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Amy Freeman Lee papers, 1934-1980

Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004

Painter, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 7,000 Items, (on 16 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; scrapbooks spanning the years 1934-1979, arranged by year or subject and containing correspnondence, clippings, printed material concerning her riding stables in San Antonio. Also, her "Local Painter of the Year Exhibit," 1953, at the Witte Museum, San antonio; the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters bestowed by Incarnate Word College, 1965; various exhibitions catalogs, photographs, invitations and announcements. There are also 12 bound volumes of scripts from Lee's radio program, "Call Board," 1947-1951.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, lecturer and critic; San Antonio, Texas. Born 1914. Studied at University of Texas, Austin, and Incarnate Word College. She is an active in supporting and furthering the cause of the fine arts in the southwest United States.


Lee has been donating her papers to the Southwest Collection at Texas Technological University which in turn has lent them to the Archives of American Art for microfilming.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Texas Technological University in Lubbock, Texas after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 2253-2269 available at the Detroit office of the Archives of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Amy Freeman Lee papers, 1934-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.