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Collection Number: 03932

Collection Title: Glenn Tucker Papers, 1956-1971

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,000 items)
Abstract Glenn Irving Tucker (b. 1892) was an author, journalist, and historian of Buncombe County, N.C. The collection includes correspondence of Tucker relating to several of his books and writings, especially those related to the Civil War; and research materials, notes, and miscellaneous collected data. Tucker's correspondents include editors and publishers, other writers, and many Civil War enthusiasts.
Creator Tucker, Glenn.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Glenn Tucker Papers, #3932, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Glenn Irving Tucker, 1971.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Glenn Irving Tucker (born 1892) was an author, journalist, and historian of Buncombe County, N.C. Tucker was born in Indiana and was educated at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and Columbia University School of Journalism, New York, N.Y. He worked in the newspaper and advertising business in New York City; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Washington, D.C., for over 30 years. He moved to western North Carolina in 1948 to write history and biography. His published works include Poltroons and Patriots: A Popular Account of the War of 1812 (1954), Tecumseh: Vision of Glory (1956), High Tide at Gettysburg (1958), Hancock the Superb (1960), Chickamauga: Bloody Battle in the West (1961), Front Rank (1962), Dawn Like Thunder: The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the U. S. Navy (1963), Zeb Vance: Champion of Personal Freedom (1966), Lee and Longstreet at Gettysburg (1968), and The War of 1812: A Compact History (1969).

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The collection includes correspondence of Glenn Tucker, chiefly 1956-1971, relating to several of his books and writings, especially those on Civil War topics; and research materials, notes, and miscellaneous collected data. Tucker's correspondents include editors and publishers, other writers, and many Civil War enthusiasts. The correspondence concerns plans for writing books and articles, arrangements for publication, the location of source materials, and the reception and discussion of the works by readers. Correspondence with other writers and with Civil War Round Table members concerns personal news as well as discussions of work in progress, historical data, and especially controversial points in Confederate military history. The focus of the Civil War discussions was the reputation of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet and the battle of Gettysburg.

The correspondence also reflects Tucker's historical writing and publications. Mentioned in the papers are articles written for Civil War Times Illustrated and the North Carolina Historical Review , as well as some of his full length books, primarily High Tide at Gettysburg (1958), Zeb Vance (1966), and Lee and Longstreet at Gettysburg (1968). Most titles are represented to a lesser degree, though there does not appear to be material related to Poltroons and Patriots (1954), Front Rank (1962), or The War of 1812 (1969).

The correspondence also contains references to literary awards received, service on literary and historical boards and committees in North Carolina, invitations to speak, and occasionally mention political campaigns and general current events.

In addition to the correspondence, there are some drafts of articles by Tucker, notes and excerpts for use in writing, historical articles and chapters received from other, and miscellaneous collected materials including clippings.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Introductory materials #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 1

Biography #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1936, 1952 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1956 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1957 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1958 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1959 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1960 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1961 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1962 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

1963 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 10-11

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

1964 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 12-13

Folder 14

1965 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1966 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16-18

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

1967 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 16-18

Folder 19-24

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

1968 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 19-24

Folder 25-30

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

1969 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 25-30

Folder 31-35

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

1970 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 31-35

Folder 36-39

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

1971 #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 36-39

Folder 40

Undated #03932, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1936-1971 and undated." Folder 40

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Photographs (PF-3932/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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