Constance Cook Papers,1940-1984.

Collection Number: 2881

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Constance Cook papers, 1940-1984.
Collection Number:
2881
Creator:
Constance Knowles Eberhardt, Cook 1919-
Quantity:
223.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Legal Documents, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Material relating to Constance Cook's tenure as a New York State Assemblyperson.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lawyer, legislator.
Constance Cook received her B.A. (Class of 1941) and L.L.B. from Cornell University (1943). She was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1962. She was a Republican from the 128th Assembly District (Tompkins, Yates, and part of Seneca County). She held the post of vice president for land grant affairs at Cornell University from 1976-1980. Among her legislative accomplishments was co-authoring a bill signed into law that legalized abortion in New York three years before the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973 legalized the practice nationwide.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Material relating to Constance Cook's tenure as a New York State Assemblyperson, including her signature abortion legislation and other legislative and constituent files. Also, material relating to her position on Cornell University's Board of Trustees; local history files; and legislation concerning education.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cook, Constance Knowles Eberhardt,1919-
Cornell University.Board of Trustees.
New York State.Assembly.

Subjects:
Abortion.
Abortion--Legislation
Education law and legislation.
Women in politics.
Women lawyers.
Women legislators.

Places:
New York (State)--Politics and government.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Names of authors of personal correspondence not to be used until November 27, 1984, except with permission of donor or author.
Cite As:
Constance Cook papers, #2881. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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