Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of a large scrapbook documenting Helen's time at the University of Oregon through photographs, clippings, and ephemera. Scrapbook subjects include: sorority events and houses, University of Oregon sports, and The Dalles. Also included in this collection are three photographs: one of her brother Shy next to what is likely a 1920 Ford Coupe, and two professionally photographed photos of Helen.
- Creation: 1918-1920
- Kuck, Helen Huntington, 1896-1945 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Helen Huntington was born in The Dalles, Oregon on September 24, 1896 to James Marsh Huntington and Mary Bell Huntington, nee Mills. She was the youngest of 6 children, James, Hazel, Walter, Charles and Hollis. She graduated from the The Dalles High School, then known as The Dalles Wahtonka High School. Helen's father worked in The Dalles as a real estate and insurance agent, but died when she was in her early teens.
Helen, like her brothers Hollis and Charles, attended the University of Oregon, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Hollis and Charles, or "Shy" as he was ubiquitously called, were Oregon football stars, playing at fullback and quarterback respectively. Shy went on to teach Physical Education, and coach the football, basketball, and baseball teams.
On April 8, 1922, Helen married Ernest Anderson Kuck a business man who also had roots in The Dalles; two years later the couple had a son, James Henry. Sadly, James passed away at the tender age of 15. Helen passed away on December 23, 1945 in The Dalles, and is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery there.
1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
This collection is comprised of a scrapbook and three photographs documenting Helen Huntington's University of Oregon experience from 1918 to 1920.
1 oversize flat box
Collection processed by staff.
- Helen Huntington Scrapbook
- Preliminary Description
- Finding aid prepared by Rachel Lilley.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English