacy set by the school’s earlier principals.

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