Robert E. Tucker photographic slides and photographs
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Robert E. Tucker photographic slides and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Tucker, Robert E., 1924-1998.
Title: Robert E. Tucker photographic slides and photographs
Dates: 1964-1977
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (2 metal boxes, 2 folders)
Identification: MS 1809

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert E. Tucker, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1924. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1947 with a degree in forestry. He worked in Savannah, Georgia and was in charge of land acquisitions for Continental Forest Industries, a part of the Continental Can Company. Tucker retired in 1981 and continued to call Savannah his home until his death in 1998.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographic slides and photographs taken by Robert E. Tucker from 1964 to 1977 while he lived in Savannah, Georgia. There are about six hundred images from Savannah and all over the state of Georgia documenting places of historical significance and tourist interest. The slides are housed in two metal slide boxes. One box contains slides for just the Savannah area. Included are images of the parks and squares, cemeteries, historic buildings, and Tybee Island. The second box contains slides from locations throughout the state of Georgia, including Callaway Gardens, Okefenokee Swamp, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, and various state parks. Also included are fifty black and white photographs of unidentified street views, historic buildings, and landmarks in Savannah taken from 1964 to 1965. Thirty three of these photographs are bound together while the remaining seventeen are not.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 boxes and 2 folders:

Box 1: Photographic slides of Savannah, 1964-1977

Box 2: Photographic slides of Georgia, 1964-1977

Folders: Photographs of Savannah, 1964-1965


Index Terms

Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Ga.)--Slides.
Cemeteries--Georgia--Savannah.
Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah.
Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.)--Slides.
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)--Slides.
Parks--Georgia.
Photographs.
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--Slides.
Savannah (Ga.)--Photographs.
Savannah (Ga.)--Slides.
Slides (photographs)
Tucker, Robert E., 1924-1998.
Tybee Island (Ga.)--Slides.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.