Register of the Patten-Hyde Collection
MS 022


This is a finding aid. It is a description of the contents of an archival collection held within the Special Collections at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web.

Summary Information

Repository
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections
Creator
Hyde, Salem, 1906-1969
Title
Patten-Hyde Collection
ID
MS 022
Date [inclusive]
1905-1969
Extent
15.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Documents, research material, and correspondence with notable archaeologists of the day related to Mr. Salem Hyde’s archaeological hobbies. Also included in the collection are many slides of South and Central American archaeological sites as well as a variety of artifacts from those regions.

Preferred Citation note

The Patten-Hyde Collection, MS 022, Lupton Library Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Biographical/Historical note

Salem Hyde (1906-1969) was a Cleveland, Tennessee resident and businessman. He founded Insurance Inc. of Cleveland and also was associated with the Aetna Insurance Company for several years. He also was an amateur archaeologist and devoted his adult life to anthropological matters. He was a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts and was a member of the Cleveland Rotary Club and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He also belonged to several archaeological and anthropological societies. Mr. Hyde was first married to the widow of George Tarbell Patten, Sr. After her death in 1963 Mr. Hyde married Edith Sullivan. Only a week after making a large donation of documents, letters, books and pottery shards from South America to the University of Chattanooga, in late 1968, Mr. Hyde passed away after suffering a heart attack. This donation, named the Patten-Hyde Collection, was given in memory of his first wife, Louise Womack Patten and her first husband, George Tarbell Patten, Sr.

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Scope and Contents note

Fifteen linear feet of documents, research material, and correspondence related to Mr. Salem Hyde’s archaeological hobbies. Also included in the collection are many slides of South and Central American archaeological sites as well as a variety of artifacts from those regions. Of note is the correspondence between Mr. Hyde and Emilio Estrada (1916-1961). Senor Estrada was a businessman and archaeologist in the Ecuadorian town of Guayaquil. His research site near Valdivia, Ecuador, revealed pottery that showed similarities to the Jomon pottery from Japan (3000-2000 BCE), which gave rise to a theory of transpacific migration during that time. There is also correspondence between Mr. Hyde and two of the leading archaeologists of the day, Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans.

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Arrangement note

Series 1: Personal

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence

Subseries 1.2: Society and Association Information

Subseries 1.3: Miscellaneous

Series 2: Printed Material

Subseries 2.1: Booklets and Brochures

Subseries 2.2: Magazines and Journals

Subseries 2.3: Bound Publications

Subseries 2.4: Estrada Materials

Subseries 2.5: Newsletters

Subseries 2.6: Newspaper Clippings

Subseries 2.7: Maps

Series 3: Study

Subseries 3.1: Study of Civilizations/Peoples

Subseries 3.2: Study of Sites of Artifacts

Subseries 3.3: Study of Places

Subseries 3.4: Study of Various Topics

Series 4: Miscellaneous

Series 5: Portfolios

Series 6: Photographs & Slides

Subseries 6.1: Photographs and Negatives

Subseries 6.2: Slides

Subseries 6.3: Audio Recordings

Series 7: Artifacts

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections November 5, 2010

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN, 37403
423.425.2186
archives@utc.edu

Revision Description

 Revised for Archivist's Toolkit by Chapel Cowden. 6/2/2011

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Patrons must read and sign the "Rules for Use" form available in the Special Collections. Please contact the Special Collections of Lupton Library to use this collection.

Publication Rights

The copyright interests in the Patten-Hyde Collection have not been transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. For further information, see the section on copyright and publishing on the web site for the Special Collections, under "Policies".

Provenance

Mr. Salem Hyde, c. December 1968.

Processing Information note

Collection arranged and described by Chapel Cowden, November 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Estrada, Emilio, Sr., 1916-1961
  • Hyde, Salem, 1906-1969

Subject(s)

  • Archaeology.
  • Ecuador--Antiquities.
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Ecuador.
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Mexico
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Peru.
  • Pottery, Ecuadorian
  • Transpacific migration (theory)

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Other Finding Aids note

Photo index of artifacts available in the repository.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Personal 

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence 

Box

Correspondence 1956 

1

Correspondence 1957 

1

Correspondence 1958 

1

Correspondence 1959 

1

Correspondence Jan-June 1960 

1

Correspondence July-Dec. 1960 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada (Dec. 2) and from Estrada (Dec. 10).

