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Day, John S.



  • Existence: October 13, 1917 - March 28, 2011

Biographical Information

John S. Day was the Dean of the School of Industrial Management and Krannert Graduate School of Industral Administration at Purdue University. Day earned a Master of Business Adminstration (MBA) and doctorate at Harvard University. In 1956, he was hired to help begin the BSIM (Industrial Managment) program at Purdue; in 1959, Day was promoted to professor. He served as Dean of the Krannert School from 1969 to 1978. He is from Peterborough, New Hampshire. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts.

In 1978, Day became Purdue University's vice president for development; in 1983 he returned to the Krannert School of the Herman C. Krannert Professor of Management. Day retired in 1986 as vice president emeritus.


Krannert mourns the passing of form dean John Day. Krannert Magazine, Spring 2011. Accessed November 15, 2017.


MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Day, John S., July 9, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with John S. Day by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 9, 1970

John M. Houkes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 541
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of John Houkes. Materials primarily relate to the Purdue Business School (Krannert School of Business) and the Management and Economics Library, including the Krannert Special Collection of books on economics history. The papers include information on business schools, Joseph Dagnese, Dean John Day, gifts to the Library, annual meetings and committees. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.
Dates: 1964 - 1983

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972