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James Logan Morgan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS M821

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Scope and Content Note

Materials collected by James Logan Morgan, particularly regarding M. M. Stuckey Jr. and African Americans in south Arkansas.

Series 1 contains correspondence, military orders, and other material pertaining principally to the law practice, political interests, and military career of Michael Martin Stuckey, Jr. , a Jackson County, Arkansas lawyer, county judge, and Arkansas State Guard officer.

Series 2 contains materials pertaining to political, religious, and social affairs of African Americans in south Arkansas (1949-1963) and to other matters.

Dates

  • 1885-1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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

James Logan Morgan, Jr. (1940-2011) was a local historian whose work focused on Jackson County, Arkansas.

Michael Martin ("Mart") Stuckey, Jr. was born in Illinois December 16, 1853, and came to Jackson County, Arkansas about 1883. After teaching school there for a short time, he undertook the reading of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1884 or 1885. From that time until his death on January 27, 1918, he practiced law in Newport. For 23 years, 1893-1916, his law partner was his brother, S. Milt Stuckey.

Elected Jackson County judge in 1886, Stuckey was subsequently re-elected to two additional terms. In 1888, he married Alice Stephens. He was a member and Grand Master of the International Order of Odd Fellows and an officer in the Arkansas State Guard. On April 8, 1902, he was made Brigadier General commanding the 1st Division of the Guard.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Arrangement of the Papers

Arranged in two series:

  1. 1, M. M. Stuckey Material, 1885-1913
  2. 2, Miscellaneous printed material, 1918-1962

Acquisition Information

The James Logan Morgan Collection was donated to Special Collections by the collector, James Logan Morgan of Newport, Arkansas, circa 1970.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed June 1970.

Creator

Source

Title
James Logan Morgan Collection
Subtitle
June 1970
Status
Completed
Author
Samuel Sizer
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
479-575-5577