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Guide to the Clifford B. Hunter Collection 2010.13
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This collection consists of photos, correspondence, school yearbooks, publications, and other papers relating to Hunter’s education, businesses activities and genealogy. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and Hunter’s genealogical research.
Clifford Brooks Hunter (1908-1998) was a technology entrepreneur and founder of Hunter Technologies Corporations, and long-time resident of the Santa Clara. Hunter was born in 1908 in San Jose, California to Augustus B. Hunter (1884-1960) and Mary Jane Hunter (nee Malley). He graduated from Santa Clara Union High School (SCHS) in 1928 and went to work on various projects with his father. Hunter married Delores Nalley in 1939 and worked for a time at Signal Oil Co. installing hoists and air compressors before he began selling automotive equipment in the Santa Clara valley. Hunter stopped working after a heart attack in 1950, but in 1968 began a circuit board company with his wife, their daughter Judi, and son-in-law, Jim Craik. Among Hunter Technologies’ clients were IBM, NASA-Ames, and the U. S. Navy. The company was sold in 1987, after nearly 20 years of being held by the Hunter family. Hunter more or less withdrew from the company after its sale, but remained active in the Santa Clara community as a Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Santa Clara American (the city’s weekly newspaper) booster, a scoutmaster, and a 50-year Mason. He was also active in planning class reunions for the SCHS class of 1928 and was very active in performing genealogical research on the origins of his family, who had been early Santa Clara Valley settlers. Hunter was a long-time friend with journalist Dick Barrett (another SCHS 1928 graduate), a former columnist for the Mercury News.
2.2 Linear feet (5 boxes)
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