The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Lee Lawrence Papers, 1937-2001

MSS-174

Size: 9 linear feet

Provenance: Received from Jeremy Lawrence in February 2003 and July 2004.

 

Access: Open

Collection Summary: After a catastrophic fall ended her theatre and television career, Lee Lawrence spent the rest of her life advocating for the disabled and educating the public.  This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, material on programs, agencies, organizations, laws, illnesses, diseases, and accessibility.  It also contains printed material and proceedings of the White House Conferences on Handicapped Individuals and the White House Conference on Aging.

 

Subjects: Disability History, Social Welfare

Related Collections:  Hugh Gallagher Papers, MSS-185; Regional Disability History Archives Project collections

 

Processing Note:  None

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Kathy Warnes, April 2003; last updated: July 2014

 

Biographical Outline

 

 

1923-1942

Born on July 25, 1923, in Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

 

Attended thirty-five schools across the country until her high school graduation, working with a variety of dramatic groups as a writer, scenepainter, stage manager, designer, electrician, carpenter, and director.

 

 

 

Attended Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, studying theatre with Edwin Duerr, who encouraged her to go to New York.

 

 

 

Enrolls in Columbia University, New York, as a non-matriculating student and studies theatre with Milton Smith.  Supports herself working for the Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project.

 

 

1943-1945

Became technical consultant to Norman Bel Geddes and went to work on “Seven Lively Arts” being produced by Billy Rose.

 

 

 

Supervised creative and physical formats at Billy Rose’s “Diamond Horseshoe Night Club.” 

 

 

 

Technical Coordinator for the road company of “Carmen Jones”

 

 

 

Vice President, Mahieu Theatrical Costume Company

 

 

 

Co-ran a theatrical design services firm furnishing production plans, budgets, script editing, and technical effects including props, sets, and lighting for 45 Broadway shows, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, ice shows, and fashion shows staged at the Waldorf Astoria, Madison Square Garden, and other venues.

 

 

1946

Mounted shows for American Cynamide Company, the Printers’League, and the New York City Public School Teachers (which was Featured in LIFE magazine).

 

 

 

Formed Lucid Arts Productions with director Bert Lawrence, who was to become her husband, presenting shows for the National Association of Manufacturers, Milk Industry Association, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, New York Life Insurance Company, and others.

 

 

1948-1956 

Has two children, and works as a librarian and part-time teacher at a private elementary school in New York.

 

 

1956

Divorced from Bert Lawrence

 

 

1961

Assistant to the producer of Hallmark Hall of Fame, working closely with director George Schaeffer

 

 

 

 

Assistant to the producer of “Wide, Wide World,” hosted by Dave Garroway.

 

 

 

 

News and feature editor of the “Today” show.

 

 

1965-1983 

Seriously injured in a catastrophic accident and hospitalized for two years. Her right leg is amputated below the knee.  After extensive physical therapy she learns to walk once again.

 

 

1964

Entered the Federal Service as a public information specialist in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

 

 

1965-1983

Designed and coordinated White House and Interdepartmental Conferences and annual meetings, including the White House Conference on Aging, 1971, and 1981; The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1976; the International Year of Disabled Persons, 1982; and conferences on air pollution, dental and occupational health, gerontology, and trauma.

 

 

1965-1987

Freelance contractual assignments.  Technical advisor and production supervisor for organizations such as The United Steelworkers of America, Older & Retired Workers Program, The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Department of Health, Education & Welfare, U.S. Public Health Service Division on Dental Health, International Symposium on Trauma, Action, the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development, Access, Inc., and the Montgomery County Commission on Mental Health.

 

 

1967

Marries T. Peter Ansberry

 

 

1979-1982

Gerontology Activist. Produced a weekly television program YOU, for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare on WRC-TV. It focused on improving the quality of life for all older Americans.

 

 

1982

T. Peter Ansberry dies.

 

 

 

Receives a disability retirement from the Federal Service, but became a freelance write and consultant in the disability field.

