Hays was a twentieth century political, civic, and religious leader who served in the Arkansas legislature and as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century Information: Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- Southern school news (University of Georgia Libraries)