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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 9: Publications and Notes, 1935-1991, undated
This series includes publications by Marvin Lee and his miscellaneous notes.
Box 26
Folder 1: Chronology of Slum Clearance, 1935-1985
Folder 2: Organizational Alternatives, 1981
Folder 3: Evaluation of Downtown Redevelopment Project, 1982
Folder 4: A Festival Marketplace, 1981
Folder 5: Redevelopments Impact on Business Notes, 1978
Folder 6: Notes on Problems, 1975
Folder 7: Staff Meeting Notes, 1959-1960
Folder 8: Another View of New Federalism, undated
Folder 9: How to Recruit and Obtain Good Personnel, 1963
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Notes from Loose Leaf Binder, 1980-1981
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Notes, 1975-1981
Box 27
Folder 1: NRHA Programs for People, undated
Folder 2: NRHA Directions in Housing, 1988
Folder 3: Downtown Norfolk, undated
Folder 4: HUD Newsletter, 1973
Folder 5: Newsletters, 1956-1991
Folder 6: Norfolk City Hall Countdown, 1965
Folder 7: The Municipal South, 1970
Folder 8: The Norfolk Story, 1968-1969
Folder 9: Virginia and the Virginia County, 1951
Folder 10: Metropolitan Virginia 1967: A Brief assessment, 1967
Folder 11: Journal of Housing, 1989-1993
Folder 12: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Virginian Pilot Book, 1964
Folder 13: Federal Slum Clearance, 1950
Folder 14: Building A New Norfolk etc., undated
Folder 15: Whither Away or Wither Away, 1974
Folder 16: The Making of the New Norfolk, 1961
Folder 17: The Commonwealth Magazine of Virginia, 1966-1968
Folder 18: Journal of Housing, 1964
Folder 19: Baltimore Magazine, 1969
Folder 20: Downtown Norfolk, 1989
Folder 21: Virginia Town and City Magazine, 1967-1968
Folder 22: Scope Inaugural Program, 1971
Folder 23: New York Illustrated, 1967
Folder 24: Pinewell by the Bay, undated
Folder 25: Virginia Municipal Review, 1947-1972
Box 28
Folder 1: Metropolitan Virginia, 1967
Folder 2: SERCulator, 1973-1976
Folder 3: Redevelopment Tour Norfolk: A Tale of Three Cities (Brochure), 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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