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Collection C0079 - Don Peacock's Harry Hays Research collection

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Don Peacock's Harry Hays Research collection


  • 1940-1984, predominant 1963-1984 (Creation)

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37.5 cm of textual records. -- 2 audio reels. -- 405 photographs

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Biographical history

The material in this collection was compiled by Don Peacock, 1929-2009, former special assistant to federal Agriculture Minister Harry Hays, for the writing of his biography of Senator Hays, entitled Barefoot on the Hill : The Life of Harry Hays. -- Vancouver : Douglas and McIntyre, 1986.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Don Peacock, 1988.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of biographical sketches; Hays' speeches, newspaper columns and radio broadcasts; transcripts of interviews with and about Hays; two recorded Hays' speeches; Hays' outgoing letters, much of it written on his behalf by Peacock; Hays' campaign speeches and literature; and newsclippings and press releases about Hays' career. Includes extensive photographs of Hays, his family, ranch, livestock, Stampede breakfasts, and political activities.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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The Harry Hays fonds is also held by Glenbow.

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The photoprints are also included in the Harry Hays fonds photo inventory.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017




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