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Stephen Delevan Day, 1883-1960

RG3600.AM:  Stephen Delevan Day, 1883-1960

Papers:  1917-1942
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Houston, Texas:  World War I aviator
Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Stephen D. Day enlisted in the military service on August 29, 1917, and was promoted to 1st Lt. in the field artillery as an aerial observer. He served in France during the later stages of the first World War. After the war, he went on to promote aviation and was active in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska Aero Clubs. He helped to organize the 1921 Omaha "Aero Congress" and the 1928 International Air Races. Stephen Day later engaged in the pipeline industry in Texas, specializing in pipeline protective coatings. He died in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1960.


This collection consists of one box of manuscript material, arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence, 1918-1942; 2) Orders and certificates, 1917-1924; 3) Printed matter, 1918-1930; and 4) Miscellany. This collection relates to Stephen D. Day's military service in the Air Corps during the first World War; to aviation in the United States during the 1920s, and to the development of pipeline coating processes in the 1930s and 1940s.

Note:  See the photo component [RG3600.PH] for related images.


Series 1 - Correspondence, 1918-1942

Box 1
  1. 1918-1942, n.d.

Series 2 - Orders and Certificates, 1917-1924

  1. Orders and certificates mostly relating to Stephen Day's military service

Series 3 - Printed Matter, 1918-1930

  1. Pamphlets, Programs, Rules and Regulations for the Omaha Aero Congress, 1921, and the International Air Races, 1928
  2. Miscellaneous newspaper articles and clippings, mostly regarding aviation
  3. Miscellaneous articles and publications, including article by Stephen Day relating to pipeline coatings

Series 4 - Miscellany

  1. Including roster of 429th Pursuit Squadron and other ephemera



Aero Club (Omaha, Neb.)
Aviation -- Nebraska
Day, Stephen Delevan, 1883-1960
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives


Encoded TMM   03-25-2010


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