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Wayne B. Hadley Genealogical Collection

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-272
This collection includes Wayne Hadley's extensive files on the history of the Hadley and related families. In addition to correspondence and source file, the collection also includes some biographical information about Wayne B. Hadley, as well as an annotated copy of the three volume set (and corrections) of Curtis E. Heaton's Ancestry of Simon Hadley, the Immigrant.


  • 1927-2008


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.


5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)


Wayne B. Hadley (1926-2001) was a family historian whose particular interest was in Quaker history and genealogy.This collection includes his extensive files on the history of the Hadley and related families.

Biographical / Historical

Wayne B. Hadley (1926-2001) was a family historian whose particular interest was in Quaker history and genealogy. Some of his research was published in the NGS Quarterly and other journals.

Born in Kinsman, Ohio, in 1926, he was the son of John Henry and Bessie Belle Bassett Hadley. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1954 and married Hazel Mason Hadley the same year. Hadley was employed as a research chemist and also taught Chemistry at Ohio State and at the University of California at Berkeley. He also worked at Zenith and at AMP where he did research in the field of fiber optics.


The collection is divided into four series. The original division into Correspondant and Source Files has been maintained:
  1. A Hadley Genealogy
  2. Correspondence Files
  3. Source Files
  4. Biographical

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Hazel M. Hadley, 2008 (2008-021)

Separated Materials

The following material, originally part of the collection,
  1. Wayne B. Hadley library of geneaolgical books: added to general and reference collections.
  2. Collection of family photographs: processed as PA 151
  3. Audio tapes added to AV:
An Inventory of the Wayne B. Hadley Genealogical Collection
FHL staff
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.
  • 2017: Finding aid was revised in July 2017 by Susanna Morikawa to add picture collection number, PA 151

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