Roger Hayward (1899-1979) was a talented artist, architect and inventor who is primarily remembered today for his distinct and prolific work as a scientific illustrator, collaborating for many years with Linus Pauling and Scientific American magazine, among others. This exhibit explores Hayward's life and work in greater detail, recounting along the way the fascinating story of a true American Renaissance man. At various points a poet and a puppeteer, Hayward was also an expert on optics who played an important role in the development of the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. He was a remarkable individual whose life story is full of surprises.
This exhibit has been developed through extensive use of the Roger Hayward Papers, which are available for research in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries.
Will Clark, Regina Pimentel, Christy Turner; Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries.