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Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956

Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, 1907-1956

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence, announcements, extension exhibition reports, catalogs, essays and talks, photographs, and clippings mostly relating to her work in the Federal Art Project (Va.) with the Federal Art Galleries in Lynchburg and in Big Stone Gap, Va. Essays concern such matters as church art, trends in contemporary American art (ca. 1950), humor in art, on "seeing" landscape painting, and James J. Sweeney's exhibition in 1950. Among the photographs are one of Day and her husband Horace painting outdoors taken by Beverley Studios, 1948, and one of Ella Graham Agnew.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; Salisbury, N.C. and Staunton, Va. Born 1907, died 1956. Directed Federal Art Gallery at Big Stone Gap and at Lynchburg and was the assistant state art supervisor for the Federal Art Project in Virginia. Married Horace Day and together were co-directors of the art department at Mary Baldwin College.


The donor, Horace Talmadge Day, is the widower of Elizabeth Nottingham Day.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D/NDA/D available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.