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Guide to the J. A. Stucky Papers, Series I-VIII

Accession Number: 23
J.A. Stucky Papers
Papers: 1903 - 1956
Bulk: 1903 - 1931
.8 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview and History
Series Description
Series I
- Personal/Biographical
Series II- Correspondence
Series III- Writings
Series IV - Hindman Clinic
Series V- Addresses and Lectures
Series VI - John and William S. Stucky, Sons
Series VII - Miscellaneous
Series VIII - Photographs

Related Berea College Archives

Hindman Settlement School Collection, SAA 9
Hindman Settlement School Records, SAA 41
Mary Wheeler Ballad Collection, SAA 76

Series Description
2 Manuscript Boxes

Series I Personal / Biographical Box 1

These are clippings, articles, certificates, and a journal associated with Stucky. Clippings and articles record Stucky's work in eastern Kentucky, and an auto accident in 1931. Of particular interest is a journal written in 1905, which records Stucky's meditations on various spiritual and moral matters.

  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Clippings, 1927-1956
  3. Clippings, n.d.
  4. Journal, 1905
Series II Correspondence Box 1, continued

This is Stucky's general correspondence on a variety of topics, including visits to Pine Moutain and Hindman Settlement Schools, Berea College, his work with trachoma victims, and letters of support from friends and associates.

  1. Correspondence, 1910-1926
  2. Correspondence, n.d.
Series III Writings Box 1, continued

These include Stucky's general and medical writings as they appeared in newsapers and various journals as well as unpublished manuscripts. Topics include social living, mental hygiene, and the history of the medical profession in Kentucky, as well as medical articles on trachoma, nutrition deficiencies, sinus infections, and other disorders.

  1. Clippings, 1923-1929
  2. Clippings on Social Living, 1913-1926
  3. Clippings on Social Living, n.d.
  4. General Articles, 1911-1927
  5. General Articles, Unpublished, 1911-1914
  6. General Articles, n.d.
  7. Medical Articles, 1902-1931
  8. Medical Articles, n.d.
  9. Medical Articles, unpublished, 1924; 1927
  10. Medical Articles, unpublished, n.d.
  11. Kentucky Medical History, n.d.
  12. Notes on Mental Hygiene, 1923-1930
Series IV Hindman Clinic Box 2

This series includes articles by Stucky based on his experience at Hindman; general correspondence concerning the trachoma clinic, as well as correspondence with Harriet Butler and May Stone; and letters from children to Dr. Stucky in appreciation for his help.

  1. Articles, 1911-1913, 1923
  2. Articles, unpublished, n.d.
  3. General Correspondence, 1911-1930
  4. Harriet Butler Correspondence, 1911-1912, 1923
  5. May Stone Correspondence, 1911-1912
  6. Letters from children, 1911
Series V Addresses and Lectures Box 2 

Handwritten and typescript notes for addresses and lectures on various topics including "The Needs of the Mountain People . . ." and "Nurses and Nursing."

  1. Various Titles
  2. Nurses and Nursing
Series VI John and William S. Stucky, Sons Box 2, continued

Closing legal argument by John Stucky at a Jackson County murder trail. Reports and condolences relating to the death of William S. Stucky.

  1.   Pages, 1927, n.d.
Series VII Miscellaneous Box 2, continued

Articles on trachoma by John McMullen; Dr. Stucky's "Chart of Character;" notes on Hindman patients; and an article on Stucky by Berea historian Elisabeth Peck and Peck's related research notes.

  1. Miscellaneous
Series VIII Photographs Box 2, continued

Prints and negatives of trachoma clinics, patients, and staff as well as environs around Pine Mountain and Hindman.

  1. Prints and Negatives

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