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Manning Lee papers

Identifier: Ax 530

Scope and Contents note

The Manning Lee Papers consist of original book and magazine illustrations, manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.


  • Creation: 1926-1961


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Manning de Villeneuve Lee (1894-1980) was an artist and illustrator born in Summerville, South Carolina. Lee studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His paintings can be found in many private and public collections in the United States and abroad. Lee's work often appeared in magazines, and he illustrated more than two hundred books. He specialized in historical subjects and books for young people, including Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, Rupert S. Holland's Historic Ships, and Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book.


11 linear feet (9 containers)

Language of Materials



Artist and illustrator, Manning Lee (1894-1980), was born in Summerville, South Carolina. He was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The Manning Lee Papers consist of original book and magazine illustrations, manuscripts, correspondence letters, and a great deal of miscellaneous material.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Book Illustrations

Series: Illustrations

Series: Illustrations for Periodicals

Series: Miscellaneous Periodicals

Series: Miscellaneous Illustrations

Series: Correspondence

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, September 1969.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA