Frederick W. Crook reports, 1973-2022
Scope and Contents
Contains research materials on China gathered by Crook throughout his career. Includes notes from Chinese publications on agricultural and economic conditions in the country, including photographs. Also includes photographs and other materials associated with humanitarian work in which Crook was engaged. Materials date from between 1958 and 2023.
Language of Materials
Materials in English and Chinese.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographical / Historical
Frederick W. Crook was born on February 15, 1940 in Fallon, Nevada to Royal Don and Willmuth C. Crook. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Taiwan in the early 1960s. After his return he studied Chinese at Brigham Young University (BYU), as well as Columbia University and Harvard University. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from BYU in 1964, and then continued his education at Tufts University where he ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1970.
Crook began his career as an economist as a lecturer at Wellesley College from 1966 to 1967, but soon moved to government service. He worked for the departments of Commerce, Treasury, and Agriculture, focusing on economic issues in China. He also worked at research institutes, and served from 1977 to 1980 as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. Crook was also involved in the Boy Scout organization, and enjoyed sailing and camping.