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Guide to the Morris Hayes Papers, 1966-1987

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715)-836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE AS382

Accession Number: 89-037 and 93-62

Collection Number: Archives Series 382

Creator: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; Department of Music & Theater Arts

Title: Morris Hayes Papers

Dates: 1966-1987

Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (4 archives boxes and ½ archives box)

Location of Collection: B5/5h

Languages: Collection materials are in English and Spanish.

Summary: Documents relating to Morris Hayes’ career in the music department.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morris D. Hayes received his bachelor and master degree in music education from the University of Nebraska in 1947 and 1948, respectively. He began his career directing high school chorus from 1948 until 1956, when he began instructing chorus at the university level beginning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Madison (1956-57). He served as chairman of music education and director of Glee Clubs as well as the Oratorio Instructor of Music at Kansas State University from 1957-1966. When Hayes joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1966 as director of choral organizations, the university had one choir. He soon developed a men’s chorus, then a women’s chorus. By 1975 he was conducting the Concert Choir, Oratorio Society, Singing Statemen, and Women’s Chorus, a total of 600 students weekly. He participated in professional organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), serving as president from 1972 to 1974. He also served as a guest conductor for various organizations and traveled abroad extensively for research and for choir tours from the late 1960s until the 1980s. Hayes retired from the university in 1987. He died on June 15, 2006 in Oceanside, California at the age of 87.

Content Description

The collection includes records documenting the career of Morris D. Hayes, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Director of Choral Organizations from 1966-1987. Also included are records concerning Hayes' male chorus, The Singing Statesmen, his participation in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) where he served as national president from 1972-74, Intercollegiate Music Council Minutes from the 1980s, and documentation of his many trips abroad either through UWEC or the International Youth Committee's "People-to-People International" program. Also included are photographs, many of which document the Singing Statesmen. Some material covers Hayes' days at Kansas State University in the early 1960s. Also included are two audiocassettes, "A Choral Salute to Morris D. Hayes".

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire ca. 1988 and 1992.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Morris Hayes Papers, 1966-1987. AS382. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Vince Mussehl, March 2011.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 21109190

Subjects

Personal Names: Morris Hayes.

Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, American Choral Directors Association, Intercollegiate Music Council, International Youth Committee, Kansas State University.

Subject Terms: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Dept. of Music, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Singing Statesmen, Choral societies--Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box 1/Folder 1

Personal/Biographical

Until 1987

Box 1/Folder 2

Personal/Correspondence

1971-1987

Box 1/Folder 3

Personal/Professional Awards & Recognition

1972-1985

Box 1/Folder 4

Personal/Programs from Guest Conducting

1964-1985

Box 1/Folder 5

Kansas State University Glee Club - Members

1965-1986

Box 1/Folder 6

Kansas State University Glee Club - Correspondence

1965-1987

Box 1/Folder 7

Kansas State University Glee Club - Performance Programs

1963-1967

Box 1/Folder 8

Kansas State University Glee Club - Publicity

1964-1966

Box 2/Folder 1

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Correspondence

1977-1983

Box 2/Folder 2

ACDA Correspondence

1983-1987

Box 2/Folder 3

ACDA Correspondence

1972-1985

Box 2/Folder 4

ACDA North Central Division

1977-1980

Box 2/Folder 5

ACDA People-To-People Youth Chorale

1979-1986

Box 2/Folder 6

ACDA People-To-People Goodwill Mission

1974

Box 2/Folder 7

ACDA People-To-People Tour (Europe)

1976

Box 2/Folder 8

ACDA People-To-People Tours

1983-1984

Box 3/Folder 1

Singing Statesmen Alumni Organization

1966-1986

Box 3/Folder 2

Singing Statesmen General Correspondence

1965-1986

Box 3/Folder 3

Singing Statesmen Performance Programs

1968-1986

Box 3/Folder 4

Singing Statesmen Publicity

1967-1982

Box 3/Folder 5

Singing Statesmen Scandinavian Tour

1980

Box 3/Folder 6

Singing Statesmen Fall Tour

1984

Box 3/Folder 7

Singing Statesmen Reunion

1974

Box 3/Folder 8

Singing Statesmen Reunion

1977

Box 3/Folder 9

Singing Statesmen Reunion

1981

Box 3/Folder 10

UWEC Music Department Concert Choir Programs

1965-1987

Box 3/Folder 11

UWEC Music Department Concert Choir Publicity

1967-1987

Box 3/Folder 12

UWEC Music Department Concert Choir European Tour

1968

Box 3/Folder 13

UWEC Music Department Concert Choir European Tour

1978

Box 4/Folder 1

UWEC Music Department Sabbatical Spring 1984

1984

Box 4/Folder 2

IMC Correspondence

1971-1986

Box 4/Folder 3

IMC QUODLIBET Board of Directors Minutes

1983-1987

Box 4/Folder 4

Photographs

Undated

Box 4/Folder 5

Photographs

Undated

Box 4/Folder 6

Photographs (Tour & Performances)

Undated

Box 4/Folder 7

Photographs (Tour & Performances)

Undated

Box 4/Folder 8

Photographs (Tour & Performance

Undated

Box 4/Folder 9

Photographs – Posed Group

Undated

Box 5/Folder 1

Photographs – Posed Group

Undated

Box 5/Folder 2

Negatives

Undated

Box 5/Folder 3

Contact Sheets

Undated

Box 5/Folder 4

Oversize Photograph

Undated

Box 5/Folder 5

2 audiocassette tapes: A Choral Salute to Morris D. Hayes and blue/gold “Morris Hayes” beanies

Undated

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