Primarily consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Tuck's involvement
in various relief effort organizations in the years surrounding World War II. The documents include materials generated by
Tuck through his work with these organizations. The bulk of the material relates to his activities while serving with the
United States Naval Reserve, and with various relief organizations following World War II including the International Refugee
Organization (IRO), though a few materials relate to World War I relief work.
William Hallam Tuck was born on March 9, 1890, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Judge Somerville Pinkney Tuck and Emily Marshall
Tuck. Tuck attended St. Paul School in Concord, New Hampshire, before going on to graduate from Princeton University in 1912.
After briefly working as a chemical engineer, Tuck joined the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) in 1915 before joining
the British Army in 1916, where he served until 1918 with the rank of Captain Royal Artillery, B.E.F., attached to the 36th
Brigade, Royal Australian Artillery.
17 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes
(9.65 Linear Feet)
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