Brooks Hays Papers Addenda

MC 1164

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Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Hays, Brooks, 1898-1981
Title
Brooks Hays Papers Addenda
Inclusive Dates
1916-1991
Identification
MC 1164
Extent
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Brooks Hays Papers Addenda (MC 1164) is the third accession of Brooks Hays materials received by Special Collections, and was donated in 1992 by Hays's widow, Marion Prather Hays, and William E. Bell of Washington, D. C.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Form of Citation

Brooks Hays Papers Addenda (MC 1164), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

In addition to his service in state and national politics, Brooks Hays was an active and devout Baptist, serving as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1957 to 1959. He wrote four books: This World: A Christian's Workshop (1958), A Southern Moderate Speaks (1959), A Hotbed of Tranquility (1968), and Politics Is My Parish (1981).

Scope and Content Note

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.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Brooks Hays Papers Addenda include:

Brooks Hays Papers, MC H334P

Brooks Hays Supplementary Papers, MC H334S, 1894-1981

Brooks Hays Addresses and Articles, MC H334a, 1961-1965

Lawrence Brooks Hays Papers, Wake Forest University, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, MS134, 1916-1982

Brooks Hays Papers, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, AR 97, 1950–1959

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in four series. All series have been arranged chronologically.

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.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

series 1: Diary, letters and manuscripts,

1919-1984

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.

series I Box 1 Item 1

Diary, 1919

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Letters, 1937-1984

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Letters, Cyril Bryant

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Panama policy

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Manuscripts

series I Drawer OV Manuscripts 2

Maps

series 2: Certificates and awards,

1947-1982

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.

series II Box 1 Folder 6

Certificates

series II Box 7 Folder 1

Oversize certificates

series II Drawer OV Manuscripts 2

Oversize certificates and awards

series 3: Scrapbooks and scrapbook material,

1939-1982

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.

series III Box 2 Folder 1

Articles by Hays, 1939-1956

series III Box 2 Folder 2

Articles by Hays, 1957-1958

series III Box 2 Folder 3

Articles by Hays, 1959

series III Box 2 Folder 4

Articles by Hays, 1961-1962

series III Box 2 Folder 5

Articles by Hays, 1963-1964

series III Box 2 Folder 6

Articles by Hays, 1965

series III Box 2 Folder 7

Articles by Hays, 1967-1969

series III Box 2 Folder 8

Articles by Hays, 1970-1971

series III Box 2 Folder 9

Articles by Hays, 1972-1974

series III Box 2 Folder 10

Articles by Hays, 1975-1976

series III Box 2 Folder 11

Articles by Hays, 1977-1982

series III Box 2 Folder 12

Articles by Hays

series III Box 2 Folder 13

Political cartoons

series III Box 3 Folder 1

Articles by Hays, 1948-1954

series III Box 3 Folder 2

Articles by Hays, 1958

series III Box 3 Folder 3

Articles by Hays, 1959

series III Box 3 Folder 4

Articles by Hays, 1960-1962

series III Box 3 Folder 5

Articles by Hays, 1963

series III Box 3 Folder 6

Articles by Hays, 1964

series III Box 3 Folder 7

Articles by Hays, 1965

series III Box 3 Folder 8

Articles by Hays, 1966

series III Box 3 Folder 9

Articles by Hays, 1967-1968

series III Box 3 Folder 10

Articles by Hays, 1970-1972

series III Box 3 Folder 11

Articles by Hays, 1973-1974

series III Box 3 Folder 12

Articles by Hays, 1975

series III Box 3 Folder 13

Articles by Hays, 1976

series III Box 3 Folder 14

Articles by Hays, 1977-1980

series III Box 3 Folder 15

Articles by Hays, 1981

series III Box 3 Folder 16

Articles by Hays, 1982-1983

series III Box 3 Folder 17

Articles by Hays, 1984-1991

series III Box 3 Folder 18

Articles by Hays

series III Box 4 Folder 1

Memorabilia, 1942-1949

series III Box 4 Folder 2

Memorabilia, 1950-1959

series III Box 4 Folder 3

Memorabilia, 1962-1963

series III Box 4 Folder 4

Memorabilia, 01964

series III Box 4 Folder 5

Memorabilia, 1965-1966

series III Box 4 Folder 6

Memorabilia, 01967

series III Box 4 Folder 7

Memorabilia, 1968-1972

series III Box 4 Folder 8

Memorabilia, 1975-1982

series III Box 4 Folder 9

Memorabilia

series III Box 4 Folder 10

Scrapbook, ca 1940s

series III Box 4 Folder 11

Scrapbook, ca 1944-1950s

series III Box 7 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1974-1975

series III Box 7 Item 3

Literary scrapbook

series III Drawer OV Manuscripts 2

Oversize political cartoons

series 4: Photographs, motion pictures, and sound recordings,

1918-1982

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.

series IV Box 5 Folder 1

Photograph documents

series IV Box 5 Folder 2

Photographs 1-8, 1918-1939

series IV Box 5 Folder 3

Photographs 9-35, 1940-1949

series IV Box 5 Folder 4

Photographs 37-51, 1950-1952

series IV Box 5 Folder 5

Photographs 52-68, 1953-1955

series IV Box 5 Folder 6

Photographs 69-100, 1956-1957

series IV Box 5 Folder 7

Photographs 101-126, 1958

series IV Box 5 Folder 8

Photographs 127-148, 1959

series IV Box 5 Folder 9

Photographs 149-170, 1960-1961

series IV Box 5 Folder 10

Photographs 171-188, 1962

series IV Box 5 Folder 11

Photographs 189-210, 1963

series IV Box 5 Folder 12

Photographs 211-235, 1964

series IV Box 5 Folder 13

Photographs 236-254, 1965

series IV Box 6 Folder 1

Photographs 255-271, 1966

series IV Box 6 Folder 2

Photographs 272-281, 1967-1969

series IV Box 6 Folder 3

Photographs 282-303, 1970-1974

series IV Box 6 Folder 4

Photographs 304-321, 1975-1977

series IV Box 6 Folder 5

Photographs 322-340, 1978

series IV Box 7 Item 4

Motion picture film

series IV Box 7 Item 5

Sound recordings

series IV Drawer OV Manuscripts 2

Oversize photographs

END OF COLLECTION

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