Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Robert E. Day Papers

Dates: 1942-1970.

Special Assistant to the Chairman, War Production Board, 1944-1945; Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, 1946-1950.

The papers of Robert E. Day include correspondence, reports, directories, itineraries, printed materials, and other items relating to Day's work as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the War Production Board and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 325 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave her copyright interest in writings in this collection, and in any other collection in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, to the United States of America. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by:
Updated by: Angela Goff (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1907 (August 24)Born Robert Edward Day, Chicago, Illinois
1929B.S., Northwestern University
1930-1933Assistant to Personnel Director and (later) Assistant to Director of Commercial Research, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Michigan
1933-1942Executive Director, Northwestern University Alumni Association and (later) Director of Placement, Northwestern University
1942-1944Liaison Officer with the U.S. Senate, War Production Board
1944-1945Special Assistant to the Chairman, War Production Board
1945-1946Special Assistant to the Administrator, Civilian Production Administration
1946-1950Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior
1950-1975Official, Department of the Interior
1978 (August 17)Died, Falls Church, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Robert E. Day include correspondence, reports, directories, itineraries, printed materials, and other items relating to Day's work as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the War Production Board and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, during the administration of President Harry S. Truman. The collection is arranged in one series, a Subject File.

The Subject File contains Day's correspondence with a variety of people within the Department of the Interior, including Secretary Julius Krug. There is also personal information on Day, which includes resumes and applications for jobs with the Federal Government. The series also contains information about Day's employment with the War Production Board, which includes correspondence, directories, salary tables, pamphlets, and bulletins. Also included are detailed travel logs and itineraries for inspection trips taken by Secretary Krug in 1946 and 1948; thank you letters from Krug to U.S. Senators on the occasion of his resignation in 1949, and a Washington Post obituary on Krug's death in 1970.

More information on the War Production Board and the Department of the Interior can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Harry S. Truman, Milton Katz, and Oscar Chapman.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1942-1970
Correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, handwritten notes, appointment calendars, speeches, and itineraries for Secretary Julius Krug, as well as personal items related to Robert E. Day's employment with the Department of the Interior during the administration of President Harry S. Truman. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Department of the Interior - Correspondence
  • Department of the Interior - Krug, Julius
  • Department of the Interior - Printed Materials
  • Department of the Interior - Trips
  • Personal
  • War Production Board

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