Most of the materials in this collection were found tucked inside the books of Kaye Hyde's personal collection, donated by
his son Hugh Hyde in 2005. Materials include correspondence, Hyde's handwritten notes to books in his collection, postcards,
photographs, printed ephemera, newslettters, and newspaper clippings. Most items, like Kaye Hyde's book collection, deal with
non-mainstream or alternative religious movements, alternative health and healing, and fraternal societies such as the Freemasons. The
collection consists of five series: Correspondence and Personal Documents, Ephemera, Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings, and Oversize Materials.
Kaye Hyde was born in Minnesota in 1900. He received a diploma from the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar,
India in 1922, and another from Katherine Tingley's Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society at San Diego in 1923. Hyde
was certified by the American Association of Vocational Counselors in 1927; this was to become his career later in his life.
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with
the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.