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Sanford Henry Lee papers

Identifier: aarl96-001

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.


  • 1937?-1971?


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.

Historical Sketch

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.


1.0 Linear feet




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.


Arranged by type.


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.
Inventory of the Sanford Henry Lee Papers aarl96-001 aarl96-001
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

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