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Horace Talmage Day papers, 1929-1965

Day, Horace Talmage, 1909-1984

Painter, Portrait painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, resumes, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and personal writings.
Reel 76: Letters, many to wife, Elizabeth Nottingham Day, from Kimon Nikolaides, Edward Laning, Minna Citron, Henry Schnakenberg, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; exhibition catalogs, many from Virginia museums and Public Works of Art Project, and typescript catalog introductions; career resumes of both Elizabeth and Horace Day; and photographs of the two artists.
Reel 135: Journal compiled from letters to wife, Elizabeth Nottingham Day, describing Day's World War II experiences in training at Camp Lee, Va. and other U.S. stations, on a troopship to France and in Germany following its surrender, including photographs of sketches from the original letters.
Reel 2803: Typescript of "Head Hunting in West 'By God' Virginia." Compiled from letters to Elizabeth Nottingham Day in 1948 and describing a week spent in Lewisburg seeking commissions for portraits.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and portrait painter; Staunton, Virginia. Married artist Elizabeth Nottingham.


Donated 1966 and 1971 by Horace T. Day.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 76, 135, and 2803 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

Horace Talmage Day papers, 1929-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.