Scope and arrangement
The Lucy Kroll Agency files consist of the correspondence and contracts of Helen Hayes. The bulk of the collection are letters written to Lucy Kroll by Helen Hayes from 1956 through the 1970's. There are some contracts in the collection but there are many gaps and they by no means reflect Helen Hayes' long and varied career.
The Helen Hayes files are arranged in three series:
Correspondence from Helen Hayes to her agents Lucy and Nathan Kroll. The correspondence includes information of both her personal life and her professional projects.
Correspondence from business acquaintances to Helen Hayes concerning her work. Correspondents of note include: Maurice Evans, Ross Hunter, Lawrence Langner and Ellis Rabb.
Contracts consist of Helen Hayes' contracts for a very small portion of her professional work. They include contracts for some of her books as well as for her Academy Award winning role of Asa Quonset in the film Airport and the pilot for the television series The Snoop Sisters. Also included is a contract for the film version of the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur play Jumbo