Scope and Content of Collection
The Isabella Hayes papers cover the period from 1941 to 1971; the bulk of the materials date from 1949 to 1968. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting materials, pamphlets, notes, publications, statistics, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which relate to Hayes's professional career and civic activities. Also included are materials documenting the Maryland and Rare Book Room in McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland. Major groups represented in the collection include the League of Women Voters, the Health and Welfare Council, the Maryland Library Association, National Library Week, and the Maryland Committee for the Day Care of Children.
Among the correspondents are Hervey G. Machen, Theodore R. McKeldin, Wilson H. Elkins, Dr. Irvin Kerlan, and J. Millard Tawes.