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Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison collection

 Collection 0096-UA
The Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison collection consists of photographs and memorabilia documenting University of Maryland campus life and the studies of Maryland students Anna Helen Emily Dorsey, Elise Dorsey, and Giles Buckner Cooke, Allison's mother, aunt, and father. Also included is a photograph of Maryland Agricultural College cadet Hammond Dorsey, Mrs. Allison's grandfather. Anna H.E. Dorsey was a member of the Class of 1925 and was active in student government and the Y.W.C.A. Giles B. Cooke became a leading expert on the cork oak tree and the growing of cork. The collection contains several large black and white group photographs, two documenting Junior Proms, and one of a Y.W.C.A. student conference. Memorabilia includes many items with the University of Maryland seal, dance cards, programs, diplomas, and a UMD whiskey decanter. Preliminary inventories are available for this collection in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1890-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1925-1930

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


2.25 Linear Feet

Related Material

Other material related to the Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison collection is available in the Elise Dorsey collection (Collection Number 0115-UA).
Guide to the Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742