Guide to the Eleanor L. Templeman local history collection, 1950s-1960s

Eleanor L. Templeman local history C0160


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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Eleanor Lee Reading Templeman, 1906-1990
Title Eleanor Lee Reading Templeman local history collection
Date 1950s-1960s
Physical Characteristics 8 linear feet
Abstract This collection contains materials used by northern Virginia historian Eleanor Lee Templeman to produce the books Northern Virginia Heritage and Arlington Heritage. Materials include maps, drawings, negatives, pamphlets, and printing plates.
Collection number C0160
Language English

Biographical Information

Born in 1906, Eleanor Lee Reading Templeman was a local historian, author, preservationist and photographer. From 1947 until her death in 1990, Mrs. Templeman served the Society of the Lees of Virginia as Secretary, Genealogist and Historian. She wrote four books and numerous journal articles, primarily on the Lee family and also local history. Mrs. Templeman was a driving force behind legislation to preserve Sully Plantation (1958) and the creation of Leesylvania State Park (1978). Throughout her life Mrs. Templeman collected clippings and notes on subjects related to the Lee family as well as items of local interest.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains materials used by Northern Virginia historian Eleanor Lee Templeman to produce the books Northern Virginia Heritage and Arlington Heritage. Materials include maps, drawings, negatives, pamphlets, and printing plates.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject and type of material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives holds many other collections on Northern Virginia history.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Arlington (Va.)--History
Virginia, Northern--History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eleanor Lee Reading Templeman local history collection, Collection #C0160, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Eleanor Templeman in 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in April 2009.

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Contents List

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