Glen Hyde collection, 1925-1937

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.5 linear ft.
Organized in four series. I. Glen and Bessie Hyde. II. Writings. III. Correspondence. IV. Personal memorabilia.
The personal files of Jeanne Ethel Hyde Brent Allen, sister of Glen Hyde. The first portion of the collection consists of Jeanne's account of Glen and Bessie's trip, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs, Bessie's poetry book, and a sketch of Glen. The remainder of the collection (Series II-IV) consists of the personal material of Jeanne Hyde including her writings, correspondence with publishers, and personal memorabilia. Of particular note is Jeanne's account of her 1926 trip down the Snake and Salmon Rivers.
Glen Rollin Hyde and his wife, Bessie Louise Haley Helmick Hyde, took a honeymoon trip down the Green River from Utah through to the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon. They were to finish their journey in Needles, California, but never reached their destination. Only their sweep scow, camera, Bessie's diary, and the possessions they had brought with them were found. Because of their mysterious demise, Glen and Bessie Hyde have become legends of the Colorado River. Had they successfully completed their trip, Bessie would have been the first woman to fully run the river. She still holds a record as the first woman to run Cataract Canyon and much of the Grand Canyon. In addition, the Hydes were the first to take a sweep scow through the Grand Canyon, followed only by Brad Dimock and Jeri Ledbetter in 1996. Glen's sister was Jeanne Ethel Hyde Brent Allen. In 1926, she and Glen took a sweep scow on the Salmon and Snake Rivers. Jeanne later tried to publish her adventures.
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Glen Hyde collection; located at Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Dept. (Photograph collection #NAU. PH. 2001.11).
Emery Kolb collection; located at Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Dept. (Photograph collection #NAU. PH. 568).
Emery Kolb collection; located at Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Dept. (Manuscript collection #NAU. MS. 197).
Martin J. Anderson collection; located at Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Dept. (Manuscript collection #NAU. MS. 77).
The papers of Otis "Dock" Marston; located at Henry E. Huntington Library, Manuscripts Dept. (Manuscript collection #CSHV93-A16).
The photographs of Otis "Dock" Marston; located at Henry E. Huntington Library, Manuscripts Dept. (Manuscript collection #CSHV95-A0).
The Ancel Taylor file; located at Mohave County Historical Society (Vertical file).
Grand Canyon Stories: Then and Now (Leo Banks and Craig Childs, Arizona Highway Books, 1999); located at Cline Library (Monograph collection #F788.B28 1999).
Canyon (Michael Ghiglieri, University of Arizona Press, 1992); located at Cline Library (Monograph collection #F788.G45 1992).
A River Mystery (Scott Thybony, First Descents: In Search of Wild Rivers, Menasha Ridge Press, 1989); located at Cline Library (Monograph collection #GV788.F57 1989).
Grand Canyon Women: Lives Shaped by Landscape (Betty Leavengood, Pruett Publishing Co., 1999); located at Cline Library (Monograph collection #F788.L398 1999).
Published guide in Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Dept.

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