Kutztown Professor Dies, 64
Dr. Holland L. Boyd, head of the English Department at Kutztown State Teachers College the last eight years, died of a
heart attack Tuesday night at his home, Fleetwood R. 2, near Kutztown. He was the husband of Jessie (Rogers) Boyd. He
was born 64 years ago in Tennessee, son of the late Henry and Frances (Bradford) Boyd.
Dr. Boyd was educated in schools of Carroll County. Tennessee. He received his B. A. degree from Union University.
Jackson, Tenn., and his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn. He served as principal
and teacher in Bruceton, Tenn.; taught in Cumberland College. Williamsburg, Ky., and was on the faculty of the
University of Georgia, first doing extension work and later serving as professor in the Department of English.
Dr. Boyd came to Kutztown in 1947 as a teacher in the English Department. When Dr. Clyde Lytle became dean, Dr. Boyd
was named to succeed him as head of the department eight years ago. He was a member of the Masons in Tennessee, and
First Baptist Church, Reading. He is survived by his wife, a son, John C. Boyd. State College; three sisters. Mrs.
Mary Allen. Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Viola Nolen and Mrs. Vivian Robinson, both of Buena Vista, Tenn., and a brother,
Robert Boyd, Westport, Tenn. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Stump Funeral Home, 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood.1
- The Morning Call, 29 Nov 1956, Thu, Main Edition, Page 52