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 Series — Multiple Containers
This series contains personal items collected over almost the entire course of Cynthia Macdonald’s life, from early childhood onward. Material includes artwork and schoolwork from her childhood; drawings and schoolwork by her sister, Virginia Lee, who passed away in childhood; summer camp documents and mementos; yearbooks; news clippings; photographs; mementos and documents from Macdonald’s children’s lives from childhood through adulthood; address books and day planners; travel documents such as maps, hotel and airline information, and mementos; shopping lists and Christmas gift lists; recipes; and posters. Contents of some boxes are described with the specific box numbers below; where not noted in detail, boxes contain an assortment of the above-mentioned materials.

The series was arranged in accordance with minimal processing standards to expedite its availability to researchers. Some folders have retained Cynthia Macdonald’s original labels and organization, while others have not.

Box 33 contains one folder with Cynthia's father Leonard C. Lee's estate information; two folders with mementos of Cynthia's sister Virginia, who passed away in childhood; Cynthia's first baby shoe; several folders of travel documents; slides; photographs; and other items.

Box 34 contains photographs, including many from Cynthia’s childhood, as well as unsorted negatives and slides.


  • 1867-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1965-2000

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


From the Collection: 54.0 Linear Feet