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Harrison Lee papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection consists of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan including documents relating to the comprehensive plan for the National Capital; manuscript and committee records; printed ephemera; newspaper articles; newsletters; magazine articles; brochures and guidebooks; awards and certificates. The material dates from 1928-92.
- Lee, Harrison (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Some records may be restricted.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Historical or Biographical Note
Harrison Lee (1920-1993) worked for the U.S. Army and the CIA as an intelligence analyst. After his retirement in 1973, Lee became an active leader in the Washington, D.C. Chinatown community. The collection material reflects Lee's involvement as a community activist and leader in Washington's Chinatown for more than 20 years. The period covered in this collection coincided with one of the most interesting and active phases of redevelopment and urban planning in the city.
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Collection consists of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan including documents relating to the comprehensive plan for the National Capital; manuscript and committee records; printed ephemera; newspaper articles; newsletters; magazine articles; brochures and guidebooks; awards and certificates. The material dates from 1928-92.
Organized into seven series: D.C. urban planning/ D.C. comprehensive plan, Community and business organizations, Wah Luck House, Miscellaneous/ peripheral projects and concerns of the Chinese Community in Washington, Printed ephemera, Awards and certificates, and Blueprints.
In June of 1996, Anna L. Lee donated the papers of her late husband Harrison Lee to the George Washington University (GWU) Gelman Library. All rights and interests were transferred to the Department of Special Collections.
- Guide to the Harrison Lee papers, 1928-1992
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English