Cook, Darwin

This interview was recorded at Darwin Cook’s house in Tucson, Arizona on March 14th, 2018. It covers the following themes:

b. 1921

  • 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.

  • Marriage.

  • 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.

  • Family.

  • Changing attitudes towards Mormons.

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