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Guide to the Frank Livingston Hoyt Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Historical Background
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Livingston Hoyt Collection
    Date: 1960-1975
    Collection Number: MS31
    Location: Erickson Vault
    Extent: 2.2 linear feet
    Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95240
    Language of Material: Records written in English
    Abstract: The Frank Livingston Hoyt Collection includes speeches and documents related to Hoyt's tenure on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the County's Advisory Water Commission. One noteworthy segment deals with planning for California's Peripheral Canal during the 1960s and 1979s. Also included are materials related to California county governance during the 1960s and the 1965 San Joaquin County Grand Jury Report.

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Conditions of Use

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
    Preferred citation: [Item name], Frank Livingston Hoyt Collection, MS31, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

    Historical Background

    Frank Livingston Hoyt (1898-1986) was born in Norton, Kansas, and raised in Clay Center, Nebraska. He served in France as master sergeant with the U.S. Army during the First World War and returned to Nebraska afterward. During the Great Depression, he held various jobs in Nebraska and Wyoming, and in 1935 moved to San Joaquin County to manage the Holly Sugar Company's farming operations in Tracy. Nine years later, he became vice-president and general manager of Berverdor, Incorporated, an agricultural and business equipment rental firm, also located in Tracy, from which he retired in 1960. In that same year, Hoyt's political career started with his election to represent San Joaquin County's Fifth Supervisorial District, a seat he retained until 1972. Other service of Hoyt's included membership on the San Joaquin County's Planning Commission, the presidency of the California Asparagus Grower's Association, the directorship of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, and membership on the board of directors for the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital. Hoyt and his wife, Edna Mae Sullivan Hoyt (1903-1970), had one son and one daughter.

    Scope and Content

    The Frank Livingston Hoyt Collection includes speeches and other documents mainly related to the three terms Hoyt served on the Board of Supervisors for San Joaquin County and on its Advisory Water Commission. Also included is a copy of the County's 1965 Grand Jury report. The contents span the years 1960 to 1975.

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    Names and Subjects

    Hoyt, Frank Livingston (1898-1986)
    Hoyt, Edna Mae Sullivan (1903-1970)
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
    San Joaquin County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors