Rutherford B. Hayes Collections

The Rutherford B. Hayes Papers, the heart of the Manuscript Collections, include Hayes' diaries, personal and political correspondence, speeches, news clippings, government records, legal notes, business papers, and military records. Extending from his school days until his death in 1893, the Hayes Papers offer a reflection of the 19th President's public and private life as well as his scholarly interests: politics, the presidency, American history, education, prison reform, law, literature, genealogy, and veterans' welfare.

A thorough index, typed transcripts, microfilm, and web site resources provide easy accessibility.

The Hayes Family Papers include those of many of his close and affiliated family such as his uncle, Sardis Birchard, the First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, his son Webb Cook Hayes, his cousin Lucy Elliot Keeler and others.Titles designated with "MF" indicate the collection is on microfilm. 

Collections with a link have a digitized finding aid.  Those with no link do not, contact Nan Card (ncard@rbhayes.org) for additional information.

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For more information please contact Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card (ncard@rbhayes.org)

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ACKERMAN, LUCY HAYES HOUGH

HAYES - 36

BERGLAND, ERIC, MAJOR

HAYES - 30

BIRCHARD, SARDIS

PAPERS, 1821-1899, Incoming and outgoing business and personal correspondence, legal papers, business and account ledgers, tax receipts, and diaries.

HAYES 15

BIRCHARD, SARDIS, PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Photographs, 1855 - 1874, Multiples of five images of Sardis Birchard at various ages throughout his life. The collection contains cartes de visite and tintypes.

HAYES-PH-5

CIVIL WAR II (JOHNSON/STARR/VAN DYKE)

HAYES MF

CLEGG, WILLIAM/COMLY, JAMES M.

HAYES MF

CLUGSTON, JOHN MCNULTY SEE: CIVIL WAR COLLECTION

HAYES MF

COMLY, JAMES M. (HPC)

HAYES MF

COMLY, JAMES M. (OHS) SEE ALSO: CLEGG, WILLIAM/COMLY, JAMES M.

HAYES MF

COMLY, JAMES M. (PERSONAL PAPERS)

HAYES MF

COOK, JOHN J.

HAYES 3

DAY-PLATT FAMILIES

HAYES 27

HASTINGS, RUSSELL

HAYES 25

HAYES BIGELOW FAMILY

PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1755 - 1919, Family papers of Russell Hayes and Bigelow Descendants, inc. correspondence, photographs, daguerreotypes, ledgers, sketches, articles, journals, business, military, and legal records, scrapbooks,and genealogies

HAYES 18

HAYES II, PLINY (1788 - 1831)

Papers, 1809 - 1818. Journal kept by Dr. Pliny Hayes II (1788 - 1831) of Granby, CT; Boston, MA, and Canandaigua, NY. Three-volume handwritten journal kept by Hayes from the age of 21 to 30, in which he describes his travels, efforts to secure an education, medical school, service aboard the U.S.S. Hornet during the War of 1812, establishment of Boston medical practice, and return to Canandaigua, NY.

HAYES 34

HAYES, ARTHUR BAKER

HAYES-13

HAYES, BIRCHARD AUSTIN

HAYES 6

HAYES, BIRCHARD AUSTIN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1857 - ca.1920s Birchard A. and Mary Sherman Hayes family photographs; including portraits, family groups, Mouse Island vacations, and construction of home. ca. 175 items.

HAYES PH 6

HAYES, DALTON SMITH

HAYES 10

HAYES, FANNY

HAYES 9

HAYES, LUCY WEBB

HAYES 2

HAYES, LUCY WEBB PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1847 - 1889 Originals and copies of images of Lucy Webb Hayes, including formal portraits, engravings, lithographs, and gift photographs.

HAYES PH 2

HAYES, MARY MILLER

PAPERS, 1878 - 1936 Correspondence, business papers, investment documents, family genealogy and memorabilia relating to the Anson Miller family, Samuel Brinkerhoff, Colonel Webb C. Hayes. 7 1/3 linear ft.

HAYES 5

HAYES, MARY MILLER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1855 - 1930. Anson H. Miller and Hayes family photographs focusing on Mary Miller Hayes and her relatives, first and second husbands, WWI activities, travels, and civic interests. ca. 300 items

HAYES PH 4

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES PAPERS: GUIDE TO THE MICROFILM EDITION OF THE RUTHERFORD B. HAYES PAPERS

HAYES 1

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B., SEE: CIVIL WAR I

HAYES MF

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.: CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SPEECHES

PAPERS, 1841 - 1892. Chronological list (date, location, and event) of speeches, notes, and official messages of Rutherford B. Hayes

HAYES 1

HAYES, RUTHERFORD PLATT

HAYES 7

HAYES, SCOTT BIRCHARD

HAYES 12

HAYES, SCOTT RUSSELL (1871 - 1923)

HAYES 8

HAYES, SCOTT RUSSELL (1894 - 1968)

HAYES-38

HAYES, SCOTT TAYLOR

PHOTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS; 1882 - 2004. Photographs, 35 mm slides, documents, military service records, yearbooks, and other memorabilia of Rutherfod Platt Hayes family (1928-2004) and his son Scott Taylor Hayes (1952 - ).

