Tuck, John, Jr., 1933-1984

Tuck, John, Jr., 1933-1984



John Tuck Jr, was born in 1933. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1954 after which he went on active duty in the Navy's Civil Engineering Corps. He served aboard the icebreaker "Edisto" in the Arctic before volunteering for Antarctic duty. In 1957, he was among a group that became the first to reach the South Pole on foot since Scott in 1911-12. Mount Tuck in Antarctica was later named in his honor. After leaving the Navy, Tuck became a geography professor at the University of Wisconsin and later the University of Georgia.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Operation Deep Freeze color transparencies

Stefansson Mss-224
Identifier: Mss-224
Date(s): 1955 to 1956
Scope and Contents

The collection contains 140 Kodak stereo transparencies documenting the U.S. Navy's construction of the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station in 1955-1956, in preparation for the International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958. Also included are images of McMurdo Station, the South Pole and other Antarctic landscapes. The photographs were taken by John Tuck Jr.

"The Baffin Island Reindeer Experiment," manuscript

Stefansson Mss-158
Identifier: Mss-158
Date(s): 1954

Typescript of John Tuck Jr.'s paper on Vilhjalmur Stefansson's plan to introduce reindeer onto Baffin Island during the 1920's. Appendix contains letters from representatives of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Dept. of Northern Affairs and National Resources.