Eleanor L. Templeman local history C0160
Published by George Mason University Libraries
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.
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.
This collection is arranged by subject and type of material.
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
Special Collections and Archives holds many other collections on Northern Virginia history.
Eleanor Lee Reading Templeman local history collection, Collection #C0160, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Collection donated by Eleanor Templeman in 1981.
Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in April 2009.