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Falkland Islands Conflict Collection

Call Number: MS 309


Dr. John Laurence "Larry" Day served as a professor of journalism at the University of Kansas from 1966-1998. Dr. Day served as a foreign correspondent in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1982, Dr. Day served as a correspondent during the Falkland Islands Conflict between Argentina and Great Britain. This collection contains newspapers, magazines, notes, U-Matic video cassettes, and press releases concerning the conflict.


  • 1970 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of John Laurence Day

Dr. John Laurence "Larry" Day received his BA and MA in journalism from Brigham Young University, and his PhD. in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Day served as a professor of journalism at the University of Kansas from 1966-1998. Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Day was an active practicing journalist, and served as a correspondent in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1982, he covered the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Conflict between Argentina and Great Britain. His reports were carried by the Scripps Howard News Service, the Kansas City Star, and the Universal Press Syndicate. Dr. Day also covered Pope John Paul II's visit to Central America and Florida in 1983, and worked on a team that produced three nationally broadcast television documentaries on Cuba.

Dr. Day held three senior Fulbright lectureships, one in Argentina and two in Colombia. He also taught numerous courses, seminars and workshops in Latin America and the Caribbean for the United States Information Agency. In 1997, Dr. Day received an American Society of Newspaper Editors fellowship and served it as a reporter at the Miami Herald. In 2000, he received an award for outstanding service from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Day publishes under the name "J. Laurence Day", and is the author of "Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados and Other Multilingual Types" (2001).


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 3 oversize boxes, 1 over size folder, 2 video cassettes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspapers, magazines, press releases, U-Matic video cassettes, and notes concerning the Falkland Islands conflict between Argentina and Great Britain.

Physical Location

MS 309

Physical Location

MS Q54

Physical Location

MS Qa10

Physical Location


Physical Location

SC Film C1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John Laurence Day, 2012.


Guide to the John Laurence Day Collection
Falkland Islands Conflict Collection
Finding aid prepared by brch, 2013; hc, 2014; eear, 2015
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
John Laurence Day Collection, MS 309, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States