This interview was recorded at Darwin Cook’s house in Tucson, Arizona on March 14th, 2018. It covers the following themes:
Childhood on small family farm in Pocatello, Idaho: work, lifestyle, education, food.
The Great Depression.
Getting drafted for World War II.
Life in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
Returning from war and readjusting to civilian life.
Banking in the late 1940s. Credit, local banks, and local economies.
Starting a family. Difference between Cook’s childhood and those of his children.
Move to Tucson in 1962 and first impressions.
Living near Broadway and Swan in Rosemont West.
Working for Southern Arizona Bank. Tasks of a bank manager in the early 1960s.
Serving as a Bishop and High Counselor in Tucson’s Mormon community.
East side living, riding the bus, and fear of crime in 1960s downtown.
Increasing anonymity in Tucson over Cook’s life.
Work at Southern Arizona Bank in Safford, AZ in the 1980s.
Mission in South Africa in 1989.
Changing attitudes towards Mormons.