Stephen N. Hay Papers

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Preliminary Guide to the Stephen N. Hay Papers, ca. 1910s-1990s

Collection number: FacPap 32

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Date Completed:
09 August 2002
Latest revision:
A. Demeter, Jan. 11, 2013
Encoded by:
David C. Gartrell; A. Demeter
© 2002-2012 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen N. Hay Papers
Dates: ca. 1910s-1990s
Collection Number: UArch FacP 32
Creator: Hay, Stephen N.
Collection Size: 25 linear feet (19 records containers and 1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: SRLF (Boxes 1-18), Del Sur Oversize (Box 19), Annex 2 (Box 20).
Language: English.

Access Restrictions


Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Stephen N. Hay Papers. UArch FacP 32. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donation from the Stephen N. Hay estate, 2002.


Born: Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 4, 1925.

Married: Eloise Knapp, 1954; children: Catherine and Edward. Eloise died: 1996.

Married: Elizabeth White, ca. 2000/2001.

Died: Santa Barbara, March 25, 2001.

U.S. Army, 1944-1946.

Deep Springs and Haverford Colleges, 1942-1944.

London School of Economics, 1946-1947.

B.A. Swarthmore College, 1951.

M.A. Harvard, 1953.

Ph.D. Harvard, 1957.
Travel and Research Abroad:

Middle East and India, 1947-1949.

India, 1955-1956 (Ford Foundation).

India, 1959-1960 (Fulbright).

India, 1970-1971 (Fulbright-Hays).
Professional Career:

Instructor to Assistant Professor History, University of Chicago, 1956-1964.

Research Associate and Tutor, Harvard University, 1964-1966.

Associate Professor to Professor of history, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966-1991. Courses and seminars on the history of India and Southeast Asia, "Gandhi and Modern India," "Great Minds in World History."

Co-winner, Watumull Prize (History of South Asia), 1958 and 1970.

Literary Award, Silver Medal, Commonwealth Club of California, 1970.
Books published or edited:

Sources of Indian Tradition, co-compiler (1958).

Southeast Asian History: A Bibliographic Guide, co-editor (1962).

Dialogue between a Theist and an Idolater (Brahma-pauttalik samvad): An 1820 Tract probably by Rammohun Roy, editor (1964).

A Guide to Books on Southeast Asian History, 1961-1966, co-editor (1969).

South Asia: A Bibliographic Guide for Undergraduate Libraries, co-editor (1970).

Asian Ideas of East and West: Tagore and His Critics in Japan, China, and India (1970).

Sources of Indian Tradition (1988).
Articles and shorter pieces include:

"Rabindrinath Tagore in U.S.A." Fulbright Newsletter 8, 3 (April 1961): 1, 3.

"The Origins of Tagore's Message to the World," Quest (May 1961): 50-54.

"Tagore's Message to the World: Reply," Quest (July/Sept. 1961): 91-93.

"Rabindranath Tagore in America," American Quarterly 15 (1962): 439-63.

"The Developments of Tagore's Views on the Meeting of 'East' and 'West'," Trudy dvadtsat' pyatogo mezhdunarodnogo kongressa vostokovedov (Proceeding of the Twenty-Fifth International Congress of Orientalists, 1960), 4 (1963): 201-211.

"Comment: The Humanistic Uses of Asian Economic History," in Approaches to Asian Civilization (1964).

"Western and Indigenous Elements in Modern Indian Thought: The Case of Rammohun Roy," in Changing Japanese Attitudes toward Modernization (1965): 311-28.

"India [1717-1939]," in An Encyclopedia of World History (1968): 573-74, 900-4, 1101-4.

"Ethical Politics: Gandhi's Meaning for Our Time," Asia, no. 16 (1969): 29-47.

"Between Two Worlds: Gandhi's First Impressions of British Culture," Modern Asian Studies 3 (1969): 305-19.

"Jain Influences on Gandhi's Early Thought," in Gandhi, India, and the World (1970): 14-23.

"Gandhi's First Five Years," in Encounter with Erikson: Historical Interpretation and Religious Biography (1977): 67-112.

"Understanding Gandhi's Ways," Bulletin, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University (Spring 1978): 6-16.

"Tagore in America," Chapter 1 in Rabindranath Tagore, American Interpretations (1981).

"Attenborough's Gandhi," film review, Public Historian 5, 3 (1983): 85-94.

"Digging up Gandhi's Psychological Roots," Biography 6, 3 (1983): 209-19.

"The Making of a late-Victorian Hindu: M. K. Gandhi in London, 1888-1891," Victorian Studies (Autumn 1989): 75-98.

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection contains research notes relating to M. K. Gandhi, which Professor Stephen N. Hay used in his teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his writings on Gandhi. Included are materials relating to several trips to India, beginning in the latter 1940s.
There also is a small amount of personal/biographical material, mainly curriculum vitae, files for history courses that Hay taught at UCSB, as well as drafts and other material relating to his writings, including some unpublished work.
The collection thus far has been sorted and arranged to the box level.

Related Material

This collection also contains published works from Professor Hay's library, primarily relating to M. K. Gandhi, which have been cataloged separately and which can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Box 1-2


Additional Note

Incl. correspondence, some biographical information.
Box 3-12

Gandhi Files

Additional Note

Includes research files, printed ephemera by and about Gandhi, trips by Hay to India re Gandhi research.
Box 13


Additional Note

Mainly UCSB course materials.
Box 14-16

Writings by Stephen Hay

Additional Note

Incl. drafts, offprints of articles, correspondence with editors and publishers, papers delivered at conferences and other gatherings.
Box 17-18


Additional Note

Incl. subject files, ephemeral pubs, and some unidentified.
Box 19


Additional Note

Photographs of Gandhi and others.
Box 20


Additional Note

Audiotapes and videotapes, some of H104 lectures.