Leslie Cheek, Jr. Personal Papers, 1931-1993 (SC-02) Special Collection 02 (SC-02)

Leslie Cheek, Jr. Personal Papers, 1931-1993 (SC-02)

Special Collection 02 (SC-02)


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VMFA Archives

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
library@vmfa.museum
URL: https://vmfa.museum/library/special-collections-archives/

Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist

Repository
VMFA Archives
Identification
SC-02
Title
Leslie Cheek, Jr. Personal Papers1931-1993
Quantity
19.4 Linear Feet 16 boxes; 596 folders and 48 oversized items
creator
Cheek, Leslie, 1908-
creator
Temple, K. Richmond
creator
Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997
Language
English
Abstract
This collection documents a small portion of the dynamic life of Leslie Cheek, Jr., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' second and longest-tenured Director (1948-1968). One series includes material from his early career and activities before the VMFA, as well as his tenure at the museum, and through his active retirement. Two series document the publication of two photobiographies about Cheek, "Living by Design" and "Designing for the Arts." Another series is comprised of materials about Skylark Farm, the house and tree farm located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, owned, designed and furnished by the Cheeks between 1967 and 1977 when it was donated to Washington and Lee University. Other series document the Cheeks' personal world travels in the 1950s-1980s, some of Cheek's many achievement awards, and finally, a number of framed architectural drawings done by Cheek as a student in the 1930s.

Administrative Information

Publication

The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Digitized content is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License. Transmission or reproduction of other materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. A limited number of files are restricted. Access to restricted materials may require written permission of the donor and/or the VMFA Director.

Provenance

This collection is comprised of materials donated by Leslie Cheek, Jr.'s family members. The bulk of this collection was donated to the VMFA Library by Leslie's widow Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan in 1993. The remainder of the material was donated by Leslie's children in 2005.

Preferred Citation

Leslie Cheek, Jr. Personal Papers (SC-02). VMFA Archives, Richmond, Virginia.

Processing Note

Processing and description were performed by Jennie Runnels in the mid-1990s. Original folder titles were retained. Publications were removed and added to the VMFA Library's holdings. Framed items were disassembled and the materials stored in flat files.


Biographical Note

Leslie Cheek, Jr. was the second and longest-tenured Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. During his 20 year Directorship (1948-1968), he transformed the museum from a regional gem to museum that operated on the international stage.

Born in Nashville, Cheek was the son of Mabel Wood and Leslie Cheek, Sr., who became rich by investing in the family formula for Maxwell House Coffee. Cheek studied art at Harvard University before taking up architecture at Yale University and Columbia. After graduation, he headed to William and Mary College where he founded and headed up the Department of Fine Arts from 1937-1939. In 1939, he married Richmonder Mary Tyler Freeman, daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas Southall Freeman. From 1939-1942, Cheek served in his first Directorship at the Baltimore Museum of Fine Art. He left the museum in 1942 to join the Army Corps of Engineers in WWII.

After the war, he was hired as the Associate Editor of Architectural Forum Magazine and lived in New York City for three years. In 1948, he came to the VMFA as Director, spending 20 years building the collections, endowments, and reputation of the museum. He was best known for the Artmobile, a mobile art program which brought the museum's collections all over the state of Virginia, and the Virginia Museum Theatre which opened in 1955 and successfully integrated the performing and visual arts.

After retiring in 1968, Cheek stayed very active in the arts, and two books were published about his life and career, "Living by Design" and "Designing for the Arts." In 1967, the Cheeks purchased a mountaintop home named Skylark Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which they donated to Washington and Lee University in 1977.

(The above information was taken from the website "The Dictionary of Art Historians" and Virginia Commonwealth University's online "Guide to the Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan Papers.")

Scope and Content Note

The collection's inclusive dates are 1931-1993, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s-1980s. The collection is comprised of correspondence, plans, photographs, financial records, interviews, book drafts, exhibition records, travel itineraries, and other ephemeral material.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series, folders are arranged in the original order maintained by Cheek, and retain their original folder titles when provided.

Series 1: Skylark Farm, 1966-1992
Series 2: "Living by Design" and "Cheek and the Arts," 1945-1989
Series 3: "Designing for the Arts," 1984-1991
Series 4: Personal Files, 1934-1992
Series 5: Awards and Degrees, 1931-1993
Series 6: Trips, 1952-1980

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Art -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Exhibition techniques -- History
  • Art -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History
  • Art museum directors -- Virginia
  • Cheek, Leslie, 1908-
  • Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art‏
  • McClenahan, Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek, 1917-
  • Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997
  • Skylark Farm
  • Temple, K. Richmond
  • Theater -- United States -- History
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Yale University

Related Materials - VMFA Library: Books

Ten Talents in the American Theatre, 1957

Living by Design: Leslie Cheek and the Arts, 1985

Designing for the Arts: Environments by Leslie Cheek, 1990

Southern Civility: Recollections of my Early Life, 2003


Related Materials - VMFA Library: Exhibition File

Drawings for the Stage by Leslie Cheek, Jr., 1987


Related Materials - VMFA Library: Subject File

VMFA Directors: Leslie Cheek Jr. (4 folders)


Related Materials - Library of Virginia

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director's Correspondence, 1936-1976 (Coll. No. 33863 and 44067)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition Files, 1936-1992 (Coll No. 31633, 32958, 33041, 33160, 34679, 36342, 36957 and 37636)


Related Materials - Other Institutions

Archives of American Art, Washington, DC: Architectural Forum, 1945-47; Time Lab, 1946-47; House Beautiful, 1947; Forum Exhibits, 1946-48; Exhibition Houses, Architectural Forum, 1947; Architectural League; Beauty at the Bar, Architectural League, 1948; Life in USA Houses Speech, Architectural League, 1946; Baltimore Museum Files: Correspondence, Photographs, Exhibition Info and Brochures; Architectural Consultant Files, 1968 to 1992; Above It All (Yale Thesis); Camouflage Info, Fort Belvoir, early 40's; For Us the Living (microfilm, original at MOMA); Oral History Interview

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: Photographs of Stage Sets; Articles; Festival Theatre; Publicity for Theatre Development; Publicity for Frobenius; Cheek Award; O'Keefe Affair; Muscarelle Museum; Competition Show; Publicity for Stage Design Exhibitions; WandM Coat-of-Arms; Tom Sawyer Exhibition; Publicity for Frank Lloyd Wright Show; Washington Speech; 19th Century Party; Faraway Farm Information; Drawings of Stage Sets related to WandM (Phi Beta Hall; Taliaferro Hall, Parties)

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY: For Us the Living Exhibition

Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Stratford, VA: The Bounty; Planters; Postcard Info: Footbridge, Library, Tobacco Planter; Gas Logs; Art for Stratford; Post Lanterns; Judge DeHardit; Cruise on the Potomac; Painting Air View by Harry Robertson; Jackie Onassis; Hydrofoil; Swans; Brook; Trans Art; Umbrella Stand; Virginia Cabin; Maxwell Hamish Correspondence; Signs; Snapshots; Correspondence with Nancy Lancaster, Marian Young, Dottie Follansbee, John Wall, Jane Hanahan, Mrs. Robert Isham, Mrs. Joe Hume Gardner, Tom Bass

Queens Museum, New York City, NY: Drawings of the 1939 New York World's Fair (Virginia Room)

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA: Four Camouflage Training Displays (Ft. Belvoir – early 40's); Rotunda Club History


Container List

SC-02-01
Series 1: Skylark Farm
197 folders;
2 items
1966-1992
Series Description

This series is comprised of correspondence, plans, and photographs related to Skylark Farm, a house and tree farm located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, owned, designed and furnished by the Cheeks between 1967 and 1977 when it was donated to Washington and Lee University. The Cheeks were also involved in the transformation of the house into a conference center for the University in the 1990s.

  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 1
    Property acquisition: maps, deeds, correspondence
    1966-1967
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 2
    Property acquisition: correspondence with D. Alen Penick, attorney
    1966-1967
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 3
    Skylark Farm construction: correspondence with architects
    1967-1968
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 4
    Property acquisition: correspondence with Penick
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 5
    Property acquisition: correspondence with Penick
    1969-1973
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 6
    Property acquisition: correspondence with Penick
    1974-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 7
    Skylark Farm: proposal 10 year plan
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 8
    Skylark: site plan, revised
    Jan. 1968
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 9
    Skylark: plans, drawings, articles
    Oct. 1984
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 10
    Skylark: miscellaneous correspondence including floorplans, sections, realtors, Otis Mead
    July 1985-Feb. 1991
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 11
    Skylark: correspondence with Robert Stewart, additions and architectural sketches
    Mar. 1984-July 1987
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 12
    Skylark: design, blueprints for Skylark's roost
    June 1986
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 13
    Skylark Farm: construction preparation
    1966-1967
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 14
    Road construction: maps and drawings
    1967-1971
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 15
    Skylark Farm: landscape architecture, Griswold, Winters, and Swain
    1968-1970
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 16
    Agricultural stabilization: conservation service
    1974-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 17
    Road paving
    Dec. 1972-July 1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 18
    Soil and Montebello, weather
    1957-1967
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 19
    Excavation, Evers Brothers
    Aug. 1972-Nov. 1974
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 20
    Soil conservation: correspondence with W. E. Friend
    Jan. 1969-Dec. 1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 21
    Skylark guest house addition: correspondence regarding conference center
    1983-1991
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 22
    Nurseries: correspondence, blueprints, plans, drawings
    1972-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 23
    J. W. Harris: correspondence regarding surveying, mapping land
    Mar. 1967-1978
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 24
    VPI Extension: planting Christmas trees
    1969-1972
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 25
    VPI Extension: planting Christmas trees
    1973-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 26
    Garden layout
    1971
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 27
    Skylark Farm: landscape architecture, specifications, plans, drawings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 28
    Skylark Farm: flower and vegetable gardens, plans and orders
    1970
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 29
    Tree farm: plans
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 30
    Christmas tree plantation plans
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 31
    Christmas tree plantation II
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 32
    Christmas tree sales
    1971-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 33
    Christmas tree planting
    1968-1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 34
    Christmas tree appraisal and inventories
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 35
    Skylark Farm reforestation
    1973-1976
  • SC-02 Box 1
    Folder 36
    Pond construction: drawings, plans, specifications, Mays and Sons
    1971-1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 37
    Fire protection equipment
    1970-1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 38
    Contractor John Snyder
    1972-1977
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 39
    Elevator system correspondence
    June-Sep. 1967
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 40
    Fountain installation
    Mar.-July 1971
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 41
    Engineers Sowers, Rodes and Whitescarver
    July 1968-May 1977
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 42
    Well and pump, Frank's Pump and Repair Shop
    Apr. 1967-June 1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 43
    Chimney, N. W. Martin
    Dec. 1970-Dec. 1973
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 44
    Trout pond
    1972-1975
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 45
    Contracts: pasture rental
    June 1971-Nov. 1976
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 46
    Bomb shelter
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 47
    Tenant house: operating and maintenance
    July 1967-Apr. 1976
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 48
    Tenant house: construction, architect payment, correspondence with Robert Stewart
    1973-1974
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 49
    Tenant house: plans and drawings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 50
    Tenant house: construction, correspondence with perspective building contractors
    1971-1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 51
    Tenant house: construction, architect payment, correspondence with Robert Stewart
    1971
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 52
    Tenant house: construction, architect payment, correspondence with Robert Stewart
    1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 53
    Tenant house: furnishings
    1971
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 54
    Tenant house: furnishings
    1972-1973
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 55
    Tenant house: furnishings, Knoll International Inc.
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 56
    Tenant house: furnishings, Miller and Rhoads
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 57
    Pond and dam construction: problems, correspondence with Penick and Mays
    1971-1973
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 58
    Manager's house: drawings and plans, also general site plans
    1967-1969
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 59
    Manager's house: construction, correspondence with architects, engineers, etc.
    1967-1969
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 60
    Manager's house: correspondence with architects, Johnson, Craven, and Gibson
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 61
    Manager's house: correspondence with architects, engineers, etc.
    1969
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 62
    Manager's house: construction, correspondence, J. B. Wine and Son
    1969-1970
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 63
    Manager's house: construction, architects' certificates and contractor requisitions
    1969-1970
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 64
    Manager's house: construction, correspondence with contractor J. B. Wine and Son
    1970
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 65
    Manager's house: construction, correspondence with architects, Johnson, Craven, and Gibson
    1969-1972
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 66
    Manager's house: construction problems, correspondence
    1970-1971
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 67
    Manager's house: furnishings
    Sep. 1967-Mar. 1970
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 68
    Skylark Farm main house: drawings, interior
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 2
    Folder 69
    Skylark Farm weathervane
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 70
    Skylark: framing, letterhead design, drawings, serving trays
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 71
    Visitors to Skylark
    June 1974-Aug. 1976
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 72
    Blueprint of site and directions
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 73
    Yardley screen: correspondence regarding acquiring from VMFA
    Oct. 1983-Jan. 1984
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 74
    Skylark Farm: site plans, maps, aerial view
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 75
    Tenant house #2: drawings and plans
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 76
    Tenant house #2: construction, correspondence with Robert Stewart, architect
    1976
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 77
    Tenant house #2: construction, architect payment, Robert Stewart
    1976-1977
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 78
    Tenant house #2: construction, correspondence with consulting engineers, Sowers, Rodes and Whitescarver
    1971-1973
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 79
    Tenant house #2: construction, correspondence with consulting engineers, Sowers, Rodes and Whitescarver
    1976-1977
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 80
    Tenant house #2: construction, correspondence with John Snyder, general contractor
    1976-1977
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 81
    Tenant house #2: construction, contractor payment, John Snyder
    1976-1977
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 82
    Tenant house #2: furnishings, Sears and J.C. Penney
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 83
    Tenant house #2: furnishings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 84
    Skylark Farm: tax records, correspondence, assessments
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 85
    Skylark Farm: tennis court construction
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 86
    Skylark: instructions for signs and steps
    Sep. 1988
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 87
    J. L. Heatwole, apple tree grafter
    Sep. 1984-Apr. 1985
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 88
    Skylark Farm: newspaper articles, publicity
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 89
    Skylark: Washington and Lee article by Richmond Temple
    1987-1988
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 90
    Skylark: correspondence and draft regarding Shenandoah Virginia Town and Country magazine
    1983-1985
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 91
    Postcard, unrealized dream house, proposed Washington and Lee conference center
    Mar. 1990-Jan. 1992
