Alonzo Lohr Hook Negative Collection
This collection includes photographs taken by Alonzo Lohr Hook. All of the photographs are in the format of a negative or a glass plate negative. The images date from the 1910s-1970s and include pictures of Elon College campus buildings and spaces, individuals associated with Elon College, athletics, campus events and organizations, and a number of class photographs. Additionally, there are pictures of the Hook family and quite a few unidentified images in the collection. The collection is arranged into five boxes according to the material type. All negatives are in boxes 1-3 and are arranged alphabetically by place, event, subject matter, or personal name that has been assigned to the negative. Glass plate negatives are in boxes 4 and 5 and are arranged alphabetically by place, event, subject matter, or personal name that has been assigned to the glass plate negative. Unidentified negatives are in box 3 and unidentified glass plate negatives are in box 5. All of the negatives have been scanned and the file name for each negative is listed with the title of the negative. Some images pre-1923 can be found on the Belk Library Archives and Special Collections Flickr page. All other image requests and questions need to be directed to the staff of the Elon University Archives and Special Collections.
- Hook, Alonzo Lohr (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Early Years and Childhood: Born July 19, 1891 in Hanging Rock, Hampshire County, West Virginia Family moved to Winchester, VA when Hook was entering high school Education: Attended either Curry or Handley High School in Winchester, VA Entered Elon College in September of 1909 Resident of East Dorm from 1911 to 1913 Curator of the college museum in 1912 Business manager of the Phi Psi Cli yearbook in 1913, first one to exist President of the class of 1913 Graduated from Elon College in 1913 Received an A.B. degree in mathematics and science in 1913 from Elon Received a M.S. degree in mathematics in 1914 from Elon Official campus photographer, especially during the 1920's and 1930's Received a M.A. degree in applied physics in 1926 from Cornell University Additional graduate work at the following schools: Johns Hopkins University (1919, 8 semester hours); University of Chicago (1929, 6 semester hours); Duke University (1932-33, 15 semester hours) President of the Self-Government Club/Board (what is now Student Government Association) from September 1912 until January 1913 Career: Joined the faculty of Elon College in 1914 Taught math and science from 1914-1922 Secretary of the Faculty in 1921 Published the first student handbook in 1922 Dean of the College 1922-1935 Taught physics from 1922-1957 and was the Chairman of the department during the same time period 1931-Dr. Hook assisted the acting President Barney for six months until President Leon Edgar Smith was President of the College Registrar of the College 1935-1957 Instructor and coordinator of the Civilian Pilot Training Program during WWII for Elon College (1939-1943) and trained around 750 pilots for WWII Last days of being active Dean occurred during 1956-57, but he kept teaching afterwards Dean of Faculty in 1964 Hook, Brannock, Barney dorm constructed and opened 1965-66 Served on the Faculty Athletic Committee in 1975 Appointed chairman of the Pre-Centennial Committee in 1975 1975-Dr. Hook was responsible for starting the oral history project that documented the history of Elon through important individuals that were related to Elon 1978-Dr. Hook was the second oldest pilot in the state of North Carolina Founder of the physics department at Elon College Resident bee-keeper, had circa 18 hives In charge of the clock system on campus that signaled the changing of classes Did the electrical work and wiring in the Alumni Memorial Gymnasium One of the organizers and founders of the North State Conference Took pilot lessons under Dover Fogleman at Huffman Field in Burlington, NC before training civilians and students to fly for WWII at Elon College Elon College's first athletic director Founder of the Carolinas Conference List of classes Dr. Hook was qualified to teach: general physics; mechanics; atomic and nuclear physics; electricity and magnetism; electronics; optics; and thermodynamics Awards, Memberships, Organizations: Joined the Burlington Rotary Club in 1928 Commissioner of the Athletic Association of the North State Conference in 1951 President of the Burlington Rotary Club from 1953-54 * Received an Honorary Degree of Science from Elon in 1960 Received an Alumnus of the Year Award from Elon College in May of 1963 October 21, 1972-Dr. Hook was the 1st person inducted into the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame Nominated in January of 1975 to be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame December 1978-Dr. Hook named the Paul Harris Fellow from the Burlington, NC Rotary Club January 1980-Dr. Hook received the NAIA Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Award Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame March 13, 1980 at the Continental Hotel in Kansas City, MO Member of the International Rotary Exchange Student Program for Burlington/Alamance District Member of the following societies/associations: American Physical Society; American Association of Physics Teachers; North Carolina Academy of Science; Southeastern section of the American Physical Society; and Pi Gamma Mu Family: Father was Robert C. Hook and mother was Sarah Hook He had four brothers and three sisters One sister's name is Iva Whitmire, of Winchester, VA Dr. Hook married Jessie Irene Dawson on August 19, 1914 Jessie Dawson Hook was born January 20, 1893 Jessie Hook attended Elon College from 1910-1913 Jessie and A.L. had four daughters: Mrs. Herbert Burton (Sara Virginia Hook); Mrs. M. Cade Covington (Irene Hook); Mrs. Daniel B. Harrell (Jeanne Hook); Mrs. Eugene S. Neal (Patricia Hook) All four daughters graduated from Elon College Mary Jeanne Harrell (Jeanne Hook) was the only woman at Elon to be elected President of the Student Body Later Years: Dr. Hook broke a hip and developed pneumonia, which caused him to pass away Died May 22, 1983 at the age of 91 on Commencement Day Dr. Hook laid in state in the Alamance Rotunda from 5-9pm on May 23, 1983 and from 9am-12noon on May 24, 1983
3 Linear Feet (5 archival boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged into five boxes according to the material type. All negatives are in boxes 1-3 and are arranged alphabetically by place, event, subject matter, or personal name that has been assigned to the negative. Glass plate negatives are in boxes 4 and 5 and are arranged alphabetically by place, event, subject matter, or personal name that has been assigned to the glass plate negative. Unidentified negatives are in box 3 and unidentified glass plate negatives are in box 5.
The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Processed by Katie Nash, August, 2013
- Encoded by Katie Nash, September, 2013
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