Sanford Henry Lee papers
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Sanford Henry Lee papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Lee, Sanford Henry, 1878-1958
Title: Sanford Henry Lee papers
Dates: 1937?-1971?
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection covers the period between 1937 and 1971 and consists of certificates, plaques, news clippings, photographs, scrapbook, ephemera, and books pertaining to the life and career of Sanford H. Lee as an agricultural extension agent in Bibb County, Georgia.
Identification: aarl96-001

Biographical/Historical Note

Sanford Henry Lee, educator and Farm Demonstration Extension agent of Georgia from 1929-1948, was born January 14, 1878 in Coffee County, Alabama. Mr. Lee began his education in the Alabama school system and became a graduate of Tuskegee institute in the 1904. He was a member of Stewart Chapel AME Church were he served as superintendent of the Sunday school, Sunday school teacher, church clerk , vice president of the senior choir and vice president of the Durbar Literary Club. Sanford Lee was also a Bibb County. Georgia Farm Agent and served as the March of Dimes Chairman of Bibb County.

Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of certificates, plaques, news clipping and books that pertain to the life and career of Sanford Henry Lee.


Arranged by type.

Index Terms

African American agricultural extension workers--Georgia--Bibb County.
African American teachers--Georgia--Bibb County.
Agricultural education--Georgia--Bibb County.
Agricultural extension work--Georgia--Bibb County.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Lee, Jereleen Hawkins
Lee, Sanford Henry, 1878-1958
Social service--Awards--Georgia--Bibb County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sanford Henry Lee papers. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


The Sanford Henry Lee Papers were given by Alyce K. Friend, who is the administrator of the Lillie Belle Barnes Estate. Ms. Lillie Belle is the cousin of Sanford H. Lee and was instrumental in the development of the Fulton Country Council on Aging.


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List




11Biographical Information View online.
Article - "Prominent Citizen Dies Here" The Macon Telegraph, January 14, 1958
Article - "Prominent Civic Leader And Churchman, Passes" The Macon Telegraph, January 15, 1958
Article - "Prof. Stanford H. Lee" The Macon Telegraph, January 16, 1958
Article - "Last Rites Friday For Retired Agent" The Macon Telegraph, January 16,1958
News Clipping - "Words Of Thanks
2Obituary View online.
Chapel Guest Book of Stanford H. Lee
Program - Funeral Service for Professor Stanford H. Lee, January 16, 1958
Central City Funeral Home - Funeral Card for Stanford H. Lee
3Correspondence Thank You Card written by Stanford H. Lee, March 26, 1956 View online.
4Proclamation/Award View online.
The Fort Valley State College Annual Award for Distinguished Service in Education of the Negro People of the State of Georgia, Awarded to Stanford H. Lee, 1953
Golden Anniversary Class 1904 Certificate of Honor - Stanford H. Lee, October 30, 1954, Photocopy
Certificate of Merit awarded to Stanford H. Lee, Tuskegee Institute, May 19, 1947
5Cattle Show View online.
Prize Check - Macon Fat Cattle Show, Pay to the Order of Isaac George, April 25, 1938, copy
Article -"Boys Plan Mass Payment" Macon Telegraph, April 28, 1938
6Photographs View online.
Photograph - Stanford H. Lee (?) on Farm surrounded by baby chicks and 121b capon
Photograph - Stanford H. Lee (?) holding chickens in front of home
7Photographs View online.
Photograph - Unidentified group of men and women in a church
Photograph - Unidentified group of men and women holding March of Dimes information on the campus of Tuskegee Institute
Photograph - Unidentified group of men and women
Photograph - Three unidentified women and a man standing in front of building
8Photographs View online.
Photograph - Identified as Irene and Mother, Easter Sunday, 1966
Photograph - Six (6) individual photos of unidentified women
Photograph - Four photographs identified as:
Getting Stove Wood, J. D. Potts, February 17,1949
A fresh Built Terrace, Frank Dumas, February 24, 1949
10 acres wheat- Louis Foster, J.W. Howard, Jefferson Davis, inspecting, April 1949
Cutting Wood at Thomas Pye's, January 31,1949
Photographs - Nine individual unidentified photos of a garden or grove
Photographs - Five photographs of men at a contest or banquet. The men are identified in some of the photos as: Jeff Davis, Frank Dumas, Charlie Davis and Pye
Various photographs of Stanford H. Lee
Photographs of a Grave Site



21Scrapbook, 1937-1941 View online.
Multi-colored scrapbook containing various articles, invitations and programs
Christian Recorder Newspaper, April 21, 1938
(newspaper found in scrapbook)
2Certificate View online.
Certificate of Congratulations presented to Jereleen Hawkins on the Sixtieth Anniversary of her Graduation, The Atlanta University Alumni Association, May 29, 1971
Gray certificate cover- Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia inscribed on front cover
3Hymnal Methodist Hymnody, November 24, 1947
(written on cover inside-Purchased from R.C. H. Dunn by S.H Lee)
4Plaque Plaque- Presented to Stanford H. Lee in appreciation of 29 years of service as an extension worker, Dublin 4-H Center, December 11,1953 View online.
5News Clipping
"Literary Club Plans Celebration," The Marcon Telegraph

