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Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956

Creator:
Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, 1907-1956
Subject:
Sweeney, James Johnson
Federal Art Project (Va.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
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.
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.
Citation:
Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel D/NDA/D available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography 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.
Provenance:
The donor, Horace Talmadge Day, is the widower of Elizabeth Nottingham Day.
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, Modern
Church decoration and ornament
Educators
Exhibition catalogs
Federal aid to the arts
Landscape painting
New Deal, 1933-1939
Painters
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7393
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209550
AAA_collcode_dayeliz
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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