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Kathryn Hitte and William D. Hayes Collection

Identifier: AC 408

Scope and Content

The collection contains personal history, correspondence, newsclippings, story ideas, plots, and drafts of stories as well as illustrations and cartoons by Hayes. There is also collected material of their community volunteer work with the Museum of New Mexico, Boy Scouts, and community theater.


  • 1953-1976

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Kathryn Hitte was born November 23, 1919. She married Wiliam D. Hayes, April 2, 1960. Educated at Illinois College and the University of Illinois, she was a librarian, editorial consultant and writer of childrens' books. She wrote plays for children and adults. William Dimmity Hayes was born March 5, 1913. He was educated at Arizona State University, and the University of Missouri. He was a career journalist, syndicated cartoonist, and later illustrated and wrote children's stories.


4.5 linear foot

Inventory of Kathryn Hitte and William D. Hayes Collection, 1945-1976
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090