1

Correspondence Jan-April 1961 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada (Jan. 5, Jan. 16, Jan. 31) and from Estrada (Jan. 11, April 25).

1

Correspondence May-Sept 1961 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada (May 10, June 14, July 9, July 18, July 22, Sept. 6, Sept. 16, Sept. 29) and from Estrada (July 3, July 18, Aug. 11, Aug. 14).

1

Correspondence Oct-Dec 1961 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada (Oct. 22). Also of note is a letter from Emilio's wife, Gloria Estrada, to Salem Hyde on Dec. 19.

Also of note is correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada on Dec. 12.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Dec. 15, Dec. 20) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Dec. 18 and 27).

1

Correspondence Jan-April 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (Jan. 12, Jan. 16) and from Lucho on Jan. 8.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Jan. 9 & 31, Feb. 21).

1

Correspondence May-June 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (June 8).

1

Correspondence July 1962 

1

Correspondence Aug-Sept 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (Sept. 20) and from Lucho (Sept. 24).

1

Correspondence Oct. 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's eldest son, Victor Emilio Estrada on Oct. 15 and from Victor on Oct. 26.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Oct. 25, 26, 30) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Oct. 3 and 24).

1

Correspondence Nov-Dec 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Nov. 15) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Nov. 7).

1

Correspondence Jan-Feb 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (Feb. 5, Feb. 26) and from Lucho (Feb. 18).

1

Correspondence March-Aug 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (May 23, Aug. 16) and from Lucho (June 3, Aug. 22).

1

Correspondence Sept 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (Sept. 20 & 30).

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Sept. 16 and 20) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Sept. 20 and 30).

1

Correspondence Oct 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (Oct. 23) and from Lucho (Oct. 4, 14).

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Oct. 3) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Oct. 1 and 30).

1

Correspondence Nov-Dec 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's eldest son, Victor Emilio Estrada on Dec. 18 and from Victor on Dec. 12.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Nov. 3).

1

Correspondence Jan-Feb 1964 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Feb. 12) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Feb. 17).

2

Correspondence March-June 1964 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (March 7).

2

Correspondence July-Aug 1964 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence from Emilio Estrada's eldest son, Victor Emilio Estrada on Aug. 14.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (July 31).

2

Correspondence Sept-Dec 1964 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's eldest son, Victor Emilio Estrada on Oct. 5.

Also of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Sept. 15).

2

Correspondence Jan-May 1965 

2

Correspondence June-Sept 1965 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (July 8) and from Lucho (July 13).

2

Correspondence Oct-Dec 1965 

2

Correspondence Jan-Aug 1966 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Feb. 14, March 6) and from Meggars and/or Evans (Feb. 10).

2

Correspondence Sept-Dec 1966 

2

Correspondence 1967 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Drs. Betty Meggars and Clifford Evans (Aug. 31).

2

Correspondence 1968-1969 

Scope and Contents note

Of particular note in this file: Correspondence to Emilio Estrada's brother, Luis (Lucho) Estrada (April 29, 1968) and from Lucho (April 22, 1968).

2

Correspondence Undated 

2

Correspondence- Not to or from Salem Hyde 

2

Subseries 1.2: Society and Association Information 

Box

Archaeology Institute of America 

3

Congresso Internacional de Americanistas 

3

Yucatan Exploring Society 1-2 of 2 

3

Archaeological Society of New Mexico and the Alabama Archaeological Society 

3

Society for Amercian Archivists 

3

Tennessee Archaeological Society 1-2 of 2 

3

American Anthropology Association 

3

Eastern States Archaeology Federation 

3

American Ethnohistorical Association (previously the American Indian Ethnohistorical Conference) 

3

Subseries 1.3: Miscellaneous 

Box

Interview transcript 

3

Luis Felipe Sanchez Perez (Huicho) 

3

Personal Travel Info 

3

Papers & Lists by Salem Hyde 

3

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Series 2: Printed Material 

Box
4

Subseries 2.1: Booklets and Brochures 

Box

Booklets and brochures: Various 

4

Booklets and brochures: Travel-related 1-2 of 2 

4

Booklets and brochures: Catalogs and publication announcements 1-3 of 3 

4

Subseries 2.2: Magazines and Journals 

Box

Scholarly articles and papers 1-2 of 2 

4

Magazine articles 1-2 of 2 

4

Mexico This Month magazines 

5

Various Magazines 

6

Various Journals 

6

Magazine “Holiday”- Sp. Issue on Mexico pub. Oct. 1962 (see Box 10) 

10

Magazine “Holiday”- Sp. Issue on Mexico pub. July 1968 (see Box 10) 

10

Cuadernos Americanos, volumes 1-6 

23

Newsweek article on Transpacifica Feb. 19, 1962 (mounted) 

10

Subseries 2.3: Bound Publications 

Box

The Archaeological Society of Panama site report list- Republic of Panama 

5

Preliminary Report on the 1959-60 Field Season National Geographic Society- Tulane University Szibilchalton Program 

6

A Trial Survey of Mexican-Southwestern Architechtural Parallels by Edwin N. Ferden, Jr. 

6

Spanish American Customs, Culture, and Personality by Reginald C. Reindorp 

6

Tonala, Mexico: An archaeological survey by Edwin N. Ferdon, Jr 

6

Introduction to the Archaeology of Costa Rica by Doris Stone 

6

The Aboriginal Metalwork in the Isthmian Region of America by Doris Stone & Carlos Balser 

6

Excavations at Tajumulco, Guatemala by Bertha P. Dutton & Hulda R. Hobbs 

6

El Jade: Precolombino De Costa Rica by Carlos Balser 

6

Some early sites in the Northern Lake Titicaca Basin 

6

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Cuzco 

22

Some Notes on the Archaeology of the Department of Puno, Peru 

22

Landa's Relacion De La Cosas De Yucatan: A Translation 

22

La Victoria: An Early Site on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala 

22

The Talamacan Tribes of Costa Rica 

22

Indian Skeletal Remains from the Central Coast of Peru 

22

Official Reports on the Towns of Tequzistlan, Tepechpan, etc. in 1580 

22

Bulletin of the American Anthropological Association: Guide to Graduate Departments of Anthropology 

23

Subseries 2.4: Estrada Materials 

Box

Emilio Estrada memorials 

4

Publications by Emilio Estrada 1-2 of 2 

4

Publications mentioning Estrada 

4

Time magazine article with photo of Estrada Jan. 6, 1961 

10

Letter to the Editor by Salem Hyde about Estrada (mounted) 

10

Subseries 2.5: Newsletters 

Box

Katunob Newsletters (bound) 

5

Interamerican Newsletter 1-5 of 5 

5

American Anthropology Association Newsletters 

5

Subseries 2.6: Newspaper Clippings 

Box

Newspaper clippings 

4

Chattanooga Times article on Transpacifica Sept. 22, 1963 (mounted) 

10

Subseries 2.7: Maps 

Box

Maps 

5

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Series 3: Study 

Box
7

Subseries 3.1: Study of Civilizations/Peoples 

Box

Study of Civilizations/Peoples: Inca 

8

Study of Civilizations/Peoples: Aztecs 

8

Study of Civilizations/Peoples: Maya 

8

Study of Civilizations/Peoples: Native American Indian 1-2 of 2 

7

Subseries 3.2: Study of Sites of Artifacts 

Box

Study of Sites of Artifacts: Tihuanacu 

7

Study of Sites of Artifacts: Etowah Mounds Archaeological Area 

7

Study of Sites of Artifacts: Mexico 

7

Study of Sites of Artifacts: Columbian Art 

7

Subseries 3.3: Study of Places 

Box

Study of Places: Ecuador 

7

Study of Places: Chile 

7

Study of Places: Chiapas 

7

Study of Places: Panama 

7

Study of Places: Yucatan 

7

Study of Places: Atlantis 

7

Study of Places: Peru 

7

Study of Places: Latin American- general 1-2 of 2 

7

Study of Places: Bogata/Brazil/Columbia/Venezuela 

7

Study of Places: Mexico-general 

7

Study of Places: Costa Rica 

7

Subseries 3.4: Study of Various Topics 

Box

Study of Various Topics: Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Peru, and Latin America 

