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Edith Tippets Hayes Papers, 1904-1992

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hayes, Edith Tippets, 1897-1994
Title
Edith Tippets Hayes Papers
Dates
1904-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
30 boxes, (15 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 333
Summary
This collection contains the papers of Edith Tippets Hayes spanning the period 1904 to 1992. It is divided into two main categories, correspondence and scrapbooks.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edith Tippets was born on December 31, 1897, near Georgetown, Idaho, to Jedediah and Emma Dunn Tippets. Edith spent much of her childhood on the family farm, which was located on the banks of the Bear River in southeast Idaho. Later her family moved to Spring Hollow, where Edith lived until she married Harrison Sorensen on February 23, 1916, in the LDS temple in Logan, Utah. They had one child, Marjorie, in 1919, but were divorced in 1922. Edith remarried on March 12, 1924, to John Riley Hayes, and they had two children, Colleen and John, Jr., in 1924 and 1927, respectively. John relocated the family from Georgetown to Soda Springs, Idaho, in 1928, and they later divorced in 1934. Edith subsequently married Robert Goodwin on September 6, 1936; they divorced four years later in 1940. Edith then moved to California where she assisted in the war effort, working for Douglas Aircraft from 1943-1945. After the war ended Edith moved various places throughout the West, working as a practical nurse, before settling for fifteen years in Boise, Idaho, beginning in 1951. There she ran a guest home for the elderly. In 1965 Edith moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she and her sister, Laverne Busby, ran a private nursing home. She settled in Preston, Idaho, in 1972, then eight years later moved to Richmond, Utah, where she died on August 20, 1994.

Edith had several interests in addition to her work as a practical nurse. Perhaps her most passionate hobby was writing, which included letters to family and pen pals, reflections on her LDS faith, numerous family histories, journals, and poetry. These writings offer unique insights into the activities and thoughts of a woman in southeastern Idaho, making this collection useful to researchers studying that region.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the papers of Edith Tippets Hayes and spans the period 1904 to 1992. It is divided into two main categories: correspondence and scrapbooks.

Edith's correspondence is an interesting collection of letters dating from the 1930s through 1990s documenting various aspects and events in her life, such as her service at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California, her interest in poetry, and her care for the elderly in Southeast Idaho. These letters were not just from family and friends, but also from her pen pals (which included soldiers in World War II, people living in Ghana and the Philippines, and even a Michigan prison inmate, Ed Hamblin). The correspondence is organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender. Letters from Colleen (Layland) Pederson, Edith's daughter, make up the largest part of the correspondence, and these letters are organized chronologically. Letters to Colleen, but not from Edith, have been separated and placed under the heading "Colleen Layland Correspondence (from senders other than Edith Hayes)." Letters Edith sent to soldiers during World War II are also separated and placed under the heading "WWII Soldier Correspondence." Finally, some letters could only be identified by first name, and family letters have been separated from this group when possible.

Scrapbooks are the other major component of Mrs. Hayes’ papers. Dating from 1944 to 1988, these books include journal entries, newspaper clippings, poetry excerpts, and pictures, and are organized chronologically. Most of these scrapbooks cover a period of one year, but Edith also made scrapbooks that covered the years 1949-1973 and include postcards, greeting cards, and photographs. These were placed at the end of the chronological run of scrapbooks.

