Janet Gray Hayes Papers


San Jose State University
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
California--Politics and government ; Hammer, Susan ; Hayes, Janet Gray ; Mayors--California--San Jose ; Mineta, Norman Yoshio, 1931 ; San Jose (Calif.)--History--20th century ; Women in politics--California--History
The Janet Gray Hayes Papers document the historical significance of Hayes' mayoralty in state and national politics and her influence in bringing other women into local government. Hayes was pivotal in popularizing the Santa Clara Valley's reputation as the Feminist Capital of the World. Items in this collection also detail Hayes' commitment to improving citizen access to the mayor's office, reducing crime, and promoting controlled urban growth in San Jose. The Janet Gray Hayes Papers are organized into four series: Administrative Files, Campaign & Election Materials, Personal Materials, and Public Relations Materials.
Dates covered:
1914-2002, bulk 1974-1982
Collection Size:
12 boxes, 8.5 linear feet
Additional Information
Additional Information
Citation Sample:
Janet Gray Hayes Papers, MSS-2002-01, San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives.
Collection policy:
Open for research