 

 

1982-1989

Public relations consultant to National Handicapped Sports, Inc. Designed the pattern for a public awareness program.

 

 

1984-1987

Contributing editor to Ability Magazine.

 

 

1985-1987

Served as Outreach Coordinator for two TV special programs, "The Skin Horse," and "Drinking and Driving, The Toll, The Tears."

 

 

1988-1999

Managed an 1-800 information phone line for the National Organization on Disability single-handedly, fielding hundreds of requests each week for people with disabilities seeking answers on a whole range of medical, legal, and quality-of-life issues.

 

 

2002

Dies August 26 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Biographical Sketch 

Lee Lawrence was born July 25 1923, in Atlanta, GA.  Her father was a traveling salesman and moved the family often.  She grew up in Los Angeles, Nashville, Louisville, New Haven, Buffalo, and Cleveland.  At the age of seven, she was already in “show business.”  Inspired by the circus and the remnants of vaudeville at the Hippodrome Theatre, she began producing “two penny” musical extravaganzas for neighbors’ children and their parents.

At the age of twenty, she became technical consultant to the great stage designer Norman Bell Geddes on the biggest show to be produced during the war, Billy Rose’s “Seven Lively Arts.”  Rose asked Lee to supervise the reconstruction and restoration of the Ziegfeld Theatre where the show was to open and later to be the coordinator of the spectacular, which had her working with stars such as Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr, with composer Cole Porter, and writers Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, and musicians Ben Hecht and Benny Goodman.

She continued to work on Broadway in the production area, finally forming her own production company with her future husband, Bert Lawrence.  After their marriage, he went to work for J. Walter Thompson and she stayed home to raise two children, working part time at their nursery school as a librarian.

After her divorce from Bert Lawrence in 1956, she went back to work, joining NBC-TV as assistant to the producer of Hallmark Hall of Fame.  She began working for Dave Garroway on “Wide, Wide World,” and followed him to the Today show, where she was news and feature editor, working closely with Garroway developing stories, setting up interviews, producing special segments including an award winning show on mental health, and a week of live shows from Rome, Italy, in 1958.

In 1961, Lawrence suffered a catastrophic accident involving a fall. Two vertebrae in the small of her back were crushed, three of her ribs were broken, and her pelvis was shattered.  The sole of her left foot was split and her right foot was shattered.  Her most serious injury involved her left hip where her upper leg bone had been driven through the top of her hip socket.  Her doctors thought Lawrence might die from shock and her injuries.  Her medical history states that Lawrence remained in a coma for about six months, receiving intravenous feeding and around the clock blood transfusions.  After six months, the doctors felt she would live.  She was transferred to the Hospital for Joint Diseases, but doctors did not think she would ever walk again.  In the end her right leg was amputated below the knee and she was fitted with a prosthesis.

After months of physical therapy, she began to walk again.   Finally she was ready to move forward with her life and she moved to Washington, D. C. to bring her skills to a second career in government. 

In 1964, she entered the federal service as a public information specialist in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She developed and implemented public awareness campaigns for various programs, arranged media interviews of key persons, and wrote news releases, brochures, manuals, newsletters and speeches. She produced several series of public announcements for national television and radio distribution as well as documentary films and television specials. Between 1965 and 1983, Lawrence designed and coordinated White House and interdepartmental conferences and annual meetings, including the White House Conference on Aging, 1971 and 1981; the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1982; and conferences on air pollution, dental health, occupational health, gerontology, and trauma.

After working with various federal agencies for several years, in 1976 Lawrence received the assignment to conduct the public awareness program for the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals.

In October 1982, Lawrence took a disability retirement from the federal service but continued to earn her living by doing freelance work from her home office. From 1985 to 1987 she served as outreach coordinator for two television special programs. She wrote a documentary called "The Skin Horse," that dealt with the issue of sexuality and people with disabilities and wrote and produced another documentary, "Drinking and Driving, The Toll, The Tears," calling attention to the lenient treatment of intoxicated drivers who cause accidents. From her home office in Bethesda, Maryland, Lawrence operated an information program for the National Organization on Disability in Washington D.C. and wrote articles for disability publications including Ability Magazine.

