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About the Buildings

Cook (William W.)

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The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture And Origins, Kathryn Horste Jan 1997

The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture And Origins, Kathryn Horste

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The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture and Origins is intended to combine elements of a history and a guidebook. For those students, alumni, and visitors to Ann Arbor who have long admired the sequestered spaces and the noble corridors ofthe Quadrangle, the book is meant to answer some ofthe many questions that come to mind about its historical styles and the significance of its rich decorations, as well as to serve as a ready source book for those encountering the Quadrangle for the first time. Chapters 2 and 3 recount the history of the Quadrangle as a construction project and the ...


Dedicatory Exercises Of The Law Quadrangle Apr 1935

Dedicatory Exercises Of The Law Quadrangle

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We have met here today specifically to dedicate Hutchins Hall, the last unit to be erected of a splendid group of buildings presented to the University by Mr. W. W. Cook. The buildings are beautiful, useful, and enduring, but taken altogether, with all that they are in themselves and all that they signify, they represent only one part of a comprehensive contribution to the educational resources of the University of Michigan. It is, therefore, both fitting and imperative that we should on this occasion consider carefully the significance of our whole heritage. Other persons today will speak of Mr. Cook ...


A Book Of The Law Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan, Fred Nathan Jan 1934

A Book Of The Law Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan, Fred Nathan

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William Wilson Cook ardently believed that the future of democratic institutions must depend in large measure upon the ability and integrity of the members of the legal profession. He hoped to improve the quality of the leadership provided by that profession by improving the law schools. As the immediate object of his philanthropy he chose his Alma Mater, The University of Michigan Law School. The Law Quadrangle is the physical embodiment of one aspect of his idea and marks a milestone in legal education. In making possible a close fellowship between lawyers, teachers, and students in an inspiring environment he ...


A Book Of The Lawyers Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan May 1931

A Book Of The Lawyers Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan

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William W. Cook of the Class of '82, had a dream, and he lived in this dream from its inception until his death. It was to develop a great law school, housed in the most inspiring of buildings and devoted to the ideal of creating leaders of men. He often said, "Intellectual leadership is the greatest problem which faces America today; without leaders we perish." This he placed above all else. With these ideals in mind he proceeded with his work. Architects and artists were dispatched to centers of learning both here and abroad in order that the law school ...


World's Finest Educational Building: William W. Cook Legal Research Library Nears Completion As Unit Of Law Quadrangle, The Michigan Alumnus Jan 1931

World's Finest Educational Building: William W. Cook Legal Research Library Nears Completion As Unit Of Law Quadrangle, The Michigan Alumnus

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As the finishing touches are applied, the nearly completed William W. Cook Legal Research Library looms upward impressively from its position at the southern border of the Law Quadrangle.


William W. Cook, University Benefactor, Sawyer Hulme Walter Jan 1930

William W. Cook, University Benefactor, Sawyer Hulme Walter

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Noted New York Alumnus Dies at his Port Chester Home; His Will Makes Huge Additions to Already Most Generous Gifts.


University Of Have New Legal Research Library: William W. Cook, '80, 82l, Donor Of The Lawyers' Club And Martha Cook Dormitory, Makes Gift, The Michigan Alumnus Jan 1929

University Of Have New Legal Research Library: William W. Cook, '80, 82l, Donor Of The Lawyers' Club And Martha Cook Dormitory, Makes Gift, The Michigan Alumnus

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A beautiful Legal Research Library, to cost approximately $1,750,000, is to be the second phase of the development by William W. Cook, '80, '821, of a Law Quadrangle for the housing of the University's Law School. Announcement of the gift of the Library was made by the Board of Regents at its special meeting January 11.


Addresses Delivered At The Dedication Of The Lawyers' Club Of The University Of Michigan, June 13, 1925 May 1926

Addresses Delivered At The Dedication Of The Lawyers' Club Of The University Of Michigan, June 13, 1925

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On April 25, 1922, Mr. William W. Cook, a graduate of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts of the University of Michigan in 1880 and of the Law Department in 1882, wrote to the Regents of the University an offer to erect for the University, at his own expense, "a law students' combined club and dormitory building." In the letter it was stated that "All dues and all profit from the operation of the building shall be used exclusively for legal research work." The gift having been accepted, a strikingly beautiful group of buildings with sleeping rooms and ...