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Remembering Lee Lorch

Posted on behalf of Anna St.Onge

Many of you will already be aware that Lee Lorch, a long time faculty member of the Mathematics Department, and active member of various organizations related to gender equality, the civil rights movement, academic freedom and the peace movement, passed away this past Friday.

YFile has posted a lovely tribute this morning available here.
The New York Times published an article on Sunday focusing on Lee and Grace Lorch’s work to desegregate Stuyvesant Town in NYC. It is available here.
The Arkansas Times published and article on Sunday as well focusing on the Lorch’s civil rights involvement during the Little Rock Crisis of 1957.  It can be read here.
I wrote a blog post about Lee’s archives in 2012 focusing on his work and the work of his wife Grace in the civil rights movements in the American South. You can read it here.
Science for Peace produced a film of interviews with Lee in hospice last year.  It can be viewed here.
CAUT recently cited Lee for an award.  It can be read here.

Lee donated his extensive archives beginning in 2007 to the archives.  They cover all aspects of his life as an academic, activist, mentor and community member.  In fact, his family donated 5 boxes late last year that we’re still processing.  For those who are interested, the finding aid is available here.