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G.C. Haymes Skymail collection

Greg Haymes (1951-2019) was a writer, musician and visual artist. Born in Buffalo and raised in Tonawanda, NY, he moved to Albany to attend the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Theatre, with an English minor, emphasizing poetry, in 1972. He remained in the Albany area and worked as a journalist, music critic, and artist until his death. Between 1974 and 1978, Haymes mailed nearly 500 copies of a letter along with return postcards, asking recipients to "describe the sky." The collection comprises 225 original postcards mailed to Haymes as part of the Skymail project, along with 2 notebooks documenting the project.