Lee, Evelyn Anderson,
Lee papers, ca. 1935-1996.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0812
Agency History/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,
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 Content:
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 works. Two notebooks contain
detailed reading notess, 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.
Cite as: Evelyn Anderson Lee Papers, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.