Jeffrey Cook:

An Inventory of His Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Michelle Rydz, August 2005
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
(June 2014)

Finding aid encoded by Tyyne Petrowski (June 2014)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey Cook fonds

1899-1901, 1948-2002

0.87 m textual records; 97 photographs; 33 negatives

MSS 208 (A05-21)


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Biography of Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey Ross Cook was born on June 26, 1934 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Cook graduated from Lunenburg Academy in 1951, and completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Manitoba School of Architecture in 1957, receiving a silver medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He graduated with his Master’s of Architecture from the Pratt Institute in 1961. He joined the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University in 1962 where he remained for the duration of his career. He was also a registered architect in the states of Arizona and Rhode Island. He married Agnese Udinotti in 1967, with whom he had one daughter. Their marriage dissolved in 1974. Jeffrey Cook died from colon cancer in Paradise Valley, Arizona on March 24, 2003.

Throughout his career, Cook held the following positions: Assistant Professor 1962-1966, Associate Professor 1966-1972, Professor 1972-1988 and Regents’ Professor 1988-2003. Jeffrey Cook specialized in the fields of solar and bio-climatic design and organic architecture. He was closely associated with the founding and running of PLEA (Passive Low Energy Architecture) and its annual international conferences and served as a member of numerous other professional associations. In 1980, he founded the Passive Solar Journal, and was its editor-in-chief from 1980-1984. Jeffrey Cook received the following awards and recognition: Passive Pioneer Award, American Solar Energy Society, 1985; Regents’ Professor, for exceptional scholarly achievements, ASU, 1988; Honorary Member, Bulgarian Union of Architects, for international contributions, 1991; International Passive Solar Promotion Award, German Ministry of Housing, 1993; Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, FRIBA, 1996.

Professor Cook published several books including: Drawing and Design (1962), The Architecture of Bruce Goff (1978), Passive Design for Desert Houses (1980), Cool Houses for Desert Suburbs (1979, 1984), Passive Solar Buildings (1984), Passive Solar House Designs (1984), Passive Cooling (1989), Anasazi Places: The Photographic Vision of William Current (1993), and Creative Resistance: Organic Architecture of a New Hungary (1996). He also wrote over 350 papers, chapters, articles and reviews on architecture, design theory, building technology, urban design, performance of the built environment and aesthetics.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This fonds consists of records related mainly to the academic research and writings of Jeffrey Cook. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, research notes and draft writings. Areas of research include, Hungarian and Eastern European organic architecture (including research on Imre Makovecz), and research on Frank Lloyd Wright and the FLW School of Architecture. Also included is a set of The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration from 1899-1901 and a facsimile edition of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence. Rare book lists and purchase receipts are also included.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into five series: Personal Records; Hungarian and Eastern European Architecture; Frank Lloyd Wright; Photographs; Miscellaneous Architectural Research, Writings and Records.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Custodial History

Fonds was donated to the Archives by the Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust in 2005.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Personal Records [ 1968-1999 ]
11 Personal Letters (2) 1968
2 Rare Book Lists, Purchase Receipts, and Miscellaneous Documents 1968-1999
3 Fascimile Edition of William Blake's Songs of Innocence; Related Correspondence 1984
4 Jeffrey Cook C. V.; Travel Grant Application 1990
5 Jeffrey Cook C.V.; Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Documents 1999
6 “Reflection 1997-1998: Awards and Achievements of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design,” Arizona State University 1999

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Hungarian and Eastern European Architecture 1973-1996
17 "Bela Bartok" Research 1992
8 Draft Writings and Correspondence on Gyorgy Csete 1988
9 “Only From Pure Sources” Csete and the Pecs Group 1973
10 “Only From Pure Sources” Research and Translations 1973
11 “The Tulip Debate at Paks” Correspondence and Research 1973-1975, 1989
12 Csete and the Pecs Group – Correspondence and Research 1973, 1979, 1985-1989
13 Research and Writings on Csete 1987, 1990
14 Csete - Research and Correspondence 1987-1991
15 “St. Elizabeth Church, by Gyorgy Csete” Research 1989
16 Research and Correspondence Related to Devenyi [1978?] – [198-]
21 Devenyi Research 1985
2 Draft Writings and Interview Notes on Sandor Devenyi 1986
3 Photocopied Drawings and Correspondence Related to Ekler Photographs 1995
4 Deszo Ekler Research (in Hungarian) [199-]
5 Correspondence - Jeffrey Cook and Anthony Gall; Research and Documents 1992-1994
6 Correspondence between Jeffrey Cook, Salamin Ferenc, and Anthony Gall 1993-1995
7 Correspondence between Jeffrey Cook and Janos Gerle 1995
8 Tibor Jankovics – Research, Pamphlets, and Correspondence 1990-1991
9 Tibor Jankovics – Correspondence, Travel Itinerary, and Research 1992-1996
10 Pamphlets, Articles, Postcards related to Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music, and to architect Josef Kerenyi 1981, 1992-1993
11 Article, Pamphlet, and Postcard – Our Lady of the Hungarians Church, in Cegled, Hungary (architect Kerenyi) 1988, 1992-1993
12 Draft of an article published in Friends of Kebyar, and Makovecz Research 1981-1989
13 Research Notes and Articles on Imre Makovecz 1982, 1987, 1990, 1993-1994
14 “Makovecz and Organic Nationalism” Research, Writings, Correspondence 1987-1988
15 Makovecz Church Architecture Research 1989
31 “Makovecz Publication Purchases” Correspondence 1989
2 “Imre Makovecz” pamphlet in Hungarian 1991
3 “Makovecz” Research 1991
4 Research Materials and 1 Fax Letter from Imre Makovecz to Jeffrey Cook 1991-1992
5 Articles, News clippings, Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents relating to Expo ’92: the Hungarian Pavilion (designed by Imre Makovecz) 1992
6 Writings, Articles and Correspondence concerning Imre Makovecz 1992
7 Posters and Invitation related to Imre Makovecz’s 60th Birthday 1995
8 Articles, Research, Correspondence and Writings by Jeffrey Cook on Imre Makovecz n.d.
9 “Akos Morvansky” Articles 1989-1991
10 “Peter Oltai” Research Materials n.d.
11 Letter from Zoltan Racz to Jeffrey Cook 1995
12 “Taba” Research Materials 1989
13 “Taba” Research Materials [198-]
14 Correspondence - Jeffrey Cook and Kalman Timon 1991
15 Correspondence between Jeffrey Cook and Mihaly Vargha 1992-1993
16 “Reasons and Motives for Undertaking the Voyage to Spalatro in Dalmatia" Research and Articles 1973
17 Hungarian Architecture Research 1979, 1984
18 'Architectural Review' Articles 1981-1985
41 Hungarian Architecture Articles 1984-1989
2 Hungarian Architecture Research 1985-1986, [199-]
3 “Essays Based on Interviews” 1986
4 Hungarian Architecture Pamphlet 1989
5 Article and Floorplans on the Pecs, Hungary Bioclimatic House Experiment 1989-1990
6 “Transylvania” Research and Correspondence 1989-1993
7 “Szeged, Hungary” Research 1990
8 Research and List of Contacts in Hungary 1991
9 Correspondence, Articles, Documents Related to Jeffrey Cook’s connections in Romania 1991-1992
10 “Hungary” Research and Correspondence 1991-1993
11 "Translations" 1992
12 Correspondence and Maps related to December 1993 Trip to Budapest 1993
13 Articles, News clippings, Correspondence related to December 1993 Trip to Budapest 1993
14 “Visegrad Camp” Correspondence 1994
15 Research Material (text in Hungarian) n.d.
16 Paper copies of the Database of Hungarian Organic Architecture n.d.

