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Bill and Doris Leapard Collection of Nelle Harper Lee Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4210

Content Description

The collection consists of two notecards from Nelle Harper Lee, the book John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff, and a pair of Airoldi earrings in the shape of leopard heads with the original Brighton jewelry bag in which they were sent. The materials were gifts to the Leapards from Nelle Harper Lee.

Dates

  • circa 1980s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to and use of materials in this collection require written permission from the Nelle Harper Lee estate. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. 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.  Patrons may not use cell phone cameras or any other recording devices when accessing any portion of this collection.

University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize materials in this collection without written permission from the Lee estate. For information contact The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu.

Letters written by Nelle Harper Lee are under copyright and cannot be reproduced. Access to and use of materials created by Nelle Harper Lee is restricted. Patrons may not use cell phone cameras or any other recording devices when accessing this collection. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize letters written by Nelle Harper Lee without written permission from the Lee estate. For information contact The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to and use of materials in this collection require written permission from the Nelle Harper Lee estate. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize materials in this collection without written permission from the Lee estate. Patrons may not use cell phone cameras or any other recording devices when accessing this collection. For information contact The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu.

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which The University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Bill Leapard (1918-1996), a Tuscaloosa native, met Doris Hurst Leapard (1919-2008), a New Jersey native who spent most of her childhood in New York, at the height of World War II, and they married in 1945. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved back to Bill's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where they became involved with the Tuscaloosa arts community. The Leapards maintained a lifelong friendship with Nelle Harper Lee, evidenced through Lee's willingness to provide a blurb for Doris's memoir, Almost Integrated (1998).

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection consists of two notecards from Nelle Harper Lee, the book John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff, and a pair of Airoldi earrings in the shape of leopard heads with the original Brighton jewelry bag in which they were sent. The materials were gifts to the Leapards from Nelle Harper Lee.

Arrangement

The notecards from Ms. Lee were originally taped to the inside of the John Singer Sargent book, but have been removed and placed inside an archival folder. All items are located in one box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Bill and Doris Leapard Collection of Harper Lee Materials was purchased by The University of Alabama Libraries in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman, 2018 February.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Bill and Doris Leapard Collection of Nelle Harper Lee Materials
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Jessica Rayman, 2019
Date
January 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500