8

Study of Various Topics: Transpacifica 

8

Study of Various Topics: Carbon 14 dating 

8

Study of Various Topics: Archaeology 

8

Study of Various Topics: Ancient Egyptian archaeology 

8

Study of Various Topics: Anthropology 

8

Study of Various Topics: Paleontology 

8

Study of Various Topics: Sero anthropology 

8

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Series 4: Miscellaneaous 

Box
9
Box

Misc. 1-2 of 2 

9

Misc. Information: Experiment in International living 

9

Misc. Information: Evolution and Tennessee law 

9

Misc. Information: The Mexican insurance situation 

9

Misc. Information: National library binding 

9

Misc. Information: Instituto Interamericano- The Interim Foundation, Inc. 

9

Misc. Information: Instituto Linguistico de Verano 

9

Misc. Information: Anthropology curriculum study project 

9

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Series 5: Portfolios 

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10
Box

Portfolio- Authentic Prehistoric Southeastern Indian Design: Series 1 

10

Portfolio- Authentic Prehistoric Southeastern Indian Design: Series 2 

10

Portfolio- Authentic Prehistoric Southeastern Indian Design: Series 3 

10

Portfolio- Contains copies of “Mexico en la Cultura” newspaper 

10

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Series 6: Photographs, Slides, and Other Media 

Box
11

Subseries 6.1: Photographs and Negatives 

Box

Photos, folders 1-4 of 4 

11

Box of “Printed originals for preparing overhead projection transparencies” àtopic: George Catlin’s American Indians 

10

Oversized set of negatives in mylar sleeve 

10

Unlabeled photo of a temple (mounted) 

10

Temple of Kukulan (mounted photo) 

10

Temple of Warriors (mounted) 

10

Subseries 6.2: Slides 

Arte Prehispanico De Mexico (labeled as such) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Unidentified Mayan Temple (UMT) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Various (VA) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Estrada slides (E)- Came out of an envelope to “Mr. Salem Hyde, Hotel Humboldt, Cuidad from: CIA General De Commii Y Mandato 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Ecuador artifacts (EA) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Second Choice Estrada Artifacts (EE2) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Mexico City- 1962 (M) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Uxmal: Dig site (U) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Teotihuacan: Archaeological Dig Site (T) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 A

Cuzco to La Paz (CLP) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Machu Picchu & Cuzco to Pisac (MP) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Cuzco en route to Machu Picchu (Sacrahuaman) (C) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Pisac & Other Mkt. (P) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Lima, Caja marquilla, Callac (LC) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Sightseeing in South America (SA) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

La Paz El Alto Lima (LP) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 B

Miami, Guayaquil, Quito- Jan. 1959 (MQ) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Mexico: Fortin Orizaba (MFO) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Ollantaytanbe Cajamarquilla (OC) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Tihuanaco, La Paz (TLP) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Tlatelolco (TL) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Tula: 1962 & 1963 (TULA) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

Teotihuacan 2 (T2) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 C

o Quito, Pina, Cuzco (Q) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

Ruins (R) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

Guadalajara, Durango to Flat Tire (the car got a flat) (GD) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

Morelia to Guadalajara (MG) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

Puerto Valharta End (PV) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

San Miguel & Puerto Valharta (SM) 


    Box Box
Graphic materials   12 D

Subseries 6.3: Audio Recordings 

Box

Audio recording marked "Guanajuato" 

12

Audio recording in air mail box from Dr. Carl Compton to Salem Hyde RE: Diego Humble, etc. 

12

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Series 7: Artifacts 

Other Finding Aids note

There is a visual finding aid for many of the artifacts. It is available upon request in the Special Collections department.

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13
Box

P-1 through P-8 

13

P-9 thruogh P-16 

14

P-17 through P-23 

15

P-24 through P-25 

16

P-26 through P-28 

17

F-1 through F-39 

18

S-001 through S-066 

19

S-067 through S-089 

20

M-01 through M-11 

21

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