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Brooks Hays Addresses and Articles

 Collection
Identifier: MS H334a

Scope and Contents

Xerox copy of three typescript "Diary Notes" (1963 and 1965) and of 64 typescript or printed texts of, excerpts from, notes for, or preliminary drafts of addresses or published articles (1961-1965) by former Arkansas Congressman Lawrence Brooks Hays. Original typescript or printed copies, some of which bear manuscript notations, marginalia, or revisions, are in the Hays Papers at Wake Forest University.

Dates

  • Creation: 1961-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

  • Aug. 9, 1898 Born in London, Arkansas, only child of Sarah Tabitha (Sallie) Butler Hays and Adelbert Steele Hays.
  • 1919 Graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B. A. degree.
  • Jan. 28, 1922 Married Marion Prather in Arkansas.
  • June 1922 Graduated from George Washington University Law School.
  • 1922 Helped campaign in father's unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in the Congressional Election, Fifth District, Arkansas
  • 1922-1925 Practiced law in Russellville with his father and another partner, A. B. Priddy.
  • Oct. 24, 1923 A daughter, Betty Brooks born in Russellville.
  • Mar. 25, 1925 A son, Marion Steele, born.
  • 1925-1927 Appointed Assistant State Attorney General. Served 2 years in Little Rock.
  • 1928 Candidate in Arkansas Gubernatorial Election. Ran second in the Democratic Primary.
  • 1928-1933 Practiced law in Little Rock with partner Bolon B. Turner.
  • 1930 Candidate in Arkansas Gubernatorial Election. Ran second in the Democratic Primary.
  • 1932-1939 Served as Democratic National Committee man for Arkansas.
  • 1932-1935 President of the Arkansas State Conference of Social Work.
  • 1933 Candidate to fill the unexpired term of Congressman Heartsill Ragon. Lost in a run-off of the Democratic Primary to D. D. Terry.
  • 1934 National Recovery Administration Labor Compliance Officer for Arkansas.
  • 1935 Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Resettlement Administration.
  • 1935-1937 Assistant Director of Rural Resettlement for the Farm Security Administration.
  • 1937-1942 Regional Attorney for the Farm Security Administration.
  • 1942-1958 Elected U. S. Congressman for the Fifth District of Arkansas; served 8 consecutive terms.
  • 1943 Member of the House Banking and Currencies Committee.
  • 1950 Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • 1955 U. S. Delegate to the United Nations.
  • 1957-1959 President of the Southern Baptist Convention for two consecutive terms.
  • 1958 This World: A Christian's Workshop published by Broadman Press, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Nov. 4, 1958 Lost Congressional Election to "Write-in candidate", Dr. Dale Alford.
  • 1959 A Southern Moderate Speaks published by University of North Carolina Press.
  • 1959-1961 Appointed Director of the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Eisenhower.
  • 1961 Appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations by President Kennedy.
  • 1961-1963 Appointed Special Assistant to the President by President Kennedy.
  • 1963-1966 Retained as Counsel to the President by President Johnson.
  • 1963-1965 Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Professor of Public Affairs, Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • 1966 Candidate in the Democratic Primary of the Arkansas Gubernatorial Election, placed third.
  • 1966-1967 Visiting Professor of Government, Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amhert, Mass.
  • 1968 Hotbed of Tranquility published by Macmillian Co.
  • 1969-1972 Director, and later consultant, of the Ecumenical Institute, Wake-Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 1970-1974 Chairman of the North Carolina Human Relations Council (formerly the Good Neighbor Council).
  • 1970 Co-founder of Former members of Congress, Inc.
  • 1972 Democratic candidate in the Congressional Election, Fifth District of North Carolina Lost to Republican incumbent Wilmer Mizell.
  • 1981 Politics Is My Parish published by the Louisiana State University Press, Baton Route, La.
  • Oct. 12, 1981 Brooks Hays died in his home in Chevy Chase Maryland.

(Biographical note copied from the finding aid for Lawrence Brooks Hays Papers (MS H334s 423))

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Brooks Hays Addresses and Articles are copies purchased by Special Collections from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in July 1976. Original typescript or printed copies, some of which bear manuscript notations, marginalia, or revisions, are in the Hays Papers at Wake Forest University.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original typescript or printed copies, some of which bear manuscript notations, marginalia, or revisions, are in the Hays Papers at Wake Forest University.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed July 1976.

Source

Title
Brooks Hays Addresses and Articles
Status
Completed
Author
Samuel Sizer
Date
July 1976
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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