Guide to the Catherine Hoyt Papers, 1907-1951 AIS.1971.02

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Catherine Hoyt Papers
Creator
Hoyt, Catherine, d. 1956
Collection Number
AIS.1971.02
Date
1907-1951
Extent
0.31 linear feet (84 items)
Abstract
Catherine Hoyt was a Social Worker who worked with the Red Cross, Allegheny County Juvenile Court, and other agencies. The collection includes correspondence, writings, reports, notes and studies of a former probation officer of the Allegheny County Juvenile Court; studies relate to juvenile delinquency in the East End of Pittsburgh during the period 1908-1915.

Preferred Citation

Catherine Hoyt Papers, 1907-1951, AIS.1971.02, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Catherine Hoyt was born ca. 1875 in Jersey City, NJ where she attended local schools and graduated from Jersey City Business College in 1890. Hoyt did special work at the New York School of Social Work in 1912 and 1913. She was employed as a probation officer of the Allegheny County Juvenile Court from 1907-1918. Hoyt was associated, in various capacities, with the American Red Cross after 1918. Catherine Hoyt died in Jacksonville, FL, in May 1956.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains personal and professional correspondence including a letter (1927) to the Honorable Stephen G. Porter, U.S. Representative in regard to John Tracy (Jack Williams). Tracy, Private C.E. 9th Maryland Regiment, had been accused of desertion during the Civil War. An accompanying statement by Tracy relates the details of a visit by Lincoln and Grant to the Navy Yard in Baltimore.

Manuscripts and notes include typed information about U.S. Public Health Services, Allegheny County Industrial and Training School for Boys, Home Service, Social Work in Veterans Bureau Tuberculosis Hospitals, American Red Cross Hospital Social Service, and a report on work as a probation officer in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Studies include "What Happened to 639 sixteen year old Boys and Girls who were Arrested". The study was conducted by F.A. Moran covering the periods January 1, 1903 through January 3, 1915 in the East End of Pittsburgh including the neighborhoods of Bloomfield, Garfield, Highland, Shakespeare, Larimar, Lincoln, Homewood, Brushton, and Squirrel Hill. The second study in the collection was on Delinquency from October 1909 to October 1910. This study was conducted under the direction of Catherine Hoyt by members of the Wellesly College Club and covered 96 children in the East End. Information charts were collected and included: living, nationality, religion, respectable, wage of father and mother, color, sex, school, age, working, defective, selling papers, charge, condition of arrest, disposition pre-arrest, disposition re-arrest, judge of child, condition, rent, rooms, number of children working, court records, boarders, relief, work taken of home, playgrounds, saloons, dance halls, nickelodeons, rail roads, pool rooms, and junk dealer of neighborhood.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1971

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard M. Hoyt, 1969, deposited by the Graduate School of Social Work 1970.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by ASC staff in 1970.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Kate Colligan in 2002. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1412203

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Allegheny County). Juvenile Section.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hoyt, Catherine, d. 1956

Subject(s)

  • Juvenile corrections -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- History
  • Juvenile delinquents -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- History
  • Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- History
  • Personal papers
  • Probation officers -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Social action
  • Women

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Previous Citation

Catherine Hoyt Papers, 1907-1951, AIS.1971.02, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Biographical Material 11

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  Folder
Correspondence, 1907, 1911-1951 2

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  Folder
Manuscripts and notes 3

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  Folder
Studies 4

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