Other items include Edith's poetry, some of which she entered in contests and submitted for publication in small hobby journals. Her school papers, family histories, as well as various personal and family keepsakes are also housed in this collection. More information about Edith's life can be found in her autobiographical "A Hop, Skip, and Jump through My History" (Box 28, Fd 1) and The (Cache) Citizen article, "The Twilight Years" (Box 29, Fd 13).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Edith Tippets Hayes Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Edith Tippets Hayes Papers USU_COLL MSS 333, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 333, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
A
Undated
1 2
Agyepong, Alex K.
Undated
1 3
Albert, Ray
Undated
1 4
Arthur-Pogas, Sam
Undated
1 5
B
Undated
1 6
Breyen, Evan
Undated
1 7
Busby, Laverne
Undated
1 8
Busby, Laverne
Undated
1 9
C
Undated
1 10
Calhaur, Alphonso
Undated
2 1
Carter, Bill & Bonnie
Undated
2 2
Carter, Stanley
Undated
2 3
Catalina, Gloria
Undated
2 4
Chase, Ione
Undated
2 5
Clapsaddle, Lura
Undated
2 6
D
Undated
2 7
E
Undated
2 8
F
Undated
2 9
Fredricks, C.L.
Undated
2 10
G
Undated
2 11
Gorringe, Ed
Undated
3 1
H
3 2
Halford, Becky
3 3
Hamblin, Ed
3 4
Hayes, Edgar
3 5
Hayes, Margie
3 6
Hayes, Richard
3 7
Hearne, Walter
3 8
Hunter, Harry
3 9
I
3 10
J
3 11
K
4 1
Kugler, Hobart
Undated
4 2
L
Undated
4 3
Layland, Colleen
1930s
4 4
Layland, Colleen
1940s
4 5
Layland, Colleen
1940s
4 6
Layland, Colleen
1940s
4 7
Layland, Colleen
1940s
5 1
Layland, Colleen
1940s
5 2
Layland, Colleen
1950s
5 3
Layland, Colleen
1950s
5 4
Layland, Colleen
1950s
5 5
Layland, Colleen
1950s
6 1
Layland, Colleen
1950s
6 2
Layland, Colleen
1950s
6 3
Layland, Colleen
1950s
6 4
Layland, Colleen
1950s
6 5
Layland, Colleen
1950s
7 1
Layland, Colleen
1960s
7 2
Layland, Colleen
1960s
7 3
Layland, Colleen
1960s
7 4
Layland, Colleen
1960s
7 5
Layland, Colleen
1960s
7 6
Layland, Colleen
1960s
8 1
Layland, Colleen
1970s
8 2
Layland, Colleen
1970s
8 3
Layland, Colleen
1980s
8 4
Layland, Colleen
1990s
9 1
Layland, Frank – letters as missionary in Ecuador
Undated
9 2
Layland, Frank & Lesa
Undated
9 3
Layland, Mary Lee
Undated
9 4
LeMoine, Ethel
Undated
9 5
Lienemann, Monna & Ian
Undated
9 6
M
Undated
9 7
McCommas, John R.
Undated
9 8
Muller, Norman C.
Undated
9 9
N
Undated
10 1
O
Undated
10 2
P
Undated
10 3
Packard, Irene
Undated
10 4
R
Undated
10 5
Rathburn, Verne
Undated
10 6
Rollins, Alta
Undated
10 7
S
Undated
10 8
S
Undated
11 1
Sorenson, Elsie
Undated
11 2
Sorenson, Lillis
Undated
11 3
Spears, Donald
Undated
11 4
Spears, Donald
Undated
11 5
T
Undated
11 6
Tippets, Clayton & Marie
Undated
11 7
Tippets, Emma
Undated
12 1
Tippets, Emma
Undated
12 2
V
Undated
12 3
W
Undated
12 4
Wakly, Paige
Undated
12 5
XYZ
Undated
12 6
Yellis, W.K.
Undated
12 7
Letters identified by first name only
Undated
12 8
Letters identified by first name only
Undated
12 9
Family letters identified by first name only
Undated
12 10
Letter from Edith to her grandchildren and sister Lillis
Undated
12 11
Letters written by Edith Hayes for Preston First Ward Bishop Klippart
Undated
12 12
Unidentified letters
Undated
WWII Correspondence
Box Folder
13 1
Jackson, Clyde
Undated
13 2
Jorgensen, D.J.
Undated
13 3
Morgan, G.R.
Undated
13 4
Rollins, A.M.
Undated
13 5
Schroyer, Oren
Undated
13 6
Sweigard, Harold
Undated
13 7
Strawser, Ralph Roy
Undated
Colleen Layland Correspondence (from senders other than Edith Hayes)
Box Folder
14 1
Colleen Layland Correspondence
Undated
14 2
Colleen Layland Correspondence
Undated
14 3
Colleen Layland Correspondence
Undated

