Title: Papers, 1890-1985 Description: 8 linear ft.
Notes: Scholar and diplomat. Includes papers related to Cook and also his parents, composer Will Marion Cook (1869-1944), and singer and actress Abbie Mitchell (1884-1960). The papers document Mercer's dual careers as scholar of the French language and Francophone literature and as diplomat to Niger, Senegal, Gambia and to the United Nations. Papers concerning Will Marion include correspondence, business papers, writings, and sheet music. Among the papers of Mitchell's are correspondence, programs, and a recording of Mitchell singing.
Subjects: Actors and actresses; Mitchell, Abbie Authors; Cook, Will Mercer Briggs, Arthur Composers; Cook, Will Marion Cook, Marion A. Cook, Will Marion Diplomats; Cook, Will Mercer Educators; Cook, Will Mercer Gambia; Diplomatic and consular service; Cook, Will Mercer, ambassador Howard University; Faculty; Cook, Will Mercer Mitchell, Abbie Music; Collections; Cook, Will Marion Niger; Diplomatic and consular service; Cook, Will Mercer, ambassador Oral histories; Briggs, Arthur Oral histories; Cook, Will Mercer Senegal; Diplomatic and consular service; Cook, Will Mercer, ambassador Senghor, Leopold Singers; Mitchell, Abbie Translators; Cook, Will Mercer
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.156
Staff, MSRC, "Cook, Will Mercer" (2015). Manuscript Division. 48.