Donald Hayworth Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hayworth, Donald
Donald Hayworth papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet

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Biographical Note

Born in Toledo, Iowa in 1898, Donald Hayworth graduated from Grinnell College in 1918 and served in World War I as a private. After the war, Hayworth earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1921 and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1929. Donald worked as a high school teacher in Oskaloosa, Iowa from 1921-1923, professor at Penn College in Oskaloosa, 1923-1927, professor at the University of Akron, 1928-1937, and at Michigan State University, 1937-1963. During World War II, Hayworth was in charge of the speaker’s bureau at the Office of Civilian Defense in Washington, D.C. from 1942-1943 and with the Interior Department working in relations with states on energy conservation from 1944-1946. After the war, Hayworth became owner of Plastic’s Manufacturing from 1950-1963 and began his political career. Hayworth served in the 84th Congress from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1957, but lost his bid for reelection and subsequent elections after that. In the 1960s, Hayworth worked as a consultant for the Department of Agriculture, 1963-1964 and, and the Social Security Administration, 1965-1967. Hayworth continued to live in Washington D.C. until his death in February 25, 1982. (Biographical Directory of the United States Congress).

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Scope and Contents note

The Donald Hayworth papers consist of political campaign material, photographs, scrapbooks, and personal certificates of Hayworth’s career. Also, the collection contains a scrapbook of a lecture tour of Louise Morley, “Role of British Youth and Women in World War II”.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Barbara Hayworth, Donna L. Hill and Francene Polidori.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Cochrane, Louise, 1918-2012
  • Hayworth, Donald
  • Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963


  • Automobiles
  • Politics, Practical
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Certificate of Appreciation for Congressman Donald Hayworth. Kiwanis Club of Brighton, Michigan December 15, 1954 

2570 1

Congratulatory Telegrams for Congressional Victory 

2570 2

Don Hayworth (D) for Congress Campaign 

2570 3

Donald Hayworth’s Political Career Scrapbook 

2570 4

Lecture Tour of Louise Morley, “Role of British Youth and Women in World War II” Scrapbook. 

2570 5-6

Newspaper & Magazine Articles Relating to Donald Hayworth 

2570 7

Pan-American Airlines Certificates (2) 

2570 8

Special Subcommittee on Traffic Safety. Pictorial Record of the Detroit Hearings at General Motors August 27-28, 1956 

2570 9



“A Day in the Life of a Congressmen”. Detroit Free Press (14) 

People. Groups. Hayworth, Donald & Family. Michigan State University 1955 

People. Groups. Television Show 1956 

People. Hayworth, Donald (5) 

People. Hayworth, Donald & John F. Kennedy 

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Vacation in England (?) 

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