Boysie E. Day papers
Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Title: Boysie E. Day papers
Date: circa 1988, undated
Collection Number: UA 056
Day, Boysie Eugene, 1917-1988
0.21 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains documents regarding Boysie E. Day, a former professor of Plant Physiology at UC Riverside. Items
in the collection include a biography of Day, as well as an unpublished manuscript written by Day about a sailing expedition
he took in the Pacific.
Languages: The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Boysie E. Day papers (UA 056). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
Gift of Harry Lawton, 1995.
Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Boysie E. Day papers was completed by undergraduate students from the Univeristy of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
Boysie Eugene Day was born on September 9, 1917, in Haile, Lousiana and was raised in Arizona. Day earned both his Bachelor's
of Science and Master's of Science at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He was a military officer during World War II and
was part of the navigation in the Philippines and New Guinea.
Aside from being a a military officer, scholar, and professor, he was also an agricultural scientist who made major contributions
while working at the University of California, Riverside. Day developed non-tillage as a viable agricultural practice, and
his research contributed to the understanding of the scientific bases for the use (and misuse) of chemical herbicides in the
cultivation of plants.
Day held many positions in the academic and scientific community, such as Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Committee
on Weed Pests, Chairman of the Department of Horticultural Science at Riverside (1968), Graduate Advisor in Plant Science,
and Statewide Director of the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station (1971).
During his life, Day went on two year-long circumnavigations of the Pacific via the South Pacific, China, Japan, and Alaska.
He also became member of the prestigious Explorers Club.
Boysie Day passed away on June 5, 1988 of leukemia in his home in Point Richmond, California.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains documents and other material regarding Boysie E. Day, former professor of Plant Physiology at UC
Riverside. Items in the collection include a biography of Day as well as an unpublished manuscript by Day about a sailing
expedition he took in the Pacific.
Items in the collection are arranged topically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms of Materials
Box 1, Folder 2
Unpublished manuscript on Pacific sailing expedition