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Beverly Waugh Kunkel was a professor of biology at Lafayette College from 1915-1952. He is probably most widely known as being the undergraduate mentor to two Nobel Prize winners in medicine: Philip Hench (1950 prize winner) and H. Keffer Hartline (1967 prize winner). Lafayette College dedicated its biology building in his honor in 1969. The collection consists of 95 letters that Kunkel wrote to his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Kunkel of Harrisburg, PA) during his first four years of teaching at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. The letters discuss a number of interesting topics of the day, especially the beginnings of World War I and the United States’ eventual involvement in the war. These letters also contain detailed descriptions of college life at Lafayette and provide a good source of information about the campus during the war years.