"Macon Worships in 148 of 20 Denomination," Macon Evening News
"Three of the Greatest"
6Ephemeral Materials View online.
Post Cards - Six post cards addressed to Professor and Mrs. S.H. Lee
Booklet -The Book of Knowledge for Bridegrooms and others
Postal Telegraph receipts
Hand written information about Lizzie B. Solomon
Hand written notes
Check made out to Jereleen H. Lee for mileage from Bibb County Department of Public Welfare



31Photograph - Mr. Sanford H. Lee and wife (Jeralyn Hawkins Lee)in Front of Church, Macon Ga, c. 1939
1Distinguished Service Award, presented to Stanford H. Lee, Fort Valley State College, August 1953


4 The Garden Encyclopedia, E.L.D. Seymour, B.S.A
Pleasant Valley, Louis Bromfield
Franklin, the Apostle of Modern Times, Barnard Fay
The Advancing South, Edwin Mims
Economics of Farm Organization and Management, C. L. Holmes, Ph.D
Fundamentals of Agriculture, James Edward Halligan
The Artificial Insemination of Farm Animals, Enos J. Perry, Editor
Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Lewis Cecil Gray, Ph.D
Georgia Agricultural Handbook, 1950, Georgia Agricultural Extension Service, 1950
How to Grow all Kinds of Plants, "McGregor's Guide to Gardening". The McGregor Brothers Company
Seaman A. Knapp: Schoolmaster of America Agriculture, Joseph Cannon Bailey
Farm Shop Practice, Quincy C. Ayers, Editor
Educational Psychology, Edward Herbert Cameron, Ph. D
Practical Elocution: For Use In Colleges and Schools and by Students, J.W. Shoemaker


5 Composition and Rhetoric, John Franklin Genueg and Charles Lane Hanson
Live Language Lessons, Howard R. Driggs
The Handbook of Standard or American Phonography, Andrew J.Graham
The Source Book, Volume II, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume III, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume IV, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume V, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume VI, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume VII, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Source Book, Volume VIII, Perpetual Encyclopedia Cooperation
The Human Interest Library, Popular Science and Industry, Volume II
The Human Interest Library, Old World Travelogues, Volume IV
The Human Interest Library, Leaders of All Times, Volume IV
Lessons in Pharmaceutical Latin and Prescription Writing and Interpretations, Hugh C. Muldoon, Ph. G
The Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia, Volume V
Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition, In Search of Sir, John Franklin,1853, 54, 55. Volume II. By Elisha Kent Kane, M.D
Report on the Commission of the Renovation of the Executive Mansion
Polygamy: and the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism. By J.H. Beadle
First Steps in English Composition. For Grammar and High Schools, Seminars and Colleges. By H.C. Peterson, PhD
The Exceptional Employee, Orison Sweet Marden
The Management of a City School, Arthur C. Perry, Jr., Ph. D


6 The Standard History of the World, Volumes 1-10, by Israel Smith Clarke Volume 11, Supplement by Professor Charles F. Horne., M.A., Ph.D


7 Broken Homes: A Study of Family Desertion. And Its Social Treatment, Joanna C. Colcord
Joy To the World
Charled Dickens' David Copperfield retold by Eleanor Packer
Practical and Artistic Basketry, Laura Rollins Tinsley
Method in Education: An Institutional manual and Text book for Teachers, Ruric N. Roark, Ph.D
Lucile, Owen Meredith
Steams in the Desert, Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
Hunky, Thames Williamson
The American Scrapbook: The Year's Golden Harvest of thought and Achievement, William H. Wise & Company
Exploring Science Three, Walter A. Thurber
A Diary of Prayer, Elizabeth Goudge
The Missing Miniature, Erich Kastner
The Victorious Attitude, Orison Sweet Marden
First Year Latin, Collier and Daniel
Arithmetic by Practice, Arthur T. Gordon, Leslie O. Lynch and Rupert H. Murray
The Modern Word Finder, Paul D. Hudgon
Three Centuries of Poetry and Prose, selected and edited by Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice E. Andrews and Howard Johnson Hall
The Science of a New Life, John Cowan, M.D
Trumpet Blast: An Excellent History of the Bible, Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage


8 Deliverance, J. F. Rutherford
Psychology and Psychic Culture, Reuben Post Halleck M.A
Pitfalls in English and How to Avoid Them, Sophie C, Hadida
Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare
Elements of Construction, Charles A. King
Hammond Family Reference World Atlas
Empire Builders of Georgia, by Ruth Elgin Sudeth, Isa Lloyd Osterhout, and George Lewis Hutcheson
Mathematics 8, E. T. McSwain