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Also among her writing are drafts for an unpublished book on herbs, entitled The Casual Herbist, as well as her notes on herbs and a bibliography.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.
Regis University Archives and Special Collections is located on the fourth floor of Regis University Library. The collections do not circulate and may be accessed only in the Reading Room. Please contact Archives and Special Collections at 303.964.3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.