HAYES 35

HAYES, WALTER SHERMAN SR.

PAPERS. 1914 - 1923, Newspaper Clippings and Diaries

HAYES 16

HAYES, WEBB C.

HAYES 4

HAYES, WEBB C. II

HAYES 11

HAYES, WEBB C. II & MARTHA BAKER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHS: 1890s - 1970s. Family, friends, and Naval career of Admiral Webb C. Hayes.

HAYES - PH-7

HAYES, WEBB C. III

HAYES 17

HAYES, WEBB C. PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1855 - 1930. Webb C. Hayes, I photographs including portraits & groups; military: 1st Cleveland Troop, Spanish-American War, Russo-Japanese War, Philippine Insurrection, China Relief Expedition, WWI, ca. 3750 items.

HAYES PH 3

HAYES, WILLIAM HENRY (SELECTED PAPERS)

HAYES MF

HEYL, ELIZABETH MITCHELL

HAYES 19

JOHNSON, SAMUEL, SEE: CIVIL WAR II

HAYES MF

JOHNSON, WILLIAM, SEE: CIVIL WAR II

HAYES MF

MCCANDLESS, LUCY COOK

HAYES 21

MILLER, MARSHALL JR.

HAYES 26

MITCHELL, JOHN G. JR.

HAYES 23

MITCHELL, JOHN GRANT (GENERAL)

HAYES 22

MONSARRAT, JOHN

HAYES 24

PARAGUAY (ARGENTINE BOUNDARIES)

HAYES MF

PEASE, JOHN R.

HAYES 20

PEMISCOT LAND & COOPERAGE

HAYES 29

PLATT, ROBERT S.

PAPERS & PHOTOGRAPHS,1894 - 1964. Professional and family correspondence of Dr. Robert S. Platt of the University of Chicago (1920 to 1957); also teaching materials, scrapbooks, memorabilia, postcards, photographs, military records, educational materials related to St. George's, Hotchkiss, Yale, Yale-in-China program, and the Univeristy of Chicago

HAYES 33

PLATT, RUTHERFORD HAYES

PAPERS, 1793 - 1928 Family correspondence, obituaries, memorabilia, documents of Rutherford Hayes Platt family, including Swan and Andrews family material. Travel diary and 32 letters from Rutherford H. Platt to children. Nov. 1926 - May 1927 during travels to Europe, India, and Middle East.

HAYES 32

PLATT-DAY FAMILIES

HAYES 27

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER PROPERTIES PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1873 - 1989. Photographs of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center properties, including the Hayes Home, Spiegel Grove grounds, Museum and Library Building, Tomb Site. Also included are pictures of event held on the grounds.4 linear ft.

HAYES-PH-8

SCOTT, LUCY, SEE: WEST, LUCY SCOTT

HAYES 31

SHERMAN & HAYES

HAYES 28

SMITH, CLIFFORD HAYES

PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: 1834 - 1950; Elliott family genealogy and family correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks

HAYES 14

STARR, WILLIAM, SEE: CIVIL WAR II

HAYES MF

STIARWALT, SR., ANDREW

PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1861 - 1912. Documents and family data of the Andrew Stiarwalt, Sr. family of Bellenfontaine, Ohio who served in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry with President Hayes. Included are 11 id'd cartes de visite of 23rd Ohio comrades and hand drawn battle maps (by Stiarwalt) of Cloyd's Mountain and Carnifex Ferry.

HAYES 37

U. S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR - TERRITORIAL PAPERS - MONTANA

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT OF THE POSTMASTER - CORRESPONDENCE

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF STATE - CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF STATE - DIPLOMATIC INSTRUCTIONS

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF STATE - FOREIGN DISPATCHES

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF STATE - FOREIGN LEGATIONS

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR - TERRITORIAL PAPERS - IDAHO

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR - TERRITORIAL PAPERS - WASHINGTON

HAYES MF

U. S. DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR - TERRITORIAL PAPERS - WYOMING

HAYES MF

U. S. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR - YELLOSTONE - WAGON ROADS

HAYES MF

U. S. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY - CORRESPONDENCE - CAPTAINS' LETTERS

HAYES MF

U. S. SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY - COLLECTORS OF CUSTOMS

HAYES MF

VAN DYKE, GUS, SEE: CIVIL WAR II

HAYES MF

WEBB, JOSEPH T., SEE: CIVIL WAR I

HAYES MF

WEST, LUCY SCOTT

PAPERS, 1878. Daily "journal" style letters written by nineteen-year-old Lucy Scott West during her stay at the White House with her cousin Lucy Webb Hayes. White House social life from February to March 1878. (Transcripts on line.)

HAYES 31

For more information please contact Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card (ncard@rbhayes.org)