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Alfred Hayes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 6211

Scope and Contents

The Alfred Hayes papers consist of 15 boxes of papers collected and/or created by Alfred Hayes and one box of papers belonging to Marietta Elliott, who was married to Alfred Hayes. Alfred Hayes' papers include scripts, notes, poetry, and drafts of novels and screenplays. Marietta Elliott's papers comprise one box of photographs, correspondence, and other material.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

16 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Alfred Hayes papers consist of 15 boxes of papers collected and/or created by Alfred Hayes and one box of papers belonging to Marietta Elliott, who was married to Alfred Hayes. Alfred Hayes worked as a screen and television writer, novelist, and poet. Hayes is known for his existential noir writing and for his poem, "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night," which was adapted into a song by Earl Robinson and later performed by Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and many others. Hayes' papers consist of scripts, notes, poetry, and drafts of novels and screenplays. Marietta Elliott worked as an actress and a dancer until she retired in the mid-1950s to raise a family. Marietta Elliott's papers comprise the smaller part of the collection -- containing photographs, letters, and other material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clyde Hayes, June 15, 2019.

Related Materials

See also: Clyde E. Elliott papers, Collection no. 6191, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California. Clyde E. Elliott was Marietta Elliott's father and Alfred Hayes' father-in-law.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Alfred Hayes papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2020 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States