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Scrapbooks
1944
15 2
Scrapbooks
1945
15 3
Scrapbooks
1941-1948
15 4
Scrapbooks
1948
15 5
Scrapbooks
1948-1949
15 6
Scrapbooks
1950-1958
15 7
Scrapbooks
1959-1960
15 8
Scrapbooks
1961
16 1
Scrapbooks
1962
16 2
Scrapbooks
1963-1964
16 3
Scrapbooks
1964-1965
16 4
Scrapbooks
1966
17 1
Scrapbooks
1967
17 2
Scrapbooks
1968
17 3
Scrapbooks (1)
1967-1969
17 4
Scrapbooks (2)
1967-1969
17 5
Scrapbooks (1)
1970
18 1
Scrapbooks (2)
1970
18 2
Scrapbooks
1968-1971
18 3
Scrapbooks
1968-1971
18 4
Scrapbooks (1)
1971
18 5
Scrapbooks (2)
1971
19 1
Scrapbooks (1)
1972
19 2
Scrapbooks (2)
1972
19 3
Scrapbooks (1)
1973
19 4
Scrapbooks (2)
1973
20 1
Scrapbooks (3)
1973
20 2
Scrapbooks (4)
1973
20 3
Scrapbooks (1)
1974
20 4
Scrapbooks (2)
1974
20 5
Scrapbooks
1970-1974
21 1
Scrapbooks (1)
1975
21 2
Scrapbooks (2)
1975
21 3
Scrapbooks (1)
1976
21 4
Scrapbooks (2)
1976
22 1
Scrapbooks (1)
1977
22 2
Scrapbooks (2)
1977
22 3
Scrapbooks (3)
1977
22 4
Scrapbooks (1)
1978
23 1
Scrapbooks (2)
1978
23 2
Scrapbooks (1)
1979
23 3
Scrapbooks (2)
1979
23 4
Scrapbooks
1980
24 1
Scrapbooks
1981
24 2
Scrapbooks (1)
1982
24 3
Scrapbooks (2)
1982
24 4
Scrapbooks
1983
24 5
Scrapbooks
1984
24 6
Scrapbooks
1985
25 1
Scrapbooks (1)
1986
25 2
Scrapbooks (2)
1986
25 3
Scrapbooks
1987
25 4
Scrapbooks
1988
26 1
Scrapbooks
1930-1973
26 2
Scrapbooks (1)
1949-1973
26 3
Scrapbooks (2)
1949-1973
26 4
Postcards, greeting cards, photographs
1950-1973
26 5
Misc. diary pages
Undated

Literary Work and School PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
27 1
Poetry
1947
27 2
Poetry
1947-1948
27 3
Poetry
1947-1948
27 4
Published Poetry
Undated
27 5
Misc. Poetry
Undated
27 6
Poetry Awards
Undated
27 7
Music by Edith Hayes and Colleen Layland
Undated
27 8
Writings by Edith Hayes
Undated
27 9
Lists of Edith's Written Work
Undated
27 10
Poetry by Laverne Tippets
Undated
27 11
Poetry by Jed Tippets
Undated
27 12
School Notebooks
1910s
27 13
"Practical Map Exercises and Syllabus in Ancient History"
1922
27 14
School Exams
1923-1924

Family HistoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
28 1
Personal History – "A Hop, Skip, and Jump through My History"
Undated
28 2
Family Histories
Undated
28 3
Family Histories
Undated
28 4
Book of Remembrance – Family Group Record Sheets
Undated
28 5
"A Tippets (Tippetts) History as Told by John Harvey Tippets"
Undated

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
29 1
Tithing Receipts
1910s-1940s
29 2
Tithing Receipts
1950s-1960s
29 3
Tithing Receipts
1970s-1980s
29 4
Patriarchal Blessing
1968
29 5
Temple Recommends
1958
29 6
Certificate of Social Membership in Royal Neighbors of America
1929 April 13
29 7
Douglas Aircraft pay stubs
1943-1945
29 8
Account Book
1940-1946
29 9
Account Book
1946-1951
29 10
Personal Notes
1987 July-September
29 11
"A Brief Record of Those I Nursed and Cared For, 1951-1972"
Undated
29 12
Photographs
Undated
29 13
Article about Edith Hayes in The (Cache) Citizen, "The Twilight Years"
Undated

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
30 1
Box Elder Stake "Old Folks" Button
Undated
30 2
"Mother of Gold" – compliments of Georgetown Ward Sunday School, Mother's Day
1931
30 3
Program for Myron Floren Concert, Pocatello, ID
1965 April
30 4
"Brief History of the Relief Societies in Box Elder and Perry Wards"
Undated
30 5
Northern Pacific Railroad Tickets
1955
30 6
Union Pacific Railroad tickets
1955
30 7
Valentines
1904
30 8
Valentines
1910-1912
30 9
Valentines
1913-1915
30 10
Valentines
1936
30 11
Douglas Airview News
1943 December 14
30 12
Douglas Airview Magazine
1943 November
30 13
Postcards
Undated
30 14
Non-Mormon Religious Material
Undated