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Records of William Tucker, 1979-1998.

Identifier: RU 26

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence (outgoing from the Chancellor's office), materials related to Tucker's inauguration, photographs, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. The memorabilia includes awards plaques and a program from his farewell gala. The audiovisual materials consist of recordings of TCU commencements and convocations, and of speeches Tucker gave at various university and community functions.


  • Creation: 1979-1998


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

William Tucker was chancellor of TCU from 1979-1998. Under Tucker, the campus gained five buildings, doubled the size of its library, started an engineering program and added an athletic training complex. A North Carolina native, Tucker arrived at TCU in the 1950s to study at Brite Divinity School (then called Brite College). After earning a divinity degree in 1956, he went to Yale University in Connecticut for master's and doctoral degrees. An ordained Christian Church minister, he returned to Brite in 1966 to teach church history and was the divinity school dean in 1971-76. Tucker spent three years as president of Bethany College in West Virginia before returning to TCU as chancellor.


5.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials



The records document William E. Tucker's time as chancellor of Texas Christian University. The records include correspondence and audiovisual material.


Arranged in one series: Records of William E. Tucker.

Physical Location

Vault CA 5-6

Guide to the Records of William E. Tucker
Compiled by Jensen Branscombe
June 2010
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)