Annie Louise Merrill (Hayes) was born on February 17, 1880 to Stephen T. and Harriet A. (Hodgkins) Merrill. She attended Bates College, graduating in 1902. Following college, she taught school in her hometown of Gardiner, Maine and Natick, Massachusetts. On October 16, 1907, she married James Austin Hayes and relocated to Pennsylvania, where the couple had two children, Merrill Bemis and Helen Augusta. Throughout her life, Hayes maintained close relations with her alma mater, serving as class of 1902 secretary, a reunion leader, Alumni Fund represenentative, and as the founder, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Philadelphia Alumni Association. She received the Bates College Distinguished Service Award in 1959 for her many efforts.
The collection includes correspondence, school records, photographs, and other material related to Annie Merrill Hayes (class of 1902), such as photographs of Bates dormitory rooms, theater productions, social activities, and graduation during Hayes' time at Bates. The collection also includes information about class of 1902 reunions and alumni activities in which Hayes was involved.
Alphabetical by folder title.
The collection is open for research.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
These records are indexed under the following headings in the Bates College Library catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Hayes, Annie Merrill, 1880---Archives
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Alumni and alumnae
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--History
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students
Gift of Barbara Hayes Gray, 2001. Accession No.: 01-015.
Annie Merrill Hayes papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
Processed by Kat Stefko, 2007.
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