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Elizabeth Hayes Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.279

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Papers of Elizabeth Hayes (Goddard) who was the secretary to Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin when he began the effort to restore Williamsburg, Virginia.

Includes letters written to Elizabeth Hayes by Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin during his trip to Great Britain and France in 1929 where he did research and made contacts for the restoration of Williamsburg.

Typed carbon copy of "The Turn of Another Century, Personal Memories" by Rev. Dr. W.A. R. Goodwin dated October 1938.

Typed carbon copy of "Autobiographical Notes" by W.A. R. Goodwin dated Christmas 1924.

Typed carbon copy of "The Background and Beginnings of the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia" compiled from Dr. Goodwin's Files and from her contemporaneous diary notes by Elizabeth Hayes, Secretary to Dr. Goodwin dated 1933.


  • Creation: 1924-1938


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Elizabeth Hayes (Goddard) was the secretary of Rev. Dr. William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin from 1921-1939. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin began the process of restoring Colonial Williamsburg during this time.

Elizabeth Hayes was the daughter of Edward G. Hayes and Lizzie McGill. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:

Deposit after 1939.

Related Materials:

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives also holds papers of Elizabeth Hayes.

Processing Information:

Processed by Anne Johnson in September 2010.

Guide to the Elizabeth Hayes Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository