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William Munford Tuck Papers

Identifier: 01/Mss. 68 T79

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Papers, 1918-1968, of William Munford Tuck, Democrat, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Virginia State Senate, lieutenant-governor, governor, and congressman. Tuck's law practice files and his correspondence, 1950-1953, are arranged alphabetically. His congressional file is arranged alphabetically and the legislation files are arranged by session and then alphabetically by topic. However, the Fifth District correspondence is arranged by counties and cities. His Congressional speeches are in Group XV. The election correspondence is arranged by city, county and out-of-state. The personal correspondence of the gubernatorial term is arranged chronologically. The political correspondence of the gubernatorial term is in two files. The first file is arranged alphabetically by subject (and chronologically within). The second is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


  • Creation: 1918-1968


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Conditions Governing Access:

Series 1: Law Practice Files, A-Z is restricted. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

William Munford "Bill" Tuck was born 28 September 1896 in Haifax County, Va. He attended the College of William and Mary. He received a law degree from Washington and Lee University. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the Viginia Senate. Tuck served as lietenant-governor, governor and Congressman. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


141.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

5670 folders.

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Processing Information:

Processed by Henry Hoar. Original order has been maintained.

Guide to the William Munford Tuck Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Henry Hoar.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository