The Tom Hardy papers include materials that document Hardy's careers as an artist and teacher, his world travels to Africa, Europe, and Tahiti, and personal records from 1937 to 2015. Hardy's personal records include childhood photographs, documents and correspondence related to his service in the Air Force during World War II, and journals and calendars. This collection also includes extensive records concerning his father and mother, Orlando Buel (O. B.) "Pete" Hardy and Marie Austin Hardy, and their families from 1894 to 2016.