University of Arkansas
Special Collections Department
1894-1991, 96 linear feet.
The papers of Congressman Lawrence Brooks Hays contains correspondence, diaries, speeches, clippings, political campaign materials, business and legal documents, photographs, sound recordings and other materials pertaining to his personal and professional life. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Oral History Project
New York, NY
1970, 165 pages.
An interview of Hays conducted by John Luter . The oral history is part of the Eisenhower Administration Project. In the interview, Hays discusses his time in Congress and as a government official in the Eisenhower Administration.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
1970, 165 pages.
An interview of Hays conducted by John Luter . The oral history is part of the Eisenhower Administration Project. In the interview, Hays discusses his time in Congress and as a government official in the Eisenhower Administration. Furnished by an agreement with Columbia University.
John F. Kennedy Library
1934-1966, 75 feet.
The Hays collection contains congressional papers, official and personal correspondence, speeches, articles, subject files and scrapbooks.
1964, 59 pages.
Library of Congress
ca. 1973, 2 sound cassettes.
Recordings of six lectures Hays gave before a live audience. Hays tells humorous stories about his life and career, discusses his personal religious beliefs as a Southern Baptist, and offers opinions about the future of religion and politics in the United States. Recorded at a Princeton Institute of Theology summer seminar, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.
In the Oral History Collection of the Former Members of Congress, Inc., 1969-1981, 100 items.
An oral history interview with Hays conducted in 1976. The transcript of the interview (29 pages) is available in the library and a sound recording of the interview is available in the library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Lyndon B. Johnson Library
1965-1966, less than 1 foot of files.
October 5-6, 1971, 44 and 29 pages.
Southern Baptist Historical Library and
1950-1959, 4 linear feet.
The collection consists of Hays' personal files from his tenure as a trustee of the Christian Life Commission and his service as vice-president and president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The collection includes correspondence, publications, news releases, biographical information, reports, subject files, minutes of SBC agencies, addresses made by Hays, photographs, and articles. The papers also are available on microfilm.
1975-1977, 518 pages.
Transcript of oral history interviews with Hays conducted by A. Ronald Tonks. Hays talks about growing up in Arkansas, early memories of church life, college and law school days, his political career, his service in Congress, his tenure on the Christian Life Commission, his terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and his work with the Baptist World Alliance. Topics include: the Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist church life, Ku Klux Klan, Civil Rights movement, Democratic Party politics, and presidents of the United States from Franklin Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy.
University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive,
Department of Communication
1972, 1 commercial on 1 videoreel.
The commercials were used during Hays' campaign for the 1972 U.S. congressional election in North Carolina, Democratic Party.
Wake Forest University
University Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds
1916-1982, approximately 10,411 items.
The papers of Congressman Lawrence Brooks Hays contain correspondence, speeches, and addresses, audiotapes, clippings, and photos. The collection relates chiefly to his activities after his defeat for Congress in 1958, including his work as director of the Ecumenical Institute at Wake Forest University, chairman of the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, and staff assistant to presidents Kennedy and Johnson. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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