The True Hoyle collection consists of photographs, newspapers clippings, and documents related to True Dolson Hoyle and her
family spanning two generations. In addition, there are transcribed letters written between True and her family when she attended
Humboldt State University. This collection documents the Dolson Hoyle family who were prominent members of the Humboldt County
True Hoyle is the daughter of one the pioneer families of Humboldt County. In the 1920s she attended Humboldt State before
transferring to University of California Davis in 1940 to earn her a degree in Animal Science. In 1971, she earned a Master's
of Science in Plant Science from California State University of Fresno. As for public service, in 1946, she started working
with Red Cross and the ministry of migrant workers while teaching at public schools. Her volunteer work continued when she
moved to Fresno in 1965. There she worked with local migrant workers. In 1983, seeking a peaceful retirement in Humboldt Country,
Hoyle continued to work with local groups like the Arcata Group of Presbyterian Women and Women of the Redwoods Presbytern.
In addition, she was a member of the Redwood Forest Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Historic Sites Society
of Arcata, Arcata's Woman's Club, Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor, and Society of Humboldt County Pioneers. True
Hoyle's activism throughout California is defining characteristic of her life.