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Brooks Hays Papers Addenda

Identifier: MC 1164

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.


  • Creation: 1916-1991


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

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).


3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

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.

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.


Brooks Hays Papers Addenda
Kim Allen Scott
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444