Cook, Marion V.
Scope:
The Marion V. Cook collection consists of correspondence, professional material, memorabilia, photographs, and printed material.  The collection of mostly pertains to Cook's tour of duty as a U.S. Army Nurse during World War I.

Correspondence in the collection is personal in nature, between Marion, her family, and friends. Included are letters from Marion to her sister, Mrs. Mabel E. Ewing (1917-1919); and letters to Marion from family and friends (1917-1919).

Professional material in the collection includes Cook's application for a passport, along with the passport itself (1917); a worker's permit (1918); an identity card (1918); a transfer from Base Hospital 34 to Evacuation Hospital No. 6, A.E.F. (1918); a forty-eight hour pass from Base Hospital 34 (1919); authorization to wear three chevrons (1919); and Special Orders for embarkation to the United States (1919).

Memorabilia includes Cook's nurse's caps and a Red Cross linen scarf; a pillow case from France; an Army mess fork and spoon; military medals; a metal box; and a map of Lily, France (1914).

Photographs in the collection include what may be a class photo with Marion Cook in the top row, left; a photograph of a painting of Cook in a nurse's uniform; a portrait photo of Cook in a nurse's uniform; a portrait photo of Cook in an Army uniform; and two group photographs that include Cook. There are two picture albums of the war in Belgium, with photos of General John J. Pershing; General Porfirio Diaz; General Douglas Haig; a photograph of the 349th Infantry, Fort Dodge, Iowa (1918); and a photograph of the World War I troopship the U.S.S. Leviathan.

Printed material in the cllection includes issues of various newspapers and magazines: The Trouble Buster, published by U.S. Army Hospital No.2 (1918); The Graphic, London (1918); The New York Herald (1918); The Hatchet, On High Seas (1918); L’Illustration, Paris (1918); The Stars and Stripes, France (1918; 1919); The Globe and Anchor, Marine Barracks, Nantes, France (1919); Toot Sweet, published by The American red Cross (1919); and The North American, Philadelphia (1919). There are also newspapers with pictorial reviews of the war: Women's Home Companion (1918); The Ladies Home Journal (1918; 1919); The Graphic (1919); The Chicago Sunday Tribune (1926-1928, 1934); Collier's (1929); The Chicago Herald Examiner, publishing war correspondent Floyd Gibbons' uncensored World War I photographs (1934); and The Baltimore Sunday Sun (1942).

Notable Figures
1. Cook, Marion V. (Marion Virginia)
Associated Subjects
1. Memorabilia – United States
2. Photographs – United States
3. Nurses – United States
4. Nursing
5. Legal documents – United States