Manuscript Collection


Nancy Jane Day



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Accession 629

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

22,500 pieces, 11.25 linear feet



Historical Note

Nancy Jane Day was born May 1, 1905 in Pendleton, SC. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Greenville Women's College (Furman University) in 1925. She went on to receive her B.S. from Columbia University in Library Science in 1933 and her M.A. from the University of Michigan in Library Science in 1943. She was a teacher for North Carolina public schools, a school librarian, a public librarian, an academic librarian at Florida State University and Furman University and was a college instructor of Library Science for Winthrop College and Emory University. She was a supervisor of library services for the South Carolina Department of Education from 1946-1970. She also was a Fulbright lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand from 1953-1954. She has been involved in several organizations such as the Council of the ALA, Board of Education for Librarianship, and SC Council for the Common Good. She served as both Vice President and President for AASL, SELA, and SCLA. Ms. Day died while living at the Martha Franks Home in Laurens, SC, Jan. 30, 1995.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal papers and professional papers of librarian Nancy Jane Day. The personal papers include biographical information, correspondence, and photographs. The professional papers make up the bulk of the collection and include materials from the various organizations in which Miss Day was involved, such as, the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, South Carolina Library Association, South Carolina Education Association, and several others. Contained in the various series are correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes, programs, pamphlets, manuals, lists, rules, publications, handbooks, newspaper clippings, schedule, forms, applications, standards, newsletters, constitutions, by-laws, notices, directories, speeches, notes, guidelines, questionnaires, requirement, book lists, statistics, computer printouts, and various other materials.


The papers of Nancy Jane Day were received by the Archives on January 28, 1985.


Library Science, Winthrop Faculty, Librarians


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Nancy Jane Day Papers - Accession 629

LC Subject Headings

Day, Nancy Jane, 1905-1995--Archives; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; South Carolina. State Department of Education. Library Services--Officials and employees; American Library Association; American Association of School Librarians; South Carolina Library Association; South Carolina Education Association; Librarians--South Carolina