Guide to the Ernest Everett Tuck Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Tuck, Ernest Everett, 1888-1966
Title: Ernest Everett Tuck papers
Dates: 1933-1957 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 608
Summary: Dr. Ernest Everett Tuck (1888-1966) was a Methodist missionary to the Philippine Islands. The collection includes correspondence, sermons, records of Philippine missions, biographical materials, and ledgers.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Dr. Ernest E. Tuck (1888-1966) was a Methodist missionary to the Philippine Islands. He was interned in Manila by the Japanese during World War II (1942-1945).

In 1905 Tuck came to the United States from Australia as a teenager, settling in Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver and became a Methodist minister in Denver. He later went to Boston University for graduate work in theology. At the time he finished his degree, World War I had ended and the Methodist church was launching a new world mission program. Tuck and his wife volunteered, and along with their four-year-old daughter began their mission work in India, spending five years. He then spent seven years as an Associate Secretary at the Board of Missions in New York. After another three years as a minister, in 1936 they went to the Philippines where he was appointed the superintendent of the Methodist Mission in Manila. Following the war and a brief time in the United States he returned to the Philippines to help in the rebuilding for seven years. He returned to spend five years in New York as the director of the Advance Department for the Board of Missions after which he retired in 1957. He died in 1966.

Content Description

The collection is arranged in four series. The first series of correspondence contains both incoming and outgoing letters. The second series contains sermons, filed alphabetically and includes both typewritten and holograph texts, notes, and service bulletins. The third series includes the records of Methodist and United Church of Christ missionary organizations in the Philippines. The series includes minutes, rosters and other records, as well as conference publications, clippings and pamphlets related to mission work and the Philippine Islands. The fourth series contains biographical and miscellaneous items. The series includes a biography of Tuck, photographs, notebooks, and ledgers maintained by Ernest E. Tuck for a group of missionaries interned by the Japanese in Manila, Philippine Islands. These missionaries set up a financial pool to maintain themselves until more funds were available.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Ernest Everett Tuck Papers, Ax 608, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Sermons
  • Philippine missions
  • Miscellaneous

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, May 1971.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Asterisk (*) indicates a separate folder

Incoming 1936-1957
1 Alejandro, D. D. 1 letter undated
1 Alter, Chester M. 1 letter 1947
1 Atienza, R. Y. 1 letter 1956
1 Austin, H. Stewart. 1 letter 1952
1 Bocobo, Jorge. 2 letters 1957
1 Bond, M. 1 letter 1955
1 Bousman, Hugh 1957
1 Bravo, Mrs. Toedora Z. 1 letter 1952
1 Brewster, Harold N. 1 letter 1954
1 *Brumbaugh, Thoburn T. 14 letter 1951
1 Calderon, Cicero D. 1 letter 1951
1 Curz, Esteban T. 1 letter 1957
1 Daludado, Vina M. 1 letter undated
1 Davies, Catherine Ludy. 1 letter 1957
1 Dia, Leonardo G. 1 letter 1956
1 Diffendorfer, R. E. 1 letter 1947
1 Blakely_Dresher, Mildred M. 1 letter 1947
1 Dudley, E. J. 1 letter 1955
1 Everett, N. N. 1 letter 1936
1 French, Clara M. 1 letter 1953
1 Gibson, Henrietta 1 letter 1955
1 Guansing, Benjamin J. 1 letter 1945
1 Gutierrez, Marcelino C. 1 letter 1956
1 Hartman, Gerald V. 1 letter 1953
1 Holt, J. B. 3 letters 1951
1 Holter, Don W. 1 letter 1952, 1955
1 Ilan, Felix P. 1 letter 1945
1 Inis, Ciriaco. 1 letter 1957
1 Ireland, Neal D. 2 letters 1954
1 Lara, Saturmina. 3 letters 1948, 1950
1 Lara, Tomas. 1 letter 1953
1 LaViolette, Francis A. 1 letter 1954
1 Laurila, Helen M. 1 letter undated
1 Lee, Edwin F. 3 letters undated
1 Lindsay, Leonard. 1 letter 1945
1 Lyons, E. S. 1 letter 1945
1 McConaughy, H. L. 1 letter 1937
1 Magno, Ihrminada. 1 letter 1952, 1956
1 Magno, Victorino P. 1 letter 1952
1 Maranion, Agustin S. 1 letter 1957
1 Mead, Dr. Emma. 1 letter 1953
1 Mosebrook, Charles. 2 letters 1956
1 *Nabong, Juan. 9 letters 1942, 1954-1955
1 Nakada, Yoshiaki. 2 letters 1943
1 Reyes, Adela D. 1 letter 1953
1 Stevens, David M. 1 letter 1953
1 Sutherland, George F. 3 letters 1945
1 Thompson, R. Franklin. 1 letter 1956
1 *Titus, Murray T. 5 letters 1945
1 Tye, Norwood B. 1 letter 1951
1 *Valencia, Jose L. 10 letters 1951-1956
1 *War Claims Commission. 6 letters 1951-1953
1 Witmer, Albert M. 1 letter 1932
1 Unidentified. 5 letters
Includes letters from a church, Philippine minister, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, members of E.E. Tuck's family.
1 Outgoing. 77 letters 1937-1957

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Sermon files arranged alphabetically. Includes typewritten and holograph texts, notes, and service bulletins.

