The Lois Beebe Hayna Papers were given to the Regis University Archives and Special Collections in 2010 by Joan Hershberger.
The entire collection is open for research use.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Lois Beebe Hayna Papers are the physical property of Regis University Libraries. Permission to publish any copyrighted material within the collection is the responsibility of the researcher.
The Lois Beebe Hayna Papers, Archives and Special Collections,
10 ringbinders, 3 cartons
Hours and Location
Tuesday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All materials in Archives & Special Collections can be found on the 4th floor of Dayton Memorial Library, Room 401. All researchers are welcome; an appointment is advised. To ensure access to the Archives and Special Collections, contact Elizabeth Cook for an appointment.
Scope and Content
This is a rich collection of Lois Beebe Hayna’s creative works. It begins with poetry from her college days, and a play she co-authored during her first teaching job in the 1930s. The collection also contains essays and short stories she wrote in the 1970s – 1980s. Of significance is a very comprehensive collection of her poems from the 1970s to the present.
Also among her writing are drafts for an unpublished book on herbs, entitled The Casual Herbist, as well as her notes on herbs and a bibliography. While researching this book, Hayna had a brief correspondence with Waverley Root, a noted writer about food.
The collection contains correspondence, rejection and acceptance letters to Hayna from publishers, citations for her numerous awards, publications that include her works, clippings, flyers for poetry programs, and photographs of Hayna and members of the Hayna Writers, a group for poets that she started in 1974.