Lawrence continued to face and conquer physical challenges. In 1992, it was discovered that she had a massive brain tumor that was removed in a four-hour operation.  She returned home from the hospital in less than a week.  In 2000, she was operated on successfully to remove cancer of the lung.  That same year she had triple heart by-pass surgery.  While she rebounded from both procedures, by the end of the year it was clear she could no longer live independently, and she moved into the Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center.  While living here she wrote for the center’s newsletter and buoyed the spirits of other residents with stories of her life in the theatre and television.

She died August 26, 2002, with her son at her side.  Friends recalled her with love and affection, including Carlton E. Spitzer, who said, “Despite her pain, Lee Lawrence Ansberry has given constant encouragement, comfort, and inspiration to her friends these many years.” 

Scope and Content Note 

This collection is arranged in nine series:  Subject Files; Manuscripts and Published Writings; Reference Files on Programs and Agencies; Reference Files on Illness and Disease; Reference Files on Disability; Reference Files on Accessibility; White House Conferences Materials; Printed Materials; and Audio Visual Materials.

Series I, Subject Files, consists of correspondence and other personal files relating to Lawrence’s interests and friends.  Of note is a file containing biographical materials such as resumes and letters of recommendation.  Two files document the work of her friend Hugh Gallagher, the nationally-known disability rights activist and scholar.  Included is a transcript of an interview by Lawrence with Gallagher regarding the design of his accessible home.  Also of note is a copy of a letter from Dave Garroway commenting on Lawrence’s work on the “Today” show.  The file on the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals includes the annual report on the event written by Lawrence in 1978, and a photograph from the conference of Lawrence and First Lady Rosalyn Carter.  The series also includes correspondence with her friends and acquaintances like Carlton Spitzer and Sandra Fisher, and a personally inscribed copy of a book on John McConnell, father of Earth Day, dated 1994. 

Series II, Manuscripts and Published Writings, consists of drafts of many of Lawrence’s public relations writings, production scripts, and some published materials.  Many of these manuscripts focus on disability-related topics.  The series also includes scripts Lawrence wrote for television and radio programs.  A few of her published works are included in the series, including an article on James Brady, articles on older Americans she wrote for Senior Advocate, and an article that appeared in the Easter Seal Society newsletter on the subject of accessibility. 

Series III, Reference Files on Programs and Agencies, contains material that Lawrence collected in the course of her duties operating an information clearing house for the National Organization on Disability. She collected information about programs and agencies that covered topics such as aging, animals helping the disabled, children, the Foster Grandparents Program, Manpower Training, the March of Dimes, the Older American Volunteer Program, and Roosevelt Warm Springs Symposium. The material includes brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and conference material.

Series IV, Reference Files on Illness and Disease, is a continuation of Lawrence's information files and includes material on alcohol, Alzheimer’s Disease, breast cancer, deafness, epilepsy, kidney disease, mental illness and retardation, multiple sclerosis, polio, stroke and Tourette's Syndrome. There include brochures, information packets, fact sheets and booklets about various illnesses and diseases.

Series V, Reference Files on Disability, contains information about the American Amputee Foundation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, College Students with Disabilities, Disability Civil Rights, newsletters, voting information, population, sexuality, and developmental disabilities. The series includes several issues of Disabled USA magazine, and much informational material about the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is information about employing disabled people, rehabilitation material, transportation for the disabled, a rehabilitation directory, and Guidelines for Reading and Writing About Disabled People.

Series VI, Reference Files on Accessibility, includes accessibility information for aircraft boarding chairs, conferences, church buildings, housing, and parking and van regulations. It includes wheelchair community resources, wheelchair athletics, and a travel guide for the handicapped.

