Northwestern

Lee, Irving (1909-1955) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
20/57

Dates

  • 1942-1968 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Irving Lee Papers fill one box and span the period 1940-1945. The papers are organized into five categories: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching materials, speeches, and publications.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Irving Lee Papers fill one box and span the period 1940-1945. The papers are organized into five categories: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching materials, speeches, and publications.

    The Biographical materials, spanning the years 1942-1975, include a resume, faculty biographical records, reminiscences of Lee’s life, clippings, news releases, and obituaries. Lee’s Teaching files, spanning the years 1940-1954, are relatively extensive. There are separate files for each of the five classes he taught at Northwestern University: Language and Thought, Cases and Problems in Communication, Persuasion, Studies in General Semantics, and Materials and Backgrounds for General Semantics. In addition, there are files of his General Semantics course at Iowa University and Problems in Communication course at the University of Wyoming. The files are arranged by institution and then by course number.

    The Research file consists mainly of undated handwritten notes for various lectures, publications, and handouts.

    The Speech files contain mostly undated handwritten speech notes, an address presented at the 13th Annual Conference of Elementary School Principals, and stories presented in U.S. Air Force Lectures.

    The Publications file, spanning the years 1951-1955, mainly consists of a list of Lee’s published works, short written works, and order forms for his films.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Irving Lee Papers were donated to the University Archives as part of the Irving and Laura Lee Papers by Laura Lee in August 1979 as Accession No. 79-159.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

  • Separated Materials

    A small amount of duplicated material was discarded. Three video tapes of Irving and Laura Lee at the Purdue Colloquium and nine commercially produced films by Irving Lee about Speech and Communication were separated and filed with the University Archives Video Tape and Film Collection.

  • Related Materials

    Laura Lee (1914-1987) Papers, 1930-1987, Series 20/58

  • Processing Information

    Margaret Faverty and Mary Grybeck, July 1997.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

Components