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Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997

Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008

Museum director, Author

Collection Information

Size: 10.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sherman Emery Lee (1918-2008) was an recognized expert on Asian art and director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958-1983.


Sherman E. Lee donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1997.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund