Papers of Professor Stephen Cook

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection forms part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive (MSS.335), which was deposited with the Centre by operational research practitioners.

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available both on-line as well as in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Papers deriving from his career in operational research, National Coal Board, Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd., consultancy, Aston University, 1950s-79.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1919. Deputy Head, Field Investigation Group (Operational Research), National Coal Board, London, 1951-6; Manager, Operational Research Department, Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd., 1956-64; visiting Professor of Operations Research, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, 1963-4; Professor of Operational Research, University of Aston, Birmingham, 1966-73; Head, Operational Research and Systems Analysis Subject Group, Management Centre, University of Aston, 1973-9. Professor Cook died in 1979.

Arrangement

This collection forms part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive (MSS.335), which was deposited with the Centre by operational research practitioners.

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available both on-line as well as in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is closed to researchers.

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited with the Centre by Mrs. Aileen Cook in November 1993.

Other Finding Aids

Authority files exist for Professor Cook (GB 152 AAR0805), Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd. (GB 152 AAR1445) and the Field Investigation Group of the National Coal Board (GB 152 AAR1448).

Archivist's Note

MSS.335/CK catalogued by Eleanor Rowe to file level in April 1996. Collection-level description created by Charles Fonge, November 1999. Retroconverted March 2000.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds records relating to the Operational Research Society (MSS.335/SO).

Personal Names