A Finding Aid to the Helen Ireland Hays Papers Concerning Paul Bransom, 1903-1979

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hayshele
Creators:
Hays, Helen Ireland
Dates:
circa 1903-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of writer Helen Ireland Hays concerning artist Paul Bransom measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1903 to 1983. The papers include correspondence between Helen Hays and Paul Bransom, as well as 36 sound recordings including interviews between Hays and Bransom for the book, All Unplanned: Memoirs of the Golden Age of Illustration. Drawings by Bransom and others as well as photographs of Bransom are also included in the collection.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of writer Helen Ireland Hays concerning artist Paul Bransom measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1903 to 1983. The papers include correspondence between Helen Hays and Paul Bransom, as well as 36 sound recordings including interviews between Hays and Bransom for the book, All Unplanned: Memoirs of the Golden Age of Illustration. Drawings by Bransom and others as well as photographs of Bransom are also included in the collection.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Papers Concerning Paul Bransom, circa 1903-1979 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Sound Recordings with Bransom, circa 1969-1972 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Helen Ireland Hays was an author in Johnstown, New York, and friend of artist Paul Bransom.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2019.
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers concerning Paul Bransom were donated to the Archives of American Art by Helen Ireland Hays in 1985.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Helen Ireland Hays papers concerning Paul Bransom, 1903-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985, bulk 1904-1979.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Bransom, Paul, 1885- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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