Kenneth E. Hungerford papers, 1954-1961

Overview of the Collection

Hungerford, Kenneth E., 1916-2003
Kenneth E. Hungerford papers
1954-1961 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 146
Letters sent to prospective and former students about the wildlife program at Idaho and about employment opportunities in wildlife management.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Kenneth Eugene Hungerford was born on May 5, 1916 to Charles and Ruth Hungerford in Madison, Wisconsin. At some point during his childhood, he and his family moved to Moscow, Idaho. Here he attended and graduated Moscow High School. While growing up in Moscow, he had an interest in amateur radio communication, and received his ham radio license in 1933.

After graduating high school in 1934, he attended the University of Idaho and finished in 1938 with a bachelor's in Forestry. In 1940, Kenneth went on to earn his master's in Wildlife Management at the University of Connecticut. For a time he worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Wildlife Service.

When the U.S. involvement in World War II became more prevalent, he worked for the U. S. Navy Radio Training School at the U of I beginning in 1942. Here he trained more than 4,000 radio operators. Kenneth was then drafted in 1945, and served with the U. S. Navy until he was discharged in 1946. That year he became a professor at the University of Idaho where he remained teaching until his retirement in 1978. Kenneth Eugene Hungerford died in October 2003 at the age of 92.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Kenneth Eugene Hungerford was a professor at the University of Idaho from 1946 to his retirement in 1978. This collection of his papers are all correspondence from 1954 to 1961. These letters are to and from prospective students about job opportunities within the fields of natural resources and wildlife management.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Kenneth E. Hungerford papers, MG 146, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection left in original order. There is one series titled Papers, and subsequent files are organized in alphabetical order.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Papers, 1954-1961Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence, A-E
1 2
Correspondence, F-K
1 3
Correspondence, L-O
1 4
Correspondence, P-Z

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Correspondence