The N. Katherine Hayles Collection contains 38 works from her personal collection that she donated to the Electronic Literature Organization. Hayles, a world renown scholar who worked in many different areas of digital media theory, authored many of the seminal texts about electronic literature, including Electronic Literature: New Horizons Beyond the Literary, Writing Machines, and How We Think, to name a few, and has been a long supporter and patron of the Electronic Literature Organization.
In December of 2017, Dr. N. Katherine Hayles transferred the collection (digital and physical materials) to the Electronic Literature Lab. Physical materials have since been held at the ELL. The digital materials were held in the ELO Repository at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, later moved to the ELO server in 2019.