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Tom Lea (1907 – 2001) was an important artist, muralist, and writer in El Paso. The Tom Lea papers, 1875 – 2007, consist of materials related to his personal and professional life as an artist, writer and war correspondent. The papers include original art work, literary manuscripts, proofs and galleys of books, diaries, correspondence, awards, project and research files, business and financial records, photographs and negatives, posters, art prints, maps, slides, audio and video recordings, realia, scrapbooks, albums, clippings, and printed materials.