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Finding Aid for the Ruth Reid and Kent Hyde papers, 1920-2001
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Box 1, Folder 1

Gertrude Stein: A Dialogue. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten document

Scope and Content Note

Copy of an unpublished short story.
Box 1, Folder 2

Various Writings. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopies of both handwritten and typed documents

Scope and Content Note

Various writings from the Feminist Writers' Group. Can be approximately dated to the mid 1970s. Includes short stories, poetry and notes.
Box 1, Folder 3

Bridges Magazine Article. 1985.

Physical Description: magazine article clipping

Scope and Content Note

Published magazine article. Ruth's story of the night she met Kent in Berkeley with photos, excerpted from Ruth Reid's Dark Birth manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 4

Notes. No Date.

Physical Description: handwritten notes and photocopied notes

Scope and Content Note

Notes for Dark Birth
Box 1, Folder 5

Dark Birth Manuscript. 2001.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Dark Birth manuscript, this copy was created in 2001 according to marginal notes to accompany the June L. Mazer collection. This folder contains from the title page - page 88.
Box 1, Folder 6

Dark Birth Manuscript. 2001.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Dark Birth manuscript, this copy was created in 2001 according to marginal notes to accompany the June L. Mazer collection. This folder contains from page 89 through page 199.
Box 1, Folder 7

Dark Birth Manuscript. 2001.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Dark Birth manuscript, this copy was created in 2001 according to marginal notes to accompany the June L. Mazer collection. This folder contains from page 200-298.
Box 1, Folder 8

Dark Birth Manuscript. 2001.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Dark Birth manuscript, this copy was created in 2001 according to marginal notes to accompany the June L. Mazer collection. This folder contains from page 299-406.
Box 1, Folder 9

Untitled Manuscript. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Contains pages 1-127.
Box 1, Folder 10

Untitled Manuscript. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Contains pages 128-232.
Box 1, Folder 11

Journal Entries. 1951-1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of both handwritten and typed documents

Scope and Content Note

Journal entries spanning between 1951-1956.
Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1946-1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Thelma and Otto
Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1948-1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Flo
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1951.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Tommy/Paul in Germany
Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1952-1953.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Tommy/Paul in Germany
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1954-1969.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Tommy/Paul in Germany
Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence. 1951-1973.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Ivy
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence. 1944-1953.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence. 1954.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence. 1955-1973.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 1

Ruth Reid Interview. 1981.

Physical Description: 2 cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Two cassette tapes documenting an interview with Ruth Reid conducted by two unnamed representatives of the June L. Mazer archive upon the donation of Ruth Reid's materials.

General note

The interview covers much of her time with Kent including his own sense of gender identity and the realities of "passing". It also covers her affair with Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock, her excitement about new found lesbian community in Berkeley and her writing.
Box 3, Folder 2

Short Stories. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopies of typewritten paper

Scope and Content Note

Short stories by Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock, unpublished.
Box 3, Folder 3

Drawings. 1971-1973.

Physical Description: photocopies of drawings with notes

Scope and Content Note

Included here are Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock's drawings made for Ruth Reid, some containing notes and letters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Poetry and Journal Entries. 1971.

Physical Description: photocopies of both handwritten and typed documents

Scope and Content Note

Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock's poetry and journal entries, unpublished.
Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1950-1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock/Betty 'Biber'
Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence. February 1956-May 14, 1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock/Betty 'Biber'
Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence. May 15, 1956 - December 6, 1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcook/Betty 'Biber'
Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence. December 7, 1956 - January 17, 1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock/Betty 'Biber'
Box 4, Folder 1

1. Approximately 1920-1935.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings; scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Contained is a newspaper article article documenting Miss Elizabeth Hyde (Kent) and her job as a teenager, shoe shiner and poet. Also contained are published poems under both the names Elizabeth and Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 2

Poetry and Translations. 1926-1974.

Physical Description: original typed documents; photocopied documents with notes

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous drafts and final incarnations of poetry as well as translations of others' work by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 3

In the Presence of Mine Enemies. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopy of typewritten manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from unfinished and unpublished novel, In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 4

Miracle of Time. No Date.

Physical Description: photocopies of both handwritten and typed documents

Scope and Content Note

Collection of poetry all aggregated under the title Miracle of Time by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 5

Conceived in Liberty. 1961.

Physical Description: photocopies of typewritten paper

Scope and Content Note

Poetry collection entitled Conceived in Liberty by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 6

Stranger from the North. 1933.

Physical Description: photocopies of typewritten paper

Scope and Content Note

Stranger from the North and other poems, unpublished by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence. 1958-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Adelaide from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 8

Correspondence. 1958-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Blanche from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 9

Correspondence. 1958-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Flo from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence. 1958-1961.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Gertrude from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence. 1953.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Bernice by Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 12

Correspondence. 1952-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Millie from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 13

Correspondence. 1958-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Minnie/Dick from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 14

Correspondence. 1954-1960.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Paul from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 15

Correspondence. 1954-1960.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Tommy from Kent Hyde.
Box 4, Folder 16

Correspondence. 1952-1962.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence from Kent Hyde.
Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1955.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 2

Correspondence. January 1956 - August 1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence. August 1956 - December 1956.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence. January 1957-February 1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 5

Correspondence. March 1957-April 1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 6

Correspondence. May 1957 - December 1957.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 5, Folder 7

Correspondence. 1958.

Physical Description: photocopies of typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ruth Reid/Kent Hyde and Ruth 'Rudy' Babcock and Betty 'Biber'
Box 6, Folder 1

Dark Birth Manuscript. 1988.

Physical Description: photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Ruth Reid's Dark Birth manuscript. Title page through page 125.
Box 6, Folder 2

Dark Birth Manuscript. 1988.

Physical Description: photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Ruth Reid's Dark Birth manuscript. Page 126 through page 250.
Box 6, Folder 3

Dark Birth Manuscript. 1988.

Physical Description: photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Ruth Reid's Dark Birth manuscript. Pages 250 through 406.