Jeanne Tellier Leeson papers
Scope and Contents
Materials in this collection were collected by Jeanne Tellier Leeson in the course of her research on author Lambert Florin, and include: correspondence (some from Florin); newsclippings about Florin (some of which are written by Leeson); photos and negatives of some of the sites about which Florin wrote (homes in Helena, Montana, ghost towns, etc.); ephemera (pamphlets and book catalogs containing Florin's work); and Leeson's notes and writings (book reviews, newspaper articles, etc).
- Leeson, Jeanne Tellier, 1913-2006 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Jeanne Tellier was born in 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Herbert and Emma Tellier. She received a Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from the University of Minnesota. By 1940, at the age of 26, she was living on her own in Helena, Montana and working as an advertiser for the Eddy Bakery Company. While living in Helena she met, Del Leeson, who was working there as a newspaper editor; they were married in Silver Bow, Montana in 1942.
After World War II, the couple moved to Salt Lake City, where Jeanne taught home economics at the University of Utah, and hosted a local radio show and children's television show. In 1961, Jeanne and Del moved to Beaverton, Oregon. Jeanne attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, graduating with a Master's degree in Education. She went on to teach English, reading, and writing at West Sylvan Middle School until her retirement in 1976.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Leeson worked as a freelance writer, publishing pieces with the Oregonian, the Beaverton Valley Times, and the Oregon Journal. She died June 4, 2006 in Beaverton, Oregon.
0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Collection contains materials collected by Jeanne Tellier Leeson, author and teacher, in the course of her research on author Lambert Florin, and include correspondence, newsclippings, photos and negatives, ephemera, and writings.
Collection is organized into the following series: correspondence, newsclippings, ephemera, writings, and photographs.
- Authors -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Florin, Lambert (Author)
- Ghost towns Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Helena (Mont.) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Western stories -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Jeanne Tellier Leeson Papers
- Preliminary Description
- Rachel Lilley
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.
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