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Marvin Lee Papers, 1935-2004, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Marvin Lee Papers, 1935-2004, undated

Predominant Dates:1960-1990

ID: 00/MG 105

Primary Creator: Lee, Marvin (1921-)

Extent: 11.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is broken down into the following series: I: Personal; II: Training/Studies; III: NRHA; IV: Remarks/Speeches; V: Photographs; VI: Newspaper Clippings; VII: Maps; VIII: Correspondences; IX: Publications/Notes; X: Lawrence M. Cox.

Date Acquired: 04/15/2009

Subjects: Cox, Lawrence M., Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century, Housing--United States, Housing--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains an assortment of documents related to Marvin Lee, a professor at Old Dominion University and Public Housing Manager in Norfolk, Virginia. The bulk of the mateial chronicles Lee's career with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) but also contains personal material as well

Collection Historical Note

Marvin Lee was born on July 26th, 1921. He was a graduate of Randolph Macon College and shortly thereafter he joined the United States Navy, where he rose to the rank of officer. During his lifetime, Lee also received a Ph.D. in Urban Services. This went along well with his life’s work spent in this type of department.

For some time in the 1980s, Marvin Lee taught at Old Dominion University in the subject of Public Affairs. It was around this time that Lee became certified by the NAHRO as a Public Housing Manager, rising in the ranks of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA), which he served as manager after Lawrence M. Cox.

Marvin Lee is the author of a number of publications and dissertations which can be found within this collection and in the thesis section at Old Dominion University.

Subject/Index Terms

Cox, Lawrence M.
Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century
Housing--United States
Housing--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 28 Hollinger cases.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Marvin Lee

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A2009-13

Related Materials: Lawrence M. Cox, Sr. Papers (MG 38); Mason Andrews Papers (MG 62).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Marvin Lee Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Processing Information: Processed by Melissa Bateman in July 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid inventory was updated by Makena Nicholas in August 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal, 1948-1991, undated],
[Series 2: Training and Study, 1949-1991, undated],
[Series 3: NRHA, 1935-2000, undated],
[Series 4: Remarks/ Speeches, 1948-1987],
[Series 5: Photographs, 1950-1982, undated],
[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1989],
[Series 7: Maps, 1951-1990, undated],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1964-2004, undated],
[Series 9: Publications and Notes, 1935-1991, undated],
[Series 10: Lawrence M. Cox, 1949-2002, undated],
[All]

Series 4: Remarks/ Speeches, 1948-1987
This series consists of speeches and remarks made mostly by Marvin Lee but also including Lawrence M. Cox, John Sparkman, and Glenn Allen.
Box 21
Folder 1: The Norfolk Inheritance, 1964
Folder 2: ODU Urban South Conference, 1981
Folder 3: Public Investment, 1987
Folder 4: Miracle on the Chesapeake, 1968
Folder 5: Speech on Training, 1973
Folder 6: Lawrence M. Cox, 1961
Folder 7: SERC-NAHRO Workshop, 1986
Folder 8: Speeches, circa 1970-1979
Folder 9: Remarks, circa 1967-1970
Folder 10: Speeches, circa 1963-1967
Folder 11: NRHA Unity, 1970
Folder 12: Senator John Sparkman, 1973
Folder 13: Alabama Association of Housing/ Redevelopment Authorities, 1975
Folder 14: HR Tolls by Glenn Allen, 1967
Folder 15: The Maintenance of Civic Wealth, 1980-1981
Folder 16: Remarks on Norfolk's Redevelopment, 1977
Folder 17: VAHCDO Conference, 1984
Folder 18: Attacking Pollution, 1970
Folder 19: Speech Material, 1948-1990

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal, 1948-1991, undated],
[Series 2: Training and Study, 1949-1991, undated],
[Series 3: NRHA, 1935-2000, undated],
[Series 4: Remarks/ Speeches, 1948-1987],
[Series 5: Photographs, 1950-1982, undated],
[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1989],
[Series 7: Maps, 1951-1990, undated],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1964-2004, undated],
[Series 9: Publications and Notes, 1935-1991, undated],
[Series 10: Lawrence M. Cox, 1949-2002, undated],
[All]

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