Guide to the Manning Lee Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lee, Manning de Villeneuve, 1894-1980
Title: Manning Lee papers
Dates: 1926-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 11.0 linear feet (9 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 530
Summary: 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.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

Content Description

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

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Manning Lee Papers, Ax 530, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

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 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.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 Manners to Grow On
1 Professional Practices
1 Notes on a Talk to Librarians
1 Gourds In Your Garden
1 Decorations That Add Zest to Your Holidays
1 The Pot of Gold
1 Micky and Mollie
1 Things to Do

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Book Illustrations
2 Allee, Majorie Hill, Smoke Jumper 1945
2 Anthony, Irvin, Three Ships in Azure 1926
2 Ball, Elsie, George Washington 1964
2 Barnes Margaret, Campbell, Brief Gaudy Hour 1949
2 Blackburn Casper, Annapolis Ahoy! 1945
2 Block Irvin, The Real Book About Ships 1953
2 Boy Scouts Year Book, Stories of Adventurous Flyers 1953
2 Coatsworth, Elizabeth, Aunt Flora 1943
3 Boston Bells 1952
3 Cherry and the Dragon Horse 1954
3 Old Whirlwind 1953
3 Condon, Vesta E. Hernando de Soto 1950
3 Dean, Sidney, W. Fighting Dan of the Long Rifles 1942
3 He Fought for Freedom 1940
3 Knight of the Revolution 1941
3 Trail of the Iron Horse 1952
3 Adventure North 1947
3 Epstein, Samual and Williams. The Real Book About Submarines 1954
4 Fenner, Phyllis R. Indians, Indians, Indians 1950
4 Ford, Edward, Jeff. Roberts Railroader 1948
4 Friel, Arthur O. Renagade 1926
4 Grimm's Fairy Tales 1947
4 Pennyweather Luck 1948
4 Serpahina Todd 1941
4 My First Book About Jesus 1953
4 The Story of Joseph
4 Kahmann, Chesley, Felita 1932
4 Kauffman, Reginald Wright, Spanish Dollar 1925
4 Knox, Rose B. The Boys and Sally 1931
4 Gray Caps 1932
4 Miss Jimmy Deane 1931
4 Fun With Paper Dolls 1949
4 Hobbies
4 How to Make Dolls and Doll Houses 1948
4 Manners to Grown On 1955
4 Things to Do 1965
4 Things You Can Make 1958
4 What to Do Now 1946
5 The Singing Cave 1945
5 Lyon, Jessica, For A Whole Life Time 1949
5 Malkus, Alida, Sidi, Boy of the Dessert 1957
5 Mawhinney, Thomas The Sword Of the House of de Marillac 1925
5 Medary, Marjorie, Prairie Printer 1949
5 Nevin, Evelyn C. The Lost Children of the Shoshones 1946
5 Pannell, Lucile and Cavanah, Holiday Round Up 1950
5 Sawyer, Toplife, Cavalryman 1939
5 Seaman, Augusta Huiell, The Charlemonte Crest 1939
5 The Disappearance of Anne Shaw
5 The Start of Stars
5 The Brass Keys of Kenwick 1931
5 The Black Arrowhead, 1929
5 Kidnapped 1932
5 Treasure Island 1932

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6 Fashion Drawings 1921-1930
6 Lux toilet soap ad layout 1921

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Illustrations for Periodicals
6 American Boy
6 Country Gentleman 1934-1939
6 Home Life 1947-1958
6 Jack and Jill 1940-1945
6 Sentinel 1946-1959
6 Upward 1946-1958

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Miscellaneous Periodicals
7 St. Nicholas
7 16 unidentified ink illustrations
7 Packard Magazine
7 Blue Book Magazine April 1944
7 Forward

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Miscellaneous Illustrations
8 6 folders of miscellaneous fragments

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Correspondence, 1938-1968
9 Curtis Publications 1938-1945
9 Doubleday and Co. 1945-1961
9 Franklin Watts 1952-1967
9 Grossett Studio 1941-1953
9 Publisher's Services Inc. 1967-1968
9 Rand McNally 1952-1967
9 Personal miscellaneous letters 1970
9 Fan Mail 1928-1950

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  • Personal Names :
  • Lee, Manning de Villeneuve, 1894-1980
  • Lee, Manning de Villeneuve, 1894-1980--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Illustrations
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations

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