Lucy Mix Day Papers, 1920-1969

Overview of the Collection

Lucy Mix Day, 1879-1969
Lucy Mix Day Papers
1920-1969 (inclusive)
2.0 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG313 (collection)
Personal financial records, including voucher registers, 1941-1969, and general ledgers, 1920-1969, of Mrs. Jerome Day.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Initial processing of this manuscript group was done with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lucy Mix Day was born February 23, 1879, the 9th of the 11 children of Franklin E. and Mary (Grimes) Mix. In 1883 she accompanied her parents and nine siblings on the journey west which led them to Moscow, Idaho, where her father established an orchard containing many acres of prune, pear, cherry and apple trees. She attended primary and secondary schools in Moscow and also attended the University of Idaho.

She met Jerome Day in 1897 when he, with other cadets from the University of Idaho, went horseback riding near her father's orchard. They were married January 21, 1902 and moved to Burke. Late in 1902 Jerome decided to continue his studies in mining chemistry at the university and the young couple returned to Moscow where they maintained their principal residence, although they also had homes in Wallace and Spokane. They were perhaps the most socially active members of the Day family.

In her later years Lucy spent her summers at her home on Lake Coeur d'Alene, and her winters in Palm Springs, California, where she died on February 22, 1969, one day before her 90th birthday. Both of her children, Bernice, born 1904, and Jerome, Jr., born 1911 predeceased her.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Lucy Mix Day span the years 1920 to 1969. They consist exclusively of personal financial records, including voucher registers, 1941-1969, and ledgers, 1920-1969.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The records of Lucy Mix Day are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Financial Ledgers , 1920-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Voucher registers
Ledger, Transfer binder
Annual income accounts
September 1943-December 1944
General ledger, Lucy M. Day Trust

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Day, Lucy Mix, 1879-1969.--Archives.