The Resource Emily Lee papers

Emily Lee papers

Emily Lee papers, 1943-2001
Emily Lee papers
Inclusive dates
  • This collection documents Emily Lee's work with James Madison University's Alumni Association and the Board of Visitors. Much of her correspondence includes letters to her fellow alumnae from the class of 1943. Her awards, appointments and accompanying news clippings are included as are booklets compiled for alumni reunion weekends and homecomings. Of special interest is the history of the university's processional mace, a gift of the Class of 1943, presented to the University on Founder's Day, 1979. Photograph include snapshots from the 1943 graduation ceremony, Class of '43 reunions from 1995 through 2001 and other commemorative events
  • The collection includes James Madison University related correspondence, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, interview, and reunion booklets
Biographical or historical data
Emily Lewis Lee (Mrs. Luther Lee) was a 1943 Home Economics graduate. She was appointed to serve on Madison College's Board of Visitors in 1980-1983 where she chaired the Education and Student Life Committee and the Alumni Relations Committee. She also served as Secretary for the Alumni Association's Board of Directors receiving the "Distinguished Alumni Service Award" in 1981. Mrs. Lee was her class' "fund agent" in the late 1970s and is largely responsible for procuring funding for the University's processional mace.
Cataloging source
Series statement
JMU Alum papers.
Emily Lee papers
Series 1. Correspondence, 1953-2001, and undated. ; Series II. 2 Scrapbooks and 3 Guest books, 1956, 1974-1989 ; Series III. Ephemera 1956, 1978-1983 ; Series IV. University Mace 1978-1979 ; Series V. Photographs
Control code
1.75 Hollinger boxes.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Received from the Alumni Relations, May 2003.

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