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 92
    Correspondence with Artvue Color Postcard Company, Bill Bailey
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 93
    "Alterations and Additions to the Guest House, Skylark Farm for Washington and Lee University," Robert Stewart
    Mar. 1990
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 94
    Washington and Lee: correspondence with James Whitehead
    Dec. 1977-Oct. 1988
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 95
    Skylark: De Brady project, manager at Washington and Lee, repairs and maintenance
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 96
    Washington and Leave: correspondence with John D. Wilson
    Nov. 1977-June 1992
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 97
    Cheek brochure on D. S. Freeman by Washington and Lee
    Jan.-Aug. 1989
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 98
    Skylark: correspondence regarding brochure
    Oct. 1989
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 99
    Correspondence: Farris Hotchkiss
    1980-1988
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 100
    Correspondence: Farris Hotchkiss
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 101
    Correspondence: Farris Hotchkiss
    1990-1992
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 102
    Skylark: miscellaneous correspondence
    Oct. 1978-Aug. 1985
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 103
    Skylark: miscellaneous
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 104
    Big House: photographs of renderings and Bill Bailey painting
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 105
    Paintings by Bill Bailey: correspondence and photographs
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 106
    One set complete drawings: façade with elevation
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 107
    Skylark ledger
    1971
  • SC-02 Box 3
    Folder 108
    Skylark ledger
    1972
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 109
    Correspondence: J. R. Shelton, taxes and finance regarding Skylark
    1972-1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 110
    "Operating and Maintenance Instructions for the Equipment in 'The Tenant House and Shed'"
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 111
    Skylark: invoices, guest house addition, Robert Stewart, Whitescarver-Rodes
    1985-1991
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 112
    Skylark: gifts to Washington and Lee for Skylark furnishings
    Feb.-Mar. 1982
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 113
    Skylark costs 1967: general
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 114
    Skylark costs 1967: accounting, lists by which books were originally set up
    Dec. 1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 115
    Skylark costs 1967: architectural service
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 116
    Skylark costs 1967: Christmas tree project
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 117
    Skylark costs 1967: travel
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 118
    Skylark costs 1967: road
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 119
    Skylark costs 1967: soil conservation
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 120
    Skylark costs 1967: property search, Luray area
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 121
    Skylark costs 1967: trips, Autumn
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 122
    Skylark costs 1967: expense record
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 123
    Skylark costs 1968: fertilizer, lime
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 124
    Skylark costs 1968: gasoline, fuel and oil
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 125
    Skylark costs 1968: land costs
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 126
    Skylark costs 1968: insurance
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 127
    Skylark costs 1968: machine hire
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 128
    Skylark costs 1968: miscellaneous costs (other payments)
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 129
    Skylark costs 1968: purchases, seeds, plants
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 130
    Skylark costs 1968: rent of farm pasture
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 131
    Skylark costs 1968: repairs, etc.
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 132
    Skylark costs 1968: supplies
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 133
    Skylark costs 1968: taxes
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 134
    Skylark-photos and articles
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 135
    Skylark-interiors, guest house
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 136
    Skylark-interiors, main house
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 137
    Skylark Farm-deed
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 138
    Correspondence regarding gift to Washington and Lee
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 139
    J.R. Shelton
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 140
    Letters regarding gift
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 141
    Allen E. Penick
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 142
    Letters regarding gift to Washington and Lee
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 143
    Skylark
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 144
    Farm data
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 145
    Christmas Tree Plantation X
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 146
    Electricity-Skylark
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 147
    Fencing
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 148
    Gas, Fuel and Oil-Skylark
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 149
    Labor Costs
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 150
    Lime, Fertilizer
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 151
    Repairs
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 152
    Secretarial Services
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 153
    J.R. Shelton
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 154
    Supplies
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 155
    Telephone
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 156
    Checkbook
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 157
    Skylark-appraisals
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 158
    Appraisal-Skylark-furniture
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 159
    Rockbridge Bank and Trust Co.
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 160
    Miscellaneous
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 161
    Appraisal-Mead Associates
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 162
    Fees-related to gift appraisers, lawyers, real estate, surveyor
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 163
    Cost of fencing material
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 164
    Cost of lower apartment furnishings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 165
    Cost of Tenant House #2 furnishings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 166
    Appraisal-Valentine
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 167
    Costs-Skylark Farm
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 168
    Deed of gift
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 169
    Beacon Hill Property
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 170
    News release
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 171
    Correspondence with children regarding gift of Skylark
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 172
    Expenses-preparing Skylark for sale or gift
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 173
    Cancelled checks to substantiate gift
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 174
    Personal letters regarding gift to Washington and Lee
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 175
    Hans P. Ziegler
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 176
    Washington and Lee University-R.L. Huntley
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 177
    J. Quincy Hunsicker, 3rd
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 178
    R.S. Keefe
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 179
    Tax info-Skylark
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 180
    Skylark-1977 income tax data
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 181
    Income tax data
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 182
    Work sheets
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 183
    Interest statements, dividends, refund, tax bills-real estate/personal property
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 184
    Gasoline tax
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 185
    Telephone tax
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 186
    Postage and secretarial
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 187
    Miscellaneous
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 188
    Dues and subscriptions
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 189
    Stationary and supplies
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 4
    Folder 190
    Business expenses
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 191
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Lowell Humphreys
    1971-1975
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 192
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Lowell Humphreys
    1973
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 193
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Lowell Humphreys
    1976-1977
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 194
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Lowell Humphreys
    1984-1991
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 195
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Harry Farber, farm manager
    Apr. 1967-Mar. 1972
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 196
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence: Harry Farber
    1967-1974
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 197
    RESTRICTED: Employee correspondence: Luther Cash
    1975
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    "Sign No. One, Skylark Farm," drawing by Leslie Cheek
    Dec. 1969
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    "Christmas Tree Plantation Layout = 4949 Trees - Plan of Plantation Number One = 1349 Trees," drawing by Leslie Cheek of Skylark Farm
    July 1967
SC-02-02
Series 2: "Living by Design" and "Cheek and The Arts"
83 folders;
1 item
1945-1989
Series Description

This series is comprised of correspondence, interviews, and exhibition details related to the 1985 publication of "Living by Design: Leslie Cheek and the Arts," which was written by Parke Rouse, Jr. and researched by K. Richmond Temple. The photobiography was released at the same time that a corresponding exhibition entitled "Cheek and the Arts" opened at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in December 1985.

  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 198
    Q and A, Leslie Cheek Jr. to Elizabeth for volume one
    1945-1982
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 199
    Tapes-original: transcripts of taped interviews with various people prior to photobiography number one, includes index to tapes
    1982-1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 200
    Travel art-Virginia Museum, correspondence with Paul Perrot, photographs
    1986-1988
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 201
    Travel art-Washington and Lee
    1985-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 202
    Travel art-Century Club
    1986-1987
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 203
    Travel art-Stratford
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 204
    Travel art-Asheville
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 205
    Travel art-Cheekwood
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 206
    Travel art show schedule: inventory list of objects
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 207
    Traveling portion-"Cheek and The Arts"
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 208
    Travel art-University of Richmond
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 209
    Cheek's notes for biography: outline sketch
    1983
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 210
    Biography cost-financial arrangement
    1984-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 211
    Art exhibition-Stratford
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 212
    "Cheek and The Arts"-organization: Muscarelle exhibition
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 213
    Book Reviews: excerpts from "Time" and "Harvard" magazines
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 214
    5 December exhibition
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 215
    "Cheek and The Arts"-other U.S. galleries
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 216
    Bills-"Cheek and The Arts"
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 217
    Exhibition transportation
    1985-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 218
    Slide show notes
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 219
    Preview letters
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 220
    Muriel Christison
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 221
    Westcott Cunningham
    1985-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 222
    Ray Geary
    1983-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 223
    Art exhibition correspondence-general
    1983-1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 224
    General correspondence
    1985-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 225
    Mark Johnson
    1985-1989
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 226
    Glen Lowry
    1983-1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 227
    Art exhibition-Bill Ryan
    1983-1986
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 228
    Pinkney Near
    1983-1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 229
    Legal costs: Buck Pennington, Ron Jennings MISSING
    1983-1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 230
    Correspondence: biographical data
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 231
    Biography correspondence current: monthly reports and personal letters to Leslie Cheek's children
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 232
    Title page
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 233
    Correspondence current
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 234
    Responses to biography questionnaire
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 235
    Publicity
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 236
    Biography correspondence-general current
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 5
    Folder 237
    Correspondence non-current
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 238
    Biography-general correspondence A-O
    1984-1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 239
    Biography-general correspondence P-Z
    1984-1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 240
    Acknowledgements, bibliography
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 241
    Correspondence-luncheons
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 242
    Correspondence-Alumni Society
    1984-1987
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 243
    Correspondence-Society of the Alumni
    1984-1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 244
    Biography-Helen Dohn
    1984-1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 245
    Biography-Ray Geary
    1984-1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 246
    Biography-John Canaday
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 247
    Biography-Ron Jennings
    1982
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 248
    Biography-Elizabeth Morgan
    1978-1983
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 249
    Biography-Parke Rouse, old (before 1985)
    1983-1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 250
    Biography-Parke Rouse
    1956-1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 251
    Correspondence-questions to answers, A-K: includes correspondence with Bernard Von Bothmer, Alistair Cook and Vincent Bowditch
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 252
    Correspondence-questions to answers, L-Z: includes correspondence with Sherman Lee, Thomas Messer, Roger Mudd and Vincent Price
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 253
    Biography-John Walker: includes John Walker's forward to biography
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 254
    Financial-Pat Foran: invoices for salaries and publications
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 255
    Biography costs-miscellaneous
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 256
    Biography costs-Richmond account
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 257
    Biography costs-fund WandM
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 258
    Biography costs-office, postage, publication, typing service
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 259
    Biography costs-Elizabeth Morgan
    1983
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 260
    Biography costs-photography
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 261
    Museum presidents
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 262
    Leslie Cheek's chronology: biographical data, resume
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 263
    Biography-Richmond Temple
    1983-1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 264
    Biography outline
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 265
    Biography-family: miscellaneous family notes
    1945
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 266
    Biography costs-Helen Dohn
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 267
    Biography costs-Parke Rouse
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 268
    Salary-Ray Geary
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 269
    Biography costs-salary, Richmond Temple
    1984-1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 270
    Muscarelle plans
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 271
    Luncheon-Sydnor: exhibition event
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 272
    Invitation letter "Cheek and The Arts"
    Dec. 1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 273
    Correspondence regarding review
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 274
    Newspaper clips regarding exhibition
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 275
    Muscarelle Museum Exhibit
    1984-1986
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 276
    Muscarelle Celebration
    1985
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 277
    "Cheek and the Arts" - Slide Presentation
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 278
    "Cheek and the Arts" - Century Club Exhibition
    1986-1987
  • SC-02 Box 6
    Folder 279
    "Living by Design" - Temple, etc.
    1988-1989
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 280
    RESTRICTED: Transcripts-Richmond Temple interviews. Some interviews marked confidential.
    1984
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "New exhibit, book trace Leslie Cheek's career," RTD clipping
    Dec. 1985
SC-02-03
Series 3: "Designing for the Arts"
60 folders
1984-1991
Series Description

This series is comprised of correspondence, drafts, and financial details related to the 1990 publication of "Designing for the Arts: Environments by Leslie Cheek," which was written by K. Richmond Temple. It was designed as a photo essay, and served as volume two to the previously published "Living by Design" in 1985.

  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 281
    Miscellaneous correspondence: family connection with restoration of Parthenon (Tennessee) and other historic buildings
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 282
    Memos to Richmond Temple: "Designing for the Arts" project
    1988-1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 283
    Pie Friendly's writings: early research for biography
    1987
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 284
    Outline: chronology and interviews for biography
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 285
    Introduction and Chapter 1
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 286
    Chapter Two draft
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 287
    Chapter Four draft
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 288
    Chapter Five draft
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 289
    Chapter Six draft
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 290
    Chapter Seven draft
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 291
    Settings for the arts: manuscript revisions
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 292
    Autobiography: Cheek notes and chronology
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 293
    Galley-Richmond Temple: galley proofs
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 294
    Book party notes
    1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 295
    List receiving books Vol. 1
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 296
    Vol. II "Designing For The Arts" sent out
    1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 297
    Afterword/foreword Vol. II: printers proofs, copies of dust jacket, letter from J. Carter Brown
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 298
    Afterword/foreword Vol. II: Richmond Temple and Guy Friddell
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 299
    Cheek Chronology (1908-1981) and resume
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 300
    Interviews-"Designing For The Arts"
    1987
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 301
    Correspondence Robert W. Stewart, AIA and Nancy Jordan Tenant for Vol. II
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 302
    Accounts for "Designing for the Arts": ledger accounts
    1987-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 303
    Biography sent A-G
    1985-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 304
    Biography sent H-L
    1985-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 305
    Biography sent M-R
    1985-1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 306
    Biography sent S-Z
    1985-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 307
    Vol. I thank you's A-L
    1985-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 308
    Vol. I thank you's M-Z
    1987-1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 309
    Vol. II thank you's
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 310
    Format and outlines for Vol. II: schedules, outlines and proposed interviews
    1986-1987
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 311
    Correspondence with Betty Stacy: research questions
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 312
    Correspondence: search for a publisher of Book II
    1986-1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 313
    Contract-publisher and correspondence
    1990-1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 314
    Contract Vol. II-Richmond Temple and correspondence
    32629
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 315
    Vol. II correspondence-Ray Geary, Geary and Flynn Design Inc.
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 316
    Debut Party Vol. II
    Apr. 1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 317
    Library of Congress and ISBN forms for Vol. II
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 318
    Index For Vol. II
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 319
    Correspondence Vol. II-miscellaneous Virginia subjects
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 320
    Correspondence Vol. II-Russell Lynes, interviews and foreword for biography
    1986-1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 321
    Correspondence Vol. II-Alumni Society of WandM
    1986-1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 322
    Correspondence-Carter Brown
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 323
    Carter Brown's thesis on Virginia Museum
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 324
    Letters for information-biography: background material from classmates, family, friends and associates
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 325
    Previews-Vol. II
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 326
    Vol. II-Debut: announcements, plans
    1990-1991
  • SC-02 Box 7
    Folder 327
    Costs-"Designing For The Arts" Fund-correspondence with Society of the Alumni, WandM
    1988-1992
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 328
    Correspondence Vol. II-Richmond Temple
    1989-1991
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 329
    Correspondence Vol. II-Richmond Temple
    1984-1988
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 330
    Correspondence Vol. II-Pie Friendly
    1986-1989
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 331
    Correspondence-Ray Geary and Geary, Flynn and Crane Inc.
    1986-1991
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 332
    Photography Vol. II: New York trip, Richmond Temple and Century Associates
    Dec. 1988
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 333
    Financial arrangement: correspondence with WandM Society of the Alumni
    1984-1989
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 334
    Bills-miscellaneous invoices
    1988-1991
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 335
    Bills-Raymond Geary, invoices Geary, Flynn Crane, Inc.
    1988-1991
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 336
    Bills-costs, "Designing for The Arts" account sheets
    1987-1990
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 337
    Bills-Richmond Temple salary and expenses
    1988-1990
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 338
    Correspondence-miscellaneous
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 339
    "Designing for the Arts"
    1986-1989
SC-02-04
Series 4: Personal Files
211 folders;
25 items
1934-1992
Series Description

This series is mainly comprised of correspondence related to a myriad of activities and projects that Cheek took on throughout his career and during his retirement. There is a considerable amount of material created during his tenure as Director of the VMFA. This series also contains oversized materials, including many drawings done by Cheek while in school in the 1930s and after, as well as photographs, mounted clippings, and some bound volumes and drawings.

  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 340
    American Clan Leslie Society
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 341
    4 Homes
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 342
    Harvard College Overseers
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 343
    Woodberry Forest - J. Carter Walker Memorial Center Dedication
    1966
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 344
    Ross Valentine Articles
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 345
    Richmond News-Leader Article on Cheek by Guy Friddell
    1979
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 346
    Century Club - George Dandridge Gibson
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 347
    Voice of the People from Robert Hiedemann
    1991
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 348
    Transcriptions of Interviews with Cheek
    1964-1982
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 349
    Photographs - Miscellaneous
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 350
    Roanoke College
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 351
    William Hodges Baker Thesis - Origin and Early Development of the Virginia Museum Theatre
    1970
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 352
    Rotunda Club
    1980
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 353
    "The Four Arts"
    Apr. 1935
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 354
    Financial submission to governor
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 355
    Financial support
    1935-1971
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 356
    Fire regulations and prevention
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 357
    Flowers, plants, etc.
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 358
    Governor Albertis S. Harrison
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 359
    Forms
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 360
    John Koenig Memorial
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 361
    Overseas travel-Pinkney Near travel requests for summer, travel proposal, breakdown of Trustees special fund
    1959
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 362
    Galleries
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 8
    Folder 363
    Galleries-security
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 364
    Correspondence, Forum-House Beautiful: newspaper clippings, photographs
    1945-1948
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 365
    World's Fair 1939-Burr Anderson: Richmond Temple article on Virginia Room, photographs, transparency, slide
    1939-1991
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 366
    Queens Museum (N.Y.) Gift of Virginia Room plans-blueprint of original design, gift letter
    Feb. 1990
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 367
    1939 World's Fair: exhibition catalogue for Carl Milles (1940), newspaper clippings, 1939 World's Fair book and the New York World's Fair 1939/40 photo essay
    1939-1977
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 368
    World's Fair and other Special Exhibitions: newspaper clippings regarding N.Y World's Fair, Virginia Room and Brussels World's Fair,
    1939-1951
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 369
    Virginia Room Article: Mary Tyler Cheek's Virginia Cavalcade article (1985), newspaper clippings, photocopies, budget for Virginia Room and exhibition specifications
    1939-1985
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 370
    University of Richmond: 125th Anniversary
    1955
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 371
    Newspaper clippings 1956: articles written by and about Leslie Cheek Jr.
    1956
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 372
    Cheek oral history project
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 373
    Oral History Project, Archives of American Art
    1980-1983
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 374
    Virginia Museum, 1955-90: VMT 35th anniversary, newspaper clippings, list of season programs, photographs of VMT under construction in 1954 and 1989-1990 MISSING
    1955-1990
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 375
    Correspondence with Buck Pennington: preliminary plans
    1983
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 376
    General Correspondence: correspondence with Paul Mellon, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, "A Very Private Man And His Supreme Gifts To The Public," John Canaday, Smithsonian Magazine (undated)
    1977-1983
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 377
    Jackson Monument: newspaper clippings, W&M Fine Arts department
    1939
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 378
    Art Commission of Virginia: New York World's Fair, Virginia Room, Jackson Monument review panel of which Cheek was a member
    1938-1939
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 379
    Conrad Swan: letter to Col. Fitzroy
    1964
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 380
    Christmas Party
    1964
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 381
    Director Theatre-Telford: operation and development of VMT to Theatre Virginia
    1985-1986
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 382
    Virginia Museum: service as VMFA consultant and as Director Emeritus
    1968-1985
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 383
    Anne Miller-5pm: Miller's thesis topic "Southern Artists"
    Mar. 1974
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 384
    VMFA Consultant 1986: museum events and collection
    1986
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 385
    VMFA Consultant 1987: museum events and collection, repurchase of Pandora, photographs
    1987
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 386
    VMFA Consultant 1988: theatre award, museum events and collection
    1988
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 387
    VMFA Consultant 1989: Senate resolution of Cheek's contributions to the Arts, VMFA long range plans, photographs, original menu from Egyptian Gallery Preview (1961)
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 388
    Library-Betty Stacy: gifts to museum library and research questions
    1986-1989
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 389
    Collectors' Circle
    1981-1986
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 390
    Collectors' Circle-Leslie Cheek membership
    1987-1990
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 391
    Paul Perrot-Virginia Museum: historical background for the three large interiors of VMFA, transcript of lecture by John White (1960)
    1985-1989
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 392
    Museum Director-Paul Perrot: events
    1983-1985
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 393
    Virginia Museum 1990: events and Theatre Virginia
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 394
    VMFA 1962-correspondence with Basil Taylor, exhibition and program publication for English Art exhibit, "American Painting '62" checklists
    1962
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 395
    VMFA 1960- "Form Givers" catalogue, season summary and financial statement
    1959-1960
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 396
    VMFA miscellaneous-newspaper clippings, history of the museum, minutes of the first Board of Directors of the VMFA, June 23, 1934, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous invitations
    1934-1982
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 397
    16 May '69 Party for Cheeks-dinner honoring Cheek, programs, schedules, new clippings on new wing
    1969
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 398
    VMT 1957-drama series layout and publications for museum program
    1957-1958
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 399
    Architecture in Virginia by William B. O'Neal-newspaper clippings and correspondence concerning "Architecture in Virginia: An Official Guide to Four Centuries of Building In The Old Dominion"
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 400
    AIV-list of AIV's relevant to Cheek biography
    1960-1969
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 401
    UNESCO-Richmond News Leader clippings of Cheek as member of UNESCO
    1959
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 402
    AIV'S-newspaper clipping review of AIV, v.6 #3 Spring 66, v.6 #1 Fall 65, v.7#2 Winter 67, v.3#1 Fall 62, v.9 #1 Fall 68
    1962-1968
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 403
    Additions to museum-miscellaneous clippings and correspondence
    1965-1969
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 404
    Cheek's ideas on museums and arts in general-paper on BMA for AAM 1940 and other articles by Cheek on W&M and other museums, in "Magazine Of Art," March 1938
    1938-1940
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 405
    VMFA 1966-Cheek's remarks for Trustee meeting, "American Painting '66" catalog, newspaper clipping
    1966
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 406
    VMFA Hollywood exhibition-"George Stevens Makes A Film," newspaper clippings and proposals
    1955
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 407
    1965-Louden County Chapter program 1965-1966, newspaper clippings, Artmobile Inaugural Parade
    1965-1966
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 408
    1964-Blue Ridge Chapter Program 1963-1964, newspaper clippings
    1963-1964
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 409
    1963-10th Anniversary of the Artmobile
    1963
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 410
    Retirement clippings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 411
    Clips, Design in Scandinavia, Scandinavian newspapers
    1953
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 412
    Baltimore Sun article, Edith Lindeman
    1968
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 413
    Society of Architectural Historians, Architectural Tour
    Oct. 1969
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 414
    Museum information
    1968-1969
  • SC-02 Box 9
    Folder 415
    New York cocktail party
    Nov. 1968
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 416
    Correspondence-Cheek, C. Humelsine, and Mrs. A. I. Dupont, Colonial Williamsburg and Anheuser-Busch project, exhibitions, checklists, theatre programs, newspaper clippings
    1949-1969
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 417
    Schedules-event schedules, trip itineraries
    1961
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 418
    Resignation and restoration clippings-Arthur H. Ballet
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 419
    Resignation-George Gibson, Morton Thalhimer, Cheek resignation and related correspondence
    1937-1958
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 420
    Resignation letters of support
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 421
    Meeting with Mr. Will, September 3, 1968-E. Will, Cheek retirement and related correspondence
    Sep. 1968
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 422
    Correspondence regarding retirement
    1967-1971
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 423
    Virginia Museum correspondence, 1969-81-Peter Mooz and various museum staff, covering social events, Cheek's tenure as Director Emeritus, theatre
    1957-1958
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 424
    Luncheon, Saam Nystad, April 21, 1983-Pinkney Near and Saam Nystad, purchase of Steen's "The Letter," and Nystad's visit to museum
    Apr. 1983
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 425
    Museum years, correspondence-Morton Thalhimer, charts, statistics, statements during Cheek years, museum significant dates, Cheek background, resume, Distinguished Service Award
    1960-1984
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 426
    J. Carter Brown
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 427
    J. Carter Brown thesis-J, Carter Brown's thesis of Virginia Museum (1960), resume, retirement, news clippings
    1960-1992
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 428
    Correspondence-Monroe Bush, Governor Almond, G. Gibson, reception for Almond
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 429
    Correspondence: G. Gibson, Richard Reynolds, museum chart of organization, membership appeal
    1956-1957
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 430
    Cheek retirement
    1953-1964
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 431
    Correspondence regarding Cheek becoming director, June 1948-July 1960/salary information
    June 1948-1960
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 432
    Letters to Cheek regarding 1968 retirement and awards I
    1966-1971
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 433
    Letters to Cheek regarding 1968 retirement and awards II
    1966-1971
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 434
    Museum data
    1949-1968
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 435
    McCarthy, Mr. Frank-executive producer of 20th Century Fox, biographical data, Virginia Theatre Arts system, proposal for Art of Filmmaking, Ford Foundation grant for VM theatre, letter to Shirley MacLaine
    1954-1968
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 436
    VMFA 1966 Annual Meeting-proposals for Part I: "Present Problems of the Virginia Artist and Craftsmen in Regard to his Education and Support" and Part II "Establishment, Maintenance and Operation of a Project to Provide Experience and Instruction in the Dramatic Arts for Children and Adults," report of the President, newspaper clippings
    1966
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 437
    VMFA news clips, correspondence
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 438
    Virginia State Library, Correspondence-Paul Perrot, letters of permission to access Virginia State Library and Archives file regarding museum by Richmond Temple for Cheek biography, receipt forms
    1983-1984
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 439
    Members' Suite-photocopied images of members' suite, article on its design and related correspondence
    1955-1983
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 440
    Christmas at the museum-short essay by Cheek and related correspondence
    1983
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 441
    Cinevision/Muscarelle Museum-correspondence with Glen Lowry (W&M) about Smithsonian project grant from Time, Inc., "Hollywood: Legend and Reality," Muscarelle Museum Annual Report
    1983-1984
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 442
    "Movable Walls and Lighting in the Virginia Museum in Richmond, Virginia"-includes photocopies of installations and article by Carroll B. Lusk on museum lighting, photos
    1965
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 443
    Correspondence with Armand Hammer regarding Pratt Faberge collection
    1986-1989
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 444
    VMFA printed material
    1965-1968
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 445
    North Wing addition-photographs, negatives, architectural renderings, drawings, models
    1964
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 446
    Newspaper supplement on VMFA
    1961
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 447
    Newspaper clippings on VMFA history
    1965-1984
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 448
    Correspondence-Mellon exhibition, "Painting in England, 1700-1850"
    June 1960-May 1963
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 449
    Correspondence-exhibit plans and preparation, "Painting in England, 1700-1850"
    June 1960-Oct. 1963
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 450
    Checklist, "Painting in England, 1700-1850"
    1963
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 451
    Cheek fan mail-fan mail for "Treasures In America, 25th Anniversary of VM"
    1961-1979
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 452
    Cheek's writings-various articles on architecture and design
    1940
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 453
    Clippings
    1957
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 454
    Clippings
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 455
    Paul Perrot-correspondence between Perrot and Cheek, Perrot retirement announcement
    1990-1991
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 456
    Faberge Jewels-Harry Brooks, Victor Hammer, inquiries concerning the acquisition of Faberge Jewels
    1983-1987
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 457
    "The Virginia Arts"
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 458
    Correspondence
    1979
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 459
    Correspondence
    1981
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 460
    Virginia Museum 1987-correspondence
    1987
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 461
    Correspondence
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 462
    Correspondence
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 463
    Correspondence-Fred Brandt, Cheek monetary contribution
    1991-1992
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 464
    Lee, Katherine-general information and museum events
    1991-1992
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 465
    David Curry-"At Home: American Art in the Virginia Museum" exhibition, correspondence regarding museum collections
    1991
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 466
    Museum background-articles on Cheek's background and personal history
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 467
    Shu Knoll interiors, VMFA 1954-photo, article on Knoll
    1954
  • SC-02 Box 10
    Folder 468
    Theatre dedication ceremony
    Jan. 18, 1990
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 469
    U.S. Information Agency handbook, Jan. 1961, activities report, incomplete
    1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 470
    People to people-inception/founding
    1957
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 471
    People to people-summary of activities and highlights
    1957-1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 472
    People to people-organizational proposal, newsletters, other related printed material
    1957-1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 473
    People to people-program and events, David Finley (chair of Fine Arts Committee) and Cheek
    1956-1957
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 474
    People to people
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 475
    People to people
    1960
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 476
    People to people
    Jan.-June 1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 477
    People to people
    July-Dec. 1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 478
    People to people
    Jan.-Feb. 1962
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 479
    People to people
    Mar.-May 1962
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 480
    People to people
    June-July 1962
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 481
    Essay, VMFA theatre
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 482
    Theatre Virginia 1989-articles on Bob Telford
    1989
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 483
    Theatre-printed material, Xeroxed photographs
    1950s-1980s
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 484
    VM Theatre history
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 485
    Concerts at the Virginia Museum Theatre-The Richmond Chamber Music Society, also correspondence regarding Herod Cannon Memorial Chapel, "The Eager Listener"
    1959-1960
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 486
    VM Theatre clips
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 487
    VMFA Council-formation 1955-1960s, early activities, newspaper clippings, history
    1955-1980
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 488
    VMFA Fellows-formation and updates, correspondence with Paul Mellon and members, statement of purposes, history
    1955-1984
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 489
    Fellows correspondence
    1989-1991
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 490
    Early Artmobile-correspondence with Neil November about Sara November as the creator of Art-on-Wheels project via Valentine museum around 1934, newspaper clippings
    1934-Nov. 1986
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 491
    Exhibitions-"Healy's Sitters"
    1950
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 492
    Photocopied photos of lecturers and jurors, exhibition installations, etc.
    1950-1968
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 493
    Exhibitions-"Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill," architectural, Reynolds Metals magazine
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 494
    Exhibitions-"Home Front 1861," "Sport and the Horse" 1960, a 1987 outline for "Home Front 1861"
    1960-1987
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 495
    "Photography in the Fine Arts," Exhibition V, 1967, Cheek on board of selection
    1967
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 496
    Photographs of exhibitions, mainly "Home Front 1861," also "Tastemakers" and "Romanticism"
    1961
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 497
    Photographs-VMFA events, theatre, Artmobile, exhibits
    1954-1963
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 498
    South Wing Addition-test boring survey
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 499
    PAVE: "School for Wives"
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 500
    National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965
    1965
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 501
    Medieval Hall acoustics
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 502
    Museum library, including 1957 proposal
    1957
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 503
    Interstate Interagency Committee on Recreation
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 504
    IRS rulings
    1958
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 505
    Britain's National Art Collections Fund
    1964
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 506
    Homer and the Sea
    1964
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 507
    Keys
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 11
    Folder 508
    Kitchen Equipment
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 509
    Fellowships
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 510
    Fellows-retired
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 511
    Fellows-speeches
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 512
    Exhibitions-Thalhimer (Sandwich Glass)
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 513
    Exhibition schedule-loans beginning with 1959/1960 season
    1959-1960
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 514
    Furniture exhibition, 1640-1820
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 515
    Publicity regarding Southern furniture exhibition, 1640-1820
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 516
    Furniture of the South
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 517
    Miscellaneous clips-newspaper clippings
    1960s
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 518
    VMFA clippings-newspaper clippings, Cheek membership of UNESCO, chair of American Federation of the Arts, retirement, Mellon clippings, programs and events, Ross Valentine's columns on art
    1959-1983
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 519
    25th anniversary clips-newspaper clippings, Junior League article
    1961
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 520
    Clippings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 521
    Social planning and programs for Reston, Virginia
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 522
    Mr. Cheek-Reston, Virginia
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 523
    Stankobitz project
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 524
    Retirement
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 525
    Retirement dinner
    May 1969
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 526
    Retirement-letters
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 527
    Retirement
    Oct. 1968
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 528
    Cheek - miscellaneous correspondence
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 529
    William and Mary
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 530
    Newspaper article and editorial, Leslie Cheek Jr.
    Dec. 1992
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 531
    Cavalcade
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 532
    Post-retirement projects
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 12
    Folder 533
    18 January luncheon
    1990
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 534
    Charter day, W&M
    1984
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 535
    "Sentimental Journey"
    Sep. 14, 1981
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 536
    Clippings
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 537
    Farewell party for Bob Telford
    June 9, 1966
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 538
    Newspaper articles, Leslie Cheek, Jr.
    1992
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 539
    Harvard 25th reunion
    June 10-14, 1956
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 540
    Museum entertaining
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 541
    Clippings and printed material
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 542
    J. Carter Brown thesis
    1960
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 543
    Binder, "Virginia Museum, 1948-1968" I
    1948-1968
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 544
    Binder, "Virginia Museum, 1948-1968" II
    1948-1968
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 545
    RESTRICTED: Correspondence regarding retirement/VSRS
    1967-1971
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 546
    RESTRICTED: Accessions Committee mailings-James Asa Shield, acquisition of Egyptian antiquities from the Metropolitan, objects in museum collection in need of repair
    1957-1958
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 547
    RESTRICTED: Notes on conversation with Vincent Bowditch (museum theatre) and his resignation
    1956
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 548
    RESTRICTED: Long-term loans
    1969
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 549
    RESTRICTED: Legal matters, including bequests, deaccessions
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 16
    Folder 550
    RESTRICTED: Investments and securities
    undated
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 2
    "The School for Wives, Exterior," set design by Jack Doepp
    1985
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 2
    "The School for Wives, Interior," set design by Jack Doepp
    1985
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "The Virginia Room for the New York World's Fair '39," drawing by Leslie Cheek
    [1939]
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Perspective View of Stair Hall," drawing by Leslie Cheek from "Above it All: The Top Ten Floors of an 85-Story Skyscraper" Graduation Thesis at Yale
    1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Section Through Stage, Restaurant, Hall, Lounge," drawing by Leslie Cheek from "Above it All: The Top Ten Floors of an 85-Story Skyscraper" Graduation Thesis at Yale
    1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Roof Level, Plan at Level 'A,' Plan at Level 'B,'" drawing by Leslie Cheek from "Above it All: The Top Ten Floors of an 85-Story Skyscraper" Graduation Thesis at Yale
    1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Plan at Level 'C,' Plan at Level 'E,' Plan at Level 'F,'" drawing by Leslie Cheek from "Above it All: The Top Ten Floors of an 85-Story Skyscraper" Graduation Thesis at Yale
    1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Plan at Level 'G,' Plan at Level 'H,' Typical Floor 2nd Elevator Bank," drawing by Leslie Cheek from "Above it All: The Top Ten Floors of an 85-Story Skyscraper" Graduation Thesis at Yale
    1935
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 3
    "At Home: American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1700-1950"
    1991
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    Exterior drawing of proposed VMFA North wing entrance
    [1965?]
  • SC-02 Flat Files 2
    13 bound Artmobile drawings by Hankins and Johann
    July-Dec. 1961
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "The Department of Fine Arts," drawing by Leslie Cheek
    [Early 1940s]
  • SC-02 Flat Files 2
    Clippings, prayers, and program for Leslie Cheek's memorial service
    Dec. 1992
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Mr. Leslie Cheek Jr. has been elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, Alpha Chapter...Harvard University"
    June 1931
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Legend: Cheek's indelible stamp wasn't all by 'accident,'" RTD clipping
    Sep. 1981
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    "Rear Wall Elevation for 'The Marquise,' UPG, West Falmouth," set design by Leslie Cheek
    1930
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Photograph of Leslie Cheek, Pamela Brown, and John Carter Brown at the Muscarelle Museum of Art
    Oct. 1984
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Sir Ivor - The Derby Stakes 1968" mounted photograph with inscription about Raymond Guest
    1968
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Untitled office interior, drawing by Leslie Cheek
    undated
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    "Suggested Sign for the Junior League's New Senior Center at 909 West Franklin Street," drawing by Leslie Cheek with copy
    Nov. 1958
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    "Romanticism in America," drawing by Leslie Cheek
    [1940]
  • SC-02 Hanging Location 1
    "Main Floor Plan, 'Romanticism in America,'" drawing by Leslie Cheek
    1940
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    "Arts in Virginia," Leslie Cheek's personal copy
    1960-1968
  • SC-02 Flat Files 2
    Photograph of Leslie and Mary Tyler at 4703 Pocahontas
    undated
  • SC-02 Flat Files 2
    Photograph of Leslie in front of museum construction
    undated
SC-02-05
Series 5: Awards and Degrees
8 folders;
20 items
1931-1993
Series Description

