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Tom Lea, 1907-2001
Literary File, Photography Collection

298 items (3 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


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Scope and Contents
Item List

Scope and Contents

The Tom Lea Literary File consists of 298 items, including images of Lea, his wife, other family members, and friends. There are also photographic reproductions of some of his paintings and images associated with the movie production of his book The Brave Bulls, as well as a series of photographs by Lea of the Peleliu landing. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No.      Description
PH:LF:OV Box, LargeP1 Portrait of Tom Lea in the Texas hill country.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 1957:0077:0000 Numerous portraits of Lea, many of which were taken in his El Paso studio; images of Lea's wife Sarah, his family, friends, and associates; 8 items showing Lea in his role as "the village barber" in the film version of The Wonderful Country (71 items in this year:lot number range).
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 1 957:0088:0001-0034Photographic prints associated with Lea's portrait of Dr. Ashbel Smith, including photographic reproductions of portraits of Smith by other artists (12 unaccessioned items); photographic prints of various subjects, including 8 reproductions of Lea paintings (21 unaccessioned items).
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 1 957:0091:0001-0043 Album [disbound], titled "An Adventure In Phrenology by Tom Lea," comprised of 34 color snapshots, the bulk of which depict Lea at work on a charcoal self-portrait
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 2 995:0030:0001-0002 Photographic reproductions of a 1953 portrait of J. Frank Dobie by Lea.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 2 995:0031:0001 Lea with Robert Parrish and director William Wyler on Wyler's Paramount Studio set, 1955 or 1956.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 2 995:0032:0001-004040 gelatin silver prints of locations for the making of The Brave Bulls.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 995:0032:0041-0110 70 gelatin silver prints of locations for the making of The Brave Bulls.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0035:0001-0014Series of photographs taken by Lea depicting the Peleliu landing during World War II.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0036:0001-0009 Images from Juarez, Mexico, chiefly related to bullfighting.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0038:0001-0007 Images of bullfighters and bullfighting.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0039:0001 Tom Lea's son Jim with his wife and two daughters.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0039:0002 Tom Lea with Peter Hurd outside his studio.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0039:0003 Tom and Sarah Lea at a corrida.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0039:0004 Tom Lea's parents on a date.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0039:0005 Lea in his studio.
PH:LF:Lea, T., Box 3 997:0105:0653 Photographic print of a painting by Lea displayed on an easel in his studio.


Tom Lea Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 18 June 2007)

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