Series VII, White House Conferences on Handicapped Individuals and the White House Conference on AgingMaterials, consists of published materials prepared for these conferences. Includes volumes one and two of the 1981 White House Conference on Aging proceedings and handbook for the conference.  Also included are several delegate workbooks for the 1977 White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals.

Series VIII, Printed Materials, ranges from issues of Ability Magazine, 1983-1986, to a book titled What to Do About Your Brain Damaged Child. The series contains

newsletters, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspaper and magazine clippings arranged by topic or title .

Series IX, Audio Visual Materials, is divided into three subseries by format.  Subseries I, Slide Shows, include scripts, audiocassettes, and slides for programs produced by Lee Lawrence.  Subseries II, Audio and Video Tapes, include audio cassettes Lawrence used in her productions and video tapes of disability programs and a commercial featuring Lawrence.  Subseries III consists of films produced by Lawrence.

Series List

S1

Subject Files

1937-2001

Files are arranged in alphabetical order. Biographical information, correspondence from Sandra Fisher, Carlton Spitzer, and other personal correspondence.

S2

Manuscripts and Published Writings

1964-2000

Arranged alphabetically.  Consists of manuscripts and scripts for programs and articles by Lawrence, and some examples of published writings.

 S3

Reference Files on Programs and Agencies

1970-2000

Arranged alphabetically. Information about agencies and subjects including aging, animals helping the disabled, Manpower, Opportunity Skyway, and sports and recreation for the disabled. Lee Lawrence ran a telephone information service for the National Organization on Disability from her home and kept reference files on many programs and agencies.

S4

Reference Files on Illness and Disease

1980-1999

Arranged alphabetically. Material about various diseases from alcoholism, drugs and disability to mental illness, stroke and visually handicapped information.

S5

Reference Files on Disability

1960-2000

Arranged alphabetically. There are several folders of material about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Also included in the series is information about the American Amputee Foundation, Deafness and Devices, and disability newsletters and magazines.

Several folders contain information about employment for disabled people. There is also material from The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, the National Rehabilitation Information Center, and the national Organization for disability. Other materials include transportation for the disabled, wheelchairs for disabled veterans and a Words-Work Oriented Rehabilitation Directory.

S6

Reference Files on Accessibility

1966-1997

 

Arranged alphabetically. This series contains accessibility information for housing, church buildings, parking and van regulations, recreation access and wheelchair athletic. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is included as is information from the Deutsch Institute and Personal Assistance Services Independent Living Program.

S7

White House Conferences on Handicapped Individuals and White House Conference on Aging Materials

Circa 1974-1982

 

Arranged Alphabetically. This series includes the proceedings and handbook from the 1981 White House Conferences on Aging. Also included are delegate workbooks for the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1977.  There is also a folder of information about employment of the handicapped.

S8

Printed Material

1972-1998

 

Arranged Alphabetically. Magazines, booklets, pamphlets and newspaper clippings comprise this series. Included are issues of Ability Magazine from 1983-1986; the Association for Theatre and Disability Newsletter; brochures and maps, and newspapers and magazine clippings. Magazines include Senior Advocate, Horizons, Nursing and Health, Older Americans, and Potomac Magazine.

S9

Audio Visual Materials

1984-1997

Subseries I.  Slide Shows, 1984-1994

Arranged Alphabetically. Contains the scripts, audiocassettes and slides comprising the slide programs that Lee Lawrence wrote and produced for various agencies. Seven of the “1/3 of Your Life” slide programs are included in the series, including “1/3 of Your Life Session I - A Place to Lie” slides and script. A program about the Glen Echo Amusement Park in Maryland is included as well as miscellaneous slides from Lee Lawrence. There is also a manual about Planning and Producing Slide Programs, and public relations and media and data base material.

Subseries II.  Audio and Video Tapes, n.d.

Contains audio tapes and four videotapes. Audiocassettes include the Glen Echo Park slide program; cassettes about people with disabilities and aging; three tapes of Lee Lawrence learning the computer and fax and miscellaneous tapes.

The videotape collection is comprised of four tapes. There is a 1991 John Marks Association tape of Lee Lawrence doing a brief Ourisman Ford commercial. The second videotape is called "Sights on Seniors #25," and is about the Montgomery county, Maryland, commission on aging program. Tape Number Three is an Easter Seals Project Action tape about accessible public transportation and the fourth tape is a tape of a Health Care Symposium held at Wheeling Jesuit University on may 5, 1997. This tape features Haynes Johnson and Hugh Gregory Gallagher speaking about health care issues in America.

Subseries III.  16mm Films, 1987-1997

This series contains four 16mm films that Lawrence produced. They are titled:

“Housing Opportunity Commission-National Association for Human Development,” “Action-White House Conference on Handicapped Persons,” “Their Special Needs,” and "They Need Not Die.”

Folder List

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

S1.  Subject Files

1

1

Association of Radio Reading Services, Inc., 1986-1987

 

2

Biographical Information, 1963-2001

 

3

Bush, Barbara, n.d.

 

4

Communications agency proposal, 1967-1969

 

5

Contracts and financial records, 1979-1998

 

6

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1963-1991

 

7

Fisher, Sandra, 1989-1993

 

8

Gallagher, Hugh, 1987-1991

 

9

Gallagher, Hugh, 1995-1999

 

10

Garroway, Dave, testimonial, 1964

 

11

Hearne, Paul, obituary, 1997-98

 

12

Hospital records, 1958-1992

 

13

Independent Living Through Technology symposium, 1987

 

14

Inspirational quotes, n.d.

 

15

McConnell, John, 1994

 

16

National Office on Disability, 1982

 

17

President’s Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, 1963-1983

 

18

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1985, n.d.

 

19

Sheet music, “Knickerhbocker Holiday,” 1937

 

20

Spitzer, Carlton, 1982-1997

 

21

Television show concepts, n.d.

 

22

Testimonials, 1963-1983

 

23

Venereal disease television show, 1961-1964

 

24

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1963-1978

 

 

 

 

 

S 2. Manuscripts and Published Writings

 

 

 

 

25

Biographies of disabled people, 1986

 

26

Manuscript, “Kids on the Block,” 1984-1988

 

27

Manuscript, Medical information explosion, n.d.

 

    28

Manuscript, “One Third of Your Life,” 1976-1978

 

29

Manuscript, Public Health Services materials, n.d.

 

30

Manuscript, Public relations manual, 1968-1969

 

31

Manuscript, Television appearances, 1968-1969

 

32

Manuscript, Trauma, 1964-1970

 

33

Mental health programs and scripts, 1983-1988

 

34

Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1966-2000

 

35

Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1966-2000

 

36

Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d.

 

37

Public service spots, 1970, n.d.

 

38

Published writings, 1974-1975

 

39

Scripts, Access, Inc., n.d.

 

40

Scripts, “In Pursuit of Excellence,” 1978

 

41

Scripts, “It’s Your Choice,” n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

S3.  Reference Files on Programs and Agencies

 

 

 

 

42

Aging, 1971-1996

 

43

Aging, 1971-1996

 

44

Animals Helping the Disabled, 1988-1994

2

1

Arts Material, 1985-1992

 

2

Attendant Care Program, 1970-1992

 

3

Children, 1980-1987

 

4

Community Partnership Programs, 1986-1988

 

5

Drug Information, 1976-1977

 

6

Easter Seals, 1995-1997

 

7

Foster Grandparents Program, 1972

 

8

Fund Raising, 1980-1991

 

9

Health, Education, and Welfare, 1980

 

10

Health Insurance, 1968-1997

 

11

Insurance for the Disabled, 1994

 

12

Listener Alliance for Public Radio, 1995-1996

 

13

Manpower Training, 1974

 

14

March of Dimes, n.d.

