Matthew Hungling

Matthew Hungling with some of the Disney books he has donated to the Curriculum Resource Center, including Toy Story, one of his favorites.

Library employee donates Disney collection to University

Thanks to the generosity of Jerome Library staff member Matthew Hungling, the Curriculum Resource Center now boasts more than 700 Disney items.

Hungling recently donated a large part of his collection, including children’s books, videocassettes, music scores and pop-up books. Gathered over nearly 25 years, the collection was begun during his first visit to Walt Disney World in 1982.

In making the donation to the library, Hungling said it was his desire that the collection should circulate and be enjoyed by all. Library users can access the materials through the University Libraries catalog at Most of the materials in the collection circulate for a three-week period.

A 1974 BGSU alumnus with a bachelor of education degree and a major in library and educational media, Hungling has worked at Jerome Library since 1973 when he was a student employee there. He recently celebrated his 30th year as a permanent employee in the circulation department.

To read an interview with Hungling or for more information about the collection or the Curriculum Resource Center, visit
May 22, 2006