The Richard Hayward Archive at Belfast Central Library consists of manuscripts, typescripts and a dictaphone recording. Richard Hayward (1898-1964) was a native of Northern Ireland. He began his career as an actor in Belfast, but was also well known as a travel writer. He was particularly interested in the Ulster dialect.
He was associated with the Ulster Players, acting with and managing the group for a number of years. Hayward also made over a hundred records as a ballad singer and directed the first sound motion picture made in Ireland. Richard Hayward died in Belfast in a car accident on October 13th 1964.
There are manuscripts of "Sugarhouse Entry" and "Border Foray"and a radio typescript of "Christmas rhymers". The archive also includes a rough first draft of " Munster and the city of Cork" recorded on dictaphone belts (there is no equipment for their use).
2 manuscripts, 1 radio typescript and a dictaphone recording.
Itemised hand-list with manual indexing.
Libraries NI have legal owership of this collection. All enquiries regarding access and permissions should be directed to Libraries NI.