John Southgate Yeaton Hoyt and Sally Foresman Hoyt Papers, 1938-1964

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These papers consist of correspondence, photographs, field notebooks, manuscripts, lists, notes, and newspaper clippings documenting the Hoyts' research on pileated woodpeckers.


  • Spofford, Sally Hoyt
  • Hoyt, John Southgate Yeaton
  • Allen, Arthur A (Arthur Augustus) 1885-1964
  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology


  • John Southgate Yeaton Hoyt (1913-1951), an ornithologist, received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1948. Most of his professional career was spent as an assistant to Arthur A. Allen at the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology.
  • Sally Foresman Hoyt (1914- ), also known as Sally Hoyt Spofford, received her Ph.D. in ornithology from Cornell University in 1948. From 1955 to 1969, she was employed in various administrative posts at the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology.
  • None.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1938
  • 1938-1964


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Photographs
  • Collection descriptions
  • Field notes

Local number

SIA RU007405

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

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