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Arnold J. Hyde Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 21-03

Contents Description

Folder 1 – Report. “Almond-Judson Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. June 1, 1944

Folder 2 – Report. “Stecoah Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. October 1, 1944.

Folder 3 – Writings. Essay by Arnold J. Hyde entitled “Experience of Birth.” N.d.

Folder 4 – Writings. Essay by Arnold J. Hyde entitled “A Last Look – Many Memories.” N.d.

Folder 5 – Writings. Essay by Arnold J. Hyde entitled “A Visit to Aunt Addie’s.” Two drafts. N.d.

Folder 6 – Writings. Timeline by Arnold J. Hyde. Appears to describe the history of consolidation of schools in Graham County, NC. N.d.

Folder 7 – Diploma. Arnold Hyde, Robbinsville High School, 1932.

Folder 8 – Diplomas. James Arnold Hyde (Arnold James Hyde), Western Carolina Teachers College, 1935.

Folder 9 – Diploma. James Arnold Hyde (Arnold James Hyde), Western Carolina Teachers College, 1938.

Folder 10 – Western Carolina University. Letter from NC Governor W. Kerr Scott appointing Arnold J. Hyde to the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina Teachers College (1949); Alumni Distinguished Service Award, presented to Arnold J. Hyde by Western Carolina College (1964).

Folder 11 – Clippings. Concerning Arnold J. Hyde. 1964-2005.

Dates

  • 1932 - 2005

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

This collection concerns Mr. Arnold James Hyde (September 9, 1914-March 27, 2010). Hyde was born in Graham County, NC, the second child of Daniel Troy Hyde and Rilla Phillips Hyde. He graduated from Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville, NC, and graduated from Western Carolina Teachers College (Western Carolina University) in 1938. He married Dorothy Roberts, of Buncombe County, NC, in 1943, and they had two daughters.

Hyde was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority to assist in the acquisition of land and relocation of residents in Graham County to make way for the Fontana Dam hydroelectric project. Included in this collection are two reports written by Hyde for the TVA, one focused on the Stecoah community, and the other on the Almond and Judson communities. The Stecoah report includes the communities of Japan, Tuskeegee, Sawyer’s Creek, and Stecoah. The Almond-Judson report includes the communities of Wesser, Stephenson Branch, Turkey Branch, Alarka Creek, and Grassy Branch. These reports contain descriptions of the topography, history and settlement, roads, businesses, schools, churches; demographic data of the residents of the described communities; and original photographs of these communities.

Hyde later served on the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University.



Source: Graham County Heritage, North Carolina, Vol. 1. Robbinsville, NC: Graham County Historical Society, 1992.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Fair to good.

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Cullowhee United States