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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hayes Family Collection
    Dates: 1886-1991
    Collection Number: 1995-51
    Creator/Collector: Berlin, Clare
    Extent: 3 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Assorted scrapbooks, research material, preservation records, manuscripts and original publications related to Mary Hayes Chynoweth and the True Life Church, the Hayes family, and Hayes Mansion.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Hayes Family Collection. Collection Number: 1995-51. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 1995 by a relative of Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers compiled by the donor include the correspondence of Sibyl Hayes (1946-1968); Hayes Mansion preservation records, including recordings of San Jose City Council meetings (1986-1991); Testimonial letters (and transcripts of letters) from patients healed by Mary Hayes Chynoweth; notecards and manuscripts of author Edgar C. Kester from his works on Mary Hayes Chynoweth; material related to Sibyl Hayes' "Today's Thoughts" radio broadcast (1968-1973); material on iron mining in the Gogebic Iron Range of Wisconsin/Michigan. See attached inventory.

    Indexing Terms

    Radio programs
    Historic preservation--California--San Jose
    Chynoweth, Mary Hayes, 1825-1905
    Hayes, Sibyl
    Kester, Edgar C.
    Hayes, Clara Lyon, 1857-
    Hayes family
    True Life Church (San Jose, Calif.)
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Los Angeles (Calif.)

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