Scope and arrangement
The Canada Lee Papers document two of the careers of this multi-talented man: his profession as an actor, for which he is most well known and whose papers comprise most of the collection, as well as his career as a boxer. His stints as a jockey, a bandleader and related entertainment work are mentioned in the collection, but are not significantly documented. The Papers consist principally of personal and professional correspondence; speeches; and contracts, correspondence and other material generated during the production of a play or movie in which he performed. A significant part of the collection is news clippings and other material housed in a series of scrapbooks. Also included are financial records, and a few artifacts. The Papers are divided into ten series and four subseries. The titles, dates and box numbers are as follows:.
Collection organized into ten series: I. Personal Papers; II. Correspondence; III. Speeches; IV. Scripts; V. Production Materials; VI. PrintedMatter; VII. Financial Records; VIII. Artifacts and Books; IX. FBI Files; and X. Frances Lee Pearson