Finding aid for the Earl A. Shunk papers, 1914-1956

Earl A. Shunk papers, 1914-1956
University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
Phone: 513-556-1959
Shunk, Earl A.
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Books, correspondence, and miscellaneous items of a former UC student and Army veteran.
Archives and Rare Books Library
The records are in English

Biography of Earl A. Shunk

Earl A. Shunk was a 1956 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in engineering. Shunk served in the 191st Chemical Depot Company during World War II, and then was offered a position with the Army Ballistic Missile Agency after his graduation from UC.

Scope and Content

This collection contains textbooks, correspondence, news clippings, and maps that Earl A. Shunk gathered while he was a student at the University of Cincinnati and during his service in the U.S. Army. The collection includes textbooks on engineering, algebra, and chemistry and field manuals on chemical warfare.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is organized by material type and size.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.


Military education
World War, 1939-1945 - Chemical warfare


United States. Army. Chemical Depot Company, 191st
University of Cincinnati - Students

Material Types:

College textbooks

Preferred Citation

The preferred form of citation for this collection is: Cite specific item as appropriate, Earl A. Shunk papers, 1914-1956, UA-10-18, Archives and Rare Books Library, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

Textbooks, 1914-1950

Box 1 / Volume 1
College Algebra by H.L. Rietz, 1930

Box 1 / Volume 2
Industrial Instrumentation by Donald P. Eckman (includes notes and receipt), 1950

Box 1 / Volume 3
Chemical Engineer's Handbook, John H. Perry, ed. (includes notes), 1934

Box 1 / Volume 4
Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry, Frederick H. Getman (includes notes), 1931

Box 1 / Volume 5
Economics for Engineers by Edison L. Bowers and R. Henry Rowntree, 1931

Box 1 / Volume 6
Strength of Material, Ferdinand L. Singer (includes receipt), 1951

Box 1 / Volume 7
Resistance of Material, Fred B. Seely (includes notes), 1935

Box 1 / Volume 8
Principles of Chemical Engineering, by William H. Walker, Warren K. Lewis, William H. McAdams and Edwin R. Gilliland, 1937

Box 1 / Volume 9
Standard Algebra by William J. Milne, 1914

Box 1 / Volume 10
Differential Equations, H.B. Philips (includes syllabus), 1934

Box 1 / Volume 11
Differential Equations, H.B. Philips (includes syllabus), 1934

Box 1 / Volume 12
Chemical Process Principles, Part Two Thermodynamics by Olaf A. Hougen and Kenneth M. Watson, 1947

Box 1 / Volume 13
Engineering Thermodynamics by Newton C. Ebaugh (includes notes), 1937

Box 1 / Volume 14
A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas E. French (includes drawing), 1929

Box 1 / Volume 15
Quantitative Chemical Analysis for Beginning Students by George McPhail Smith (includes calculations), 1933

Box 1 / Volume 16
Empty Photo Album, undated

Textbooks, Military Manuals, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Items, 1930-1956

Box 2 / Volume 1
Unit Operations, by George Granger Brown, 1950

Box 2 / Volume 2
Steam Tables and Mollier Diagram by Joseph H. Keenan, 1930

Box 2 / Volume 3
Elements of Chemical Engineering by Walter L. Badger and Warren L. McCabe, 1936

Box 2 / Volume 4
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics by J.H. Smith, 1949 (includes Community Chest Designation List, 1953), 1949

Box 2 / Volume 5
Exercises in General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis by Horace G. Demin and Saul B. Arenson, 1930

Box 2 / Volume 6
Chemical Engineering Problems, Chemical Engineering Education Projects Committee, ed., 1946

Box 2 / Volume 7
Chemical Warfare Service Field Manual, Defense Against Chemical Attack, Chemical Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD, August 1942

Box 2 / Volume 8
Study Guide - Chemical Warfare, Chemical Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, 1942

Box 2 / Volume 9
America's Pioneer Pharmaceutical House (Binder, Catalog?), Wm. S. Merrell Company, 1937-1940

Box 2 / Volume 10
Gas Warfare by Brigadier General Alden H. Waitt, The Infantry Journal, 1942

Box 2 / Volume 11
Technical Manual No. 3-215, Military Chemistry and Chemical Agents, War Department, April 21, 1942

Box 2 / Volume 12
Technical Manual, No. 3-205, The Gas Mask, War Department, October 9, 1941

Box 2 / Volume 13
Binder with notes, 1953

Box 2 / Folder 1
Brief Summaries and Abstracts: What's New in Military Medicine, 1943; This is Camp Seibert, Alabama, 1944; Newspaper Clippings about Fernald, circa 1955, 1943-1955

Box 2 / Folder 2
Correspondence and Misc. Material (includes a letter on a record, UC Commencement Program, 1956), 1940-1956

Box 2 / Folder 3
Maps (Philippine Campaign, Servicemen's United States map), 1943