University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Arthur Robert Hayes Papers, 1879-1954



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hayes, Arthur Robert
Title: Arthur Robert Hayes papers
Dates: 1879-1954
Abstract: Arthur Robert Hayes earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Texas in 1952, after having spent five years researching and writing a dissertation on "The Influence and Impact of Edwin DuBois Shurter on Speech Education in Texas". The papers are comprised of correspondence, research materials, and photographs of Edwin DuBois and Alice Burtt Shurter, and document the years of work Hayes put into his dissertation.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03833
Extent: 10 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Arthur Robert Hayes earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Texas in 1952, after having spent five years researching and writing a dissertation on "The Influence and Impact of Edwin DuBois Shurter on Speech Education in Texas". He had corresponded with Mrs. Alice B. Shurter for years while preparing the work. Hayes was a student in the State Home High School at Corsicana, Texas, and Shurter was his judge for debates and declamations. E. D. Shurter organized the UT School of Oratory in 1899, a precursor to the UT Department of Public Speaking, of which he served as chairman, 1899 to 1923. In 1910 Shurter organized the Texas High School Debating League, which was the foundation for the University Interscholastic League. He additionally served as director of the UT Department of Extension, 1912 to 1920. Dr. Hayes went on to become head of the Speech and Drama Department at Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas.

Source:

Interscholastic Leaguer, September 1952


Scope and Contents

The Arthur Robert Hayes Papers, 1879-1954, are comprised of correspondence, research materials, and photographs of Edwin DuBois and Alice Burtt Shurter. The materials document the years of work Hayes put into his dissertation on "The Influence and Impact of Edwin DuBois Shurter on Speech Education in Texas". Hayes' high school diploma from State Home High School at Corsicana, Texas, is also included, as is a letter, a telegram, and notes regarding D. F. Strickland's appointment to the UT Board of Regents in 1942.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Hayes, Arthur Robert
Shurter, Alice Burtt
Shurter, Edwin DuBois, 1863-1946
Strickland, D. F.
Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Interscholastic Athletic Association
Subjects
Speech--Study and teaching
Places
Austin
Texas
Document Types
Academic dissertations

Related Materials

See also the Edwin DuBois Shurter Papers, 1907-1942.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Robert Hayes Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1977-033

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, July 1986.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, August 2016.


OCLC Number

961119177


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3G323 [SRH1230016004] General correspondence, 1950-1954
Correspondence with Alice Burtt Shurter, 1949-1951
Research material
Edwin DuBois Shurter's correspondence, 1905-1931, undated
Edwin DuBois Shurter's correspondence on literary productions, 1918-1936
Questionnaires and interview, 1948-1952
Edwin DuBois Shurter's material on oratorical contest, 1924
Edwin DuBois Shurter's questionnaires, 1917, 1919
Edwin DuBois Shurter's articles, notes, speeches, 1899-1946
Printed material, 1893-1933, undated
Clippings, presentation to Arthur Hayes from the Department of Speech, 1916-1951, undated
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3Y77 [SRH1230028405] Photographs of Edwin DuBois and Alice Burtt Shurter
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2H434 [SRH1230008541] State Home High School - diploma of Arthur R. Hayes, 1925
Telegram, letter, notes regarding D. F. Strickland and the UT Board of Regents, 1942