Original Chemistry Building at UC Berkeley | Clinton Day Collection

Day, Clinton

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Clinton Day (1846-1916)

Clinton Day graduated from the College of California (predecessor of the University of California at Berkeley) in 1868, and received his master's degree from the University in 1874. His father, Sherman Day, a former State Senator, was co-founder of the College of California. Day was a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and received an honorary LL.D. from Berkeley in 1910. Although he completed several projects for UC Berkeley, most have been demolished.

The Clinton Day collection consists of photographs and a clipping from the American Architect and Building News (a drawing by the architect). The photographs are of UC Berkeley buildings that have since been demolished. This includes two residences designed by Day and subsequently used as University offices and numerous photographs of the original Chemistry Building. Photographs of the Chemistry Building include later images by Morley Baer (ex. at right).