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Louis DeVoursney Day PapersUPT 50 D274

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Date [inclusive]
1950-1980
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Gift of Louis DeVoursney Day, 1981.

ARRANGEMENT

This is an unprocessed collection. A rough inventory is available in the Archives.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born in 1916 in Newark, New Jersey, he attended Summit (New Jersey) High School and Deerfield Academy before entering the University of Pennsylvania. Active in many student organizations, most notably Mask and Wig and Pennsylvania Pictures, he was graduated from the School of Fine Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1941. After graduation, he worked for the University as Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorum, Coordinator of University Convention and Conference Facilities, and Director of Public Affairs for the University Museum. While Director of Houston Hall, he served as President and member of the board of the Association of College Unions.

After leaving the University Museum, Day worked as a freelance graphic designer for various non-profit institutions including many offices and organizations associated with the University of Pennsylvania. He also was the Art Editor of Archaeology Magazine. Throughout his life, he was active in the work of the General Alumni Society and his own Penn Class of 1941. He died in 1998.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Contains brochures, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, reports, letterheads and invitations designed by Day for Penn’s Development and University Relations Department.

Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)
Brochures.
Occupation(s)
Illustrators.
Subject(s)
College publications–Illustrations.
Pamphlets–Designs.

Inventory

 

Artwork 

Box

Folder

1950s 

 1

 

1960s (5 folders) 

 1

 

1970s (3 folders) 

 1

 

undated (5 folders) 

 1