Ron Lambe papers
Scope and Contents of the Papers
The Ron Lambe Papers, 1978-1985, consist of three scrapbooks, photographs, and a painting relating to Running Water retreat.
- Creation: 1978-1985
- Lambe, Ron, 1936-2021 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Ron Lambe (1936-2021) grew up in Connecticut and North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served in the Army for three years, where he worked as a chaplain's assistant. After graduating college, Lambe moved to San Francisco, where he took advantage of that city's vibrant gay life. In 1978, he returned to North Carolina and purchased, with John Jones, Rocco Patt, and Peter Kendrick, a property called Running Water (near Bakersville, N.C.). The men created an intentional community there, and Running Water became a sanctuary of the Radical Faerie movement and site of its publication, "RFD, A Country Journal for Gay Men Everywhere" (1980-1988). Lambe also became active in the environmental organization The Western Carolina Alliance. In 1987, he moved to Asheville, N.C., to pursue his enviromental work and eventually served in city government. After the group sold Running Water in 1989, Lambe was a founder of Gay Spirit Visions (GSV) with Peter Kendrick and Raven Wolfdancer. A composer and musician, Lambe also started a long-running concert series in Asheville.
3 Linear Feet (in 1 box and 1 painting)
Language of Materials
The Ron Lambe Papers consist of three scrapbooks, a small envelope of photographs, and a painting relating to Running Water retreat, 1978-1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ron Lambe's estate, Summer 2021.
The scapbooks and photographs have been digitized and are accessible online in the GSU Library's Digital Collections. See the individual digital objects for access.
Processed by Hal Hansen, August 2021. Scrapbooks digitized by Digital Library Services.
- Ron Lambe:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Hal Hansen
- August 2021
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