Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0079 - Don Peacock's Harry Hays Research collection
ACU GBA C0079
Don Peacock's Harry Hays Research collection
- 1940-1984, predominant 1963-1984 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 2 audio reels. -- 405 photographs
Name of creator
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.
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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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/don-peacocks-hary-hays-research-collection/
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Existence and location of originals
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Title based on provenance and contents of collection.
The photoprints are also included in the Harry Hays fonds photo inventory.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 31, 2017