Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954

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Republican politician, namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films. Born in Sullivan, Indiana in 1879. Hays served as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1918-1921, managing the successful campaign of Warren G. Harding for the presidency in 1920. Following Harding's election, Hays was appointed Postmaster General in 1921, a post he held until 1922, when he resigned in order to become the first President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). Hays retired from the post in 1945, returning to Sullivan where he died on March 7, 1954.

From the description of Papers, 1895-1954. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 746898826

From the guide to the Hays mss., 1895-1954, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington))

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creatorOf National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.). National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Brown, Walter Folger, 1869-1961. Papers 1907-1950. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Henry Justin Allen Papers, 1896-1942, (bulk 1919-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henry Rising Papers, 1898-1937 Eastern Washington State Historical Society/Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Joel E. Ferris Research Library and Archives
referencedIn Keesling, Francis Valentine, b. 1877. Francis V. Keesling papers, 1906-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Stuart, James Arthur, 1880-1975. Papers, 1907-1965. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Storrs, Lucius Seymour, 1869-1945. Letter to Will Owen Jones, 1925 March 7. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Jesse Siddall Reeves Papers, 1853-1942, 1901-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. Papers, 1881-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Indiana. $b Office of the Attorney General. [Records], 1895-1928. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Storrs, Lucius Seymour, 1869-1945. Lucius Storrs letter to Will Owen Jones [manuscript], 1925 March 7. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Francis Valentine Keesling Papers, 1906-1957 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Correspondence Series, 1901-1957 (bulk 1923-1956). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1843-1926. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series X-XVI, 1877-1954. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Summerfield, Marie Louise. Marie Louise Summerfield papers, 1919-1937. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Preus, J. A. O. (Jacob Aall Ottesen), 1883-1961. J.A.O. Preus and family papers, 1853-1946. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. Papers, 1895-1954. Indiana University
creatorOf Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers 1904-1937. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn Andrews, George Reid, 1886-1941. George Reid Andrews papers, 1922-1941. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. Papers, 1904-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series II-IX, 1887-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Hoard, Halbert L. (Halbert Louis), 1861-1933. Halbert L. Hoard papers, 1872-1933. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Van Valkenburg, Edwin Augustus, 1869-1932. Papers, 1907-1932. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. Roy Dikeman Chapin papers, 1886-1937. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, (bulk 1899-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stuart, James Arthur, 1880-1975. Papers, 1907-1965. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn History of Indiana University, 1968-1981 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Nathan Lewis Miller Papers, 1902-1958 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Berryman family Washington, D. C. Berryman family papers, 1829-1984 (bulk 1882-1961). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Motion Picture Censorship Scrapbooks and Pamplets, 1914-1922. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Walworth, Arthur, 1903-. Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003 (inclusive), 1868-1994 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. Papers, 1900-1956. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933. Benjamin S. Hanchett papers, 1888-1958. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Prohibition National Committee (U.S.). Prohibition National Committee records, 1872-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Prohibition National Committee (U.S.) records, 1872-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Simon, Carleton P., 1872-1981. Carleton P. Simon papers, 1881-1956. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn William LePre Houston Family Papers, 1777-1936, (bulk 1890-1936) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stout, George W. George W. Stout papers, 1917-1918. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Roberts, Margaret Stephenson, d.1952. Papers, 1896-1952 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1896-1956 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Deinard, Benedict Spinoza. Motion picture censorship scrapbooks and pamphlets, 1914-1922. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions collected by The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 1878-1923. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Fosseen, Carrie, 1875-1963. Carrie Fosseen papers, 1914-1951. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Roy Dikeman Chapin Papers, 1886-1945, 1910-1936 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Benjamin Sawtell Hanchett Papers, 1858 and 1888-1958, 1888-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Marshall L. Cook and William R. Cook papers, 1880-1945 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Houston, William LePre. William LePre Houston family papers, 1777-1936 (bulk 1890-1936). Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs. 1860 - 1952. General Correspondence
referencedIn Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940. William Edgar Borah papers, 1905-1940 (bulk 1912-1940). Library of Congress
creatorOf Day, Frank A. (Frank Arah), 1855-1928. Frank A. Day papers, 1889-1928. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Edgar Borah Papers, 1905-1940, (bulk 1912-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harold L. Ickes Papers, 1815-1969, (bulk 1933-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series I : Business Affairs and Public Activities Files, 1900-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950. Henry Justin Allen papers, 1896-1942 (bulk 1919-1942). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Benham, John S. (John Samuel), 1863-. Papers, 1920-1934. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003, 1868-1994 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Roy Wilson Howard Papers, 1911-1966, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hays mss., 1895-1954 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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correspondedWith Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950. person
associatedWith Andrews, George Reid, 1886-1941. person
associatedWith Astor, Mary, 1906-1987. person
associatedWith Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Benham, John S. (John Samuel), 1863- person
associatedWith Berryman family family
associatedWith Berryman family Washington, D. C. family
correspondedWith Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940. person
associatedWith Bow, Clara, 1905-1965. person
associatedWith Brown, Walter Folger, 1869-1961. person
associatedWith Chaney, Lon, 1883-1930. person
associatedWith Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. person
associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955 person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Day, Frank A. (Frank Arah), 1855-1928. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Deinard, Benedict Spinoza. person
associatedWith Deinard, Benedict Spinoza. person
associatedWith Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
associatedWith Fosseen, Carrie, 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Francis Valentine Keesling person
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993. person
associatedWith Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. person
associatedWith Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1915- person
associatedWith Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. person
associatedWith Hoard, Halbert L. (Halbert Louis), 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Houston, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1950 person
correspondedWith Houston, William LePre. person
associatedWith Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964 person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. person
associatedWith Indiana. $b Office of the Attorney General. corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Keesling, Francis Valentine, b. 1877. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Margaret Stephenson Roberts, d. 1952 person
associatedWith Miller, Nathan L., 1868-1953 person
associatedWith Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957 person
associatedWith Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. person
associatedWith Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. person
associatedWith National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. person
associatedWith Preus, J. A. O. (Jacob Aall Ottesen), 1883-1961. person
associatedWith Prohibition National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. person
associatedWith Reeves, Jesse Siddall, 1872- person
correspondedWith Rising, Henry, 1869-1939 person
associatedWith Roberts, Margaret Stephenson, d.1952. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Simon, Carleton P., 1872-1981. person
associatedWith Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Storrs, Lucius Seymour, 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Stout, George W. person
correspondedWith Stuart, James Arthur, 1880-1975. person
correspondedWith Summerfield, Marie Louise. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Van Valkenburg, Edwin Augustus, 1869-1932. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Walworth, Arthur, 1903- person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
associatedWith Wright, Orville, 1871-1948. person
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Death 1954-03-07

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