John S. Day papers, 1915-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Day, John S. (John Stewart), 1909-1986
Title
John S. Day papers
Dates
1915-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
10.6 cubic feet, (17 document cases, 5 flat boxes, 2 telescoping boxes, and 11 oversize folders)
Collection Number
Coll 617
Summary
Papers, clippings, ephemera, and photographs of John S. Day
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Italian


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in August 1909, John Stewart Day grew up in Medford, Oregon, the son of judge and state representative Earl Benjamin Day (John’s younger brother Ben would also serve in the Oregon Legislature). He worked as a young man at Crater Lake National Park, and his education included time at Oregon State College (later Oregon State University), University of Oregon, and the Babson Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Day co-owned the Blue Moon Ranch near Medford, Oregon with movie star Ginger Rogers. In the late 1940s, he made efforts to create a resort for celebrities in the Medford area, named Table Rock Estates. While this project faltered, another of his real estate developments, Verde Hills, succeeded, and was incorporated into the city of Medford.

Day was athletically inclined throughout his life, playing football in high school, and going on big game hunting expeditions as an adult. His athletic activities took on a new importance when, at about age 40, he was diagnosed with arthritis. Doctors told him that he could no longer ride a horse, but did encourage him to walk and lift weights. This spurred Day’s mountaineering career, during which he set a number of mountain-climbing records in North America. In 1960, he attempted a climb on Mt. McKinley (later Denali), but this ascent ended in tragedy when his party experienced a fall, injuring Day and killing one of his fellow climbers. One of the rescue planes sent for them also crashed, killing two more people.

In the 1960s, Day began competitive skiing. He founded the Oregon Nordic Club, was Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association in 1967, and also involved with the United States Ski Association, the United States Ski Education Foundation, and the United States Ski Team. He was an avid promoter of ski touring. In addition to his mountaineering and skiing endeavors, Day was active in bicycling and canoeing, being responsible for the latter sport being included in the Olympics. He remained physically active into his old age.

In 1935, Day married Mary Brown Parsons, the daughter of businessman Reginald H. Parsons; they had one son, Jack. Day and his wife were socially active, and known for their frequent dinner parties at their home at Gold Hill, Oregon, near Medford. Day was also a member of the Explorers Club and the Adventurer’s Club.

John S. Day died in his Medford home in May 1986, just a few months following his wife’s death.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of papers, clippings, and photographs relating to the life and activities of John S. Day. In addition to extensive correspondence, including with such figures as Lela Rogers and Ray Atkeson, the collection contains ledgers from Day’s Blue Moon Ranch, papers and plans relating to the construction of Day’s home at Gold Hill and his real estate development ventures, and papers relating to Day’s mountaineering and skiing careers, including records from the Pacific Northwest Ski Association, the United States Ski Association, the United States Ski Educational Foundation, and the United States Ski Team.

The collection also houses an extensive collection of magazines, newspaper issues, and newspaper clippings, most of which include material either written by or about Day. Photographs include color stereo views of a hunting trip on Kodiak Island, and images from Day’s Forest Service work at Crater Lake.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

John S. Day papers, Coll 617, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A :   Personal papers and ephemera ,  1925-1967 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Adventurer's Club materials
1951; 1955
1/2
Article on Olympic canoe racing
undated
1/3
Brochure on Administration on Aging
1965
1/4
Business cards and small certificates
1927-1936; undated
1/5
Certificate of membership, American Hereford Association
1947 September 25
1/6
Miscellaneous clippings and articles
1966-1967; undated
Subseries 1 : Correspondence
Includes both letters sent and received. The bulk of letters from 1927-1946 are letters sent to Day, whereas a majority of letters from 1947-1953 are copies of letters which Day sent.
Box/Folder
1/7
Correspondence with family
1927-1931; undated
1/8
Correspondence with family
1933-1935
1/9
Correspondence with family
1936-1937
1/10
Correspondence with family
1944-1951
1/11
Correspondence with family
circa 1950
1/12
Correspondence with family
1952-1953
1/13
Personal correspondence
1928-1929
1/14
Personal correspondence
1930
1/15
Personal correspondence
1932-1933
1/16
Personal correspondence
1935-1935
1/17
A
1947-1952; 1956
2/1
Abercrombie & Fitch
1947-1953
2/2
Aitken, Russel B.
1952
2/3
Anders, Rafe
1951; 1953
2/4
Atkeson, Ray
1951
2/5
B
1947-1953
2/6
Bayliss family
1947-1951
2/7
Bemis Brothers Bag Co.
1950
2/8
Blair, Bud
1948-1953
2/9
Brennan, James and family
1947-1953
2/10
Briggs, Jack
1948-1949
2/11
Brittain, Walter F.
1949-1952
2/12
C
1947-1953
2/13
Canfield, B. R.
1948-1949
2/14
Cohen, Nate Hart
1939; undated
2/15
Corcoran, Inc.
1947-1948
2/16
Crow, Nelson R.
1947-1950
2/17
Coburn, F. Ward
1948-1949
2/18
Cuny, C. H.
1948-1952
2/19
D
1936-1940
2/20
D
1947-1952
2/21
Day, John and Darlene
Unrelated couple residing in Decatur, Illinois.
1948-1950
2/22
Department of Commerce
1940 April 1
2/23
Durkin, Lt. Commander Thomas C.
1947-1953
2/24
E-F
1947-1953
2/25
Eastman Kodak Company
1948-1953
2/26
Edmondson, Ben
1937 December 6
2/27
Explorers Club
1952
2/28
Evans, Mrs. R. Kenneth
1947
2/29
F
1938-1940
2/30
Fairweather, Don
1950, 1953
3/1
First National Bank, Medford Branch
1947-1952
3/2
Frazier, Col. William D.
1949-1951
3/3
G
1938; undated
3/4
G
1948-1953
3/5
George L. Coburn Laboratory
1951 January-February
3/6
George, Mildred
1930-1933
3/7
Grant, William T.
1948-1952
3/8
H
1938-1940; undated
3/9
H
1947-1953
3/10
Herdman, Bill
1948-1953
3/11
Herrick, Eugene
1947-1949
3/12
Heywood, Seth
1952-1953
3/13
I-J
1948-1952
3/14
Jackson County, Oregon
1935 September 3
3/15
K
1948-1951
3/16
Kessler, Thayer C.
1932-1937
3/17
L
Letters from "Bob." Surname presumed to begin with L because original folder bore "L" on its tab.
1939 October-November
3/18
L
1947-1953
3/19
L. L. Bean, Inc.
1947-1952
3/20
Lemmon, Byron
1949-1951
3/21
Lewis, Lester L.
1947-1949
3/22
Lowe, William
Managing editor of Look Magazine.
1951-1952
3/23
M
1935-1940
3/24-3/25
M
1947-1953
3/26
McElwaine, Bob
1949
4/1
McFarland, Jack S.
1947-1949
4/2
Meacham, Walter and Mary
1947-1951
4/3
Meier, Jack L.
1952
4/4
Mitchell, John J. ("Jack")
1947-1951
4/5
N
1948-1952
4/6
Newbury, Earl T.
1948-1949
4/7
Newhall, Bill
1941 May 26
4/8
O
1938-1939
4/9
O
1947-1951
4/10
O'Brien, George J.
1947-1951
4/11
Oregon State Highway Commission
1947; 1951
4/12
P
1938-1940
4/13
P-Q
1947-1953
4/14
R
1939-1942
4/15
R
1947-1953
4/16
Ridgway, Katherine
1934-1935
4/17
Robinson, Vernon
Also includes correspondence with the firm Robinson, Potter & Shepherd Insurance, where Robinson worked.
1947-1952
4/18
Rogers, Giner
Copies of letters sent from Day to Rogers.
1951
4/19
Rogers, Lela
Mother of Ginger Rogers. Includes letters to and from Day.
1949-1953
4/20
Rostell, Ernest A.
1949
4/21
S
1937-1941
4/22-4/23
S
1947-1953
4/24
Schindler, Raymond and Walter
5/1
Scott, Lester E.
1948-1951
5/2
Shepard, Paul F.
1947-1948
5/3
Smith, George A., Jr.
1948-1949
5/4
Swanson, Norman E.
1947-1953
5/5
T
1948-1952
5/6
Tedrow Maurice R.
1949-1952
5/7
Theissen, Earl
Associated with Look Magazine. Includes a July 15, 1953 letter informing Day that Look Magazine will employ Ernest Hemingway for a story on Africa instead of Day.
1948-1952
5/8
Tooze, Lamar
1932 January-March
5/9
Tumy, Earl S.
1939-1940
5/10
U-V
1948-1952
5/11
W
1937-1940
5/12
W
1947-1953
5/13
Werner, Carl
1948-1951
5/14
Williams Electric Company
1948-1949
5/15
Winter & Co.
1947-1951
5/16
Y-Z
1949-1951
5/17
"Gertrude"
Surname not indicated.
undated
5/18
"Winifred"
Surname not indicated.
1930-1932
5/19
Unidentified
Includes letter sent to couple in Hardy Bay, British Columbia.
1949 July 19; undated
5/20
Correspondence re Erb Memorial Building, University of Oregon
1947
Box/Folder
5/21
Correspondence and records re work at Crater Lake National Park
1931; 1933
5/22
Letter of introduction for Day to work as emergency fireman at Crater Lake National Forest
1929 April 23
5/23
Educational records and ephemera
1925-1937
6/1
Education - Medford High School yearbook, The Crater
1927
6/2
Education - Medford High School yearbook, The Crater
1928
6/3
Attendance list for Explorers Club 50th Anniversary Dinner
1954 March 19
6/4
Program for 53rd Annual Explorers Club Dinner
1957 March 15
6/5
"A Family Row"
Handwritten piece by Day about wolverines.
circa 1931
Subseries 2 : Financial records
See also: Series D, Residence and property development
Box/Folder
6/6
Cattle purchase agreement
1940 November 6
6/7
Financial records
1955-1956
6/8
Insurance for stuffed stag and cricket bat from Scotland
1949 December 12
6/9
Loose ledger sheets
1943-1949
6/10
Letter and attached records re sold securities
1954 March 27
Box/Folder
6/11
Form invitation letters
1949; undated
6/12
"Information Concerning Applegate Trail"
Notes that Day made regarding possible route of the Applegate Trail, made to help determine where historical markers should be placed.
1948
6/13
Invitation to launch of USS Tennessee
1932 August 27
6/14
Mailing lists
circa 1950
6/15
"Population and Household Trends 1960-1980"
1965 April
6/16
Clippings and articles re physical fitness
1966
6/17
Studies on physical fitness
1954-1965
7/1
"Sound Facts on Mink Raising"
circa 1935
7/2
Stationery
circa 1955
7/3
"You and I Remain"
circa 1947

Series B :   Mountaineering ,  1952-1965 Return to Top

See also: Series E, Publicity.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/4
Brochure by Northern Consolidated Airlines on Mt. McKinley
circa 1960
7/5
Correspondence and records re Mountain Rescue Training School
1964
7/6
Report, "8th Ascent of South Peak of Mt. McKinley"
Has penned note on cover page reading, "John - This is the kind of report we'd like to get from you after the trip. B.W."
1952
7/7
Wy'east Climbers
1963
7/8
Wy'east Climbers
1964
7/9
Wy'east Climbers
1965

Series C :   Skiing ,  1960-1971 Return to Top

See also: Series E, Publicity.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/10
Bud Werner League Skiing brochure
circa 1966
7/11
Clippings re skiing and skiers
1966; undated
7/12
Clippings and programs re ski touring in Norway and Finland
Materials are in Norwegian and Finnish.
1964-1965
7/13
Materials re 4th Annual Cross-Country Ski Touring Race
1966
7/14
Materials re 5th Annual Cross-Country Ski Touring Race
1967
7/15
Invitation to 1967 Dartmouth Outing Club Ski Touring Workshop
1966 December
7/16
Far West Ski Association resolution on San Gorgonio
undated
7/17
Fitness test results
1966
7/18
Handwritten list of time results
circa 1966
7/19
Instructions on planning cross-country ski events
1961-1963
7/20
The International Ski Competition Rules
1963
7/21
International Ski Federation mailings by John S. Day
1967 December 6; undated
7/22
Time results for Kongsbergers Annual Nordic Tournament
1965 January 16
7/23
National Ski Association of America Ski Competition Rules for Junior National Nordic Championships
1960
7/24
Invitation to 10th Annual Nordic Clinic at Crested Butte, Colorado
1966
7/25
Materials re North American Nordic Championships, Crested Butte, Colorado
1963
Subseries 1 : Pacific Northwest Ski Association
Box/Folder
8/1
Records and correspondence
1962-1967
8/2
Articles and bylaws
1965 June 15
8/3
Bylaws
1965 June 15
8/4
Pages from amended bylaws
circa 1966
8/5
Medford Mail Tribune clipping re Pacific Northwest Ski Association
1965 September 16
8/6
Draft of Competition Policy Council meeting minutes
1967 July
8/7
Competition Program report
1966 October 11
8/8
Competition Program report
1966 November 29
8/9
Convention booklet
1966 April 30-May 1
8/10
Financial and membership reports
1966 December 30 - 1967 January 16
8/11
Information on Leavenworth Winter Sport Club School
1966 December
8/12
Mailings
1965-1966
8/13
Meeting minutes
1965-1967
8/14
Nordic Committee progress report and attachments
1963-1964
8/15
Proficiency testing program
1966
8/16
Race schedule for 1964-1965
1964
8/17
Race schedules for 1965-1966
1965
8/18
Race schedules for 1966-1967
1966
8/19
Seeding list
1966 December 15
Subseries 2 : Publications
Box/Folder
8/20
Issue of Central Oregon Vacationer
Issue focuses on skiing.
1965 March
8/21
Issue of Crested Butte Chronicle
1965 January 22
8/22
The Cross-Country Ski Book
1964
8/23
Eastern Ski Atlas
1971
8/24
Foreign-language books on skiing
Books are in Swedish and Italian.Italian book is autographed by Bengt Hermann Nilsson.
1964, 1967
8/25
Issue of Illustrated Aspen News
1965 May 21
8/26
Issue of The Mountaineer with review of cross-country ski book
1965 February
8/27
Issues of Nordic Skiers Bulletin
1963 December - 1967 April; undated
9/1
Issue of Northwest Skier
1969 October 10
9/2
The Norwegian Training Program
1965
9/3
Ski Area Management
1965
9/4
Sitzmarks or Safety?
1960
9/5
Issue of Ski Magazine
1966 December 1
9/6
Issue of Skiing Magazine
1967
9/7
Skiing Injuries
1963
9/8
Issue of Stratton Skier
1966 March
9/9
Materials re Western Ski Time Magazine
1967
Box/Folder
9/10
Ski Industries America news release re Burt Sims
1967 June 11
9/11
Ski race results
1967 February
9/12
Ski Touring Council bulletins
1967 January
9/13
Ski Touring Council workshop invitation/program
1966
9/14
Testimony of William F. Lenihan in opposition to Senate Bill S-1321
Testimony in opposition to proposed to the creation and expansion of national parks in Washington State on the basis that it would negatively impact the ski industry.
1968
9/15
Ungdomsläger och Expeditioner mailing re summer camps
Mailing is in English.
1965
9/16
United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association records and ephemera
1966; undated
9/17
United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association instructions on Nordic skiing
circa 1965
Subseries 3 : United States Ski Association
Box/Folder
9/18
Records and ephemera
1966-1967
9/19
Board of Directors meeting minutes
1966 November 5; 1967 February 12
9/20
Annual Convention program
Day's copy.
1965 June 17-20
10/1
Correspondence - Letter from John S. Day to William N. Parke
Eight copies.
1966 November 23
10/2
Materials re National Cross-Country Ski Week at Durango, Colorado
1966 December
10/3
News release re 1968 Olympic Nordic training squads
1967 June 9
10/4
Nordic Development Program training schedule
1966 September
10/5
Nordic Report 1963-1964
1964
10/6
President's report
1965 June 18
10/7
Rules for the National Junior Championships
1966
10/8
Sanction schedule for 1965-1966
1965 August 11
10/9
Ski Touring Division annual reports
1966-1967
10/10
Tournament Procedure and Official Rules for Ski Jumping 1962-1963
1962
10/11
Men's Training Camp records
1967 June-July
10/12
Women's Training Camp records
1967 June
Subseries 4 : United States Ski Educational Foundation, Inc.
Box/Folder
10/13
Board of Trustees meeting minutes (original)
1967 February 11
10/14
Board of Trustees meeting minutes (photocopy of cover and first two pages)
1968 February 11
10/15
Finances - Ski Team Fund receipts
1965-1967
10/16
Mailings
1967
10/17
Promotional flyer, "Greater Strength through Competition"
circa 1965
10/18
Write-up on US Ski Educational Foundation
circa 1964
Subseries 5 : United States Ski Team
Box/Folder
10/19
Newsletter
1967 November
10/20
Nordic Committee reports
1967
10/21
Nordic Program correspondence
1966-1967
10/22
Nordic Program information for press/radio/television
1966
10/23
Nordic Program reports
1965-1966

