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Jackson L. Hyde Papers

Identifier: MsC0422

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Scope and Contents

This collections consists of one hundred eighty four items arranged chronologically within larger alphabetical divisions. Included in the collection are items of correspondence, greeting cards, military medals, a scrapbook, photographs, and similar items dating from 1915 to 1976.


  • Creation: 1915-1976


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Jackson Lester Hyde was born September 17, 1915, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Claude M. (1891 -- 1938) and Catherine Pearl Hudnutt Hyde (1893 -- ). Hyde was married to Stella Irene Hyde (Sallie), who had a daughter (Nancy) from a previous marriage. Upon entering military service in 1942, Jackson Hyde, was stationed at Fort Custer, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, and Camp Gordon. A technician fourth grade, he was trained as a radio operator in the 210th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored (Tiger) Division, U.S. Army. After being shipped overseas in late May or early June of 1944, Jackson L. Hyde, served in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was killed in action, March 2, 1945, presumably at Trier, Germany. Hyde was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star “for heroic achievement in connection with military Noville, Belgium during the period 19 - 20 December 1944,” and the Purple Heart for the wounds resulting in his death.


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184 items

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World War II soldier. Correspondence, medals, scrapbook, and photographs primarily related to his service in the 210th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored (Tiger) Division, U.S. Army.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Jackson L. Hyde were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Thelma C. Chrissman in 1983.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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