This series is comprised of correspondence about and the actual awards and degrees conferred upon Cheek throughout his life.

  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 551
    Chamber of Commerce Award, May 8, 1969-award of distinguished service
    May 1969
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 552
    Thomas Jefferson Award speech, September 16, 1966-letters of compliment and replies, remarks of the Public Relations Society of America, newspaper clippings
    Sep. 1966
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 553
    Awards
    1987-1988
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 554
    Bravo awards
    1979
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 555
    AIA award
    Oct. 1985
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 556
    Cheek-awards
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 557
    Cheek-degrees
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 558
    Governor's Awards for the Arts
    1979
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    The First Governor's Awards for the Arts
    1969
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Special Award
    May 1969
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Thomas Jefferson Citation for Public Service
    Sep. 1966
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    The Federated Arts Council of Richmond Annual Award
    Mar. 1981
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    The Governor's Awards for the Arts
    Nov. 1979
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Washington and Lee University
    June 1983
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, William and Mary College
    Feb. 1967
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    State resolution granting honorary degree of Patron of the Arts
    1977
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Senate Joint Resolution No. 202
    Jan. 1993
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Bachelor of Arts Degree, Yale University
    June 1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Richmond
    Oct. 1955
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Bachelor of Science Degree, Harvard University
    June 1931
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Architecture Degree, Yale University
    June 1935
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Senate Joint Resolution No. 221
    Feb. 1989
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Virginia Society American Institute of Architects Architectural Medal for Virginia Service
    Sep. 1985
  • SC-02 Flat Files 1
    Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Virginia Union University
    May 1988
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    The Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers George Washington Award
    1981
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    "To Leslie Cheek Jr. from Board of Trustees of Newport News Public Library in Appreciation"
    May 1957
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    Virginia Museum Patron of the Arts Medal
    1977
  • SC-02 Realia 1
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Webster S. Rhoads Medal
    undated
SC-02-06
Series 6: Travel
37 folders
1952-1980
Series Description

This series is comprised of correspondence, itineraries, and programs detailing the Cheeks' personal travels around the world.

  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 559
    List of Trips
    1953-1980
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 560
    Mayflower Cruise
    1970
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 561
    South Seas Kungsholm Cruise
    1969
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 562
    Hydrofoil trip-James River to Brandon
    June 1965
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 563
    Italian journey, February-March, 1956
    Feb.-Mar. 1956
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 564
    Egypt
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 13
    Folder 565
    Brussels trip
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 566
    Mediterranean Cruise Gripsholm, March 6-April 26, 1972
    Mar.-Apr. 1972
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 567
    Swedish American Line packet, world trip, January-April, 1973
    Jan.-Apr. 1973
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 568
    London, Switzerland, etc., December 17, 1977-January 7, 1978
    Dec. 1977-Jan. 1978
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 569
    Greek islands, Mediterranean, Adriatic
    1975
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 570
    Hudson River trip, July 22-30, 1977
    July 1977
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 571
    Japan, October 17-December 1, 1966
    Oct.-Dec. 1966
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 572
    National Trust trips
    undated
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 573
    New York cocktail parties
    1952
  • SC-02 Box 14
    Folder 574
    South Seas Kungsholm Cruise, January 16-April 19, 1969
    Jan.-Apr. 1969
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 575
    Gripsholm Cruise, June 25-August 11, 1965
    June-Aug. 1965
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 576
    Around South America, S.A.L. Cruise, January 22-March 11, 1971
    Jan.-Mar. 1971
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 577
    Around the World on the Gripsholm, January 23-April 19, 1973
    Jan.-Apr. 1973
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 578
    Nielson, Dorothy S.
    1971
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 579
    Scotland, Ireland, September 4-24, 1977
    Sep. 1977
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 580
    Germany, Denmark, September 7-29, 1975
    Sep. 1975
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 581
    Kingsholm, June 29, 1977
    June 1977
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 582
    Alaska, July 1, 1973
    July 1973
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 583
    National Trust trip-Venice, Palladion, September 1971
    Sep. 1971
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 584
    London, Pan's theatre tour, December 21, 1969-January 6, 1970
    Dec. 1969-Jan. 1970
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 585
    Gestadt, Switzerland, December 22, 1973-January 2, 1974
    Dec. 1973-Jan. 1974
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 586
    Delta Queen, March 17-24, 1974
    Mar. 1974
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 587
    Mississippi Queen
    1977
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 588
    Egyptian Cruise, January 10, 1975
    Jan. 1975
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 589
    1980 China trip
    1980
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 590
    New York to New England to Canada, May 13-27, 1980
    May 1989
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 591
    Island world of Britain, May 25-June 11, 1979
    May-June 1979
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 592
    Around the World, January 24-April 8, 1980
    Jan.-Apr. 1980
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 593
    Madeira, February 1980
    Feb. 1980
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 594
    R.E. Lee English trip, May 21-June 6, 1979
    May-June 1979
  • SC-02 Box 15
    Folder 595
    Friends of Winterthur, England tour, June 8-22, 1978
    June 1978

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cheek, Leslie, 1908-
  • McClenahan, Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek, 1917-
  • Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997
  • Temple, K. Richmond