Leslie Cheek papers, 1940-1983 (bulk 1940-1942).

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Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Leslie Cheek papers, 1940-1983 (bulk 1940-1942).

Leslie Cheek papers, 1940-1983 (bulk 1940-1942).

Papers, 1940-1942, concerning the proposed exhibition, "For Us the Living," designed by Cheek with text written by Lewis Mumford for the Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit was never installed. Included are correspondence with Mumford, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Alfred Barr, and others; draft "scenarios" or exhibition narratives; sketches; and blueprints. Also included is Cheek's 1983 correspondence with American Heritage magazine regarding a proposed article about the exhibition. Papers, ca. 1938-1988, including files kept during his tenure as director at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939-1942, as editor at "Architectural Forum" magazine, 1945-1947, "House Beautiful" magazine, 1947-1942, and as head of the U.S. Army Camouflage Training Unit, 1942-1945. Also included are files related to projects he undertook from 1968 to 1988, following his tenure as Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

4.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

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