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Guide to the James Hazen Hyde Papers
1874-1940, 1953
 MS 319

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer, with Alec Ferretti, Jennifer Gargiulo, and Aaron Roffman

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959
Title: James Hazen Hyde papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1874-1940, 1953
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers of James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959). The papers are especially strong in two areas: documentation of Hyde's efforts at expanding knowledge of French culture in America from circa 1894-1905 through the Cercle Français de l'Université Harvard and the Fédération de l'Alliance Francaise, and documentation of his activities as an expatriate living in France from 1906 to 1941. His correspondence includes a large collection of letters to and from his mother, Annie F. Hyde, from 1891-1921; documentation of Red Cross activities in France during World War I; and Hyde's ongoing initiatives to expand Franco-American cultural exchange. His correspondence and diaries (which date from 1922-1940) include extensive references to Hyde's social life, anecdotes and comments about prominent persons, especially diplomats, government officials, military officers, academics, journalists, industrialists, and those from cultural circles from France, the United States, and Britain. Most of the collection is in French.
Quantity: 31.67 Linear feet in 34 boxes, 6 oversize volumes, and 2 oversize folders
Language: The collection is roughly two-thirds French and one-third English. There is also a sizable amount of German, especially in the clippings and other print matter in the Diaries series.
Call Phrase: MS 319