MS 214 Robert J. Cooke Collection


This collection consists of material collected by Robert J. Cooke from various presidential elections from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, primarily at the respective Democratic Conventions. Items include copies of speeches, pamphlets, publications, press badges, ads, biographies, and campaign material. Candidates of note include Governor George C. Wallace, President Jimmy Carter, and President Bill Clinton. A selection of Cooke's research on the Rorison family of Wilmington, North Carolina is also included. This research focuses especially on brothers Harmon Chadbourn Rorison and John Chadbourn Rorison, both of whom served in World War I and World War II.