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Leslie Cheek, Jr. Papers, 1930-1957

Leslie Cheek, Jr. Papers, 1930-1957
Mss. 98 C41
2.8 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, chiefly 1940-1955, relating to the purchase and operation of Faraway Farm, Lake Lure, North Carolina, the rural retreat of Leslie Cheek, Jr. and his wife Mary Tyler (Freeman) Cheek. Includes Cheek's architectural drawings and photographs as well as documentation concerning a painting of Faraway Farm by William Bailey.

There are papers concerning an egg project run by the Cheeks as part of the war effort during World War II.

The collection also includes architectural drawings for the plan of the Virginia Room at the New York World's Fair, 1939 and theater set designs as well as correspondence between Leslie Cheek, Jr. and Malcolm E. Campbell of the University of North Carolina about the possibility of Cheek becoming Dean of the new School of Architecture and Landscape Design.

Other URL
Cheek, Leslie (1908-1992)
Campbell, Malcolm E.
Mcclenahan, Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek
Agriculture--North Carolina--History--20th century
Lake Lure, N. C.--History--20th century
Legal documents
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Architecture.--History
Design drawings
Financial records

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: University Archives.
Related Materials
See also; Leslie Cheek, Jr. Papers (UA 6.007), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preferred Citation
Leslie Cheek, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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