Scope and Content
Lee, Lawrence Bacon, 1917-
Title: Lawrence Bacon Lee Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1996
0.8 linear feet
Abstract: Lawrence Bacon Lee (1917-2003) served as Professor of History at San Jose State
University from 1957-1983. The collection contains his correspondence primarily with fellow historians Paul W.
Gates and Donald J. Pisani. Topics discussed include their research and writings on the history of the American
West including environmental and water history and public land policy.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-457
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Lawrence Bacon Lee (1917-2003) received his B.A. from the Lewis Institute and his M.A. and Ph.D from the
University of Chicago. He served as Professor of History at San Jose State University from 1957-1983 and
specialized in environmental and water history of the Western United States. He was the author of
Reclaiming the American West: an Historiography and Guide and
Kansas and the Homestead
Scope and Content
The collection contains Lee's correspondence primarily with fellow historians Paul W. Gates and Donald J.
Pisani. Topics discussed include their research and writings on the history of the American West including
environmental and water history and public land policy.
Arrangement of the Collection
The correspondence is arranged in three series: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Lee, Lawrence Bacon, 1917---Correspondence
Pisani, Donald J.--Correspondence
Gates, Paul Wallace, 1901---Correspondence
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
Gift of Frances Lee in 2007.
[Identification of item], Lawrence Bacon Lee Correspondence, D-457, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
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