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Dorothy D. Stuck Papers, ca 1900-2013

Manuscript Collection 2088

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Ashley Cain, 2016

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Stuck, Dorothy D.
Title
Dorothy D. Stuck Papers
Inclusive Dates
c.1900-2013
Bulk Dates
1940-2000
Identification
MC 2088
Extent
16.0 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 OV item)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Dorothy D. Stuck Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on March 28, 2014 by Dorothy Stuck of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashley Cain; completed in December 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Dorothy D. Stuck Papers (MC 2088), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Dorothy Stuck was born Dorothy Willard Davis on February 5, 1921 in Gravette, Arkansas to parents Floyd and Mimi Davis. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with her Bachelor’s degree in History in 1943, and she taught high school history from 1943 to 1946. In 1946, Dorothy married Howard Stuck. They had one son, Howard C. Stuck III. A few years later, Howard became ill, and Dorothy began working with the three newspapers that they owned, The Marked Tree Tribune, the Truman Democrat, and the Lepanto News Record. She became editor of the Marked Tree Tribune in 1950 and remained in that position until 1970. During that time Dorothy served as a representative in the 1969 Arkansas Constitutional Convention, and as director of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association. She also received the Arkansas Press Women of Achievement awards in 1965 and 1969. Following her resignation as editor of the Marked Tree Tribune in 1970, she moved to Dallas, Texas to serve as the Regional Director of the Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW). She held this position from 1970 to 1979. While in this position, she received the 1974 DHEW Distinguished Service Award. Dorothy and her long-time friend, Nan Snow, formed a small management and publications consulting firm, Stuck and Snow Resultants in 1981. And, in 1982, Dorothy and Nan, alongside several other women, founded another organization, the Willowe Institute. Dorothy was also one of the original members of the Arkansas Travelers for Bill Clinton’s 1993 presidential campaign. Dorothy and Nan co-wrote a biography about Senator J. William Fulbright’s mother, Roberta Fulbright, titled “Roberta, A Most Remarkable Fulbright.” The work was published in 1997. Nan Snow wrote another book in 2001 titled “Letters Home” that tells the story of Dorothy’s Brother, Floyd H. Davis, during his military service, and features many of the letters he wrote home while abroad. Dorothy was also honored with a Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Arkansas in 2008.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes documents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Dorothy Davis Stuck. The materials emphasize her personal and professional accomplishments in the fields of civil rights, politics, and small business, and include draft manuscripts of her published works. The collection also includes documents relating to her family history and her brother Floyd H. Davis’s military service.

Arrangement of the Papers

The materials are arranged into four series:

  1. Series I. Personal Materials, c.1900-2002 (Boxes 1-3)
  2. Series II. Professional Materials, 1934-2013 (Boxes 4-11)
  3. Series III. Framed Awards and Plaques, 1942-2004 (Boxes 12-13)
  4. Series IV. Oversized Material, 1968-1978 (Boxes 14-15, 1 Item)

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: ,

Personal Materials, c.1900-2002 (Boxes 1-3)

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Childhood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1929-1939

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Report Cards and Other School Materials, 1932-1943

series I Box 1 Folder 3

School Yearbooks, 1937-1941

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Dorothy and Howard’s Engagement and Wedding Materials, 1946

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Howard Stuck’s Military Discharge Papers, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Marked Tree High School Class of 1945 Reunion, 1965

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Howard C. Stuck III Materials, 1967-1971

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Personal and Family Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2), 1921-1989

series I Box 1 Folder 9

Personal and Family Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2), 1990-2004,n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10

Family Newspaper Clippings and Documents, 1950-1955

series I Box 1 Folder 11

Breast Cancer Survivor Activities, c. 2002

series I Box 1 Folder 12

Personal and Family Photographs (Folder 1 of 3), c.1920-c.1990

series I Box 1 Folder 13

Personal and Family Photographs (Folder 2 of 3), c.1900-1970

series I Box 1 Folder 13

Personal and Family Photographs (Folder 3 of 3), 1918-1924

Box 2

series I Box 2 Folder 1

Two Diaries and a Photobook, 1938-1940, 1994

series I Box 2 Folder 2

Dorothy’s High School Diploma, 1939

series I Box 2 Folder 3

Tapes of Stories by Dorothy’s Father Floyd Davis and a CD of Dorothy’s 90th Birthday, 2011, n.d.

