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Guide to the Shirley Hayes Papers
1948-2001 (Bulk 1952-1979)
  MS 292

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Shirley Hayes Papers
Dates: 1948-2001 (bulk 1952-1979)
Abstract: Shirley Hayes was a long-time resident of the Washington Square Park area. While she lived there she was active in many local community groups. This collection contains information on the activities she was involved in, her political involvement, and her job at WNYC.
Quantity: 9.0 Linear feet
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 292

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Biographical Note

Shirley Zak Hayes was born on June 15, 1912 in Chicago. She attended the University of Wisconsin and studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and studied at the Goodman Theatre of School of Drama. In 1932 she moved to New York to pursue her career as an actress. While in the show "Hamlet", she met her husband James. Together they had four sons. Hayes and James divorced in 1965.

Shirley Hayes was a community activist most of her life. The main focus of this activism was on the Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park areas. The movement she is most known for is the fight to close Washington Square Park to traffic. In 1959, she finally succeeded. Some of the other causes she fought for were contesting large apartment buildings on the square, fighting the New York University Bobst Library, and getting more playgrounds in the area. She was also instrumental in renovating the park after it was closed to traffic. The Washington Square Park Committee was formed to help conserve the park, and Hayes was Chairman of the committee for many years. Other community organizations she was on were the Greenwich Village Association and the Community Planning Board #2.

She was also involved in local politics. She worked on John Lindsay's re-election to Congress in 1964, his mayoral election in 1965 and mayoral re-election in 1969. During this time she also worked at WNYC, the city run radio station. She was the first woman announcer at WNYC. While at WNYC she became active in the American Federation of Television and Film Arts.

In 2001, the Parks Department of New York City honored Hayes with a plaque in Washington Square Park. The plaque tells of her fight to close the park to traffic. Hayes passed away on May 6, 2002.

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Scope and Content Note

The Shirley Hayes Papers (1948-2001) primarily documents the Greenwich Village activism of Shirley Zak Hayes who successfully led the 1950's battle for a car-free Washington Square Park, defeating Robert Moses' plan to carve a four-lane highway through it linking Fifth Avenue with West Broadway.

Hayes was also active in many other community issues. These include renovating Washington Square Park after it was closed to traffic, getting more playgrounds in the Greenwich Village area, opposing the NYU Bobst Library, and fighting large apartment buildings on Washington Square Park. Hayes was a dedicated record keeper, so the collection contains records of many of the organizations that she was involved with including the Washington Square Park Committee.

Her community involvement also included participating in political campaigns. Hayes was active in several campaigns of John Lindsay, who was a congressman and mayor of New York City. The political records she kept also pertain to other local politicians.

She also kept records pertaining to her time at WNYC and her involvement in the American Federation of Television and Radio Arts. Also included in this collection are some personal materials of Hayes.

The collection contains a wide variety of materials including correspondence, reports, press releases, statements and speeches, petitions, photographs, maps, flyers, posters, receipts and other financial documents, clippings, audio and videotape, political campaign materials, handwritten notes and drafts, publications, and personal ephemera.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged within the following fourteen series:

  1. Series I. Washington Square Park Battle 1952-1959
  2. Series II. Washington Square Park Renovation Effort 1959-1964
  3. Series III. Greenwich Village Battles
  4. Series IV. Greenwich Village/Washington Square Park Histories
  5. Series V. Community Planning Board #2
  6. Series VI. City Publications
  7. Series VII. Political Campaigns
  8. Series VIII. WNYC, AFTRA and Related Material
  9. Series IX. Other Organizations, Events, Activities and Issues of Interest to Shirley Hayes
  10. Series X. Personal Items
  11. Series XI. Articles and Clippings
  12. Series XII. Visual Materials
  13. Series XIII. Recordings
  14. Series XIV. Notes, Drafts, and Fragments

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Abrams, Charles, 1902-1970
  • Curran, Henry
  • Hayes, Shirley, 1921-2001
  • Koch, Ed, 1924-
  • Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet), 1921-2000
  • Mitchell, MacNeil
  • Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

Subject Organizations

  • Community Planning Board #2
  • Greenwich Village Association
  • New York University
  • Washington Square Association
  • Washington Square Park Committee

Subject Topics

  • City Planning
  • Community foundations
  • Traffic flow
  • Urban renewal - Citizen participation

Subject Places

  • Greenwich Village (New York, NY)
  • Washington Square Park (New York, NY)

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.) See guidelines in Reading room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Manuscripts Curator
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Shirley Hayes Papers, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Further material on Washington Square Park can be found in the Records of the Washington Arch and in the Washington Square Park Redevelopment Collection.

Separated Material

Duplicate newspaper clippings have been separated.

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Container List

Series I: Washington Square Park Battle, 1952-1959

Scope and Contents note

This series contains three sub-series. It contains a variety of material from the fight to close Washington Square Park to traffic and housing issues from various community organizations. Materials included are minutes, reports, financial documents, press releases, correspondence, speeches, petitions, and surveys.

Subseries 1: Washington Square Park Committee

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains materials from the Washington Square Park Committee, a committee formed to discuss issues related to Washington Square Park. Hayes was a founding member of this committee and was chairperson. The types of materials included are minutes, reports, mailings, financial documents, and press releases.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 General Correspondence: Received by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 2 General Correspondence: Received by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
1955-1961
Box: 1 Folder : 3 General Correspondence: Received by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 General Correspondence: Sent by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 5 General Correspondence: Sent by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
1955-1657
Box: 1 Folder : 6 General Correspondence: Sent by Shirley Hayes/Washington Square Park Committee
1958-1959, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Other Correspondents
1956-1959, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Meeting Minutes
1952-1954, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Reports
1953-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Financial Documents
1951-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Financial Documents
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Financial Documents
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Financial Documents
1959-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Financial Forms, Notes, and Alienated Envelopes
1956, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Press Releases and Associated Materials
1953-1957
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Press Releases and Associated Materials
1958-1959, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Traffic Issues in NYC and Around the Nation - Articles and Notes
1955-1959, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Traffic - Transportation Consultant Correspondence
1958
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Traffic - Survey
1958-1959, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Speeches and Transcripts
1952-1958, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Statements regarding Washington Square Park
1952-1958, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Washington Square Park - Letter and Speech Drafts
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Washington Square Park - Notes and Fragments
1958, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Meeting Attendees Lists
1957-1958, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Neighborhood "Master Lists"
1957, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Lists of Individuals and Organizations (1 of 2)
1952-1958, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Lists of Individuals and Organizations (2 of 2)
1955-1958, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Mailings
1952-1958, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Drafts
1952-1959, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Returned Mail Used to Update Mailing Lists
1955, 1958, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Unsent Mail
1955, 1959, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Washington Square Park and Joint Emergency Committee - Letterhead
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Washington Square Park and Joint Emergency Committee - Envelopes
Undated

Subseries 2: Community Campaigns and Support

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains letters sent and received from individuals and community organizations in support of closing the park to traffic. Also included are petitions to close the park to traffic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters - Individuals and Organizations
1952
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters - Political Candidates
1953
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters - Individuals
1953-1954, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters - Schools, PTAs, Churches
1953-1954, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Letters - Individuals
1955, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters - Schools
1955
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Letters - Schools and Churches
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Citizens Union
1954-1958, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Consents
1952
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Petitions
1953
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Tearoff Campaign
1955
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Tearoff Campaign
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Post Card Campaign
1957

Subseries 3: Other Community Groups

Scope and Contents note

Sub-series three contains records of various other Greenwich Village area community groups in which Hayes was involved in. The types of materials included are correspondence, press releases, minutes, newsletters, posters, and clippings. This sub-series contains letters sent and received from individuals and community organizations in support of closing the park to traffic. Also included are petitions to close the park to traffic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Joint Emergency Committee
1958, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Greenwich Village Association
1953-1959, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Washington Square Association
1952-1956, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Various Other Community Groups
1953-1958, Undated

