Rebecca Smith Lee Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The papers include business correspondence related to her book reviews for Texas Outlook, and her tenure on the judging committee for the Texas Institute of Letters. Personal correspondence includes letters from Carlos Ashley, Norman Cousins, J. Frank Dobie, and Siddie Joe Johnson.
The works of Rebecca Smith Lee (published and unpublished) include typescripts of plays including The Silver Flute and 16 Rue Pigalle. There are also typescripts of various book reviews, reprints of articles from various literary journals.
In 1976 she donated 21 boxes of books from her collection on Texas and Southwest history to Texas Christian University. These were catalogued and added to Special Collections. Other separated publications include yearbooks: TCU Anthologies, 1922-1923, 1933-1937, 1942-1949, and 1963.
- Creation: 1924-1970
- Lee, Rebecca Smith, (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Rebecca Smith Lee was a member of the TCU English faculty from 1919-1946, chairing the department from 1931 to 1946. She published several works including Mary Austin Holley: A Biography. TCU awarded her the doctor of literature degree in 1970.
Rebecca Smith Lee was a member of the TCU English faculty from 1919 to 1946, chairing the department from 1931 to 1946. She received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1916, her M.A. from Columbia in 1918, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1932. Lee served as president of the Texas Institute of Letters in the 1940s. She published several works, including her award winning book, Mary Austin Holley: A biography. In 1970, TCU awarded her the doctor of literature degree.
2.00 Linear feet
Language of Materials
Correspondence, typescripts of plays, book reviews, and reprints of articles from various literary journals. A large portion of the material is correspondence during her time as president of the Texas Institute of Letters.
Alphabetically by subject.
Vault BE 2
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Rebecca Lee Smith.
- Guide to the Rebecca Smith Lee Papers
- Compiled by Lisa Pena
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