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Edward C. Hayhow Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.523

Scope and Contents

The Edward C. Hayhow collection includes an MAC scrapbook containing items relating to sporting events, student activities, and entertainment; dance cards; an athletic association membership ticket, letters addressed to Hayhow regarding the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, and Pi Delta Epsilon; MAC Horse Show and Football tickets; an “I helped send the Band to Indiana” tag; and an article pertaining to Varsity Debate activities.

Photographs in the scrapbook include portraits, scenes of baseball and football games, athletes, campus military activities, a pet dog during class rush tug of war, and the Phi Delta fraternity house. There is an additional folder containing loose photographs.


  • Creation: 1922 - 1925

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Edward “Ted” Charles Hayhow was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on February 1, 1903. After graduating from high school, Hayhow attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1922-1925, completing his junior year focusing on Liberal Arts before moving to Pontiac, Michigan. While at MAC, Hayhow was a member of the Phi Delta fraternity, Pi Kappa Delta honorary forensic fraternity, Pi Delta Epsilon journalism fraternity, Board of Publications, Officers’ Club, All Freshman Baseball Team, Varsity Debate Team, a Sophomore Assistant for the 1924 Wolverine, Business Manager for the 1925 Wolverine, Editor-In-Chief of the Green Onion, and on numerous committees for the J-Hop, Military Ball, and Sophomore Barbecue. Following his three years at MAC, Hayhow took a job as the Pontiac Daily Press city editor in 1925. On December 1, 1928, Hayhow married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor, and together they had two children, David and Sue. Aside from his work at the Pontiac Daily Press, Hayhow held positions with the Michigan Traffic Safety Commission, Detroit Traffic Safety Council, and served as press secretary to former governor Harry F. Kelley. In 1946, Hayhow accepted a position as publisher of the Hillsdale Daily News, where he worked for twenty-five years until his retirement. In 1963, Hayhow received an honorary degree in journalism from Hillsdale College, and was President of the Michigan Press Association, President of the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association, and member of the Hillsdale College Board of Trustees. In 1975, Hayhow moved to Florida where he lived until his passing on November 18, 1981.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Edward C. Hayhow Collection
3 Ready For Cataloging
Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson
April 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US