Fonds 1-2002 - Lawrence Stuckey Collection

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Lawrence Stuckey Collection

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CA MCK 1-2002

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  • 1849-2001, predominant 1935-2001 (Creation)

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1.2 m of textual records
c. 2000 photographs : Primarily black and white
c. 42,500 stamps

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Lawrence Adne Stuckey was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1921 to Adne and Catherine Stuckey, and was the grandson of a Brandon pioneer family, the Gilmours. Mr. Stuckey attended both Fleming and Earl Oxford schools, as well as the Brandon Collegiate Institute; in May of 1941 he began working for the CPR as a wiper/fireman. In October of the following year he joined the RCAF. During World War II Mr. Stuckey served overseas as a Navigator/Bomb Aimer and was promoted to the rank of Flight Sergeant. He continued his work with the CPR after the war, and was promoted to fireman/engineer in 1950. Mr. Stuckey left the CPR in January of 1958 to purchase Clark-Smith Photo Studio in Brandon. Mr. Stuckey and his wife Mavis, who he married in 1946, ran the studio until their retirement in the mid 1980s. Throughout his life Mr. Stuckey pursued a number of interests, such as botany, history, photography and politics and was active in many local, provincial and national organizations. He was a member of the Brandon Stamp Club, the Allied Arts Council, Brandon Horticultural Society, Brandon Model Railroad Club, the Brandon Historical Society, and the Fort Whyte Centre. Mr. Stuckey was also the author of four books, as well as numerous articles on horticulture, railways, and Brandon area history. In 1987 he received the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt and in 1997 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Brandon University. Mr. Stuckey passed away on June 13, 2001.

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The entire collection was housed in Mr. Stuckey's residence at 658 11th St. Brandon, Manitoba, prior to its transfer to the McKee Archives. A portion of the stamp collection was donated to the Archives in August 2001. The balance of the materials were deposited in the Archives following Mr. Stuckey's death.

Scope and content

Collection consists of a variety of materials, both textual and graphic. The Philately Collection is the largest part of the Suckey Collection and covers a wide geographical and temporal range. The majority of the stamps are from the United States, the British Commonwealth, France and the French Empire. There are also a number of stamps portraying animals, art and flowers. The slide collection includes approximately 10,000 images of various topics, such as landscapes, flora and fauna of North America and Expo 1967. The Stuckey photograph collection is perhaps the best collection of Brandon and Southwestern Manitoba photographs in one place. Images include grain elevators and historical buildings of the northern United States and western Canada, railways, the City of Brandon, as well as ships and boats, sporting activities, portraits, animals, flora and fauna, landscapes and farming/homestead photographs. This series also includes a large number of negatives, including glass plate negatives. The textual materials within the collection include personal journals written by Mr. Stuckey covering the years 1935-2001. These journals are autobiographical and act as a key to the rest of the collection in that they provide general time frames and the motivations behind Mr. Stuckey's activities. In addition to the journals, the collection consists of copies of Mr. Stuckey's four books and a few papers he wrote for the committees and clubs he belonged to. Other textual materials included are a small amount of personal correspondence, and research materials on a number of topics such as the CPR and Brandon area history. There are also three scrapbooks created by Mr. Stuckey dealing with his various interests. The collection also contains certificates presented to Mr. Stuckey by a number of the organizations he belonged to, as well as his honorary degree from Brandon University and his Order of the Buffalo Hunt award. A number of books, newspapers and articles on various topics, such as stamp collecting and horticulture are included in the collection.

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Copyright restrictions will exist on virtually all the material: photos, journals, slides etc.

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Consult Archivist

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Related material: Fowler Collection (Brandon Photographs). BU Art Exhibitions Committee fonds 69-1997 (Georges Cesari).

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The Philately Collection is comprised of 67 binders, measured at 29.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 3.5 cm. These measurements are only approximate, and the binders do vary in size, particularily in width.

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Materials in English.

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