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Lucyle Hook Papers

Identifier: BC20-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings, legal documents, scrapbooks, photographs, teaching materials, and personal materials of former Barnard college faculty member, Lucyle Hook. Also included is Lucyle Hook's Ph.D. dissertation and a transcript of an oral history conducted with Lucyle Hook.

Of particular interest are materials detailing trips abroad, including Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey; Papua New Guinea; Kathmandu, Nepal; Bali, Indonesia; Johannesburg, South Africa, numerous photographs of her travels abroad and her time at Barnard, and manuscripts of her published and unpublished writing.


  • Creation: 1880-2000



Box 5, Folder 9 of this collection is restricted, as it contains sensitive personal information, per the Archive's policy. Materials in this folder will be open to researchers in 2060, 75 years after their date of creation.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrctions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Lucyle Hook was born in Quanah, Texas, in 1901. She attended the Texas Woman's University, received an M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from New York University. Lucyle Hook began teaching at Barnard as a visiting professor, filling in for Minor Latham, and ended up staying at Barnard for 21 years. In 1967 she was appointed as Professor Emeritus of the English Department. In addition to her teaching career at Barnard College, Lucyle Hook travelled the world. She took time off from Barnard to serve as the head of the American College for Girls in Turkey, and travelled throughout the Middle East and Africa. She also took numerous research trips abroad to Greece and London. A travel scholarship fund for Barnard students was named in her honor. She passed away in 2003 at the age of 103.


5.75 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 1 banker box, 2 custom size boxes)




This collection consists of the personal papers of former Barnard College professor, Lucyle Hook.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is inventoried at the file level, and arranged in the order in which it was received.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

The Lucyle Hook Papers were donated to the Barnard Archives and Special Collections in 2010, by Barnard alumna and close friend of Lucyle Hook, Irene Winter.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, August 2015.

Guide to the Lucyle Hook Papers
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Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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