Howard H. Hays papers, 1902-2008  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hays, Howard H.
Title
Howard H. Hays papers
Dates
1902-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.71 cubic ft. (9 boxes)
Collection Number
03151
Summary
The Howard H. Hays papers detail Hays' professional work at Yellowstone and Glacier national parks during the early twentieth century.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 307-766-3756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Howard H. Hays (1883-1969) operated a transportation service in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Hays was first employed by the Wylie Permanent Camping Company, which had operated a system of camps and stagecoach lines in Yellowstone National Park. In 1919 he became the president of the consolidated lodge and camp system called the Yellowstone Lodge Company. Hays retired from this position in 1924 due to illness, but after he regained his health in 1927, he organized and became president of the Glacier Park Transport Company, which operated a fleet of buses, cars and trucks at Glacier Park in conjunction with train service from Great Northern Railway. In 1955 Hays sold the Glacier Park Transport Company to Glacier Park Company. In 1929, Hays and his brother-in-law, George Mauger organized the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Company which provided lodging and services in those National Parks. They maintained a controlling interest in this company until it was sold to the Fred Harvey Company in the mid 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Howard H. Hays papers document Hays’ business activities with Yellowstone Park Camps Company and Glacier Park Transport Company from 1902-1966. Significant materials include professional and personal correspondence (1916-62), legal contracts and agreements (1917-1955), business reports (1917-1954), photographs, printed materials (1905-1966), and scrapbooks (1905-1920).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Howard H. Hays at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Howard H. Hays, Jr. in 1969 and Esther F. Hays in 2017.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Matthew Francis in August 2009 and updated by Jamie Greene in January 2018.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Correspondence
1916-1936
2
Correspondence
1937-1955
3
Correspondence
1956-1962 and undated

Series II. Professional papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Agreements, Contracts, and Finances - Glacier Park Transport Company and Yellowstone Park Camps Company
1917-1955
3
Glacier Park Transport Company Minutes
1927-1933
4
Reports - Glacier Park Transport Company and Yellowstone Park Camps Company
1917-1954
5
Glacier Park Transport Company Driver's Manual
1941
Glacier Park:
Box
9
Jammers (reunion)
1997-1998
9
History - Glacier Park
1934-1944
9
Red Buses
1995-2008
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Company
1951-1997

Series III. PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Howard Hays
undated
5
Glacier National Park
undated
5
Yellowstone National Park
undated
5
Unidentified Photographs and Negatives
undated

Series IV. Printed MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Brochures, Pamphlets, and Booklets - Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks
1910-1944
5
Newspaper Clippings
1905-1966
5
Periodicals
1915-1924
6
Scrapbook - Clippings, Howard Hays Lectures at Yellowstone
1910
7
Scrapbook - Clippings, Yellowstone and other Parks
circa 1910-1915
8
Scrapbook - Clippings and Pamphlets, Yellowstone and Travel
circa 1905-1920

Series V. Miscellaneous MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Biographical File
undated
6
Miscellaneous Printed Materials and Reports
1902-1962
6
Miscellaneous Manuscripts
1924-1954 and undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.--Montana.
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.--Wyoming.
  • National parks and reserves--Montana.
  • National parks and reserves--Transportation.
  • National parks and reserves--Wyoming.
  • Tourism--Montana.
  • Tourism--Wyoming.

Corporate Names

  • Glacier Park Transport Company.
  • Yellowstone Parks Camps Company.

Geographical Names

  • Glacier National Park (Mont.)
  • Wyoming--History--1890-1918.
  • Wyoming--History--1919-1945.
  • Wyoming--History--1946-
  • Yellowstone National Park.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Scrapbooks.

Occupations

  • Businessmen.