Series D :   Residence and property development ,  1940-1965 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
Contracts and permits
1940-1941
11/2
Correspondence and records re land management
1948-1954
11/3
Correspondence - Notifications of address change
1956 October 8
11/4
Estimated development costs
circa 1950
Box 19
Ledger for Blue Moon and Day-Rogers Ranches
1942-1946
Box 20
Ledger for Blue Moon and Day-Rogers Ranches
1943-1946
21/3
Loose ledger sheets for Blue Moon Ranch
1946-1950
Oversize 11
Plans, St. Marks Episcopal Sunday School
Provenance of plans unclear.
1955 October 28
Oversize 10
Plot map of Crater Park Subdivision and surveyor's certificate
Unclear if Day was directly involved in development of subdivision.
circa 1955
Subseries 1 : Residence
Records and correspondence concerning the design and construction of what would become the Gold Rey Ranch at Gold Hill, Oregon. Names refer to the architects and contractors employed by Day.
Box/Folder
Box 24
Blueprints, Mario Corbett
1954 December 13
Box 23
Blueprints, Terry & Moore
1956 February 10
Oversize 2
Blueprints, Terry & Moore
1956 February 20
18/8
Conceptual drawings of interior, Joseph Esherick
Had originally been enclosed with prelimary sketch in Oversize 5.
1954 December 11
Oversize 3
Concept art of interior, Terry & Moore
1955
11/5
Correspondence and records re construction
1956-1957
11/6
Correspondence with Meyers D. Jones and related records
1956-1957
11/7
Correspondence with Terry & Moore, Architects, and related records
1956-1957
11/8
Correspondence with S. C. Watkins and related records
1956-1957
Oversize 4
Ground floor plan and conceptual art, Mario Corbett
1954 September-October
Oversize 5
Preliminary sketch, Joseph Esherick
1954 December 11
Oversize 6
Plans, Terry & Moore
1955 May 24
Oversize 7
Plot plan, Terry & Moore
1955 March 31
14/1
Specifications, Terry & Moore, set 9
1956 February 10
14/2
Specifications, Terry & Moore, set 10
1956 February 10
14/3
Specifications, Terry & Moore, set 11
1956 February 10
14/4
Specifications, Terry & Moore, set 12
1956 February 10
Box/Folder
11/9
Flood Plain Information: Interim Report for Jackson County, Oregon
1965 December
Subseries 2 : Table Rock Estates
Box/Folder
11/10
Promotional brochure
circa 1950
11/11
Correspondence re newspaper advertisements for Table Rock Estates
Had originally been loose papers in Verde Hills scrapbook.
1953
11/12
Lists and mailing addresses of Table Rock Estates brochure recipients
1949
11/13
Report on high water line
1954 February 20
Box/Folder
"Treasure Seekers" contract
Agreement signed by Day, Edward P. Estrella, and Malcolm F. Melomet, permitting Estrella and Melomet to go on Day's property, and for Day to provide advice, on the condition that any found treasure be presented to Day, and that Day take 35% of proceeds from any sold treasures.
1956 May 5
Subseries 3 : Verde Hills
Box/Folder
11/15
Correspondence and attached records re sales of Verde Hills properties
1954 February
21/2
Loose ledger sheets - "Summary of estimated costs of roads"
circa 1950
Oversize 8 - Oversize 9
Plat maps
1951 November
11/16
Plats and attached letter
1952 February 1
Box 22
Scrapbook of newspaper advertisements for Verde Hills
1953

