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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 7: Maps, 1951-1990, undated
Box 24
Folder 1: Downtown Redevelopment Project, 1951
This series contains maps and blueprints of mostly downtown area but also including Ghent and Atlantic City.
Folder 2: Downtown Norfolk Main Blueprint, undated
Folder 3: Illustrative Downtown Site Plan, 1990
Folder 4: Downtown/ Blueprint, undated
Folder 5: Maps and Blueprints, 1951-1973
Folder 6: Norfolk Redevelopment Plans and Blueprints, 1951
Folder 7: Atlantic City, 1956
Folder 8: Plan for Downtown Norfolk, 1970
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, undated

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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