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Tucker Plantation Records Addendum

Identifier: MC 696

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of ledgers, cash books, seed books, farm labor books, post office records, gin ticket stub booklets, correspondence, and miscellaneous business records arranged in eight series.


  • 1898-1959


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The S.E. Tucker Plantation was established in 1871 by John Woodfin Tucker, (1845-1908), an Alabama native and Confederate Civil War veteran. The Tucker family has maintained ownership of the plantation since that time, being managed in turn by D. Everett Tucker and Everett Tucker, Jr., son and grandson of John Tucker. The plantation took its name from John's wife, Sarah E. Tucker, and the signature "S.E. Tucker" appears throughout the records regardless of who actually signed for the operation. Primarily a cotton producing operation, the Tucker plantation eventually grew to 2800 acres, worked by both paid farm workers and resident sharecroppers. The store and post office at Tucker were also managed by members of the Tucker family, the latter serving as a makeshift banking facility through money order sales to patrons unable to afford conventional banking accounts.


2 Linear Feet (4 Boxes, 2 volumes, 1 oversize volume)

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged and described in eight series:

  1. Ledgers, 1899-1901.
  2. Cash Books, 1911-1955.
  3. Seed Books, 1920-1959.
  4. Farm Labor Books, 1953-1956.
  5. Post Office Records, 1898-1913.
  6. Gin Ticket Stub Booklets, 1941-1950.
  7. Correspondence, 1919-1939.
  8. Miscellaneous Business Records, 1935-1955.

Acquisition Information

The Tucker Plantation Records Addendum was received during a field collection trip on March 31, 1987. The original Tucker Plantation Records collection was donated by Everett Tucker, Jr., of Little Rock, Arkansas. Everett is the grandson of the founder of the Tucker Plantation and came to manage it.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Tucker Plantation Records Addendum include:

Tucker Plantation Records 1898-1952 MC 556

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in June 1987.

Tucker Plantation Records Addendum
Kim Allen Scott
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444