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Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt papers

Identifier: RS 13/9/51

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Scope and Content

Collection (1884-2009) contains the papers of Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt. The collection includes a variety of material including post cards, photographs, newsclippings, personal diaries (1907-1918), published and unpublished manuscripts (1953,1964,n.d.) poetry (1905-1965), materials related to special projects such as African libraries and American Indian affairs (1950-1979), business correspondence (1932-1980), and personal correspondence (1933-1979). Much of the material relates to her concern for international peace, freedom from hunger, and economic education education and development.


  • 1884-2009

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt was born in Augusta, Maine, January 27, 1893. She received her A.B. (1913) from Boston University, her A.M. (1924) from Radcliffe College, and her PhD. (1925) from Radcliffe. She was on the National Industrial Conference Board for Research (1917-1921) in New York. She was an instructor (1921-1923) at Wellesley College, and an Associate Professor (1925-1927) and a Professor (1927-1980) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her publications include Primitive Trade(1926), Consumption of Wealth(1928), Consumption in our Society(1950), American Incomes and Its Uses(1954), Choice and Destiny of Nations(1969), and 100 or more professional articles.


11.34 Linear Feet (27 document boxes)


This collection is organized Alphabetically.

Physical Location

This collection is stored off-site. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives at least 3 business days inadvance.

Items in related collections

RS 13/9. Iowa State University. Department of Economics records, 1902-2014

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/9/51. Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt papers, 1884-2009
March 5, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672