Elma Stuckey Family Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1900-1990
Extent: 4 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
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Scope and Content Note:
Informal photographs and some formal photographic portraits of Elma Stuckey and her family and friends. Includes images of her son, Sterling Stuckey; her daughter, Delois Jean Stuckey Morrison; her husband, Ples Sterling Stuckey (d. 1975); her paternal relatives (Johnson family), and nephews and nieces. The collection also includes a large number of photographs of family friends and acquaintances. Stuckey was born in Memphis and resided in Chicago (Ill.) later in life when she became famous for her poetry, which often dealt with slavery and its legacy in the United States. Some materials in the collection relate to Memphis, Tennessee, where several Johnson family members resided. Includes items about Manassas High School (Memphis), which was founded by African Americans, including Spencer Johnson and celebrated its centennial in 1999.

Collection arranged by individual names or grouped under general subject categories, events, and places at the end of the collection.

One videotape is NTSC 525, 90 minutes, dubbed Dec. 1988, and the other videotape shows a program about Elma Stuckey's poetry held at the Chicago Public Library's Woodson Regional Library, 1992 Sept. 12.

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