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Lee papers, ca. 1935-1996 (Bulk: 1936-1937)
1 box (5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0812 (LD 7096.6 1937 Anderson)

Lee, Evelyn Anderson, 1914-1996; student and teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1937. Papers contain course records, biographical information and photographs relating chiefly to her time as a Mount Holyoke student with a particular emphasis on her studies in art history and religion, 1936-1937. Of note are notes and notebooks for an introductory art history course taught by Marian Hayes.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Evelyn Harriett Anderson was born on September 9, 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island to Erik R. Anderson, a mechanical engineer, and Ellen O. Anderson. She graduated from Chicopee (Massachusetts) High School in 1933 then attended Mount Holyoke College from 1933 to 1937, receiving a B.A. with honors in zoology. She was as an English teacher at Labra Junior High School, Santurce (San Juan), Puerto Rico, from 1937-1938. She then taught mathematics and science at the MacDuffie School in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1938-1940. She married William Stuart Lee, a mathematical engineer, on August 31, 1940 and they had one child. She died at eighty-two on October 7, 1996 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Evelyn Anderson Lee Papers contain course records, biographical information and photographs. The collection reflects chiefly her study of art history during her senior year at Mount Holyoke College (1936-1937). Course records for an introductory class in art history taught by Marian Hayes include hundreds of prints of historic art and architecture. Two notebooks contain detailed reading notes, illustrations (including small sketches), and magazine and newspapers articles relating to different periods in art history. These study notes are graded. Also included are records for a religion course taken in 1936 which consist of several maps of the Middle East and some material relating to church activities. Biographical information includes articles related to some of Lee's activities in 1940 and the 1980s, an obituary for her from 1996, and the program from her memorial service. The photographs include a snapshot and a formal portrait taken during her senior year at Mount Holyoke, an interior snapshot of her room in Pearsons Annex in 1935-1936, and a formal portrait of her from 1992.

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Course Records
  • Biographical Information
  • Photographs

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Evelyn Anderson Lee Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

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Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Hayes, Marian, 1905-1992.
  • Lee, Evelyn Anderson, 1914-1996.
  • Art - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts.
  • College students - Massachusetts.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curricula.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student notebooks - 1936-1937.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Pearsons Annex - Photographs.
  • Religion - Study and teaching (higher) - Massachusetts.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts.

Genre terms
  • Notebooks.

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