series I Box 2 Folder 4

Floyd H. Davis Certificates and High School Diploma, 1943-1945

series I Box 2 Folder 5

Floyd H. Davis Military Documents, 1943-1945

series I Box 2 Folder 6

Floyd H. Davis Military Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945

series I Box 2 Folder 7

Floyd H. Davis Military Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945

series I Box 2 Folder 8

Correspondence Concerning Floyd H. Davis’s Missing Unit, 1945

series I Box 2 Folder 9

Floyd H. Davis Related Photographs, n.d.

series I Box 2 Folder 10

Publications Mentioning Floyd H. Davis, n.d.

series I Box 2 Folder 11

Two Copies of "Letters Home" by Nan Snow, 2001

series I Box 2 Folder 12

"Britain’s Homage to 28,000 American Dead", 1952

series I Box 2 Folder 13

"The Pioneer" Yearbook, 1942

series I Box 2 Folder 14

Floyd H. Davis’s School Notebook, n.d.

Box 3

series I Box 3 Folder 1

Floyd Davis 100th Birthday Celebration Album, n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 2

The Razorback Yearbook, 1942

series I Box 3 Folder 3

The Razorback Yearbook, 1943

series I Box 3 Folder 4

Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission (Mrs. Howard Stuck) [empty binder], n.d.

series II: ,

Professional Materials, 1934-2013 (Boxes 4-11)

Box 4

series II Box 4 Folder 1

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1952-1954

series II Box 4 Folder 2

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1955

series II Box 4 Folder 3

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1956

series II Box 4 Folder 4

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1956-1957

series II Box 4 Folder 5

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1958-1964

series II Box 4 Folder 6

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers (Folder 1 of 3), 1965

series II Box 4 Folder 7

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers (Folder 2 of 3), 1965

series II Box 4 Folder 8

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers (Folder 3 of 3), 1965

series II Box 4 Folder 9

Marked Tree Tribune Newspapers, 1966-1987

series II Box 4 Folder 10

Other Newspapers and Clippings, n.d.

series II Box 4 Folder 11

Editorials and Other Articles (Folder 1 of 2), 1956-1960

series II Box 4 Folder 12

Editorials and Other Articles (Folder 2 of 2), 1956-1960

series II Box 4 Folder 13

Marked Tree Tribune Related Photographs, 1954-1969

series II Box 4 Folder 14

Newspaper Related Business Documents, n.d.

Box 5

series II Box 5 Folder 1

Election Research Counsel Material, 1965-1968

series II Box 5 Folder 2

Constitutional Convention Revision Study Commission, 1968

series II Box 5 Folder 3

Arkansas Constitutional Convention Committee Proposal (Folder 1 of 2), 1969

series II Box 5 Folder 4

Arkansas Constitutional Convention Committee Proposal (Folder 2 of 2), 1969

series II Box 5 Folder 5

1969 Constitutional Convention Documents, 1969

series II Box 5 Folder 6

1969 Constitutional Convention Newspaper Clippings, 1969

series II Box 5 Folder 7

1969 Constitutional Convention Related Correspondence, 1969

series II Box 5 Folder 8

"Political Paradox", 1973

series II Box 5 Folder 9

"Waiting for the Cemetery" Vote by Tom Glaze, 2011

Box 6

series II Box 6 Folder 1

Constitutional Convention Committee Documents, n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 2

Constitutional Convention Related Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1970

series II Box 6 Folder 3

Constitutional Convention List of Delegates, n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 4

Proposed Constitution of 1970 of the State of Arkansas, c. 1970

series II Box 6 Folder 5

Constitutional Convention of Arkansas Special Purpose Motions, n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 6

Speech to Constitutional Convention Delegates, n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 7

Constitutional Convention Second Report (Folder 1 of 3), n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 8

Constitutional Convention Second Report (Folder 2 of 3), n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 9

Constitutional Convention Second Report (Folder 3 of 3), n.d.

series II Box 6 Folder 10

Constitutional Convention Related Photographs, c. 1969

Box 7

series II Box 7 Folder 1

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Activities, 1969-1979

series II Box 7 Folder 2

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Certificates, 1972

series II Box 7 Folder 3

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Correspondence, 1972-1976

series II Box 7 Folder 4

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Speeches (Folder 1 of 2), n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 5

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Speeches (Folder 2 of 2), n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 6

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1976

series II Box 7 Folder 7

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Photographs, n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 8

Dorothy’s Resignation From the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1979

series II Box 7 Folder 9

Other Activities in Dallas, 1971-1975

series II Box 7 Folder 10

Republican National Convention Publication, 1968

series II Box 7 Folder 11

Republican Party Activity, 1966-1968

series II Box 7 Folder 12

Republican Party Related Photographs, 1968

series II Box 7 Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1968

series II Box 7 Folder 14

Republican National Convention, 1968

series II Box 7 Folder 15

Political Correspondence, 1980

series II Box 7 Folder 16

Arkansas Travelers, 1992

series II Box 7 Folder 17

53rd Presidential Inauguration, 1993

series II Box 7 Folder 18

Dorothy’s Whitehouse Visit, 1993

series II Box 7 Folder 19

The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, 2002-2004

series II Box 7 Folder 20

Hillary Clinton Correspondence, 1990-2013

series II Box 7 Folder 21

Hillary Clinton Newspaper Clipping, 1996

series II Box 7 Folder 22

White House Christmas Parties Memorabilia, 1970-2002

series II Box 7 Folder 23

White House Holiday Cards from the Clintons, 1993-2000

series II Box 7 Folder 24

Photographs With Bill and Hillary Clinton, n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 25

President Bill Clinton Memorabilia, n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 26

Two Copies of The Arkansas Rockefeller Documentary, n.d.

series II Box 7 Folder 27

Political Magic by Brenda Blagg, 2013

Box 8

series II Box 8 Folder 1

Aquaculture Magazine, 1982

series II Box 8 Folder 2

Stuck and Snow Resultants Materials, 1988-1994

series II Box 8 Folder 3

Willowe Institute Correspondence, 1985-1990

series II Box 8 Folder 4

Willowe Institute Business Documents, 1986-1989

series II Box 8 Folder 5

Willowe Institute Board Meeting Minutes, 1986-1989

series II Box 8 Folder 6

Willowe Institute Symposium Materials, 1987-1990

series II Box 8 Folder 7

Willowe Institute Membership Directory, 1991,n.d.

series II Box 8 Folder 8

Willowe Institute Letterhead and Brochures, n.d.

series II Box 8 Folder 9

Willowe Institute Photographs, n.d.

series II Box 8 Folder 10

Willowe Institute History and Information, n.d.

series II Box 8 Folder 11

Willowe Institute Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1971-2009

series II Box 8 Folder 12

Arkansas Leader Publications (Folder 1 of 3), 1983-1984

series II Box 8 Folder 13

Arkansas Leader Publications (Folder 2 of 3), 1985-1987

series II Box 8 Folder 14

Arkansas Leader Publications (Folder 3 of 3), 1987-1990

series II Box 8 Folder 15

Some Remarkable Women of Arkansas Publication, 1977

series II Box 8 Folder 16

“Horizon: 100 Arkansas Women of Achievement”, 1980

series II Box 8 Folder 17

Photograph of Willowe Institute Founders, n.d.

series II Box 8 Folder 18

Politics for People by David Matthews, 1994

series II Box 8 Folder 19

Guest Book and Pen, n.d.

Box 9

series II Box 9 Folder 1

Roberta Fulbright’s Writing, 1949,1952

series II Box 9 Folder 2

"Roberta, A Most Remarkable Fulbright" Articles and Documents, 1996-2000

series II Box 9 Folder 4

Photograph of Dorothy with Senator J.W. Fulbright in Marked Tree, Arkansas, 1968

series II Box 9 Folder 4

J.W. Fulbright Correspondence, 1968-1970

series II Box 9 Folder 5

"Roberta, A Most Remarkable Fulbright" Related Photographs, n.d.

series II Box 9 Folder 6

"Roberta, A Most Remarkable Fulbright" By Dorothy Stuck and Nan Snow, 1997

series II Box 9 Folder 7

Draft Manuscript, "The Formidable Roberta Fulbright" , n.d.

Box 10

series II Box 10 Folder 1

Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Press Women, 1953-1969

series II Box 10 Folder 2

University of Arkansas Press, 1997-1998

series II Box 10 Folder 3

University of Arkansas Materials, 1943-1971

series II Box 10 Folder 4

The Razorback Family: Stories from Senior Walk Documentary, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 5

University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008

series II Box 10 Folder 6

Arkansas Careers Inc. Board Member Materials, 1967-1968

series II Box 10 Folder 7

Southern Bancorp Board Member Materials, 1987-2012

series II Box 10 Folder 8

Elly Peterson Material, 1995

series II Box 10 Folder 9

Pi Beta Phi Materials, 1941-1969

series II Box 10 Folder 10

University of Missouri School of Journalism Week, 1960

series II Box 10 Folder 11

Honoring The Ladies, Southern Methodist University Materials, 2005

series II Box 10 Folder 12

Travel Related Memorabilia, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 13

