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MARGARET O. HYDE PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


Creator: Margaret Oldroyd Hyde
Title: Margaret O. Hyde Papers
Dates: 1954 - 1981
Quantity: 4.40 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Identification: DG0497

Abstract: Margaret O. Hyde is the author of numerous science and other non-fiction books for young adult readers. Her books range in topic from the natural world to modern social issues such as addiction, rape, child abuse, and divorce. The Margaret O. Hyde Papers contain typescripts, dummies, galleys, page proofs, folded and gathered sheets, and photographs created and accumulated by Margaret Hyde for 26 books published between 1954 and 1981.

Biographical Note

Margaret Oldroyd Hyde was born on February 18, 1917, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Gerald and Helen (Lerch) Oldroyd. After doing graduate work in zoology and psychology at Columbia University, she wanted to enter the medical field but turned to teaching because her family considered medicine an unsuitable field for a woman. She married Edwin Hyde just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, and worked as a science consultant at the Columbia University Teachers College while he was away on active duty.

Her venture into children's literature began when she co-authored an elementary school science textbook with her Columbia advisor in 1947. Hyde continued to teach science education until her children grew older, at which time she left teaching to devote herself exclusively to writing and rearing her children. McGraw-Hill accepted her first nonfiction manuscript, Flight Today and Tomorrow (1953), and continued assigning her new projects or negotiating for her own suggested topics. In thirty years Hyde generated more than sixty young adult books on the social and biological sciences, addressing topics as diverse as computers, divorce, the brain, juvenile justice, addiction, and AIDS. She recently collaborated with her sons Bruce and Lawrence on several books, dividing the research and writing duties. Edwin and Margaret Hyde currently live in Vermont.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1986), 42: 115-18
Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, eds. Laurie Collier and Joyce Nakamura (Detroit: Gale Research, 1993), 3: 1212-1215


Scope and Content Note

The Margaret O. Hyde Papers contain typescripts, dummies, galleys, page proofs, folded and gathered sheets, and photographs created and accumulated by Margaret Hyde between 1954 and 1981. Hyde's papers were created from her composition of 26 published books, four of which were published in multiple editions. The material is organized into a single series for books.

The Books Series largely consists of typescripts, galleys, dummies, and page proofs for 26 books. Four of these titles include material for multiple editions. Hyde apparently generated several typescripts for each book, considering that many typescripts were a combination of corrected or photocopied pages from previous drafts and newly created typescript pages. Similarly, Hyde created dummies for later editions of books by pasting pages cut from previous editions onto pieces of large paper for further editing. She also made dummies by cutting segments of text from galley sheets and pasted them onto layout sheets or large pieces of paper. The papers in the Books Series are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known.


Series and Subseries

 

A. Books (1954-1981)

 

 

Addictions: Gambling,  Smoking, Cocaine Use, and Others (1978)

 

 

Atoms Today and Tomorrow  (1955; 1966; 1970)

 

 

Crime and Justice in our Time (1980)

 

 

 

Cry Softly: The Story of Child Abuse (1980)

 

 

 

Driving Today and Tomorrow  (1954; 1965)

 

 

 

Earth in Action (1969)

 

 

 

Everyone's Trash Problem: Nuclear Wastes (1979)

 

 

 

Exploring Earth and Space: The Story of the I.G.Y. (1957; 1970)

 

 

 

Fears and Phobias (1977)

 

 

 

Flight Today and Tomorrow (1962; 1970)

 

 

 

For Pollution Fighters Only (1971)

 

 

 

Foster Care and Adoption (1981)

 

 

 

From Submarine to Satellites (1958)

 

 

 

Know About Alcohol (1978)

 

 

 

Know About Drugs (1971)

 

 

 

Medicine in Action, Today and Tomorrow (1964)

 

 

 

Molecules Today and Tomorrow (1963)

 

 

 

My Friend has Four Parents (1981)

 

 

 

Mysteries of the Mind (1972)

 

 

 

The New Genetics (1974)

 

 

 

Psychology in Action (1976)

 

 

 

Speak Out on Rape (1976)

 

 

 

This Crowded Planet (1961)

 

 

 

Where Speed is King (1955)

 

 

 

Your Brain- Master Computer (1964)

 

 

 

Your Skin (1970)


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Margaret O. Hyde Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Margaret 0. Hyde between 1968 and 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by C. Alder, July 2003. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

Books

 

 

 

Addictions: Gambling, Smoking, Cocaine Use, and Others by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978)

   
1/1-4

Typescript of front  matter,  photocopied typescript  of chapters  1-10, and typescript of 'Suggestions for Further  Reading,' edited and marked for publication, 125 pp.

   
1/5-8

Page proofs of front matter and chapters  1-10, edited  and marked  'Master Proof,' 15 December 1977, 79 sheets

 

 

1/9-10

Page proofs of chapters 1-10, same as above proofs but edited  by different editor,  72 sheets

   
1/11

Page proofs of front  matter, edited and marked  'Master Proof,' 21 December 1977, 6 sheets

   
1/12

Typescript  of index, edited  and marked for publication, 19 pp.

   
1/13

Page proofs of index, edited  and marked  'Master  Proof,' 30 January  1978, 5 sheets

 

 

1/14-15

Folded and gathered  sheets  for front matter and chapters 1-10, 5 signatures

   
   
 

Atoms Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford  N. Geary (New York: Whittlesey House, 1955)

   
2/1

Typescript of front matter and glossary, edited and marked for publication, 7 pp.

 

 

2/2

First page proofs of front matter and glossary, edited, 8 sheets

 

 

2/3

Second page proofs of front matter and glossary, edited, 9 sheets

   
2/4

Proofs of illustrations,  30 items

 

 

2/5

Page proof for pp. 88-90, 1 sheet

 

 

 

 

 

Atoms Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford N. Geary, 3rd ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966)

   
2/6 First paste-up dummy of front matter and glossary, 9 March 1966, 7 pp.
   
2/7

Second paste-up dummy of front matter and glossary, 6 pp.

   
2/8-11

Paste-up dummy of chapters 1-15, edited, 82 pp.

 

 

2/12-13

Galley of chapters 1-9, edited, 4 April 1966, 33 sheets

 

 

2/14

First page proofs of front matter and glossary, 4 April 1966, 11 sheets

 

 

2/15-16

Page proofs of chapters 1-15, edited, 3 May 1966, 40 sheets

 

 

2/17

Second page proofs of front matter and glossary, 3 May 1966, 9 sheets

 

 

2/18

Typescript of index and 'About the Author,' edited and marked for publication, 4 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

Crime and Justice in our Time by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: Watts, 1980)

 

 

3/11-12

Typescript of front matter and chapters 1-5, edited and marked for publication, 73 pp.

 

 

4/1

Typescript of chapters 6-7, 'Suggested Reading,'  and 'About the Author,' edited, 30 pp.

 

 

4/2

Photocopy of 'TV on Trial: The Trial of Ronney Zamora,'  edited, 27 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

Cry Softly! The Story of Child Abuse by Margaret 0. Hyde (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980)

 

 

4/3-4

Typescript of front matter, chapters 1-8, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, January 1980, 100 pp.

 

 

4/5

Page proofs of chapters 1-8, edited, March-April 1980, 48 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Driving Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford N. Geary (New York: Whittlesey House, 1954)

 

 

4/6-8

Typescript of chapters 1-10, edited, 99 pp.

 

 

4/9

Typescript of chapter 11 and index, with tear sheets from Junior Chamber of Commerce Teen Age Road Test, edited, 21 pp.

 

 

4/10-13

Paste-up dummies for front matter, chapters 1-11, and Road Test, 9 signatures

 

 

4/14-15

Galley of chapters 2-11 and Road Test, edited, 32 sheets

 

 

4/16-17

Uncut page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-11 and Road Test, back matter, and corrections to pp. 13, 114 115, 19 sheets

 

 

4/18

Page proofs of front matter and pp. 12-14,66-68, and 72-74, edited, 11 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Driving Today and Tomorrow  by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford  N. Geary, revised ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965)

 

 

4/19

Photocopied typescript of table of contents and pp. 9-10, 17-20,24,27, 35-36,41,61-63,71,73, 79-80, 84,94-95,99-100, 110, and 113-117, edited, 33 pp.

 

 

4/20

Proofs of illustrations for pp. 17-28, 30, 33, 36, 38 39, 42-46, 49-51, 53-54, 56, 58-59, and 61, including unused illustration  proofs from the first edition, 32 items

 

 

4/21

Proofs of illustrations for pp. 66,68-71,74-75,77-79, 82-83, 86, 88-89,91-92,97-98, 100-103, 105, 109, 112, 120, and 122-123, including unused illustration proofs from the first edition, 34 items

 

 

 

 

 

The Earth in Action by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969)

 

 

5/1-3

Revised page proofs of chapters  1-11 and bibliography, 98 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone's Trash Problem: Nuclear Wastes by Margaret 0. and Bruce  G. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979)

 

 

5/4-6

First typescript of table of contents, chapters 1-9, and glossary, edited, 80 pp.

 

 

5/7

Carbon copies and photocopies  of assorted pages from first typescript, edited by a different editor, 20 pp.

 

 

5/8-10

Second typescript of front matter, chapters 1-9, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, November 1978-January 1979, 99 pp.

 

 

5/11-13

Page proofs of chapters  1-9, glossary, and back matter, edited, January 1979, 61 sheets

 

 

5/14

Typescript of index, edited, 17 pp.

 

 

5/15

Page proofs of index, edited, February 1979, 5 sheets

 

 

5/16

Page proofs of front matter, edited and marked for publication, January 1980, 4 sheets

 

 

5/17

Blues for pp.12-13,20-21,26-29,36-37,42-43,46-47,50-53,60-61,68-69,72-73,76-77, 84-85, 90-91, 96-97, 102-103,  106-107, and 119, edited, 22 pp.

 

 

5/18

Unused photographs of the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory at the University of Michigan, 5 prints

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Earth and Space: The Story of the I.G.Y. by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford  N. Geary (New York: Whittlesey House, 1957)

 

 

6/1-3

Uncut page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-14, and index, September 1957, 21 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Earth and Space by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Elizabeth Ann Winson, 5th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970)

 

 

6/4-8

Typescript of front matter, chapters 1-12, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, 169 pp.

 

 

6/9-11

Photocopied galley of chapters 1-12, edited, April 1970, 67 sheets

 

 

6/12-14

Page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-13, and index, edited, April 1970, 90 sheets

 

 

6/15

Page proofs of front matter, June 1970, 4 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Fears and Phobias by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977)

 

 

7/1-3

Typescript of front matter, chapters 1-9, and 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' edited and marked for publication,  97 pp.

 

 

7/4

Page layouts for title page, chapter opening pages, and two-page spreads, 3 items

 

 

7/5-8

Page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-9, and 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' edited, May­ June 1977, 55 sheets

 

 

7/9

Typescript of index, edited, 14 pp.

 

 

7/10

Folded and gathered sheets for front matter, chapters 1-9, and back matter, 4 signatures

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Clifford N. Geary,  2nd ed. (New York: Whittlesey  House, 1962)

 

 

8/1

Galley for selected passages, 10 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Elizabeth Winson, 3rd ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970)

 

 

8/2-5

Typescript of chapters 1-10 and index with photocopy of typescript of glossary, edited and marked for publication,  109 pp.

 

 

8/6-7

Photocopied galley of chapters 1-10 and index, edited, 38 sheets

 

 

8/8

Typescript and page proofs of selected front matter, edited, 19 August 1970, 10 pp.

 

 

8/9-11

Layout sheets with pasted text for chapters 1-10, 56 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

For Pollution Fighters Only by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Donald Lynch (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971)

 

 

8/12-16

Typescript of front matter, chapters 1-15, and back matter, edited, 156 pp.

 

 

9/1-3

Paste-up dummies of chapters 1-15, 5 signatures

 

 

9/4-5

First galley of front matter and chapters 1-15 and back matter, edited, 40 sheets

 

 

9/6

First galley of front matter and chapters 1-3, same as above galley but edited by a different editor and paginated, 10 sheets

 

 

9/7

First galley of chapters 4, 5, and 8-9, same as above galley but edited by a different editor and paginated, 12 sheets

 

 

9/8

First galley of chapters 6, 7, 10-16, and bibliography, same as above galley but edited by a different editor and paginated, 26 sheets

 

 

9/9-11

Second galley of chapters 1-15 and back matter, edited, April 1971, 53 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Foster Care and Adoption by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: Watts, 1981)

 

 

10/1-3

Typescript of front matter and chapters 1-6, edited, 103 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

From Submarine to Satellites: Science in Our Armed Forces by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: Whittlesey House, 1958)

 

 

10/4

Galley, edited, 18 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Know About Alcohol by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations  by Bill Morrison  (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978)

 

 

10/5

Folded and gathered sheets for front matter, chapters 1-9, and index, 3 signatures

 

 

 

 

 

Know About Drugs by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations  by Bill Morrison  (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971)

 

 

10/6

Photocopy of page proofs of front matter and chapters 1-9, labeled 'Author's Marked Set,' 65 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Medicine in Action, Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde, revised ed. (New York: Whittlesey House, 1964)

 

 

10/7-9

Galley of chapters 2-11 and back matter, 48 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Molecules Today and Tomorrow by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963)

 

 

10/10-12

Galley of chapters 1-10, lightly edited, 43 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

My Friend has Four Parents by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981)

 

 

11/1-2

Typescript of front matter and chapters 1-5, edited, 60 pp.

 

 

11/3

Typescript of chapters 6, 'Where to Get Help,'  'Suggestions for Further Reading,'  and index, edited, 28 sheets

 

 

11/4

Photocopy of first page proofs of front matter and chapters 1-6, edited, 63 sheets

 

 

11/5

Second page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-6, and index, 63 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Mysteries of the Mind by Margaret 0. Hyde, Edward S. Marks, and James Wells (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972)

 

 

11/6-7

Galley of chapters 1-9 and 'Suggestions for Further Reading,'  54 sheets

 

 

11/8-9

Photocopied page proofs of chapters 1-4, 33 sheets

 

 

12/1-3

Photocopied page proofs of chapters 5-9 and 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' 44 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

The New Genetics by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: Watts, 1974)

 

 

12/4

Folded and gathered sheets for front matter, chapters 1-9, and back matter, 5 signatures

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology in Action by Margaret 0. Hyde and Edward  S. Marks, 2nd ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976)

 

 

12/5-8

Photocopied page proofs of front matter, chapters 1-11, and 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' lightly edited, 75 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Speak Out on Rape by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976)

 

 

12/9-11

Photocopied page proofs of front matter and chapters 1-8, 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' and 'Appendix,' 38 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

This Crowded Planet by Margaret 0. Hyde (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961)

 

 

12/12-13

Paste-up dummies of front matter and pp. 1-64, 4 signatures

 

 

13/1-3

Paste-up dummies of pp. 65-160, 6 signatures

 

 

13/4-6

Page proofs of pp. 8-155, edited, August 1961, 50 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Where Speed is King by Margaret and Edwin Hyde, illustrations by Clifford  N. Geary (New York: Whittlesley House, 1955)

 

 

13/7

Selected typescript pages for 'Track ' and 'Winter Carnival' chapters, edited, 15 pp.

 

 

13/8

Dust jacket, 1 item

 

 

 

 

 

Your Brain-Master Computer by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by P.A. Hutchison  (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964)

 

 

13/9-12

Typescript of chapters 1-11, 'Suggestions for Further Reading,'  glossary, and index, edited, 135 pp.

 

 

14/1-2

Galley of pp. 18-141, edited, 33 sheets

 

 

14/3-4

Page proofs of pp. 17-147, edited, 43 sheets

 

 

14/5

Page proofs of front matter, 6 sheets

 

 

 

 

 

Your Skin by Margaret 0. Hyde, illustrations by Richard  Jones (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970)

 

 

14/6-9

Typescript of chapters 1-13, edited, 83 pp.

 

 

14/10-11

Photocopied galley of chapters 1-13, edited, 49 sheets

 

 

14/12-15

Layout sheets with pasted text for chapters 1-13 and back matter, 69 sheets

 

 


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