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D'Arcy Hayman papers, 1946-1992

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Call No.: MS#0568
Bib ID 5644461 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hayman, D'Arcy, 1924-
Title D'Arcy Hayman papers, 1946-1992
Physical Description 11 linear feet (10 boxes and 4 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in 8 series.

Description

Summary

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).

  • Series I. Correspondence

  • Series II. Manuscripts

    Poems are arranged in order by date (where available), so please do not disturb the sequence. The first poem in Box 2, Folder 8, was later included by its subject, Buckminster Fuller, in his book Synergistic Stew. Most of Hayman's poems, like her invitations, are decorated with illustrations and calligraphy. She uses this method of presentation - combining word and image - in her collection from 1969, Embrace Me Universe.

  • Series III. Scrapbooks

    Note to 530 and 531: These are the original pages of the scrapbook in numbered order to preserve the unity of the artifact. Where possible, elements in need of preservation were removed to other parts of collection, including Box 3 and logically cross-referenced with the folders in these flat boxes. The reader will want to pay special attention to the drawings from Hayman's art classes at UCLA. By contrast, with her later abstract and primitivist work, many of these college drawings are modeled on fashion magazine art

  • Series IV. Journals

  • Series V. Art

  • Series VI. Photographs

  • Series VII. Monographs

  • Series VIII: Additions to the Papers

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); D'Arcy Hayman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers processed jws and pl January-March 2004.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
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Artists -- Poetry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists -- United States -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists -- United States -- Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawing -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leithold, Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I. Correspondence



Box 1 Folder 1 Contents: Uncollected Letters by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 letters


Box 1 Folder 2 Letters collected in Scrapbooks 2 and 3, 7 letters


Box 1 Folder 3 Invitations by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 invitations

[Hayman regarded her invitations as works of art, with decorated borders, drawings, and calligraphy. Interestingly, perhaps because she regarded them as artwork, Hayman saved only her own writings to correspondents. There are no letters or invitations "to D'Arcy Hayman" in the collection. ]

Series II. Manuscripts

Poems are arranged in order by date (where available), so please do not disturb the sequence. The first poem in Box 2, Folder 8, was later included by its subject, Buckminster Fuller, in his book Synergistic Stew. Most of Hayman's poems, like her invitations, are decorated with illustrations and calligraphy. She uses this method of presentation - combining word and image - in her collection from 1969, Embrace Me Universe.


Box 1 Folder 4 Essays and Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1947-1954, 30 poems and essays


Box 1 Folder 5 Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1947-1954, 30 poems and essays



Box 2 Folder 6 Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1947-1954, 30 poems and essays


Box 2 Folder 7 Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1981-1986, 30 poems and essays


Box 2 Folder 8 Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1981-1986, 30 poems and essays


Box 2 Folder 9 Uncollected Poetry by D'Arcy Hayman, 1981-1986, 30 poems and essays


Box 2 Folder 10 Essays and Poetry from Scrapbooks 2 and 3, 5 poems and essays

Series III. Scrapbooks

Note to 530 and 531: These are the original pages of the scrapbook in numbered order to preserve the unity of the artifact. Where possible, elements in need of preservation were removed to other parts of collection, including Box 3 and logically cross-referenced with the folders in these flat boxes. The reader will want to pay special attention to the drawings from Hayman's art classes at UCLA. By contrast, with her later abstract and primitivist work, many of these college drawings are modeled on fashion magazine art



Box 3 Folder 11 Scrapbook 2, extracts, 8 drawings, poem, newsletters, newspaper clipping, one-act play


Box 3 Folder 12 Scrapbook: 2, extracts, 20 plane ticket, brochures, newsletter, certificate, post-cards, conference schedule, autographs, news clippings, drawing


Box 3 Folder 13 Curriculum Vitae, 1980, 1 t.m.



Flat Box 530 Folder 1 Scrapbook 2 (blue binder), original pages, 10 11 x 13 thick pages on which are affixed drawings, cards, festive cup holders; some items are reproduced on acid-free paper and placed in folder inserts


Flat Box 530 Folder 2 Scrapbook 2 (blue binder), original pages, 18 11 x 13 thick pages on which are affixed clippings, drawings, poems, newsletters, one-act play; some items are reproduced on acid-free paper and placed in folder inserts



Flat Box 531 Folder 3 Scrapbook 3 (green binder), original pages, 13 11 x 13 thick pages on which are affixed drawings, clippings, essays, poems, newsletters, postcards, conference materials, photos; some items are reproduced on acid-free paper and placed in folder inserts


Flat Box 531 Folder 4 Scrapbook 3 (green binder), original pages, 16 11 x 13 thick pages on which are affixed drawings, clippings, essays, poems, newsletters, postcards, conference materials, photos, and a one-act play; some items are reproduced on acid-free paper and placed in folder inserts

Series IV. Journals



Box 3 Folder 14 D' Arcy Hayman's Journal, 1957 January thru August, 56 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 3 Folder 15 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal, 1957 January thru August, 60 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 3 Folder 16 D' Arcy Hayman's Journal, 1957 thru 1958, 53 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 3 Folder 17 D' Arcy Hayman's Journal, 1957 thru 1958, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 3 Folder 18 D' Arcy Hayman's Journal, 1957 thru 1958, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings



Box 4 Folder 19 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Italy and Germany, 55 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 4 Folder 20 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Italy and Germany, 47 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 4 Folder 21 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Italy and Germany, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 4 Folder 22 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Italy and Germany, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 4 Folder 23 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Argentina, Bunraku, Tblishi, Sweden, Romania, 80 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 4 Folder 24 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Africa, 44 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings



Box 5 Folder 26 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Thailand, Spoleto, Teheran, Beirut, 60 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 5 Folder 27 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: India, Pago Pago, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 5 Folder 28 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Damascus, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 5 Folder 29 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Japan, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 5 Folder 30 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Travels: Japan, 50 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings


Box 5 Folder 31 D'Arcy Hayman's Journal - Apollo, 60 letter-sized pages, the majority in original ink, including hand-written materials and drawings

[The Apollo journal (folder 31), containing Hayman's reflections on Buckminster Fuller, Religion, and Space Travel, is included here because it is continuous with the Japan journal in the original ordering. The pages in these folders have been numbered to preserve the sequence of materials as they originally appeared in the journals. Please do not disturb the sequence.]

Series V. Art



Box 6 Folder 32 Uncollected Drawings by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 letter-sized ink drawings


Box 6 Folder 33 Uncollected Drawings by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 letter-sized ink drawings


Box 6 Folder 34 Uncollected Drawings by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 letter-sized ink drawings


Box 6 Folder 35 Uncollected Drawings by D'Arcy Hayman, 30 letter-sized ink drawings


Box 6 Folder 36 Drawings from D'Arcy Hayman's Journals, 30 letter-sized ink drawings

[Pages in Folder 36-39 are numbered to preserve the unity of their original arrangement. When numbering is continuous across folders, this indicates that all the drawings in the sequence were originally bound together. Please do not disturb the order]


Box 6 Folder 37 Drawings from D'Arcy Hayman's Journals, 30 letter-sized ink drawings

[Pages in Folder 36-39 are numbered to preserve the unity of their original arrangement. When numbering is continuous across folders, this indicates that all the drawings in the sequence were originally bound together. Please do not disturb the order]


Box 6 Folder 38 Drawings from D'Arcy Hayman's Journals, 30 letter-sized ink drawings

[Pages in Folder 36-39 are numbered to preserve the unity of their original arrangement. When numbering is continuous across folders, this indicates that all the drawings in the sequence were originally bound together. Please do not disturb the order]


Box 6 Folder 39 Drawings from D'Arcy Hayman's Journals, 30 letter-sized ink drawings

[Pages in Folder 36-39 are numbered to preserve the unity of their original arrangement. When numbering is continuous across folders, this indicates that all the drawings in the sequence were originally bound together. Please do not disturb the order]


Box 6 Folder 40 Drawings from D'Arcy Hayman's Scrapbooks, 2 ink drawings



Flat Box 532 Canvass drawing, 1 25 x 20 canvass

Series VI. Photographs



Box 7 Folder 41 Photographs from Scrapbook 1, 22 photographs


Box 7 Folder 41 Photograph 1: Buckminster Fuller


Box 7 Folder 41 Photograph 8: Eleanor Roosevelt


Box 7 Folder 41 Photographs 13-14, Ezra Pound


Box 7 Folder 41 Photograph 16: Man on the right is identified as "Maeght"


Box 7 Folder 41 Photograph 23, Ezra Pound


Box 7 Folder 42 Photographs from Scrapbook 1, 22 photographs


Box 7 Folder 43 Photographs from Scrapbooks 1 and 3, 22 photographs


Box 7 Folder 43 Photograph 51: View of Hayman's New York Studio



Flat Box 533 Folder 5 Scrapbook 1 (orange binder), pages 1-16, 64 acid-free reproductionsons

[All photos were removed from D'Arcy Hayman's Scrapbooks, including one (Scrapbook #1) devoted entirely to photos. Some personages were identifiable (see photographs above). The photocopies of the photographs have been numbered and arranged to preserve their original sequence in the scrapbooks. Do not disturb the sequence.]

Series VII. Monographs



Box 8 The Arts and Man (1969). Hayman wrote the Introduction to this worldwide survey of art and its functions.


Box 8 Embrace Me Universe and More (1979). By D'Arcy Hayman. Hayman's collection of her drawings and poems from the fifties and sixties. The preface is written by her friend Buckminster Fuller.


Box 8 The Calculus Virgin: An Artist's View of the Language of the Calculus (1992). Mythological interpretations of lectures on calculus, as delivered by her friend, the mathematician Louis Leithold



Box 9 Folder 44 Staging Embrace Me Universe. Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 56 poems and drawings

[Pages in these folders have been numbered and arranged in folders to preserve the sequence of materials as they originally appeared at each stage of Hayman's planning for the book. Please do not disturb the sequence. The drawings in these folders can also be viewed in Monographs - Box 8, published version ofEmbrace Me Universe]


Box 9 Folder 45 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 45 poems and drawings


Box 9 Folder 46 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 35 poems and drawings


Box 9 Folder 47 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 32 poems and drawings


Box 9 Folder 48 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 40 poems and drawings


Box 9 Folder 49 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 25 poems


Box 9 Folder 50 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 40 poems


Box 9 Folder 51 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 4 pasteboard


Box 9 Folder 52 Plans and Proofs for Embrace Me Universe, 40 poems

Series VIII: Additions to the Papers


2019:

(Accession 2019.2020.M088. Gift of Kaye Spilker)



Box 10 Folder 53 "First trip to Europe" Original manuscript, 1954

(Original ink drawings reproduced using an Ozolith process).


Box 10 Folder 54 Letter from Victor A. Cusack to Garth Graeper, 18 July 2005

With his 2 page "Inventory of the D'Arcy Hayman Archive").


Box 10 Folder 55 Copy of D'Arcy Hayman's M.A. diploma from the University of California , 18 June 1953


Box 10 Folder 56 Spiral notebook of poetry, diary entries, commentary on people and venues, 1952-1963


Box 10 Folder 57 Spiral notebook "Autobiography of d'Arcy Hayman", 1980


Box 10 Folder 58 Ink drawing of two facing heads, with animals


Box 10 Folder 59 Ink drawing of man in a landscape with outsretched arms and two animals


Box 10 Folder 60 Embrace Me Universe And More drawings and poems by d'Arcy Hayman, 1979


Box 10 Folder 61 The Calculus Virgin: An Artist's View of the Language of Calculus by d'Arcy Hayman, with an introduction by Louis Leithhold, 1992