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Charlotte Lee (1909-1995) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 20/43
The Charlotte I. Lee papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence dating from 1960-1986, publication and lecture materials, course grades and NU alumni fundraising records. Biographical materials, correspondence, and publications and lecture materials comprise the bulk of the collection.

Biographical materials are comprised largely of clippings, press releases, and vitas. Awards and certificates are also included.

The correspondence spans the period 1960-1986, is arranged chronologically, and relates to Lee's academic and professional activities. Correspondence pertaining to Lee's contracts with publishers and her duties as president of the Central States Speech Association are arranged in topical folders. Lee's publication and lecture materials include notes for and drafts of several articles, lectures, and her book Oral Interpretation as well as an adaptation for performance of The Ring and the Book.

A folder each of course grade records and Northwestern University alumni fund raising records complete the series.

Dates

  • 1948-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Charlotte I. Lee papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence dating from 1960-1986, publication and lecture materials, course grades and NU alumni fundraising records. Biographical materials, correspondence, and publications and lecture materials comprise the bulk of the collection. Charlotte I. Lee was born on August 13, 1909 in Denver, Colorado. She received her A.B. degree in 1930 and her M.A. degree in 1932, both from the University of Wichita. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, in 1939 and took her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1945.

Method of Acquisition

The Charlotte I. Lee papers consist of two accessions. Accession #80-175 was separated from the Wallace A. Bacon papers; Accession #86-240 was donated to the University Archives by Charlotte I. Lee on November 17, 1986.

Related Materials

For additional information about the Northwestern University School of Speech and the Department of Interpretation, see Lynn Miller Rein, Northwestern University School of Speech: A History (Evanston[?]: Northwestern University, 1981).

Separated Materials

Two photographs were transferred to the University Archives' photographic collection. A few extraneous items were discarded.

Other Descriptive Information

Note: One videocassette, received as Accession #96-63, has been filed as VC 427 in the University Archives’ Audio Collection. The video, titled “Wisconsin Oral Interpretation Workshop, ‘In Other Words,’” featuring Charlotte Lee as guest speaker, was recorded in November, 1974.

Processing Information

Sr. Lorraine Bilodeau, SSA; March 1988.
Title
Guide to the Charlotte Lee (1909-1995) Papers
Author
Sr. Lorraine Bilodeau
Date
01/03/1988
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635