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Lorey Clifford Day papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16680

Content Description

This collection contains manuscripts of journal newspapers, titled "United States Journal" and "Once-In-a-While", written by Lorey Clifford Day from 1894 to 1910 when he was a young child and teenager.

The series of 45 newspapers are written and hand printed by L.C. Day, including over 415 pages of content. At the end of 1906, he announced the Christmas number as his final printing of the U.S. News. Starting in 1907, he started the "Once-In-a-While" publication, which appeared on Saturday Evenings but not regularly.

There are also 13 page calendars included by his son Richard Lorey Day and other related drawings.

Additionally, when L.C. Day was 77 years old, in 1968, he collected selections from the journals of his father, Gilman Lee Day for the years 1870-1878.

Finally, there are miscellaneous papers that include L.C. Day's granddaughter's acceptance into a Press Club, records of a donation of land, wedding invations, a published newspaper clipping about Lorey Clifford Day and more.


  • Creation: 1894-1970

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Lorey Clifford Day was born in 1891 in Templeton, Massachusetts and became superintendent of schools in Kittery-York in Massachusetts. He attended Clark University and studied at Harvard, Yale and Rochester Universities. As a young child and through his teenage years, Lorey Day handwrote, illustrated, and printed his own newspaper, "United States Journal" and "Once-in-a-While". His son, Richard Lorey Day (1921-2007) created pencil drawing sketches and calendars. In 1968, at age 77, Lorey Clifford Day made copies of selected parts of his father's journal, Gilman Lee Day from 1870-1878.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on July 9, 2021.

Lorey Clifford Day papers
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States