Series E :   Publicity ,  1935-1966 Return to Top

Primarily published materials including items by or about John S. Day. Also includes published materials about Ginger Rogers at the ranch she and Day co-owned.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/1
Draft of article, "Adventure in Yukon Hunting Trip," by J. Orbin Cooksey
Account of hunting trip Cooksey took with Day.
circa 1950
12/2
Program for Pacific Northwest History Conference
Conference included a talk by Day.
1959 April
Subseries 1 : Magazines and newspaper issues
Box/Folder
12/3
Issue of The Alaska News
1951
12/4
Issue of Alaska Weekly
1953 May 29
12/5
Issues of The Backlog
1959; 1960
12/6
Issues of Explorers Journal
1957 June; 1958 October
12/7
Issue of Gold Hill Nugget
Includes article about a contest which Day organized.
1949 February 10
18/4
Issue of Life Magazine
Includes story about Day's disastrous attempt to climb Mt. McKinley, "Intrepid Men vs. Mighty Mac."
1960 June 6
18/5
Issue of Look Magazine
Includes photographs of Ginger Rogers and others fishing at Day's ranch.
1949 August 2
18/6
Issue of Look Magazine
Includes article about a hunting trip Day participated in.
1949 January 5
12/8
Issue of Movieland
Includes a photo story of Ginger Rogers and other celebrities fishing at Day's ranch.
1949 March
12/9
Issue of Official World's Fair News
Headline reads, "John Day Climbs Space Needle"
1962
12/10
Issue of The Rotarian
Includes story "John Day - Collector of Mountains."
1961 November
18/7
Issue of Saturday Evening Post
Includes story by Day about his attempt to climb Mt. McKinley, "The Mountain That Nearly Killed Me."
1960 November 25
12/11
Issue of Summit
Includes piece by Day, ". . . Or Know the Reason Why."
1961 September
12/12
Issue of True magazine
Includes article about Day's mountain-climbing.
1959 March
18/3
Issue of Weekly Roar newsletter
Includes story about upcoming talk by Day.
1959
12/13
Issue of Western Livestock Journal
Cover features image of Gingers Rogers with Hereford bull on Day's Blue Moon Ranch.
1944 December
Subseries 2 : Clippings
Clippings about John S. Day. Most folders contain multiple copies of the same clipping, and some contain the envelope in which Day stored the clipping.
Box/Folder
12/14
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
1962 March 18
12/15
Grants Pass Daily Courier
1959 February 20
12/16
Grants Pass Daily Courier
1962 January 13
12/17
Grants Pass Daily Courier
1966 January 8
12/18
Gunnison News-Champion
Includes attached list of famous mountaineers.
1963 February 21
12/19
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
1961 November 9
13/1
Kodiak Mirror
1953 May 23
13/2
Los Angeles Times
1957 September 14
13/3
Medford Mail Tribune
1957 September 22
13/4
Medford Mail Tribune clippings
1959-1960
13/5
Medford Mail Tribune
1961 July 7
13/6
Medford Mail Tribune
1961 August 7
13/7
Medford Mail Tribune
1962 January 12
13/8
Medford Mail Tribune
1963 March 6
13/9
Medford Mail Tribune
1964 September 14
13/10
New York Times
1966 April 11
13/11
Oregon Journal
1959 July 26
13/12
Oregonian
1953 June 3
13/13
Oregonian
1958
13/14
Oregonian
1959 April 8
13/15
Oregonian
1961 June 19
13/16
Oregonian
1961 July 7
13/17
Oregonian
1961 August 9
13/18
Oregonian
1963 January 24
13/19
Oregonian
1966 February 11
13/20
Owens Valley Progress-Citizen
1957
13/21
San Francisco Chronicle
1959 January 25
13/22
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Original envelope read, "1st clipping"
1957 September 11
13/23
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Original envelope read, "2nd clipping"
1957 September 11
13/24
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1959 July 23
13/25
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1961 July 4
13/26
Sports Illustrated
1959 August 24
13/27
Wichita Eagle
1957 September 28
13/28
Clippings from unidentified newspapers
undated
13/29
Clipping re Day's engagement to Mary Brown Parsons
Name of newspaper unknown.
1935 July 8
13/30
Assorted clippings
Removed from loose, scrapbook-like pages.
circa 1945-1959