Microcassette Tapes of Interview with Senator J.W. Fulbright, 1992

series II Box 10 Folder 14

Poems Written by Dorothy, 1958-1969

series II Box 10 Folder 15

Draft Manuscript for “Women in Power”, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 16

Speeches by Dorothy (Folder 1 of 2), 1970-1990

series II Box 10 Folder 17

Speeches by Dorothy (Folder 2 of 2), n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 18

General Correspondence, 1979-2003

series II Box 10 Folder 19

Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1975, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 20

"Community Diaries: Arkansas Newspapering" by Michael B. Dougan, 1944

Box 11

series II Box 11 Folder 1

Dorothy’s Resumes and Other Biographical Documents, n.d.

series II Box 11 Folder 2

Event Programs, 1971-1976

series II Box 11 Folder 3

Certificates and Awards, 1934-2009

series II Box 11 Folder 4

Wylie Key Speech, n.d.

series II Box 11 Folder 5

Arkansas State University Board of Trustees Appointment, 1970

series II Box 11 Folder 6

Commission on Arkansas’ Future, 1989

series II Box 11 Folder 7

Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1970

series II Box 11 Folder 8

General Business Documents, n.d.

series II Box 11 Folder 9

"The Gender Agenda: Beyond Borders", 2010

series II Box 11 Folder 10

"Arkansas Lives" by John L. Ferguson, 1965

series III: ,

Framed Awards and Plaques, 1942-2004 (Boxes 12-13)

Box 12

series III Box 12 Folder 1

Phi Alpha Theta Membership Certificate, 1942

series III Box 12 Folder 2

Inaugural Ball Invitation, 1969

series III Box 12 Folder 3

Inauguration Invitation, 1969

series III Box 12 Folder 4

Arkansas Woman of Achievement Award Plaque, 1969

series III Box 12 Folder 5

Framed Dueling Pistols, 1970

series III Box 12 Folder 6

Executive Seminar Center Certificate, 1972

series III Box 12 Folder 7

Federal Executive Board Dallas Fort Worth Plaque, 1973

series III Box 12 Folder 8

Federal Executive Board Plaque, 1975

series III Box 12 Folder 9

“In Recognition of Outstanding Government Service Plaque, 1975

series III Box 12 Folder 10

“For Invaluable Support To…” Plaque, 1976

series III Box 12 Folder 11

“To Dorothy In Appreciation…” Plaque, 1977

series III Box 12 Folder 12

Federal Executive Board Dallas Fort Worth Certificate, 1979

Box 13

series III Box 13 Folder 1

University of Arkansas Century Club Plaque, 1980-1981

series III Box 13 Folder 2

Association of Arkansas Entrepreneurs Certificate, 1987

series III Box 13 Folder 3

Entrepreneur of The Year Plaque, 1987

series III Box 13 Folder 4

Fifth Birthday of the Willowe Institute Framed Invitation, 1987

series III Box 13 Folder 5

Frame Arkansas Traveler Pins, 1992

series III Box 13 Folder 6

Service to Ouachita Girl Scout Council Plaque, 1994

series III Box 13 Folder 7

W.J. Clinton Presidential Center Grand Opening Plaque, 2004

series III Box 13 Folder 8

Arkansas Council of Home Demonstration Clubs Plaque, n.d.

series III Box 13 Folder 9

Floyd H. Davis 102nd Birthday Plaque, n.d.

series III Box 13 Folder 10

Framed Ribbon Awards, n.d.

series IV: ,

Oversized Material, 1968-1978 (Boxes 14-15, 1 Item)

Box 14

series IV Box 14 Item 1

Film Reel of Dorothy’s Speech at the 1968 Republican Convention, 1968

Box 15

series IV Box 15 Item 1

Arkansas State Constitution Proposed by Seventh Constitutional Convention, 1970

series IV Box 15 Item 2

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Distinguished Service Award Framed Certificate, 1974

series IV Box 15 Item 3

Framed Certificate of Merit, 1978

series IV Box 15 Item 4

Chairman of the Federal Executive Board Framed Certificate, 1975

series IV Box 15 Item 5

International Honorary Society for High School journalists Quill and Scroll Framed Certificate, n.d.

series IV Box 15 Item 6

Mounted Photograph of Dorothy with Bill Clinton, n.d.

Oversize 16

series IV Oversize 16 Item 1

U of A Bachelor of Arts Framed Certificate, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION