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Margaret Hyder DeVault Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0365

Scope and Contents

The Margaret Hyder DeVault Collection contains correspondence, periodicals, account ledgers, survey ledgers and notebooks, essays, deeds, bills, receipts promises to pay, and other legal documents, newspaper clippings, estate papers, family genealogy, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the Hyder family and in particular the life and career of Nat E. Hyder. The collection also contains a number of teaching materials and other publications that relate to teaching, specifically those belonging to Annie Gourley Hyder, Mrs. DeVault’s mother.


  • 1793-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


5.00 linear feet (8 boxes, 3 oversized folders, 1 scrapbook, 84 photographic prints, 2 negatives, 1 audio disc)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into two series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1793-1996 and undated, and Series 2, Audio-Visual Materials, 1920-1961 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The Margaret Hyder DeVault Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Oris Hyder, executor of Mrs. Hyder’s estate, on July 1, 1990. An addition to the collection was donated by Mildred Kozsuch, of Johnson City, Tenn., on November 22, 2005.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and Ned Irwin and opened for research in October 2006.

Brianne Johnson and Ned Irwin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA