William Everett Cook was a writer of western and adventure novels and stories. Collection consists of correspondence (273 letters), manuscripts for his novels, short stories, and one novella, and an extensive collection of western pulp fiction containing short stories by Cook.
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William Everett Cook was born in Richmond, Indiana in 1922 and died in 1964. He began writing for publication in 1952 for Popular Library. During his short life Cook was a soldier, commercial aviator, deep-sea diver, logger, peace officer, and writer of western and adventure novels and stories. His hobbies included sports car racing, sailing, judo, and barbershop singing. His pseudonyms include Wayne Everett, James Keene, Frank Peace, and William Richards.
Collection consists of correspondence (273 letters), manuscripts for his novels, short stories, and one novella, and an extensive western pulp collection containing short stories by Cook. Correspondents include agent Marguerite Harper, 1952-1953, Lenniger Literary Agency, 1953-1954, Popular Library, 1953-1954, Noel Loomis, and Lee E. Wells
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Will Cook Papers, Ax 332, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.
Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence; Series II. Manuscripts; Series III.
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Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Correspondence
Subseries A: Outgoing
From the desk of Will Cook
Subseries B: Incoming
Includes the following correspondents: Steven Frazee, C. William Harrison, Robert J. Hogan