Records of William Tucker, 1979-1998.
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
- Tucker, William Edward (Person)
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.
Vault CA 5-6
- Guide to the Records of William E. Tucker
- Compiled by Jensen Branscombe
- June 2010
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