1 An amazing religion
1 Appreciation
1 As he thinketh in his heart so is he
1 Bethlehem's gift to the world
1 Bitter waters made sweet / The secret of victorious living
1 The Book of Books / Bible Sunday
1 Can Christians believe in war?
1 Can religion be taught?
1 A carpenter comes home / Jesus announces his program
1 The child in the midst / Children's day / Spiritual development of children
1 Christians and world peace
1 Christian stewardship
1 Christianity in our present day world / Religion in our present world
1 Christianity's greatest rival
1 The church - a fellowship
1 The church and its children
1 The church and today's needs
1 Colorless religion
1 Communion meditation
1 Creators (or makers) of peace
1 The demands of loyalty
1 The drawing power of Jesus
1 First things first
1 God's discipline
1 The good life
1 The great deliverer
1 Highlights of 1933, 1934, 1935
1 Hunger that asks more than bread
1 I believe in God
1 I believe in immortality!
1 I believe in Jesus Christ
1 I believe in praying
1 I believe in the Bible
1 I believe in the brotherhood of man
1 Inner obedience and character
1 Is there a cure for discouragement
1 Jesus and the working man
1 Life's real meaning
1 Life's supreme dynamic - Jesus Christ
1 Looking ahead / Facing the New Year / Living adventurously in a world of crisis
1 Lost and found / God's interest in lost men
1 The man with the plow
1 The message of Jesus
1 Obeying the call of God / Incarnating our visions
1 One code that remains / Some things that cannot be shaken
1 The one thing needful
1 The pathway to God / How much more!
1 A personal faith
1 Please do not disturb
1 The power of words
1 Proper perspective
1 Religion and life
1 Religious certainties
1 Religion in our times
1 Religion is indispensable
1 Secret discipleship (Judas and Joseph of Arimethea)
1 Society's greatest asset - the Christian home
1 The Supreme Christ
1 The tragedy of blindness / Jesus weeps over a city
1 Trees, men and God / Wellsprings
1 The true basis of contentment
1 The true basis of goodwill / All ye are brethren
1 The true basis of gratitude
1 Victorious manhood / Triumphant living
1 What Easter means to me
1 What is Christian conduct?
1 What is Christian patriotism?
1 What makes a church?
1 What religion means
1 Whence comes character?
1 Working together / Cooperation
1 You cannot serve two masters
1 Youth and a Christ-like world
Sermons by title. 1 folder
Typewritten and holograph texts and notes.
1 Building bridges
1 Easter meditation
1 The friendship of Jesus
1 A girl and her boy friend
1 Good Friday meditation
1 Methodism's mighty destiny
1 Motherhood in a changing world
1 Religion in life
1 The ways of life
1 Sermons. Untitled. 52. 1 folder
Includes typewritten and holograph texts and notes.

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Philippine missions
Mission organizations. records
Evangelical Church Medical School
1 Proposal for organization 1952
1 Minutes of permanent committee. June, 1952 June, 1952
Federated Christian Universities
1 Proposed constitution undated
Inter-University Conference
1 Minutes November 1951
Mary Johnston Hospital and School of Nursing
1 Annual meeting minutes 1952
1 Board of Trustees meeting. Minutes 1952, 1953
1 Removal of squatters proposal undated
Methodist Church. General
1 Financial statement June 1952
Methodist Church. District Superintendent and Missionaries meeting
1 Minutes August 1952
1 Methodist Church. Mission funds account 1943-1945
Methodist Church. Philippine Central Committee
1 Executive Committee Conference. Minutes 1952
1 General meeting. Minutes February 1953
Philippine Wesleyan College
1 Memorandum February 1956
1 Board of Trustees meeting. Minutes February 1952
1 Commission on Rehabilitation and reconstruction. Minutes July 1947
United Church of Christ in the Philippines
1 Executive committee. Minutes December 1956
1 Conference with Bishops Sobrepena and Dia August 1952
1 Joint meeting with Methodist Church. Minutes February 1952
1 Basis of union undated
1 Response to Bishops' conference August 1952
United Church of Christ in the U.S.A.
1 Far Eastern Joint Office communiques July 1956
Conference publications
1 Commission for the affiliation of the three churches. Methodist, IEMELIF and UNIDA 1948, 1952
1 Conference of protestant leaders in Manila held under the auspices of the Religious Section of the Japanese Army June 1942
1 Far Eastern Conference. Riverside Church, New York May 1952
1 General convention to organize the Federation of Evangelical Churches in the Philippines. Program October 1942
1 Strategy conference on the Division of Foreign Missions and the Women's Division of the Methodist Church undated
1 Study conference on the significance of Jesus Christ in the modern world undated
1 Information mailings (mimeograph) concerning all phases of mission work. 1 folder
1 Clippings and pamphlets. Information on mission work and Philippine Islands. 1 folder

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1 Biographical material of Ernest E. Tuck. 1 folder
1 Spiral notebook, conference notes
1 Adult leader guide for study of the church and medical mission
1 Boston University lecture - Walter G. Mulder. 1955
1 Photographs
1 Sheet music - "Prayer for Peace." Inscribed
1 Church service bulletins
1 Ledgers. 3 items
Maintained by Ernest J. Tuck for a group of missionaries interned by the Japanese in Manila, Philippine Island, 1942-1945. These missionaries set up a financial pool to maintain themselves until more funds were available.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Tuck, Ernest Everett, 1888-1966
  • Tuck, Ernest Everett, 1888-1966--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Methodist Church (U.S.)--Missions--Philippines
  • Subject Terms :
  • Methodist Church--Missions--Philippines
  • Missionaries--Correspondence
  • Missionaries--Philippines
  • Missionaries--Philippines--Biography
  • World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Sermons

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