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Collection 1506 - Lida Haynes Papers, 1910-1952

Creator: Haynes, Lida Marie, 1931-1952

Provenance Note: Personal and school papers created or collected by Lida Marie Haynes were donated to Montana State University by her mother, Isabel Haynes on October 15, 1977.

Historical Note: Lida Marie Haynes was born to Yellowstone concessionaire Jack Ellis Haynes and his second wife, Isabel Nauerth Haynes in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 28, 1931. She was the only child of the two and was raised to carry on the family photography business. As a young child, Lida Haynes spent her winters in St. Paul and summered in Yellowstone. She moved with her family to Bozeman, Montana in 1941 because of the city's proximity to Yellowstone National Park. While in High School, Lida Haynes was active in downhill skiing and raced competitively for the Bozeman Ski Club. Lida Haynes also participated in the typical activities of a rich only child. After graduating form High School at Gallatin County High, Lida Haynes attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. During this time, she earned her pilot's license and bought a plane. The Haynes's plans for Lida to inherit the family business tragically ended when the twenty-year-old and three friends were killed in an auto accident on July 23, 1952.

Content Description Note: The Lida Haynes collection contains information on life in America for a girl growing up in a wealthy family during the 1940's and early 1950's. Materials also pertain to: social life and affairs in Bozeman and Gallatin County, especially the public schools and the Gallatin County High School; Yellowstone National Park and the operations of concessionaire Jack Ellis Haynes; general information regarding Lida's activities involving aeronautics and skiing. The material has been divided into three series based on document type: Correspondence, 1910-1951; School Materials, 1926-1951; Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Materials, 1934-1952.

Contents

Series 1 Correspondence, 1910-1952
Series 2 School Materials, 1926-1951
Series 3 Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials, 1934-1952

Series 1: Correspondence, 1910-1952

Letters written or received by Lida Marie Haynes. Lida's correspondence includes letters received from and sent to members of family and those involved in her scholastic life. Correspondences of note are written to Jack Ellis Haynes, Lida Haynes' father, throughout her childhood. The correspondence describes daily life conditions and family relations in 1940's America for a wealthy family. The letters in this series have been chronologically arranged.

Box 1
Folder 1 - Correspondence, 1910-1941
1910 Isabel Nauerth Post Card
--Accompanied by note to LMH written at latter date
1930 Isabel Nauerth and employment at Yellowstone
--Accompanied by note to LMH written at latter date
No date Father's day card
No date Poem from JEH
No date Father's day card
No date To JEH from LMH
1940 To INH from LMH
1940 To Haynes family from Colorado Camp
1940 To INH from LMH
1941 To JEH from LMH
1941 To JEH from LMH
No date To JEH from LMH
No date To JEH from LMH
1941 To JEH from LMH
1941 To JEH from LMH

Folder 2 - Correspondence, 1941-1943
1941 To JEH from LMH
1942 From JEH to LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
No date To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1942 To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH

Folder 3 - Correspondence, 1943-1952
No date To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH
No date To JEH from LMH
1943 To JEH from LMH
1947 From Mrs. FT Arnold to LMH
1947 To JEH from LMH
1947 To JEH from LMH
1947 From JEH to LMH
No date To relatives
No date To JEH from LMH
1949 From JEH to LMH
1949 From USGS to LMH
1949 To Parents
1949 To JEH from LMH
1952 To JEH from LMH

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Series 2: School Materials, 1926-1951

Items relating to the scholastic experiences of Lida Haynes. Items include schoolwork, writing and reports; certificates; pamphlets; event programs; and school annuals. These items reflect Lida Haynes' experience in primary and secondary school, and at the University of Colorado. The items in this series contain biographical data, show educational practices, and present a picture of life in American society. They are arranged by type and chronologically (at times estimation) within the type in two boxes. Original arrangement is kept when possible.

Box 1 (cont.)
Folder 4. Schoolwork, 1941-1947
School Work, 1941 "Pop"
School Work, No date Writings
School Work, No date "How to Win a Downhill Race"
School Work, No date "Stephen Tyler Mather"
School Work, No date Writings
School Work, 1947 "Of Days Gone By"

Folder 5. 1947-1949
Class Schedule (2), 1947
Invitation, 1948 National Honors Society
Announcement, 1949 High School Graduation
Certificate, 1949 Pi Mu Sigma Initiation

Folder 6. Pamphlets, 1948 High School Week Packet

Folder 7. Programs, 1945-1949

Box 2
Annual, 1926 The Hawk
Annual, 1941 Torch
Annual, 1945-1949 The Gallatin
Annual, 1950-1951 The Coloradan
Linoleum block cut of Old Faithful
2 miniature paintings by M.D. Dolph of Casper, Wyoming

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Series 3: Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials, 1934-1952

Contents of series are primarily keepsakes of Lida Haynes. This includes items collected by Lida Haynes, covering diverse topics, including documents and licenses; items made by L.H.; and newspaper articles. These show various hobbies and personal activities throughout her life. They are arranged by type, keeping the original arrangement when possible.

Box 3
1. Road Atlas
2. Plant book
3. Song Book
4. Baby Keepsakes
5. Coins
6. Calling cards
7. Eastern U.S. Trip
8. Treasury Check
9. Insurance
10. Air and Auto Licenses
11. Pilot's Logs
12. Artwork
13. High School Scrapbook
14. City Papers
15. School Papers
16. Yellowstone Papers
17. Clippings

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Updated: 5/27/09