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Charlee C. Lambert papers

 Collection
Identifier: W140

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Plays, short stories, manuals, news clippings and audio visual material make up the Charlee Lambert papers. Series I, Plays and Stories, documents Lambert’s work as a playwright, and they include her notes on the development of her work, as well as more general materials related to publicity, 1969-2002. Included are reminiscences documented through autobiographical short stories. Series II, Professional association and advocacy, documents her involvement with organizations, such as AARP’s Reminiscence program and Georgia’s Council on Elderly Abuse and Neglect, and includes materials such as manuals and training guides for work within these programs, 1974-2004. Includes six issues of Elder Abuse Forum, the Newsletter of the Council on Elder Abuse and Neglect. Series III, Audio Visual, 1985-2004, documents how Lambert created many community-driven plays through role-playing, including Regardless of Wheels, a collaboration with the Shepherd Spinal Center and a made-for-video adaptation of The Juggler, a collaboration with the Georgia Kidney Failure Coalition. Series IV, Newspapers, includes Lambert's collection of newspapers from local publications including Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, Florida), Easton Star-Democrat (Easton, Maryland), and the Groveland Graphic (Groveland, Florida).

The collection had some organizational order upon receipt, and that original order was respected as the Special Collections staff brought together materials of similar subject matter. Within each series, folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. The oversize items in this collection are housed separately.

Dates

  • 1897, 1922, 1955-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1969 - 2013

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Short stories can only be accessed and photocopied by onsite researchers. All other material is unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Charlee Collins Lambert

Born in Madison County, Florida, Charlee Collins Lambert started her career as a playwright, director and advocate for the elderly at age 62. For two decades, her production company produced her plays nationally, promoted the education of professionals and the public about elder abuse, domestic violence, and the changing shape of families, and promoted dialogue about the realities of these complex issues. Much of her writing style included inviting the audience to participate in role-play, and she would write the plays based on these invented scenarios. Some of her commissions included AT&T, Legal Aid, the Medical Ethic Committee at Emory University, and the Office of Aging in Georgia; when performed, all of her plays were accompanied by a post-performance discussion with the audience. She was the co-founder of Georgia’s Council on Elderly Abuse and Neglect and managed its Victim Assistance Line through the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. She served as an expert witness in elder abuse cases, as a consultant on elder abuse, and was on the Board of Advisors for the Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression. She passed away in 2015, aged 92.

Extent

3.1 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Charlee Lambert was recognized as a leader in her career as a playwright, director and advocate for the elderly. Her papers contain plays, short stories, manuals, news clippings and audio visual material (1955-2013) documenting the production of her plays locally and nationally.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charlee Lambert, 2013, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Caitlin Reeves at the file level, July 2015. EAD created by Caitlin Reeves, July 2015. The collection had some organizational order upon receipt, and that original order was respected as the Special Collections staff brought together materials of similar subject matter. Within each series, folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. The oversize items in this collection are housed separately.
Title
Charlee C. Lambert:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Caitlin Reeves
Date
July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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