Helen Hayes papers, 1817-1963 (1905-1963, bulk dates)

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Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993. Helen Hayes papers, 1817-1963 (1905-1963, bulk dates)

Helen Hayes papers, 1817-1963 (1905-1963, bulk dates)

The Helen Hayes papers primarily span the years 1905-1963 and consist of correspondence, the majority from friends and colleagues; speeches and writings, including drafts and handwritten index cards of speeches; clippings from her earliest days in theater and covering her work in film, television, and radio; programs for theatrical productions and awards ceremonies; awards and ephemera including her honorary degrees, appointments to committees, and citations for her charitable work; designs including costume designs for theatrical productions and artwork created by friends and colleagues; photographs, including both family photographs, candid shots and professional portraits from childhood, production stills and publicity from theater, film, and radio, and portraits by famous photographers; and scrapbooks, some dedicated to particular theatrical productions and others that cover all aspects of her career and life. In fact, the scrapbooks comprise fully half of the collection.

29 linear feet (42 boxes)

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