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Dorsey William Hyde, American civic researcher.


Hyde, Dorsey William was born on January 25, 1888 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Dorsey William and Katherine (Clarke) Hyde.


Student Rutgers College, 1905-1907. Bachelor of Arts, Cornell, 1910. Sorbonne and Coll├Ęge de France, Paris, 1910-1913.


Stepson, Anthony. On editorial staff The American City, 1915. Manager research bureau same and American City Bureau, 1916-1918. Librarian, New York Municipal Reference Library.

1918-1920; organized motor truck research bureau of Packard Motor Car Company, Detroit, 1920. Chief of nat. civics bureau, civic development department, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1921-1926. Secretary Chamber of Commerce, Washington, 1926-1934.

Director Archival Service National Archives of the United States, 1934-1942, special assistant to Archivist of the United States, 1942. Chief, Document Security Service. War Production Board, 1943-1945.

Lecturer on civic research, Summer School for Organization Secretaries, sessions at Lake Cayuga, New York, Eaglesmere, Pennsylvania, Madison, Wisconsin, Evanston, Illinois, 1916-1922. Lecturer on community organization, George Washington University, 1926-1928.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Special Libraries Directory, 1921. Washington Library Directory, 1928. Washington Educational Directory, 1932.

      Also articles on municipal government, library and archival science.


Member advising committee research information service, National Research Council, 1923-1926. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Founding. Member British Public Records Association, Society for Advancement of Management, American Statistical Association (past district secretary), American Political Science Association, American History Association, National Municipal League (past.

Club: Torch (former board.


Married Sybil Marjorie Cox, July 1, 1915.

Dorsey William Hyde

Katherine (Clarke) Hyde

Sybil Marjorie Cox