Inventory of the Lawrence Bacon Lee Correspondence

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Lee, Lawrence Bacon, 1917-
Title: Lawrence Bacon Lee Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1996
Extent: 0.8 linear feet
Abstract: Lawrence Bacon Lee (1917-2003) served as Professor of History at San Jose State University from 1957-1983. The collection contains his correspondence primarily with fellow historians Paul W. Gates and Donald J. Pisani. Topics discussed include their research and writings on the history of the American West including environmental and water history and public land policy.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-457
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Lawrence Bacon Lee (1917-2003) received his B.A. from the Lewis Institute and his M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Chicago. He served as Professor of History at San Jose State University from 1957-1983 and specialized in environmental and water history of the Western United States. He was the author of Reclaiming the American West: an Historiography and Guide and Kansas and the Homestead Act, 1862-1905 .

Scope and Content

The collection contains Lee's correspondence primarily with fellow historians Paul W. Gates and Donald J. Pisani. Topics discussed include their research and writings on the history of the American West including environmental and water history and public land policy.

Arrangement of the Collection

The correspondence is arranged in three series: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lee, Lawrence Bacon, 1917---Correspondence
Pisani, Donald J.--Correspondence
Gates, Paul Wallace, 1901---Correspondence
Hundley, Norris--Correspondence
West (U.S.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frances Lee in 2007.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Bacon Lee Correspondence, D-457, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Outgoing 1962-1996

Physical Description: 17 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters written by Lee. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:1

California State Parks and Recreation Finance Commission 1984 August 14

Box 1:2

Forest History Society 1992 March 14

Box 1:3

Gates, Paul Wallace 1962-1982

Box 1:4

Gates, Paul Wallace 1983-1990

Box 1:5

Gates, Paul Wallace 1991-1996

Box 1:6

Great Plains Research 1991 July 14

Box 1:7

Hundley, Norris 1976-1996

Box 1:8

Kirkendall, Richard S. 1988-1989

Box 1:9

Kluger, James R. 1990-1993

Box 1:10

Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 1986 July 12

Box 1:11

Nevada Humanities Committee 1989 September 25

Box 1:12

Pisani, Donald J. 1973-1976

Box 1:13

Pisani, Donald J. 1977-1980

Box 1:14

Pisani, Donald J. 1981-1989

Box 1:15

Pisani, Donald J. 1990-1995

Box 1:16

State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1963 April 10

Box 1:17

University of New Mexico Press 1992

Box 1:18

Zeisler-Vralsted, Dorothy 1992 March 7

 

Series 2. Incoming 1962-1996

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters sent to Lee. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:19

Alston, Richard M. 1969 January 16

Box 1:20

Forest History Society 1992 January 17

Box 1:21

Gates, Paul Wallace 1962-1982

Box 1:22

Gates, Paul Wallace 1983-1990

Box 1:23

Gates, Paul Wallace 1991-1994

Box 1:24

Great Plains Research 1991 May 23

Box 1:25

Hundley, Norris 1977-1996

Box 1:26

Iowa State University Press 1990 January 18

Box 1:27

Kirkendall, Richard S. 1988-1989

Box 1:28

Kluger, James R. 1992-1993

Box 1:29

Nevada Humanities Committee 1989 October 16

Box 2:1

Pisani, Donald J. 1973-1976

Box 2:2

Pisani, Donald J. 1977-1978

Box 2:3

Pisani, Donald J. 1979-1980

Box 2:4

Pisani, Donald J. 1981-1989

Box 2:5

Pisani, Donald J. 1990-1995

Box 2:6

Public Land Law Review Commission 1968 November 19

Box 2:7

State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1963 February 12

Box 2:8

University of New Mexico Press 1991-1992

 

Series 3. Third Party 1977-1988

Physical Description: 2 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters that are to or between individuals other than Lee. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 2:9

Kirkendall, Richard S. to Paul Wallace Gates 1988 September 13

Box 2:10

Pisani, Donald J. to Norris Hundley 1977 September 6