MsC 422

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1915 -- 1976
184 items; .5 linear feet

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: March 1998

Acquisition Note: The papers of Jackson L. Hyde were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Thelma C. Chrissman.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 1, Box 2

Ephemera: Gasoline ration stamps box 1

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Use of Collections: The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

Jackson Lester Hyde was born September 17, 1915, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Claude M. (1891 -- 1938) and Catherine Pearl Hudnutt Hyde (1893 -- ). Hyde was married to Stella Irene Hyde (Sallie), who had a daughter (Nancy) from a previous marriage. Upon entering military service in 1942, Jackson Hyde, was stationed at Fort Custer, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, and Camp Gordon. A technician fourth grade, he was trained as a radio operator in the 210th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored (Tiger) Division, U.S. Army. After being shipped overseas in late May or early June of 1944, Jackson L. Hyde, served in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was killed in action, March 2, 1945, presumably at Trier, Germany. Hyde was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star “for heroic achievement in connection with military Noville, Belgium during the period 19 - 20 December 1944,” and the Purple Heart for the wounds resulting in his death.

Scope and Contents

This collections consists of one hundred eighty four items arranged chronologically within larger alphabetical divisions. Included in the collection are items of correspondence, greeting cards, military medals, a scrapbook, photographs, and similar items dating from 1915 to 1976.

Box 1

Baby book, 1915

Continuous Discharge Book, 1938 -- 1941, issued by U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation

Correspondence, 1930 -- 1976

Gasoline ration stamps and record book, 1934 -- 1944

Greeting cards -- From Hyde to his mother, Catherine Pearl Hudnutt Hyde

Insignias -- From Hyde's uniform

Medals -- Bronze star and purple heart, 1945

Military ID -- dogtags

Miscellaneous, 1944 -- 1945 and undated

National Service Life Insurance -- application, 1942

Newspaper clippings, 1945 and undated

Paperweight, containing a photograph of Hyde


Box 2


Presidential certificate, 1945

Scrapbook, 1944 -- 1948

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