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Stuck Family Collection

Identifier: ASTATE-2018-12-30

Scope and Contents

The Stuck Family Collection is comprised of 6 series: Travels (2 subseries), College (1 subseries), Publications (3 subseries), Family History (1 folder), Artifacts (1 folder), and Correspondence (1 folder).


  • 1908 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access

This manuscript collection consists of physical materials. This collection has not been digitized. This collection is open for research use only in the Archives' Reading Room. It is not available for request through Interlibrary Loan. Please contact the archive via email ( at least a week in advance of your arrival to ensure the availability of the material.

Charles A. Stuck

In February, 1889, Charles A. Stuck relocated his family from Danville, Illinois to Jonesboro, Arkansas so his wood planing operation would be closer to his source of goods: the hardwood lumber harvested from the Ozark Mountains. Charles' sixteen year old son, William, began investing in real estate. William's investments included ownership of at least one rental property, a home, and shares of the newly organized Jonesboro Building and Loan Association. William also owned interest in three banks in Jonesboro and one in St. Louis, Missouri. At 21 years old, William joined the family business by purchasing $1,100 of stock in his father's lumber mill.

Charles was a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church and Williams was a leader in the Methodist Church where he was President of the Sunday School and Chairman of the Board of Stewards. William also served on the Executive Board of Hendrix-Henderson College in Conway, Arkansas; Henderson-Brown College in Arkadelphis, Arkansas; and Galloway Women's College in Searcy, Arkansas. These three colleges were later merged into Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.


0.4 Linear Feet (This collection is comprised of 11 folders within 1 document box. )




This collection contains information on the Stuck Family including family letters and postcards, essays written by Charles Stuck, and artifacts owned by the family.


Further additions to this collection are not expected.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections - Dean B. Ellis Library Repository

Arkansas State University
Dean B. Ellis Library
P.O. Box 2040
State University AR 72467 United States
870-972-3199 (Fax)