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Series II: Washington Square Park Renovation Effort, 1958-1969

Scope and Contents note

In this series is material relating to renovating the park after it was closed to traffic. Hayes led the movement to renovate the park. The types of materials included are maps, surveys, correspondence, drafts, and clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Campaign to Renovate Park
1958-1966, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Washington Square Park Renovation Clippings
1969

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Series III: Greenwich Village Battles, 1960-1993

Scope and Contents note

Many other issues surrounding Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village area are included in this series, including removing the buses from the park and fighting the construction of New York University's library. The materials contained in the series are letters, statements, announcements, and newsletters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Final Removal of Buses from Washington Square Park
1960-1963, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 NYU Library Controversy
1961-1966, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Other Village Issues and Involvement
1960-1973, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 10 NYU Attempt to Close Washington Place
1993, Undated

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Series IV: Greenwich Village/Washington Square Park -Histories, 1988

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a draft of a manuscript although it does not indicate who wrote it. The series also contains information on a history workshop Hayes spoke at. The types of materials are letters, flyers, speech notes, newsletters and a video.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Untitled Manuscript
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Washington Square History Workshop - Flyers and Speech Drafts
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Washington Square History Workshop Video
1988

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Series V: Community Planning Board #2, 1952-1993

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the records of Community Planning Board #2. Hayes was a committee member and member of the Parks and Playground Committee, which was a part of Community Planning Board #2. Materials included are minutes, flyers, petitions, maps, correspondence, and reports. There is a gap in the records of the minutes from 1965 to 1974.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Meeting Minutes
1952-1953
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Meeting Minutes
1954-1955
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Meeting Minutes
1956-1958
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Meeting Minutes
1959-1960
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Meeting Minutes
1961-1962
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Meeting Minutes
1965
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Meeting Minutes
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Meeting Minutes
1975
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Parks and Playground Committee
1954-1955, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 P.A.L. - NYU Playground
1952-1956, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 6th Avenue Playground
1953-1954, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 5 P.S. 3 Playground
1954-1955, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Abingdon Square Park
1959-1966, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Various Planning Board Activities
1952-1993, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Traffic Issues
1966, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Original Members, Early Minutes, and 25th Anniversary Celebration
1951-1977, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Village Real Estate Redevelopment
1952-1959, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Village and Park Maps
1952-1966, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Greenwich Village Association Housing Committee Findings, Report and Handbook
1959
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Statistical Guide to Greenwich Village
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Greenwich Village: Statistical Trends and Observations
1969
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Board of Estimate Calendar
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Board of Estimate Calendar
1958
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Board of Estimate Calendar
1959
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Community Planning Handbook
1974

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Series VI: City Publications, 1952-1993

Scope and Contents note

The records contained in this series are city publications relating to living in New York City. Also included is one folder (Box 1, Folder 3) on regional planning.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 City Planning News
1967-1977
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Department of City Planning Newsletters
1968-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Population Changes in New York City, Department of City Planning Bulletin
1952
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Comprehensive Redevelopment Plan for New York City, Leonard S. Gans Co., Inc.
1952-1953
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Eviction Regulations
1957, Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Statistical Guide for New York City, Dept. of Commerce and Industrial Development
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 7 People and Plans: Vest Pocket Housing - The First Step in New York's Model Cities Program, Housing Development Administration
1967
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Brooklyn Progress - Annual Report, Office of President, Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York
1968-1969
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Towards Effective Citizen Planning, Testimony by John E. Zuccotti, Chairman NYC Planning Commission before the State Charter Revision Commission for NYC
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Group Homes in New York City, Marge Benjamin and Louis Murray, Dept. of City Planning
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Greenwich Village Auto Free Zone - Draft, Department of City Planning
1993
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Various City Planning Newsletters, Pamphlets, Flyers, Press Releases, and Other Materials
1969
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Various City Planning Newsletters, Pamphlets, Flyers, Press Releases, and Other Materials
1970-1976, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Regional Planning Brochures
1967-1976, Undated

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Series VII: Political Campaigns, 1952-1969

Scope and Contents note

Hayes was involved in local politics and helped on several election campaigns. In this series are her records of her activities in the campaigns and information on local politics. The materials included are campaign materials, notes, press releases, newsletters, correspondence and clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Local Politics
1952-1964, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Lists and Election Returns
1965-1968, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Campaign 1964- John Lindsay, Congressional Re-election
1964, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Campaign 1965- John Lindsay, Mayoral Election
1964, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Campaign 1965- Entertainment: Correspondence, Releases, Block Parties, Lindsay 'Hops'
1965, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Campaign 1965- Entertainment: Notes, Lists, Clippings
1965, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Campaign 1965- Campaign Literature, Lindsay and Other Candidates
1965, Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Mayoral Primaries
1969, Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Mayoral Campaign - Re-election Releases, Events, Campaign Literature, and Contributions
1969, Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Mayoral Campaign - Re-election Correspondence, Notes, Clippings, Staff List, Voters Directory
1969, Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Lindsay Re-election Poster
Undated

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Series VIII: WNYC, American Federation of Television and Radio Arts (AFTRA) and Related Materials, 1960-1978

Scope and Contents note

Hayes starting working at WNYC in 1966 as an announcer. This series contains records from her time there and also from AFTRA. The materials included are program highlights, press releases, reports and annual convention material. Also included are some AFTRA publications.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 WNYC
1967-1978, Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 AFTRA
1960, 1968-1969
Box: 11 Folder : 6 AFTRA
1979, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1 AFTRA Publications
1977-1979, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ballots
1964-1969, Undated

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Series IX: : Other Organizations, Events, Activities and Issues of Interest to Shirley Hayes, 1951-1976

Scope and Contents note

Series nine contains information on other interests of Hayes, including education, children, libraries, and women's interests. The types of materials included are minutes, correspondence, newsletters, ballots, and clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Citizens Committee on Children of NYC, Inc.
1951-1955, 1961, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Education - City and Country Schools, including Community Affairs Committee and Student Publications
1952-1961, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Education - Interschool Committee / Councils
1949-1953, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Education - Public Education Association
1953-1961, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Education in General
1953-1966, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Higher Education
1957-1967, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Child Rearing and Juvenile Delinquency - Newspaper Clippings
1956,1966, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Libraries
1956,1965
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Women's City Club of New York - Publications
1956,1965
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Waterfront Issues: Minutes, Reports, Memos, Press Releases and Flyers
1966-1967
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Waterfront Issues: Minutes, Reports, Memos, Press Releases and Flyers
1968-1976, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Waterfront Issues: Publications
1966-1974
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Correspondence regarding "Shirley Hayes Circle" - Effort to Have Center of Washington Square Park Named for Hayes
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 10 "Puerto Rico and Us" - Pamphlet
[1953]
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Ideology and Co-Existence: Moral Re-Armament - Booklet
1959
Box: 13 Folder : 12 This is the Truth!- Brotherhood's Committee's Reply to The Villager - Announcement
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Greenwich Village Parade Flyer
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Let the World Aid America - The Trade Expansion Act of 1962 - Statement
1962
Box: 13 Folder : 15 After Robert Moses, What? - An Exploration of New Ways of Governing Cities and Institutions - Brochure
1975
Box: 13 Folder : 16 New York Landmarks - Pamphlet
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Advertisement for Victor M. Villemain
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Castle Clinton Restoration - Description
Undated

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Series X: Personal Items, 1948-2001

Scope and Contents note

This series contains personal correspondence written to and from Hayes, resumes, clippings relating to personal interests, ephemera, and items her children copied to include. Most of the material included in folder six is available in other series in the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Personal Correspondence
1952-1989, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Newspaper Clippings
1948-1974, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Ephemera - Children's School Materials, Flyers, Receipts, Pamplets, Ads
1957-1965, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Resumes and Associated Materials, Including Obituary Notes
1967-1998, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Materials Selected for Resumes - Articles, Clippings, Drafts
1952-1976, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Surprise Party - Washington Square Park Committee
1959, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 5 "L'Affaire Gold Key" - Honor from The Villager Hayes Did Not Accept
1959, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Shirley Hayes Plaque Materials - Washington Square Park
2000-2001, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Copies of Various Items Selected by Hayes' Children
1952-1998, Undated

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Series XI: Articles and Clippings, 1952-1980

Scope and Contents note

This series contains articles and clippings from newspapers and magazines relating to Washington Square Park and other interests of Hayes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Newspaper Clippings
1952
Box: 14 Folder : 9 The New Yorker - Washington Square Park (pp. 61-63), August 12, 1952 Issues
1952
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Newspaper Clippings - "Attack by Courtney Campbell and Report of W.S.A."
1952-1953
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Traffic - Clippings
1952-1959, Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 12 City Planning - Clippings
1952-1960
Box: 15 Folder : 1 City Planning - Clippings
1961-1969, Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings
1953
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Newspaper Clippings
1954
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Newspaper Clippings
1955
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Newspaper Clippings
1956
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Newspaper Clippings - West Broadway
1956
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Newspaper Clippings
1957 Jan. - 1957 May
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Newspaper Clippings
1957 June - 1957 Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Newspaper Clippings
1958 Jan. - 1958 Mar.
Box: 15 Folder : 10 The New Yorker - Washington Square Park (pp. 24-25), March 26, 1958 Issue
1958
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Newspaper Clippings
1958 Apr. - 1958 June
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Newspaper Clippings
1958 July - 1958 Oct.
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Newspaper Clippings
1958 Nov. - 1958 Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Newspaper Clippings
1959 Jan. - 1959 May
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings
1959 June - 1959 Nov.
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings - Letters to the Editor
1953-1959, Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Newspaper Clippings
1960-1973
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Village Newspaper Clippings
1961-1965
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Waterfront Issues: Clippings
1966-1980, Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Lindsay Victory - Newspaper Clippings
1965
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Lindsay Victory - Newspaper Clippings
1969
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Newspaper Clippings
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Efforts to Keep Folksingers in the Park and Prohibit Sightseeing Buses from Parking around the Park
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Newspaper Clippings Fragments
1952-1963, Undated

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Series XII: Visual Materials, 1952-1993

Scope and Contents note

This series contains visual materials related to Washington Square Park and the traffic plans. The types of materials included are photos, maps, art prints, posters and a banner. Some of these materials are oversized and are located in three oversized boxes (Box 18, 19, and 20), separate from Box 16.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Washington Square Park - Contact Sheets
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Washington Square Historic Photos
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 13 "Washington Square" by Carl Mueller - Print
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Washington Square Park Plans
1952, Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 1 "The Villager Historic Series No. 1" - Grove Court - Print
1993
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Site Plan - Title 1 - Washington Square South East - Plans
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Parks Department Washington Square Park Plan
1935
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Washington Square Park Plan Prints
1954, Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Washington Square Park Arch Mockup Photo
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Washington Square Park Plan Photostats and "Save Washington Square Park" Poster
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : "Save Washington Square Park" Banner - Meeting of Board of Estimate - Sept. 18th
[1958]
Box: 20 Folder : John Lindsay Campaign Poster and Poster Mockup for "Save Washington Square Park" (Oversized)
Undated

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Series XIII: Recordings

Scope and Contents note

This series contains one reel of recordings about "Saving Washington Square Park".

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 "Saving Washington Square Park"
Undated

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Series XIV: Notes, Drafts, and Fragments, 1953-1967

Scope and Contents note

This series includes drafts of letters and speeches written about the activities Hayes was involved in.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Various Other Notes, Drafts and Fragments
Undated
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Alienated Envelopes
1953-1967, Undated

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