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William C. Hays Collection, 1894-1962
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Series Description

Box 1, Flat Files

I. Personal Papers , 1894-1962

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical memoirs and clippings, a partial transcript of Hays' oral history, portrait photographs, and a small amount of correspondence. Records relating to University of Pennsylvania include memoirs, clippings, publications, and drawings.
Box 1

II. Professional Papers , 1909-1939

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of correspondence with other Bay Area architects, correspondence and reports from the American Institute of Architects, and correspondence with various federal officials relating to the building and development of government buildings in Washington, D. C. Records relating to Hays' architectural writing include typescripts, correspondence with numerous periodicals, and clippings of published articles.

A. Correspondence and Reports


B. Writings

Boxes 2-4, 13

III. Faculty Papers , 1912-1958

Scope and Content Note

Consists of lecture notes, assignments, exams, and quizzes. Also contains glass lantern slides that may have been used by Hays as teaching aids, and 8 x 10 negatives of UC Berkeley students' drawings.

A. Course Materials


B. Student Work

Box 5

IV. Project Records , 1912-1958

Scope and Content Note

Specifications, correspondence, drawings, and photographs of schools, churches, and houses in Northern California and dormitories for the College of the Pacific. Also includes project lists. (University of California projects can be found in Series IV.)

A. Files


B. Drawings

Boxes 6-12, Flat Files

V. University of California , 1918-1958


A. Administrative Files, UC Berkeley Campus Planning

Scope and Content Note

Contains historical information, photographs, correspondence, drawings, and reports relating to the UC Berkeley campus plan and city zoning issues.

B. Housing

Scope and Content Note


Arranged by campus.
Specifications, correspondence, reports, and drawings relating to student housing issues and specific dormitory buildings on the Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara campuses.

C. Project Records

Scope and Content Note


Arranged by campus, alphabetically within.
Correspondence, specifications, photographs, and drawings of buildings on the Berkeley campus, including Doe Library and Giannini Hall. Also contains photographs, specifications, and reports relating to buildings on the Davis, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz campuses.