Arthur Mastick Hyde collection

Arthur Mastick Hyde collection

Dates: 1877-1962

The collection consists primarily of assorted correspondence and business/political files (addressing personal, financial, legal, political, and agricultural issues, and including newspaper clippings, speech manuscripts, legal reports, and financial documentation) documenting his political career, 1899-1947. It also includes family financial information and correspondence as kept by Caroline and the estate secretary, Maureen Logsdon, after his death. The Arthur Mastick Hyde scrapbook contains photographs, memorials, speeches, public road maps, correspondence, certificates, and other miscellaneous items compiled by Arthur Mastick Hyde. Much of the scrapbook relates to Hyde's governorship. The photographs range from photographs taken of buildings throughout the area to Hyde's civic leadership.

  • Extent: 55 cartons (55 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hyde, Arthur Mastick, 1877-1947
  • Call Number: MSS 6257
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Arthur Mastick Hyde collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6257; Arthur Mastick Hyde collection; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6257, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Caroline Hyde Swift in 1980 and Steve Swift in 1983.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Caroline Hyde Swift and Steve Swift; 1980, 1983.
Other Finding Aids
The repository has a preliminary inventory.
Related Material
Arthur M. Hyde [microform];E 203 .P36x B 1207.
Subject Terms
Missouri. Governor (1921-1925 : Hyde); City and Town Life; City Planning; Material Types; Missouri--politics and government--20th century; Political campaigns--Missouri; Politics, Government, and Law; Scrapbooks; Social Life and Customs
Processing Information
Processed; Amanda Clark, Melissa Cowles, Katie Connors, student processors, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Format and dates of materials (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.2-3).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hyde (Arthur Mastick) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda Clark, Melissa Cowles, Katie Connors, student processors; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-01T13:55-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Arthur Mastick Hyrde (1877-1947) was the Governor of Missouri and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Arthur Mastick Hyde was born in Princeton, Missouri, on 12 July 1877. He is primarily known for being an American Republican politician who served as Governor of Missouri and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He graduated from the University of Michigan where he joined The Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He later became a lawyer and served as the Governor of Missouri from 1921 to 1925. During his first month as Governor, Hyde recommended extensive reorganization of state government by regrouping responsibilities into a few departments. Later he served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Herbert Hoover. He died in New York City following cancer surgery on 17 October 1947.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts