Guide to the Edith Tippets Hayes Papers
1904-1992

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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. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

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 Information

Arrangement :

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February of 2008

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections & Archives by Edith Hayes' daughter, Colleen Pederson, in 1999.

Bibliography :  Sources:
  • Gilmore, Thaya and Darrin Oswald. "The Twilight Years." The (Cache) Citizen 13 December 1986, p.4 (Box 29, Fd 13).
  • Edith Hayes’ personal history – "A Hop, Skip, and Jump through My History" (Box 28, Fd 1).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence
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

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Scrapbooks
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

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Literary Work and School Papers
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

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Family History
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

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Personal Materials
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

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Miscellaneous
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

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Hayes, Edith Tippets, 1897-1994--Correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon women--Idaho--Correspondence.
    • Nurses--Idaho.
    • Scrapbooks
    • Valentines

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