Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation records, 1973-1989

Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation

Collection size: 1.6 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Files on the history of the foundation, sponsors, trustees, and advisory committees; declaration of trust and by-laws; appeal letters, 1974-1989; letters to the advisory committee, 1974-1988; press releases and publicity; financial statements, 1974-1987; application forms; correspondence with applicants; records of applications, 1976-1988; letters of regret to applicants; letters confirming awards; files on 46 Cooke Fellows, 1975-1988; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Arts foundation, Washington, D.C. Supported "visual artists in mid-career." Founded in honor of Hereward Lester Cooke, an artist and Curator of Painting at the National Gallery of Art.

Donated 1990 by W.T.M. Beale, a trustee of the Foundation who maintained the records from its inception.

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Related Materials

Ca. 1,000 files on rejected applicants located at National Museum of American Art Library, Vertical Files.