The Alfred Hayes papers consist of 15 boxes of papers collected and/or created by Alfred Hayes and one box of papers belonging
to Marietta Elliott, who was married to Alfred Hayes. Alfred Hayes worked as a screen and television writer, novelist, and
poet. Hayes is known for his existential noir writing and for his poem, "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night," which was adapted
into a song by Earl Robinson and later performed by Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and many others. Hayes' papers consist of scripts,
notes, poetry, and drafts of novels and screenplays. Marietta Elliott worked as an actress and a dancer until she retired
in the mid-1950s to raise a family. Marietta Elliott's papers comprise the smaller part of the collection -- containing photographs,
letters, and other material.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.