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Frank Lloyd Wright 1948, 1976-2002
51 'The Architectural Forum' – Frank Lloyd Wright January 1948
2 Frank Lloyd Wright Pamphlet 1976-1977
3 “Impressions of an Architecture” articles 1977
4 Invitation and Correspondence from Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West 1983
5 Frank Lloyd Wright newspaper clippings 1985, 2001
6 Frank Lloyd Wright and Phoenix-area Architecture newspaper clippings 1986
7 Articles, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence related to Frank Lloyd Wright 1987-1988
8 Newspaper clipping and Documents related to Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture 1988-2002
9 Documents related to Frank Lloyd Wright 1993-1996
10 Newspaper clippings and pamphlets related to the 60th Anniversary of Taliesin West and Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture 1998
11 Research related to Frank Lloyd Wright Paulson House; Letter from Jeffrey Cook to Phoenix City Council 1998-1999
12 “Unitarianism and Organic Architecture” draft paper by Tom Beeby; “Emerson, Wright and Unity Temple,” 'Journal of the Taliesin Fellows' Issue 25 (Tom Beeby) 1999
13 Documents related to Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture 2000-2002
14 Newspaper clippings and Correspondence related to Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture 2001-2002
15 Newspaper clippings about the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture 2002

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Photographs [197-] - [199-]
61 3 black and white photographs of Atomeromu Laro Telep; 13 colour photographs; 22 photographs of Csete architecture in Pecs (1 in colour) [197-]
2 5 colour photographs of Terrace Flats on Kalinin St. in Pecs, Hungary; 2 black and white photographs of Devenyi architecture 1977, 1983-1985
3 1 black and white photograph of St. Elizabeth Church 1989
4 1 colour photograph from letter from Larry Wayne Grantham to Jeffrey Cook, re: Makovecz Publication Purchases 1989
5 2 colour photographs of the Pecs, Hungary Bioclimatic House Experiment 1989-1990
6 12 colour photographs, re: Szeged, Hungary 1990
7 5 colour photographs, re: Visegrad Camp 1994
8 17 photographs of Dezso Ekler’s Cultural Camp, Nagvkallo, Hungary n.d.
9 14 black and white photographs related to “The Tulip Debate at Paks" n.d.
10 26 Negatives for Atomeromu Laro Telep, Csete Architecture in Pecs, and other colour images n.d.
11 5 Negatives of Terrace Flats on Kalinin St. in Pecs, Hungary; 2 Negatives of Devenyi Architecture 1977, 1983-1985

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Architectural Research, Writings, and Records 1899-1901, 1953-1999
612 'The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration' 1899-1901
13 “Courtyard House” Correspondence and Articles 1960, 1979-1986
14 Nichols, Frederick Doveton, Thomas Jefferson’s Architectural 6 14 Drawings: With Commentary and a Check List. The University Press of Virginia, 1961
15 Miscellaneous correspondence and research materials 1967-1989
16 Articles 1978, 1982, 1984
17 Correspondence, itineraries, and presentation texts related to the 6 17 1980 Organic Architecture Symposium 1979-1981
71 Articles 1980
2 Research and Photocopies of architectural drawings 1984
3 Miscellaneous correspondence and research 1984
4 Research Materials 1979, 1984-1987
5 Correspondence and research proposal 1987
6 Draft Writing and Research 1987
7 Draft Writings 1987, 1989
8 Research materials [198-?]
9 Documents related to the Broadacre City Symposium 1990-1991
10 Book Pamphlets 1990, 1995
11 'The Members Quarterly of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)', no. 12 1992
12 “Tado Ando” Research Materials 1995
13 Miscellaneous Architectural Pamphlets 1996
14 Correspondence and pamphlets related to Symposium on Mosque Architecture held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1998-1999
15 Urban Sociology - Lunenburg: A Case Study (course paper) 1953
16 Civic Centres & Museums - Urban Development course paper 1956
17 The Bauhaus - Book Review drafts, notes, research materials 1969

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