Finding aid for the Day-Glo Color Corporation Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Day-Glo Color Corporation
Title: Day-Glo Color Corporation Records
Dates: 1930-1991
Extent: 6.04 linear feet (8 containers and 4 oversize folders)
Abstract: The Day-Glo Color Corporation was founded in 1946 by Robert and Joseph Switzer, who developed ways to make photoluminescent paints and dyes.These paints and dyes were used by the military to mark airplanes as well as uniforms, and to detect flaws in airplane engines and other parts. They were also used extensively in the graphic arts industry, for product advertising and packaging.The company, which began as the Conti-Glo Division of Continental Lithograph Corporation, became Switzer Brothers, Inc., and later, Day-Glo Corporation, and was sold in 1986 to Nalco Chemical Corporation. The collection consists of agendas, annual reports, articles of incorporation, blueprints, brochures, budgets, bylaws, color guides, contracts, correspondence, fabric samples, financial statements, handbooks, histories, interview transcripts, legal documents, lists, magazine clippings, manuals, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notes, outlines, photographs, press releases, publications, questionnaires, reports, scrapbooks, speech texts, stock certificates, and tax returns.
MS Number MS 4878
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, French, German and Spanish