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Grace Cockroft Papers

Identifier: SCA-041

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of manuscripts and drafts of speeches and dissertations written by Professor Cockroft over the years. Drafts of her masters thesis and doctoral dissertation are included along with miscellaneous speechs given from 1928 to 1956. Drafts and a manuscript are included of an independant article as well as a manuscript of a separate article.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1956

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library's Special Collections department.


Biographical / Historical

Grace Amelia Cockroft was born in 1893. She graduated from Pembroke College in 1914 and became a professor of history at Skidmore College until her retirement in 1961. During this time she earned her masters from Clark University and a doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University. In 1928 she was named chair of the department and in 1939 Eromdiks was dedicated to her. She was actively interested in the policies and conflict regarding the first and second world war and gave a number of speeches on foreign policy from 1928 to 1956. Professor Cockroft died in December of 1962, one year after her retirement from Skidmore.


1 Cubic Feet ; 1 box

Language of Materials



Collection contains papers from Grace Cockroft such as her master thesis, correspondence, rough drafts of books, and speeches given. The materials are made up chiefly of paper records and manuscripts.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Grace Cockroft Papers
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Sharon Wolff
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Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository