Damon Marie Watson Papers

MC 1052

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Lee Flowers, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Watson, Damon Marie
Damon Marie Watson Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 1052
0.5 linear feet (197 items in 1 Box)
Materials are in English.
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

Items pertaining to Phi Mu Fraternity and to Damon Marie Watson, a student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1912-1915, were donated to the University Museum by her son, Dr. Sam Hucke, Fayetteville, June 1990. Papers were then transferred to the Special Collections Department by the University Museum.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1990.

Preferred Form of Citation

Damon Marie Watson Papers (MC 1052), 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

Damon Marie Watson, born about 1895 in McAlester, Oklahoma, attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from about 1913 to 1918; she lacked three hours graduating. She, with her sister Gertrude (later Mrs. Leland Bryan), was instrumental in starting a chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity at the University of Arkansas. The local sorority Kappa Phi was granted a Phi Mu charter in 1923, becoming the Alpha Beta chapter of Phi Mu. Damon Marie Watson married Samuel T. Hucke in Broadview, Montana, 1 April 1922. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, and the Episcopalian church. The Huckes had three sons: Sam (the donor), Charles Joseph (Sam's twin), and Alvin Dale. Damon Marie Watson Hucke died in Montana.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the papers (correspondence and examinations) pertain to Phi Mu, particularly the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of Arkansas. A few pertain to Damon Marie Watson personally.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Personal Items: notebook, greeting cards and postcards, notes for speech, clippings, 1908-1949., 1908-1949

Box 1 Folder 2

Copy of The Garland Gleanings, humorous publication of the Garland Literary Society, University of Arkansas, 1914., 1914

Box 1 Folder 3

Newsletters, notes for speeches, programs, and other Items pertaining to the Phi Mu., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence pertaining to Phi Mu, 1914-1927., 1914-1927

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence pertaining to Phi Mu, 1928.

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence pertaining to Phi Mu, 1929-1931, n.d., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 7

Clippings pertaining to Phi Mu., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 8

Questions for fraternity examinations and quizzes., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Pre-initiation examinations., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 10

[Pre-initiation] examinations., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 11

Pledge examinations., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12

Final examinations, 1928-1929., 1928-1929

Box 1 Folder 13

Other examinations., n.d.


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