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  • Arrangement note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Susan Louise Dyer papers
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1966
    Collection Number: 60023
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 10 envelopes memorabilia (4.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Susan Louise Dyer papers contain materials that reflect Dyer's personal ties to Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, her association with Stanford University, and her service with the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of the United States. The papers largely consist of correspondence, clippings, diaries, photographs, and printed matter.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Dyer, Susan Louise, 1877-1966.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is organized into 10 series: Biographical file; Correspondence; Writings; Subject file; Printed matter; Small memorabilia; Photographs; Photo file; Oversize materials; and Large memorabilia

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Susan Louise Dyer papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1960.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1877 Born, Ottawa, Illinois
    1899 Awarded bachelor's degree, Stanford University
    1901 Awarded master's degree, Stanford University
    1901-1918 Biology teacher, Alameda High School, Alameda, California
    1918-1919 Served with American Red Cross in France and Germany
    1925-1926 Head of Education Department, Girl Scouts of America, New York City
    1932 Chairwoman, Women's Hoover for President Club, Palo Alto, California
    1966 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Susan Louise Dyer papers contain materials that reflect Dyer's personal ties to Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, her association with Stanford University, and her service with the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of the United States. The papers largely consist of correspondence, clippings (arranged in an extensive subject file), diaries, photographs, and printed matter.
    Dyer became friends with Lou Henry Hoover while both were students at Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dyer also met Herbert Hoover, and she remained close to both Hoovers during their lifetimes. The papers contain correspondence with Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, as well as numerous clippings (in the Subject file series) about Herbert Hoover's political career and his many activities after leaving the presidency. Dyer's friendship with the Hoovers was the focus of an extensive oral history interview conducted with her in 1966; a transcript of this interview can be found in the Biographical file of the papers. Additionally, there are short entries in Dyer's diaries (also found in the Biographical file) that record her visits to the White House during the Hoover administration.
    Dyer's work with the American Red Cross in France and Germany after World War I is described in detail in the many letters she wrote at the time to Louise P. Fullerton, copies of which can be found in the Correspondence series of the papers. This series also contains Dyer's correspondence with Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, as well as with officials of the Hoover Institution. This correspondence largely relates to Dyer's involvement with fundraising activities on behalf of the university and the Hoover Library. There are also a number of monographs and pamphlets published by Stanford University in the printed matter series of the papers.
    The papers also contain Dyer's correspondence with officials of the Girl Scouts of the United States, an organization with which she was associated for many years.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American National Red Cross.
    Girl Scouts.
    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944.
    Stanford University.
    International relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--War work.