Series F :   Photographs ,  1915-1957 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
21/1
John S. Day on a horse
1915
15/1
Colorized portrait of John S. Day
circa 1930
15/2
Portrait of John S. Day
circa 1945
18/1
Portrait of John S. Day
1946
Box 16
Explorers Club Annual Dinner
Two copies.
Access to these items is restricted for preservation reasons.
1954 March 19
Box 16
Explorers Club Annual Dinner
Two copies.
Access to these items is restricted for preservation reasons.
1955 March 18
Oversize 1
Explorers Club Annual Dinner
1957 March 15
15/3
Forest service work at Crater Lake
Images probably taken either 1929 or 1931.
circa 1930
15/4
Ben Day (in plane cockpit) speaking to Earl B. Day
circa 1950
15/5
Photographs of girlfriends
Includes photographs sent to Day by Mildred George and Katherine Ridgway.
1933-1934
15/6
Photograph of W. L. McDonald with American flag on Table Rock
Had been enclosed with October 5 1947 letter.
1942
15/7
Autographed photograph of Colonel Preston B. Waterby with cow
undated
15/8
Yeoman Warder at Tower of London
A copy of this photograph was sent with a January 22 1951 letter.
circa 1949
18/2
Photograph of Holmenkollen ski slope, Oslo, Norway
Image includes inscription to John Day by Mike Gallagher. Man in foreground of image might be Mike Gallagher.
1969
15/9
Photograph of house
Had been attached to letter from John and Darlene Day of Decatur, Illinois; house is probably theirs.
1949 July 19
15/10
Two unidentified children on bicycles
undated
15/11
Unidentified couple in Hardy Bay, British Columbia
A copy of this photograph was sent with a July 19 1949 letter; the letter did not name them.
1949
15/12-15/13
Subseries 1 : Color stereo views
19 stereo views, most likely taken during 1953 trip to Kodiak Island, Alaska, where Day shot a near-record size bear.
circa 1953
Subseries 1 : Negatives
Majority of negatives were taken at or near Crater Lake. Includes images of John S. Day, of Crater Lake, and of bears. Numbers assigned during processing.
Access to this series is restricted.
Box/Folder
17/1
Envelopes for negatives
Dates on envelopes were used to determine approximate dates for images in this subseries.
1929; 1931; undated
17/2
Negatives 1-60
Photographs might have been taken in 1929, in 1931, or at another date.
circa 1930
17/3
Negatives 61-114
Photographs might have been taken in 1929, in 1931, or at another date.
circa 1930

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Big game hunting--Alaska--Kodiak Island--Photographs
  • Mountaineering
  • Ranching--Oregon--Medford
  • Real estate development--Oregon--Medford
  • Skis and skiing
  • Personal Names :
  • Atkeson, Ray--Correspondence
  • Day, Ben, 1912-1998--Correspondence
  • Day, Ben, 1912-1998--Photographs
  • Day, Earl B. (Earl Benjamin), 1882-1974--Correspondence
  • Day, Earl B. (Earl Benjamin), 1882-1974--Photographs
  • Day, Helen B. Stewart, 1885-1952--Correspondence
  • Day, John S. (John Stewart), 1909-1986--Archives
  • Day, John S. (John Stewart), 1909-1986--Photographs
  • Durkin, Nancy Helen Day, 1922-1995--Correspondence
  • Parsons, Reginald H., 1873-1955--Correspondence
  • Rogers, Lela E., 1891-1977--Correspondence
  • Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States Ski Association
  • Pacific Northwest Ski Association
  • United States Ski Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • United States Ski Team
  • Family Names :
  • Day family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Crater Lake National Park (Or.)--Photographs
  • Kodiak Island (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Medford (Or.)--Real estate development
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Magazines (periodicals)
  • Negatives (photographs)
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Stereographs