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Edward Lee Jr. papers

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S4458

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers and photographs of Edward Lee, Jr. Few have dates on the backs. The papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clipping, and newsletters published by the many organizations Lee belonged to- Duluth Elks Club, Duluth Jaycees and Duluth Chamber of Commerce. The photographs show snack foods, North Dakota (potato chip production); Lee Distributing- trucks, employees; famous visitors to Duluth: Bob Hope, Richard Nixon and unidentified people.


  • 1960-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lee, Jr. was born on Dec. 25, 1910 in Aitkin, MN. In 1935, Lee settled in Duluth and began the Lee Distributing Company. In the 1960's he started another company, Northern Frozen Foods, and in 1967 began yet another, Upper Lakes Foods, Inc. Lee then retired in 1984. Lee died on May 22, 1989 at age 78.


6.00 Linear Inches

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The collection consists of papers and photographs of Edward Lee, Jr.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526