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Helen Ireland Hays papers concerning Paul Bransom, circa 1903-1983

Hays, Helen Ireland


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of writer Helen Ireland Hays concerning artist Paul Bransom measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1903 to 1983. The papers include correspondence between Helen Hays and Paul Bransom, as well as 36 sound recordings including interviews between Hays and Bransom for the book, All Unplanned: Memoirs of the Golden Age of Illustration. Drawings by Bransom and others as well as photographs of Bransom are also included in the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Ireland Hays was an author in Johnstown, New York, and friend of artist Paul Bransom.


The papers concerning Paul Bransom were donated to the Archives of American Art by Helen Ireland Hays in 1985.

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Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.