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Cleo Tucker Collection

Identifier: MC 2466

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials, particularly related to Commonwealth College and to Mena, Arkansas, collected by Cleo Tucker. Included are correspondence, clippings, a Mena High School yearbook, and issues of the Commonwealth College Fortnightly newspaper.

A cotton sales ledger belonging to George W. Petty of Mena, Arkansas, is included, as are receipts and other business documents that had been enclosed in the ledger.

The collection also includes a selection of road maps, particularly from Arkansas and surrounding states, as well as other materials related to Arkansas.


  • Creation: circa 1898-1987


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

Cleo Theodore Tucker (1926-2002) was a longtime resident and local historian of Polk County, Arkansas, and served as president of the Polk County Historical Society in the 1980s. He was born November 22, 1926, to Fannie A. and Jessie Benjamin Tucker. He passed away August 18, 2002.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Materials are arranged by topic; Commonwealth College Fortnightly issues have been arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Cleo Tucker Collection was donated to Special Collections by Cleo T. Tucker of Mena, Arkansas in 1988.

Existence and Location of Copies

A near-complete run of the Commonwealth College Fortnightly, including all issues present in this collection, is available in the Commonwealth College Fortnightly digital collection (

Related Materials

Additional collections related to Commonwealth College are listed in the Commonwealth College Collections libguide (

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon and Huong Nguyen; completed August 2022.

Cleo Tucker Collection
Katrina Windon
August 2022
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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