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Arthur Mastick Hyde papers

Identifier: MSS 6257

Scope and Contents note

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.


  • 1877-1962


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

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 July 12, 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 October 17, 1947.


55 cartons (55 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Consists of many of the personal, political, and business items of Arthur Hyde, governor of Missouri from 1921 to 1925.

Arrangement note

Arranged into three series: 1. Arthur Mastick Hyde political papers, 1910-1958. 2. Arhtur Mastick Hyde business papers, 1907-1962. 3. Arthur Mastick Hyde personal papers, 1877-1957.

Other Finding Aids note

The repository has a preliminary inventory.

Custodial History note

Donated by Caroline Hyde Swift in 1980 and Steve Swift in 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Caroline Hyde Swift and Steve Swift; 1980, 1983.

Appraisal note

Format and dates of materials (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.2-3).

Related Archival Materials note

Arthur M. Hyde [microform];E 203 .P36x B 1207.

Processing Information note

Processed; Amanda Clark, Melissa Cowles, Katie Connors, student processors, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Arthur Mastick Hyde collection
Amanda Clark, Melissa Cowles, Katie Connors, student processors; John Murphy, curator
8 September 2008
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States