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Hungate family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1420


This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials from the Hungate family, particularly Dr. Carroll Paul Hungate and his immediate family during the end of World War II when he was stationed in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. There is also a small amount of material, including a scrapbook, from Ida (Devaney) Patterson, Hungate's mother-in-law, and her family.


  • Creation: circa 1860-1967 (bulk 1920s-1948)


Language of Materials

Predominately English; some material is in Portuguese or German.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Hungate family

Carroll Paul Hungate was born July 31, 1904 to John Thomas and Meta Hungate in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. His father J. T. at the time worked as chief clerk first at the Atchison, Topeka, & Sante Fe (A.T.S.F.) railroad offices in Emporia and then at the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas (M.K.T. or Katy) Railroad offices.

Carroll P. Hungate earned his medical degree and married Mary Agnes Patterson, the daughter of Frank P. and Ida Belle (Devaney) Patterson. Frank and Ida Patterson had married in 1898 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, and they had two children, Howard and Mary Agnes, before he died in 1908. Ida later worked as a house mother at Goffe House with the Kansas City Arts Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, retiring from that position in 1950.

Carroll and Mary Agnes had two daughters, Mary Agnes and Annabel, and lived for a while in Medford, Massachusetts. By 1940 they were back in Kansas City, Missouri. At the end of World War II, Dr. Hungate was serving in the Naval Reserves with a rank of commander and was stationed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In circa 1952, Mary Agnes Hungate married Kenneth Grubb. In 1953, Annabel Hungate married Joseph Allen Christy. Both women had attended the University of Kansas prior to marrying, and both had been members of the Phi Beta Pi sorority.

In the late 1970s, Carroll P. Hungate served as the second president of the then-newly-formed Hungate Family Historical Society, publishing a book on the family's genealogy.


2.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)


This collection consists of three series: Correspondence, Other family papers, and Photographs.

Physical Location

RH MS 1420

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1420

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dan and Sherrill Bushell, 2007.



Guide to the Hungate Family Collection
Hungate family papers
Finding aid compiled by mwh, 2017. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2017.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Hungate family papers, RH MS 1420, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States