The collection consists of materials from Robert L. Day and Sidney L. Day’s education and professional lives as architects in Huntington, West Virginia in the early to mid-twentieth century, with the majority of the collection relating to their professional careers. Dates for the materials range from 1894 to 2009 with the bulk of materials created between 1910 and 1960. Multiple material formats are found within the collection. Formats include paper documents such as business correspondence and project estimates, industry tools and instruments, industry catalogs, clippings, and brochures, architectural blueprints, architectural renderings, and educational certificates, with blueprints and renderings consisting of fifteen flat file drawers, or nearly half of the collection. The collection is divided into two series: professional materials and educational materials.
Additional digitized items can be found in the digital exhibit, "The Work of Sidney L. Day: Educating a Local Architect."
The digitized items here do not represent the entirety of the Robert and Sidney Day Collection, 1894-2009. To view what other materials are in this collection but not yet digitized and available online, search the guide to the Robert and Sidney Day Collection, 1894-2009.
The 20th Street Bank Building, Huntington, W.Va., ca.1915, b&w. Sidney Day was a well-known architect, and designed several buildings in the Huntington area. Other photos in this scrapbook are dated 1911-1917.
Construction of the Catlettsburg City Hall, Catlettsburg, Ky., Oct. 2,1911, b&w. Sidney Day was a well-known architect, and designed several buildings in the Huntington area. Other photos in this scrapbook are dated 1911-1917.