Harrison M. Hayford papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

73 boxes of material consisting of biographical materials, education, personal correspondence, Northwestern University correspondence, subject correspondence, Northwestern University teaching files, teaching files from other universities, research notes and drafts, papers and speeches, publications, and projects of Harrison Hayford, a professor of English at Northwestern University. The collection includes correspondence with Hayford’s close friend and fellow Northwestern faculty member George M. Cohen.

Biographical Historical Note

Harrison Mosher Hayford was a scholar of American literature who taught English at Northwestern University from 1942 until his retirement in 1986. Hayford and his wife Josephine were part of a vibrant social circle that included Walter B. Scott (Speech), Richard Ellmann (English) and George Cohen (Art). Their friendships were marked by extensive and lively correspondence and the production of many parodies, cartoons and spoofs.

Additional Notes

Related collection: George M. Cohen papers and Walter B. Scott Papers, Northwestern University Library.