The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Helen Ireland Hays papers concerning Paul Bransom, circa 1903-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985, bulk 1904-1979.
Helen Ireland Hays was a writer 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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