Harold Willey Lee papers

Harold Willey Lee papers

Dates: circa 1927-1978

The Harold Willey Lee papers contain Harold Willey Lee's research notes in the forms of papers and note cards. Harold Willey Lee was a professor at BYU and taught French, Spanish, Italian and Latin. Included in the collection is an overview of French authors and poets, the study of various works, his possible papers and his research for his PhD thesis. Much of his work is in French.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lee, Harold Willey, 1907-1978
  • Call Number: MSS 6255
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Harold Willey Lee papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6255; Harold Willey Lee papers ; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6255, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Vera Trayner Lee in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Vera Tayner Lee; 1989.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; French literature; Language and languages--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Literature
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Harold Willey Lee taught at Brigham Young University, a Mormon university in the west.
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Finding Aid Title
Lee (Harold Willey) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-02T10:33-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Harold Willey Lee (1907-), PhD, was a Stanford and Brigham Young University graduate who was the former BYU department chairman of modern and classical languages. He also served as a mission president in France and as a patriarch in Provo.

Harold Willey Lee was born 13 October 1907 in Cardston, Canada. He attended BYU where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He received his doctorate from Stanford University. He married Rachael Low in the Alberta Temple 26 July 1937. She passed away in 1974 and later that year he married Vera Tayner. He was a former chairman of the BYU department of modern and classical languages beginning in 1938. He taught French, Spanish, Italian and Latin and served twice as department chairman. He served as president of the LDS French Mission from 1953 to 1957. He later served as patriarch of the Provo East Stake.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts