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Guide to the Hubert Hayes Papers, 1891-1983

Abstract

Author, playwright, and founder and director of the Mountain Youth Jamboree.

The Hubert Hayes Papers span the years 1891-1983 and document the life and career of Hubert Hayes and to some extent of his wife Leona Hayes. Includes professional and personal correspondence; drafts of plays, short stories and other writings by Hayes; plays by other authors; folders and scrapbooks of photographs, clippings, archives and programs for the Hubert Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree, founded by Hayes and directed after his death by his widow, Leona T. Hayes; audio tapes of the Jamboree (original reels closed to use; use copies must be made); scripts, promotional materials, production notes, and clippings relating to the productions of Hayes' plays Tight Britches and Thunderland; photographs of friends and relatives; photograph of the Trinity College football team in 1922 or 1923; photographs of Thomas Wolfe taken in the summer of 1937; items concerning the Hubert Hayes Memorial Cabin at the Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens (later moved to the Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center); a carving by Mary U. Chiltoskey of Cherokee, N.C., on a block of maple taken from Hayes' work bench; items concerning the National Folk Festival Association; notebook containing information about the life and career of Leona T. Hayes; and letters to Mrs. Hayes from Benjamin E. Powell, former Librarian of Duke University, and other items relating to the Friends of Duke University Library.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hayes, Hubert, 1901-1964
Title
Hubert Hayes papers 1891-1983
Language of Material
English
Extent
21.0 Linear Feet, 4,625 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers span the years 1891-1983 and document the life and career of Hubert Hayes and to some extent of his wife, Leona Hayes. Includes professional and personal correspondence; drafts of plays, short stories and other writings by Hayes; plays by other authors; scrapbooks and folders of photographs, clippings, archives and programs for the Hubert Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree, founded by Hayes and directed after his death by his widow, Leona T. Hayes; audio tapes of the Jamboree (original reels closed to use; use copies must be made); scripts, promotional materials, production notes, and clippings relating to the productions of Hayes' plays Tight Britches and Thunderland (the latter is about Daniel Boone); photographs of friends and relatives; photograph of the Trinity College football team in 1922 or 1923; photographs of Thomas Wolfe taken in the summer of 1937; items concerning the Hubert Hayes Memorial Cabin at the Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens (later moved to the Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center); a carving by Mary U. Chiltoskey of Cherokee, N.C., on a block of maple taken from Hayes' work bench; items concerning the National Folk Festival Association; notebook containing information about the life and career of Leona T. Hayes; and letters to Mrs. Hayes from Benjamin E. Powell, former Librarian of Duke University, and other items relating to the Friends of Duke University Library.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Audiovisual originals are closed to use. Use copies must be made before contents can be accessed.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1934-1953
Box 1
1954-1970
Box 2
1961-1965
Box 3

Writings Series

(17 boxes)
Clippings
Box 4
Promotion and production papers
Box 6-7
Research data
Box 13
Scripts
Box 14-15
Scripts and music
Box 16
Scripts
Box 5
Devils Courthouse, antecedent of Tight Britches
Box 5
Promotion and production papers
Box 12
Clippings
Box 12
Script and notes
Box 8
Scripts
Box 9
Short plays
Box 10
Miscellaneous writings, including What Billy Graham Did for Me
Box 11
Huckleberry Mountain Workshop, camp folder
Box 11
Scripts
Box 17
Miscellany
Box 18
Red Spider, scripts and royalty checks
Box 18
Play and music
Box 20
Plays
Box 22
Biographical Data
Box 19
Medical Data
Box 19
Clippings
Box 21
Miscellany
Box 21

[Audiovisual originals are CLOSED to use. Use copies must be made before contents can be accessed.]

Papers
Box 23-30

[Audiovisual originals are CLOSED to use. Use copies must be made before contents can be accessed.]

Papers, 1968
Box 31
Audio tapes (reels?), 1968
Box 31
1970-1972
Box 32
1954, 1962
Box 33
1966 Apr. 20-23
Box 34
1969
Box 35
1962, 1965 Mar. 31- Apr. 3
Box 36
Partial index of ten reels, 1954, 1962 and 1965
Box 36

[Audiovisual originals are CLOSED to use. Use copies must be made before contents can be accessed.]

City auditorium papers, Asheville NC
Box 37-42, 47
Tapes (reels?), 1967
Box 43-44
1970-1974
Box 45
1958-1983
Box 46
Short plays (including minstrel show material) and short stories
Box 48
Lost Treasure of Peep Eye Cove
Box 49
Printed material
Box 50
Carving by Mary U. (Mrs. J.D.) Chiltoskey on a block from the work bench of H.H. Hayes
Box 51
Volumes
Box 52
Scrapbooks
Box 53
Scrapbooks, 1951-1953

Two scrapbooks of clippings, programs, flyers, and other ephemera relating to the production of Thunderland (1952), a play by Hubert Hayes about Daniel Boone, and one scrapbook with written narrative, postcards, and clippings covering a 1951 trip to Washington, DC by the Mountain Jamboree players, under Hayes' direction.

Box 54

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hubert Hayes Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Hubert Hayes Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, June 2008

All accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.