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Francisco (Chico) Day papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2154

Scope and Contents note

Papers include awards given to Day during his career, records created by Day as production manager of numerous motion pictures, including "The Ten Commandments" (1956), "The Buccaneer" (1958), and "Patton" (1970). The papers also include personal correspondence, photographs, magazine and newpaper articles relating to Day and his work, and two scrapbooks compiled by Day.

Dates

  • 1907-1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Francisco (Chico) Day papers must be obtained from theSupervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Francisco Day (1907-1995) was the first Mexican-American to become a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Francisco Day was born on 16 September 1907 in Mexico. Known as "Chico" Day, he was the first Mexican-American to become a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and was honored as such in 1995 by the DGA Latino Committee. Being bilingual, he was often the First Assistant Director or Production Manager of choice for big Hollywood studio films shooting on location in Mexico such as One-Eyed Jacks (1961) and Major Dundee (1965), but also worked on many other major productions outside of Mexico, for directors such as Cecil B. De Mille and John Frankenheimer. In 1981, shortly after his retirement, he was awarded the DGA's Frank Capra award in recognition of his achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

Day passed away on 4 November 1995 in Los Angeles, CA.

This biography found at: www.imdb.com/name/nm0206403/bio.

Extent

3 oversize boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Papers include awards given to Day during his career, records created by Day as production manager of numerous motion pictures, including The Ten Commandments (1956), The Buccaneer (1958), and Patton (1970). The papers also include personal correspondence, photographs, magazine and newpaper articles relating to Day and his work, and two scrapbooks compiled by Day.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2154.xml

Custodial History note

Materials gathered by Day in the course of his career and passed to his widow, Mary.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Mary Day.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications.

Collection deals with motion pictures.

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D'Arc (Curator, Arts & Communications Archives) and John N. Gillespie (Manuscripts Processor); September 1997.
Title
Register of the Francisco (Chico) Day papers
Status
Completed
Author
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Date
September 1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States