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Series I: Administrative Files 1963-1983

Scope and Contents

Series I documents the mayoral administration of Janet Gray Hayes in San Jose, California from 1976- 1982. Represented are standard administrative records that include project files, correspondence, events and programs, financial statements,, memoranda, awards and speeches, and travel documentation. The correspondence records include letters from President Jimmy Carter; President Ronald Reagan; Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain; Senator Dianne Feinstein (at the time, she was President of the Board of Supervisors); judo coach Yosh Uchida; tennis player Billie Jean King; and actress Helen Hayes. The collection also includes her travel itinerary to China, photographs and memoranda from her trip, as well as campaign material.
This series is arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box 1, Folder 1

Administrative, Guadalupe Project 1971

Box 1, Folder 2

Architectural Drawings 1981

Box 1, Folder 3

Awards and Recognition 1968, 1976, 1982

Box 1, Folder 4

Chart - City Council Organization 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

China Travel 1976-1979

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence (Incoming) 1976-1983

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence (Outgoing) 1963-1982

Box 1, Folder 8

Events and Programs 1974- 2012

Box 1, Folder 9

Financial statements and contributions 1974-1981

Box 1, Folder 10

Measure M advertisement undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Memoranda 1975-1980

Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 13

Notes and Jaycees awards dinner speech 1983

Box 1, Folder 14

Schedule Cards 1975-1982

Box 1, Folder 15

State of the City speeches 1977, 1982

Box 1, Folder 16

Travel Items 1976-1982


Series II: Campaign & Election Materials 1971-1978

Scope and Contents

Series II documents multiple campaigns of Janet Gray Hayes, for city council Seat 3, mayor, and re-election as mayor. Included in this collection are flyers, campaign mailings and information about her campaigns This series has endorsements for campaigns from local community leaders, canvassing materials from her campaigns and photographs of Gray Hayes on the campaign trail.
This series is arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box 1, Folder 17

Bart Collins campaign and election materials 1974

Box 1, Folder 18

Campaign and election materials 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 19

Campaign materials for City Council election 1971

Box 1, Folder 20

Endorsements 1974

Box 1, Folder 21

Mayoral election materials (Folder 1 of 3) 1974, 1976

Box 1, Folder 22

Mayoral election materials (Folder 2 of 3) 1974

Box 1, Folder 23

Mayoral election materials (Folder 3 of 3) 1974

Box 1, Folder 24

Mayoral re-election materials 1976-1978


Series III: Public Relations Files 1971-1983

Scope and Contents

Series III is comprised of publicity materials that include photographs, speeches, press releases, and audio materials. Most of the files consist of publicity correspondence in which Gray Hayes communicated her ideas and policy recommendations with the press. Also of note are photographs of Gray Hayes meeting with her constituents and speaking to the public. The files are arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically within each folder.
This series is arranged alphabetically by format, and chronologically within each folder.
Box 1, Folder 25

News Publications 1973-1980

Box 1, Folder 26

Photographs 1974-1976

Box 1, Folder 27

Publicity photographs (1 of 3) 1974-1978

Box 1, Folder 28

Publicity photographs (2 of 3) 1974-1978

Box 1, Folder 29

Publicity Photographs (3 of 3) undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Speeches 1974-1983


Series IV: Press 1969-2014

Scope and Contents

Series IV has newspaper clippings about Janet Gray Hayes from her first campaign for city council in 1974 through the years to information about her death in 2014. Many of the articles highlight her commitment to making San Jose better not bigger and also enforcing the idea of Santa Clara Valley as the "Feminist Capital of the World". Included in this series is a copy of Time Magazine's January 1976 issue entitled Women of the Year which featured Gray Hayes. Of note are news stories of the times such as the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle which featured President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 and Ronald Reagan's assassination attempt in 1981 which caused the press to speculate if Gray Hayes should escalate her service detail. Also included is a booklet celebrating artist (and uncle of Hayes' husband) Alexander Calder's 1978 exhibit at San Jose Museum.
The files are arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box 2, Folder 2

Audio Reel, KXRX Radio undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Audio Reel, Mono undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Journal of Housing March 1969

Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings 1971-1972

Box 2, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings 1973

Box 2, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings January-June 1974

Box 2, Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings July-October 1974

Box 2, Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings November-December 1974

Box 2, Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings (Bart Collins, Folder 1 of 2) 1974

Box 2, Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings (Bart Collins, Folder 2 of 2) 1974

Box 2, Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings 1975

Box 2, Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings 1976

Box 2, Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings 1977

Box 2, Folder 15

Newspaper Clippings 1978

Box 2, Folder 16

Newspaper Clippings 1979

Box 2, Folder 17

Newspaper Clippings 1980

Box 2, Folder 18

Newspaper Clippings 1981

Box 2, Folder 19

Newspaper Clippings 1982

Box 2, Folder 20

Newspaper Clippings 1987

Box 2, Folder 21

Newspaper Clippings 1994- 2012

Box 2, Folder 22

Newspaper Clippings undated

Box 2, Folder 23

VHS Tape: Announcement of AIDS Hospice 1987


Series V: Memorabilia (three-dimensional) 1978-2012

Scope and Contents

Series V contains three dimensional memorabilia of Janet Gray Hayes. Most of the memorabilia is from her campaigns for public office and awards she received while in office.
The files are arranged alphabetically by format.
Box 3

Button – Mayor Janet Gray Hayes undated

Box 3

Appreciation bell April 1978

Box 3

City of San Jose Proclamation March 2012

Box 3

Forget Me Not campaign seeds undated

Box 3

Commendation for Kenneth Hayes 1982

Box 3

Congressional Record December 1982

Box 3

Frisbee- Office of Mayor Janet Gray Hayes undated

Box 3

Gavel undated

Box 3

Key to the city of San Jose undated

Box 3

Mug- Office of Mayor Janet Gray Hayes undated

Box 3

Mug- Indiana University undated

Box 3

Name plaques undated


Series VI: Personal Materials 1950-2014

Scope and Contents

Series VI includes personal materials which belonged to Janet Gray Hayes. Included in this collection is a copy of her marriage certificate to Kenneth Hayes, various articles friends gave her and pictures from her college reunion. Also included is a photo album of pictures from her first trip to China as mayor with her family. There are also condolence letters sent to her children following her death in April 2014. Of note are letters from Senator Barbara Boxer from California, California State Senator Jim Beall and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. Along with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congressman Mike Honda, Lofgren paid tribute to Janet Gray Hayes in the Congressional Record on June 5, 2014.
The files are arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box 2, Folder 24

Clippings undated

Box 4

Commendation for Kenneth Hayes 1982

Box 4

Framed portrait of Janet Gray Hayes undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Indiana University reunion photo 1998

Box 2, Folder 26

Marriage certificate and anniversary letter 1950, 1975, 2010

Box 2, Folder 27

Condolence letters and Congressional Record 2014

Box 2, Folder 28

Memorial service program 2014

Box 2, Folder 29

Photographs undated

Box 4

Photo album from China trip Feb. 22-29, 1976

Box 4

Resolution of Senate Rules Committee 1976

Box 2, Folder 30

Resume undated

Box 4


Box 4

Frame of three photo cut outs

Box 4

Framed Oil Painting Portrait of Hayes

Box 4

"Little Yellow Flower" Picture Frame

Box 4

"Running Man" Framed Picture

Box 4

Janet Gray Hayes Portrait

Box 4

Janet Gray Hayes' Framed Certificate of Marriage March 20, 1950