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Hayes, Alice Ryerson, 1922- : Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers, 1934-2006

Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering adulthood in the 1940s and making her way in the world.
Extent: 11.3 linear feet - (27 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS HayesA
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The Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).