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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William J. Tucker Papers, 1905-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tucker, William J.
Title: Tucker, William J. 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.
Accession No.: 66-001
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Tucker, William J.--Archives.
Hunter, J. Marvin (John Marvin), 1880-1957
Tucker, George
Affleck, I. D. (Isaac Dunbar), b. 1844
Tucker, H. H.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army Air Forces
Texas. Game, Fish and Oyster Commission
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
Authors--Texas
Newspaper editors--Texas
Conservationists--Texas
Places
Hot Springs (Ark.)
Marne (France)
Topeka (Kan.)
Albuquerque (N.M.)
New York (N.Y.)
Austin (Tex.)
Bandera (Tex.)
Brenham (Tex.)
Fort Sam Houston (Tex.)
Taylor (Tex.)

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Related Material

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

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 Papers

 

Inventory

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2L147 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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