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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William J. Tucker Papers, 1905-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tucker, William J.
Title: William J. Tucker papers
Dates: 1905-1946
Abstract: William J. Tucker, soldier, newspaper editor, author, and conservationist, was born in Longview, Texas. In 1929 he became the first Executive Secretary of the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission. The papers contain letters, literary productions, diaries, military records, and an obituary.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01859
Extent: 5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William J. Tucker, soldier, newspaper editor, author, and conservationist, was born in Longview, Texas. In 1929 he became the first Executive Secretary of the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, the state's effort to regulate hunting and fishing and manage wildlife resources responsibly. From 1931 to 1932 Tucker served as the president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, a quasi-official group of public agencies charged with the protection and management of North America's fish and wildlife resources. Additionally, he edited the Taylor, Texas, Daily Press newspaper and served as a Corporal in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Sources: William J. Tucker Papers, 1905-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Game and Fish Commission Records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. "Past Presidents." http://www.fishwildlife.org/about_past-presidents.html (accessed August 2, 2010.)

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Scope and Contents

The William J. Tucker Papers, 1905-1946, contain letters, literary productions, diaries, military records, and an obituary. The records pertain to Tucker's work with the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission and his various writings, including a play entitled "Mammons Hidden Shame" and a World War I story called "They Didn't Have His Number." Additionally, the collection contains Tucker's WWI diaries of the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to France, his battle accounts from WWI in France, and other writings by Tucker. The papers also include a narrative by I. D. Affleck entitled "Defense of the Alamo," Tucker's World War II Army Air Force records, magazine and newspaper clippings, and an obituary for George Tucker by his son H. H. Tucker. Finally, the collection contains correspondence, including letters between Tucker and John Marvin Hunter, author, editor, and publisher.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Affleck, I. D. (Isaac Dunbar), 1844-
Hunter, J. Marvin (John Marvin), 1880-1957
Tucker, George
Tucker, H. H.
Tucker, William J.
Corporate Names
Texas. Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission
United States. Air Force
Subjects
Authors
Conservationists
Military operations, Aerial--American
Newspaper editors
World War (1914-1918)
World War (1939-1945)
Places
Albuquerque
Arkansas
Austin
Bandera
Brenham
Fort Sam Houston
France
Hot Springs
Kansas
Marne
New Mexico
New York
Taylor
Texas
Topeka
Document Types
Reminiscences

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Related Materials

See also the Hunter (J. Marvin) Papers, 1861-1945.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. Tucker Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1966-001

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Walter H. Richter, October 1965.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2L147 [SRH1230009536] Letter from Tucker to Major Hawes, August 17, 1940
Texas Game and Fish Commission
Literary productions
"Mammons Hidden Shame"
"They Didn't Have His Number"
Diaries of World War I
Miscellaneous writings and articles
"Defense of the Alamo," by I. D. Affleck
World War II Army Air Force records of William J. Tucker Jr.
Frontier Times and clippings, March 1943
George Tucker obituary

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