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Bertha Fain Tucker papers

Identifier: MSD-1920-001

Collection Statement

This collection contains articles by Bertha Tucker, book reviews, letters, tributes, certificates, citations, campaign material, clippings and lectures. This collection is also in alphabetical order. It also contains three scrapbooks, mostly containing news articles about her running for judge and working as a judge.


  • 1931 - 1970


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Judge Tucker was born in Greencastle and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of DePauw University. She died suddenly in her home four months before her planned retirement from the bench. She was the author of several law textbooks; and in 1952, DePauw awarded her an honorary LL.D. She received many awards during her career as judge and lawyer, including the Woman of Distinction Award from the Women's Advertising Club of Chicago in 1954, the Woman of the Year Award of the Jewish War Veterans' Ladies Auxiliary in 1957, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award in 1954.

From the 1920 Alumnal Record: "Berthe Fain Tucker, Greencastle, Ind. A.B.; Phi Beta Kappa. Sister of 2461 [Cassell Clark Tucker], 2854 [Glenn I. Tucker], and M-149 [Mary Tucker Noble].


0.43 Cubic Feet (1 document case, 3 volumes)

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Bertha Fain Tucker papers Class of 1920
Sheraya Smith
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States