This graphic has been used in the exhibit to reference the letterhead design that Salem Hyde used on all of his correspondence and envelopes. It is unsure where Hyde sourced this graphic, but it is expected that it was a copyright free logo from the 1960s. The same graphic has been found on the cover of The Creative Fire: Myths and Stories about the Cycles of Creativity audiobook by Dr.Clarissa Pinkola Estés from 1992. In a letter from Luis Estrada, there is a record of the gifting of a pre-Columbian ceramic seal (MS-022-01-02-016) in the collection because of its similarity to Hyde’s letterhead. Like much of the collection, the history behind this logo is uncertain.
Chelsey Paige and Mallory Crook presented their research Investigating Provenance and Post-colonial Perspectives in the George and Louise Patten Collection of Salem Hyde Cultural Artifacts at Research Dialogues 2021.
This exhibition is possible through the support from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE), Department of Art, and Special Collections unit of the Library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The curators of the exhibition, Chelsey Paige and Mallory Crook, worked in Special Collections researching, rehousing, and rethinking the George and Louise Patten Collection of Salem Hyde Papers and Cultural Artifacts, building on the efforts of previous interns, Kristen O’Connor, Brandon Mitchell, Shyla Banar, and Samantha McCormack with support from Dr. Andrew Workinger of the Department of Anthropology.