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Hazel Floyd Collection

Identifier: A-0304

Scope and Contents

There are three personal letters and a baby book in this collection. Researchers interested in SFA President Birdwell's administration or the history of female faculty at the university might find these materials useful.


  • Creation: 1916, 1936, 1945

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Hazel Floyd was a professor at Stephen F. Austin State Teacher’s College from 1924 to 1934; returned to SFA in 1937 and remained until 1948. She was hired by Dr. Alton Birdwell and was one of the first faculty members for the university. She taught in the Department of Education and Psychology. Colleague Edna Wilkin noted in an oral history with Dr. Bobby Johnson that Hazel Floyd was the first head of the Demonstration School and “a prodigy of Mr. Birdwell's." Floyd was the "youngest person on the faculty…[and] a fine person."

In 1948, Dr. Floyd went to Sam Houston State College and taught at that institute until she retired in 1971. Dr. Bobby Johnson did an oral interview with Dr. Floyd in 1984 which is preserved in the ETRC Oral History Archive. Dr. Floyd died on Christmas Day, 1987.

Source Citations:

Hallman, Patsy. “College Opens with a Demonstration School.” Stephen F. Austin State University. Online at

Johnson, Bobby H. “Oral History: Early faculty memories.” Stephen F. Austin State University. Online at

Oral History, Hazel Floyd (3/2/ 1984), OH-48, East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University.

Oral History, Edna Wilkin Teagarden (10/3/1985), OH-86, East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University.


0.10 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of four items described in two folders and housed with other collections in a banker's box.

Guide to the Hazel Floyd Collection
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository