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Helen Hayes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00075

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a small amount of published material, photographs and memorabilia pertaining mostly to Hayes' 1935 role as Queen Victoria in Victoria Regina. There are also clippings about her career later in life.

Dates of Materials

  • 1897-1967

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Born Washington D.C., (Helen Hayes Brown), debut at age 5 as Prince Charles in The Royal Family; to NYC 1909, Broadway debut. Graduated Sacred Heart Convent 1917, long career on stage, Married Charles MacArthur, National Arts Council 1966-; Academy Award, 1970, Airport; Autobiography, A Gift of Joy, 1965.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (2 containers)

Overview

Actress. The collection includes a small amount of published material, photographs and memorabilia pertaining mostly to Hayes' 1935 role as Queen Victoria in Victoria Regina. There are also clippings about her career later in life.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Creator

Title
Helen Hayes papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-03-26: Added contents of box 1 and re-published FA.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Young Library
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Northampton MA 01063