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Elvid Hunt Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hunt, Elvid, 1877-1955.
Title: Elvid Hunt Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1949
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Military historian. Seven diaries, a published history of Fort Leavenworth, a few manuscripts.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Elvid Hunt (1877-1955) was a colonel in the United States Army and a military historian.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elvid Hunt Papers consists of seven volumes of Hunt's diaries. There is also one book, a copy of Hunt's History of Fort Leavenworth, and a few lectures and speeches.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the papers of his wife, Ruth Hunt.

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Subject Headings


Hunt, Elvid, 1877-1955.
Hunt, Ruth, H. B.

Corporate Bodies

Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History.
United States. -- Army. -- Officers.


Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.

Genres and Forms

Speeches (documents)


Armed Forces -- Officers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Elvid Hunt Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, 1963.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 6 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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Box 1 1915-1949 (7 volumes)
Box 1 Miscellaneous
Published material
Box 2 Miscellaneous
Box 2 History of Fort Leavenworth 1937

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