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Hotel Robert E. Lee Collection

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Hotel Robert E. Lee Collection consists of memorabilia relating to the Hotel Robert E. Lee located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. before it was demolished in 1972. Materials include newspaper clippings, brochures, General's Club items, correspondence relating to lobby flags, and administrative materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Hotel Robert E. Lee was a 10-story tall hotel that was active between 1912 and 1971 in downtown Winston-Salem. It was demolished on March 26, 1972, in front of large crowds. In its place another, larger hotel was built. The hotel had been located on West 5th Street between Marshall and Cherry streets, roughly where the Embassy Suites is today.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of memorabilia relating to the Hotel Robert E. Lee, active between 1921 and 1971. Materials include newspaper clippings, brochures, General's Club items, correspondence relating to lobby flags, and administrative materials.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Hotel Robert E. Lee Collection
ID
MS154
Date [inclusive]
1965-1972
Quantity
1 document box
Extent
0.42  Linear Feet
Mixed Materials
1

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2005
Revision Description
Revised by Stephanie Bennett, 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Hotel Robert E. Lee Collection (MS154), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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