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Hazel Hoy diaries

Identifier: MS-258

Content Description

This collection consists of 10 diaries detailing a woman's life in Vermillion, South Dakota from 1941 through 1977 (1942 and 1964 are not included).


  • Creation: 1941 - 1977


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Hazel Bergeson married Carl (Rube) Hoy in 1923. After which, she taught school in both South Dakota and Iowa. They moved to Vermillion in 1928 where Carl became a coach at the University of South Dakota. They had 3 children, Carlton in 1929, Richard in 1931, and Nancy in 1935.

All the diaries were written while Hazel lived in Vermillion. They start in the 1940s when her children are in their late teens and early 20s and continue for a few years after her husband’s death. As you will see in her diaries, she was active in many organizations and clubs.

Hazel was born in 1893 in Graettinger Iowa and died in 1990 in Vermillion South Dakota.


1 Linear Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into one series called Diaries. The diaries are in chronological order.

Genre / Form


Hazel Hoy diaries
Doris Peterson
2023 January
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository