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Brooks Hays Papers Addenda, 1916-1991 (MC 1164)

Manuscripts, letters, diary, scrapbooks, photographs, etc.

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About the Collection

The papers in this accession consist mostly of memorabilia collected by Hays and his wife, Marion, documenting Hays's career and numerous speaking engagements. Included are: a diary, letters, and manuscripts written by Hays, along with essays and letters written or collected by his son, Steele, his wife, Marion, or his biographer, Cyril Bryant, 1919-1984; awards and certificates presented to Hays, 1916-1982; Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials which include printed articles both written by and pertaining to Hays, political cartoons, and memorabilia, 1939-1991; photographs, motion pictures, and sound recordings, mostly of Hays speaking or attending various political, religious, and social functions, 1918-1982. All series have been arranged chronologically.

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in April 1993.

Contents of the Addenda

(3 linear feet)

Series 1. Diary, letters and manuscripts, 1919-1984.
Series 2. Certificates and awards, 1947-1982.
Series 3. Scrapbooks and scrapbook material, 1939-1982.
Series 4. Photographs, motion pictures, and sound recordings, 1918-1982.

Series 1. Diary, letters and manuscripts, 1919-1984. Box 1, folders 1-5.

Diary kept by Hays in Washington D.C. during several weeks in 1919; letters written by or to Hays, members of his family, or acquaintances; folder of letters from Hays acquaintances collected by Hays biographer Cyril Bryant; topical file on U.S.-Panama policy; essays by Hays and his son, Steele, and his wife, Marion; map showing voting precincts within Hays's congressional district and the balloting for the various elections in which he ran between 1936 and 1950. The maps have been placed in the Special Collections oversize manuscript drawer number 2.

Box 1

1. Diary, 1919
2. Letters, 1937-1984
3. Letters, Cyril Bryant
4. Panama policy
5. Manuscripts

Series 2. Certificates and awards, 1947-1982. Box 1, folder 6; Box 7.

Honorary diplomas, certificates, awards, and other presentation documents given to Hays from various civic, religious, governmental and educational institutions. Oversize materials have been placed in box 7 or in the Special Collections oversize manuscript drawer number 2.

Box 1 (cont'd)

6. Certificates

Box 7

Oversize certificates

Series 3. Scrapbooks and scrapbook material, 1939-1982. Boxes 2-4, 7.

Newspaper and magazine articles written by Brooks Hays; newspaper and magazine articles about Hays; political cartoons drawn by Hays and others; memorabilia and scrapbooks kept by Hays or his wife, Marion. Oversize material from the political cartoons has been removed to the Special Collections oversize manuscript drawer number 2.

Box 2

1. Articles by Hays, 1939-1956
2. Articles by Hays, 1957-1958
3. Articles by Hays, 1959
4. Articles by Hays, 1961-1962
5. Articles by Hays, 1963-1964
6. Articles by Hays, 1965
7. Articles by Hays, 1967-1969
8. Articles by Hays, 1970-1971
9. Articles by Hays, 1972-1974
10. Articles by Hays, 1975-1976
11. Articles by Hays, 1977-1982
12. Articles by Hays, no date
13. Political cartoons

Box 3

1. Articles about Hays, 1948-1954
2. Articles about Hays, 1958
3. Articles about Hays, 1959
4. Articles about Hays, 1960-1962
5. Articles about Hays, 1963
6. Articles about Hays, 1964
7. Articles about Hays, 1965
8. Articles about Hays, 1966
9. Articles about Hays, 1967-1968
10. Articles about Hays, 1970-1972
11. Articles about Hays, 1973-1974
12. Articles about Hays, 1975
13. Articles about Hays, 1976
14. Articles about Hays, 1977-1980
15. Articles about Hays, 1981
16. Articles about Hays, 1982-1983
17. Articles about Hays, 1984-1991
18. Articles about Hays, no date

Box 4

1. Memorabilia, 1942-1949
2. Memorabilia, 1950-1959
3. Memorabilia, 1962-1963
4. Memorabilia, 1964
5. Memorabilia, 1965-1966
6. Memorabilia, 1967
7. Memorabilia, 1968-1972
8. Memorabilia, 1975-1982
9. Memorabilia, no date
10. Scrapbook, ca. 1940s
11. Scrapbook, ca. 1944-1950s

Box 7

Scrapbook, 1974-1975
Literary scrapbook

Series 4. Photographs, motion pictures, and sound recordings, 1918-1982. Boxes 5-7.

Photographs, primarily of Brooks Hays and his wife, Marion, at ceremonial functions and speaking engagements. Also included is an oversize group portrait of Hays's World War I army company, portraits of Hays's friends and acquaintances, and a few family portraits. Motion pictures consist of four negative prints of Hays's reports to constituents ca. 1957 and two small reels of home movie film taken by Hays at the 1957 presidential inaugural. Sound recordings are of speeches delivered by Hays ca. 1971. The photographs have been chronologically arranged and numbered sequentially. Loose identification descriptions of several photographs have been placed in the first folder of box 5 and bear the same number assigned to the pertinent photograph. Oversize photographs, along with the motion pictures and sound recordings, have been removed to Box 7 or the Special Collections oversize manuscript drawer number 2.

Box 5

1. Photograph documents
2. 1-8; 1918-1939
3. 9-35; 1940-1949
4. 37-51; 1950-1952
5. 52-68; 1953-1955
6. 69-100; 1956-1957
7. 101-126; 1958
8. 127-148; 1959
9. 149-170; 1960-1961
10. 171-188; 1962
11. 189-210; 1963
12. 211-235; 1964
13. 236-254; 1965

Box 6

1. 255-271; 1966
2. 272-281; 1967-1969
3. 282-303; 1970-1974
4. 304-321; 1975-1977
5. 322-340; 1978

Box 7

Motion picture film
Sound recordings
Oversize materials from Series 2 and 3

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