Gene and Hedy Lee Chinese newspapers and photographs collection
This collection consists of a photograph of Gene Lee and Hedy Lee in their grocery store in Houston, Texas
Gene L. Lee was born in Guangzhou, China in 1926 and emigrated to Houston in 1949 to live with his sister and her husband. Soon after settling in Texas, Lee was drafted into the U. S. Army and sent to Germany where he met Hedy, who became his wife after a short courtship of six weeks. The pair returned to Texas and launched two businesses of their own, Gene’s Food Market in the 1960s and the Lee Printing Company in 1970.
The original materials are held by the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library. Search the finding aid/inventory for the Gene and Hedy Lee Chinese Newspapers and Photographs collection, MS 556.