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J. M. Hayes manuscripts, 1988-1991

MS 754

Collection Summary

Creator: Hayes, J.M.
Collection Name:J. M. Hayes manuscripts,
Inclusive Dates: 1988-1991
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet
Abstract:This collection consists of correspondence, drafts, and publicity materials surrounding the publication of J. M. Hayes' novel The Grey Pilgrim. The novel was publiced in August 1990 by Walker and Company.
Collection Number:MS 754
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

J. M. "Mike" Hayes is an author of mystery novels. He wqas born and raised in Kansas and later attended the University of Arizona for graduate studies. He moved to Tucson where he lives with his wife, Barbara. Hist first novel, The Grey Pilgrim, was published in 1990. The novel's fictional characters are living in 1940's Arizona in an alternative reality. The novel was originally published by Walker and Company, but would later be re-published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2000.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection include manuscript uncorrected proofs of The Grey Pilgrim, early and intermediate drafts of the novel, a later draft of the novel pre-publication, author questionnaires, correspondence between Hayes, agents, and publishers, and copies of publicity materials and newspaper clippings.


This collection is arranged into 1 series:
Series 1: The Grey Pilgrim, 1988-1990



There are no restrictions on this collection.


It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from theowner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Access Terms

Authors -- Manuscripts
Manuscripts, English

Administrative Information

Credit Line

J. M. Hayes manuscripts (MS 754). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries

Processing History

Processed by Michelle Nicole Boyer-Kelly in 2021.

Container List

Series I: The Grey Pilgrim, 1988-1990
Scope and Contents
This series contains materials pertaining to Hayes' debut novel The Grey Pilgrim.
11 Correspondence, 1988-1990
12 Newspaper articles, 1990
13 Publicity, 1990
14 The Grey Pilgrim, early draft (1 of 2), undated
15 The Grey Pilgrim, early draft (2 of 2), undated
16 The Grey Pilgrim, intermediate draft (1 of 2), undated
17 The Grey Pilgrim, intermediate draft (2 of 2), undated
21 The Grey Pilgrim, late draft (1 of 2), undated
22 The Grey Pilgrim, late draft (2 of 2), undated
23 The Grey Pilgrim, advanced uncorrected proofs, 1990