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At a Glance
Arranged in 8 series.
The collection comprises materials authored by D'Arcy Hayman, including letters, invitations, essays, poetry, drawings, photographs, three monographs, proofs for one monograph, journals, and three scrapbooks. The three scrapbooks are referred to as 1, 2, and 3 (1 is a photo album, while 2 and 3 contain miscellanies: essays, drawings, poems, cards, photos, newsletters, conference materials, air travel documents, clippings, post-cards, festive cup holders, and a one-act play).
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); D'Arcy Hayman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift of the estate of D'Arcy Hayman. Date of acquisition--January 2003.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed jws and pl January-March 2004.
2010-02-11 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
D'Arcy Hayman was for twenty years the International Arts Program director for UNESCO (1960-1980). She was also a teacher, a painter and a writer whose monographs include Embrace Me Universe and The Calculus Virgin. Born in 1924 Hayman majored in the Arts at the University of California in Los Angeles UCLA where she received her B. A. in 1949 and her M. A. in 1952. Realizing her desire to be an art instructor she went on to receive her Ph. D. and her Ed. D. from Columbia University. Hayman continued to teach art even after she joined UNESCO and in 1978 UCLA recognized her service with an Alumni Award Professional Achievement Award. During her years at UNESCO Hayman assisted the governments of the 147 Member States in promoting the arts through education international conferences television film and financial support. She worked with such luminaries as Picasso, Buckminster Fuller, Jean Cocteau, King Vidor, J. L. Borges, and Samuel Becket for multi-cultural arts highlighting special projects poster travels. She also had the opportunity to meet such illustrious personages as Eleanor Roosevelt and Ezra Pound. Among her theories is the concept that the cultural environment to which the arts contribute invaluably is as important to human survival and progress as the physical environment. After her retirement from UNESCO Hayman dedicated herself to her drawings and poetry. She has left a legacy in education the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA has established a D'Arcy Hayman Fund and also a D'Arcy Hayman Scholarship while Santa Monica College has dedicated its Art Center which provides studio spaces for instruction in drawing and painting to Hayman s namesake.