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Carolyn W. Darack papers

Identifier: M204


Carolyn “Hooky” W. Darack was an activist in the Boston area for social rights and public health. Carolyn grew up in Brookline and attended Simmons College School for Social Work (1942?). During the 1950's she worked with Ehrmann on abolishing capital punishment in Massachusetts. During this time, her name was Carolyn W. Mork. Her first husband was Arnold P. Mork. He and Carolyn had three children: Arnold Jr., David, and Doretta. She later remarried (Melvin Darack) after her first husband passed away. Carolyn served as Director of Heart Information Services for the Massachusetts section of the American Heart Association. Then in 1966, Carolyn became the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Council. She also helped to found a number of organizations and groups including the Newton Senior Service Center, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Newton, the Coalition Organized for Health Education in Schools (COHES), and the Public Health Museum in Tewksbury. More recently, she was an appointed member of the Advisory Council of Health of the City of Newton.


  • Creation: 1928-1960


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

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.15 cubic feet (1 container)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Sara R. Ehrmann's son, Robert Ehrmann, donated Carolyn W. Darack's papers at her request.

Related Archival Materials:

Correspondences between Carolyn W. “Hooky” Mork and Miriam Van Waters can be found in the Van Waters, Miriam. Papers, 1861-1971 collection, which is part of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. For more information regarding these letters refer to the online finding aid at


  • Darack, Carolyn W. “Hooky.” Carolyn "Hooky" Darack. YouTube, 3m: 17s. November 25, 2011.
  • "Arnold P. Mork Co. Official, 48." Boston Globe (1960-1982), Jul 21, 1964, (accessed November 5, 2014).
  • Johnson, Marcia. “Programs and Services Committee Budget Meeting.” City of Newton. Wednesday May 15, 2002.
Finding aid for the Carolyn W. Darack Papers
Finding aid prepared by Kristin Wright
December 4, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US