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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Day papers
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1965
    Collection number: 1575
    Creator: Day, Richard
    Extent: 2 linear feet of papers. 2 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Richard Day papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of John Day, 2010


    Richard Day was an American art director active in film from the 1920s through 1960s. He earned seven Academy Award statuettes in the art direction category.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Richard Day papers span the years 1948-1965 and encompass approximately 4 linear feet. The collection contains production design drawings, storyboards, and photographs. THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965) is particularly well represented, with rough drawings, storyboards, plans and layouts, and brownline prints.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Vertical file.

    Indexing Terms

    Day, Richard , 1896-1972--Archives.
    assistant directors