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Damon Marie Watson Papers

Identifier: MC 1052

Scope and Content Note

Most of the papers (correspondence and examinations) pertain to Phi Mu, particularly the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of Arkansas. A few pertain to Damon Marie Watson personally.


  • 1908-1949


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Damon Marie Watson, born about 1895 in McAlester, Oklahoma, attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from about 1913 to 1918; she lacked three hours graduating. She, with her sister Gertrude (later Mrs. Leland Bryan), was instrumental in starting a chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity at the University of Arkansas. The local sorority Kappa Phi was granted a Phi Mu charter in 1923, becoming the Alpha Beta chapter of Phi Mu. Damon Marie Watson married Samuel T. Hucke in Broadview, Montana, 1 April 1922. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, and the Episcopalian church. The Huckes had three sons: Sam (the donor), Charles Joseph (Sam's twin), and Alvin Dale. Damon Marie Watson Hucke died in Montana.


0.5 Linear Feet (197 items in 1 Box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

Items pertaining to Phi Mu Fraternity and to Damon Marie Watson, a student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1912-1915, were donated to the University Museum by her son, Dr. Sam Hucke, Fayetteville, June 1990. Papers were then transferred to the Special Collections Department by the University Museum.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1990.



Damon Marie Watson Papers
Nan Lawler
November 1990
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