Curriculum Resource Center
Matthew "Matt" Hungling, a native of Bowling Green, graduated from BGSU in 1974 with a B.S. in Education degree with a major in Library and Educational Media (LEM) and a minor in Earth Science. Matt's passion for libraries started when he was in 6th grade and worked in his school library. In 1973, while completing his undergraduate studies he worked in Jerome Library as a library student assistant. In 1976, Matt joined University Libraries as a Library Assistant in Access Services. During the time that Matt has worked in Access Services he has always demonstrated a strong commitment for library services. Thus, in 1986 Matt was the first recipient of the Friends Staff Award. Today, Matt is a Library Media Technical Assistant 2 (LMTA 2) and is enthusiastic about celebrating 30 years of Jerome Library in December of 2006.
Matt started his love for collections when he was still in Junior High. His grandfather gave Matt a stamp collection. Matt's early collecting interests were stamps, coins, and Marvel comics. In 1982, during his first trip to Walt Disney World (WDW), in Florida, Matt started his Disney collection. He purchased some early souvenirs of the recently opened Epcot Center. Since then, Matt has been traveling to WDW once every year. Matt's Disney collection includes thousands of pins, children and young adult books, videos, postcards, and sketches purchased at the Disney theme parks, online, at antique stores, or traded with other collectors.
Matt's other collection interests have been influenced by his extensive traveling. Surprisingly, Matt has never been to Disneyland in California due to his preference for visiting Hawaii. Along with his Disney collection, Matt maintains a Hawaiiana collection focusing on postcards and books. Matt's other hobbies are his family Genealogy and research on Bowling Green, Ohio's Oak Grove Cemetery.
During the last two years, Matt developed a desire to donate part of his Disney collection to the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC). The donation included over 750 children and young adult books and videos, which are housed in the CRC collection. One of the main reasons that influenced his decision to donate the materials to the CRC was the opportunity to circulate the collection to BGSU and OhioLINK students, faculty, staff, and researchers.