Hayes Family Collection

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History San Jose Research Library
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San Jose, California 95112
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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.

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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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