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Louis DeVoursney Day Papers


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]3401 Market Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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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.

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

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

Gift of Louis DeVoursney Day, 1981.

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1960s (5 folders).
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1970s (3 folders).
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undated (5 folders).
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