 

15

Med-Star Visiting Nurse Association, 2000

 

16

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, 1994

 

17

Older American Volunteer Program speeches, 1973

 

18

Opportunity Skyway, 1990-1996

 

19

Opportunity Skyway, 1990-1996

 

20

Patient Education, 1991

 

21

Peace Material, n.d.

 

22

Roosevelt Warm Springs Symposium-Independent Living Through Technology, 1986-1987

 

23

Small Business Administration, 1994

 

24

Sports and Recreation, 1991-1994

 

25

Technology Inc. Prisoner workers (Spitzer), 1998

 

26

Vision Material, 1998

 

27

Voluntary Action Leadership, 1986-1988

 

 

 

 

 

S4.  Reference Files on Illness and Disease

 

 

 

 

28

Alcohol, Drugs and Disability, 1992

 

29

Alzheimer’s Disease, 1993

 

30

Aphasia, 1988

 

31

Arthritis, 1991-1993

 

32

Asthma, n.d.

 

33

Attention Deficit Disorder, 1991-1994

 

34

Autism, n.d.

 

35

Breast Cancer, 1990-1993

 

36

Cerebral Palsy, 1980

 

37

Crohn's Disease, n.d.

 

38

COPD (Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease), 1982-1994

 

39

Deafness, 1984-1989

 

40

Dyslexia, 1984-1994

 

41

Epilepsy, 1981-1994

 

42

Exceptional Children, 1988-1995

3

1

Head Injury, 1984-1994

 

2

Illness and Miscellaneous, 1966-1994

 

3

Kidney Disease, 1987

 

4

Mental Illness, 1984-1994

 

5

Mental Illness, 1984-1994

 

6

Mental Illness, 1984-1994

 

7

Mental Retardation, 1970-1996

 

8

Multiple Sclerosis, 1989-1994

 

9

National Organization for Rare Disorders, 1992

 

10

Osteogenesis Imperfecta, n.d.

 

11

Osteoporosis, 1986-1988

 

12

Polio Foundation, 1977

 

13

Polio, 1998

 

14

Polio (Post), 1989-1993

 

15

Public Health Education Information sheet (Diseases), 1986-1993

 

16

Scoliosis, 1990-1991

 

17

Sleep Apenea, 1991

 

18

Spinal Cord Injury, 1990-1999

 

19

Stroke, 1986-1991

 

20

Tourette's Syndrome, 1992-1997

 

21

Visually Handicapped Material, 1981-1994

 

 

 

 

 

S5. Reference Files on Disability

 

 

 

 

22

American Amputee Foundation, Inc., n.d.

 

23

Americans With Disabilities Act Material, 1990-1995

 

24

Americans With Disabilities Act, 1992

 

25

Americans With Disabilities Act, 1992

 

26

Americans With Disabilities Act, 1992-2000

 

27

Americans With Disabilities Act-Title II- Technical Assistance Manual, 1993-2000

 

28

College Students with Disabilities, 1985-1995

4

1

Deafness and Devices, 1973-1995

 

2

Developmental Disabilities, 1992-1993

 

3

Developmental Mobility Scale, 1960

 

4

Directory of national Information Sources on Disabilities, 1983-2000

 

5

Disability Brochures, Catalogs and Magazines, 1988-1994

 

6

Disability Civil Rights, 1981-1994

 

7

Disability Information, 1988-1994

 

8

Disability Information- International, 1964-2000

 

9

Disabilities Material, 1987-1994

 

10

Disabilities Material, 1987-1994

 

11

Disability Newsletters-Miscellaneous, 1992-1996

 

12

Disabilities- Population, 1980-1989

 

13

Disabilities – Voting, 1984-1994

 

14

Disabilities -Rights to Life-Religion, 1978-1990

 

15

Disabilities – Sexuality, 1985-1995

 

16

Disabled USA- Magazine, 1983-1986

 

17

Employers-Americans With Disabilities Act, 1993

 

18

Employment-Disabled People, 1977-1997

 

19

Employment-Disabled People, 1977-1997

 

20

Employment-Disability, 1977-1997

 

21

Employing disabled People, 1983-1992

 

22

Employment Information, 1973-1992

 

23

Emergency Situations-Disabled People, 1983-1988

 

24

Evaluating Disability Under Social Security, 1991

 

25

Freedom to Create-Disabled Students, 1987

 

26

Guidelines for Reading and Writing About Disabled People, 1987-1993

 

27

Housing for Handicapped People, 1985-1995

 

28

International year of Disabled Persons Catalog, 1983

 

29

Learning Disabilities, 1992-1993

 

30

Paul K. Longmore-Film TV Stereotypes of Disabled People, n.d.

5

1

National Organization on Disability, 1982-1997

 

2

National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities, 1992-1997

 

3

National Rehabilitation Information Center, 1986-1994

 

4

National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, 1987-1997

 

5

National Organization on Disability, 1990-1991

 

6

Network For Independent Living Newsletter, 1997

 

7

Opening Closed Doors, 1977

 

8

President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives, 1978-1982

 

9

Programs for Handicapped Booklets, 1983-1984

 

10

Public Affairs Pamphlets-Disabled, 1968-1976

 

11

Rehabilitation Material, 1949-1987

 

12

Sports for the Disabled, 1987-1990

 

13

Transportation for the Disabled, 1995-1997

 

14

Transition From School to Work-Book, 1988

 

15

Wheelchairs for Disabled Veterans, 1975-1981

 

16

Willing and Able Section-Business Week, 1991

 

17

Words-Work Oriented Rehabilitation Directory, 1975

 

18

Work Life-Employment for Disabled People, 1989-1990

 

 

 

 

 

Series 6. Reference Files on Accessibility

 

 

 

 

19

Access Washington, 1989

 

20

Accessibility-Aircraft Boarding Chairs, 1986

 

21

Accessibility Conference Planners, 1980

 

22

Accessibility Information Church Buildings, 1963-1994

 

23

Accessibility Information Housing, 1988-1994

 

24

Accessibility Information Miscellaneous, 1966-1996

 

25

Accessibility Information Miscellaneous, 1966-1996

 

26

Accessibility Information Parking & Van Regulations, 1986-1994

 

27

Accessibility Information Travel, 1988-1993

 

28

Accessibility Information Recreation Access Advisory Committee, 1994

 

29

Design for Recreation Areas, 1963

 

30

Deutsch Institute, 1961

 

31

Dome-X Information, 1961

 

32

National Organization on Disability, 1997

 

33

New Mobility, 1995

 

34

Personal Assistance Service Independent Living Program, 1988-1997

6

1

Travel Guide for Handicapped People, 1977

 

2

Wheelchair Athletics, 1987

 

3

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 1973

 

4

Resource for Wheelchair Community, 1972-1973

 

 

 

 

 

Series 7. White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals; White House Conference on Aging

 

 

 

 

5

White House Conference on Aging, Volumes One and Two, 1981

 

6

White House Conference on Aging Handbook, 1981

 

7

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1976-1982

 

8

White House Conference-Employment and the Handicapped, n.d.

 

9

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1974-1977

 

10

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, n.d.

 

11

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1976-1978

 

12

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1976-1978

 

13

White House Conference On Handicapped Individuals Delegate Workbooks, 1977

 

14

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals Delegate Workbooks, 1977

 

15

Book-The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals-Volume I-Awareness Papers, 1977

 

16

Book-The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals-Volume II-Final Report Part A, 1977

 

17

Book-The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals-Volume II-Final Report Part A, 1977

 

18

Book-The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals-Volume II-Final Report, Part B., 1977

 

19

Book-The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals-Volume Ii-final Report Part C, 1977

 

 

 

 

 

Series 8. Printed Material

 

 

 

7

1

Ability Magazine, 1983-1984

 

2

Ability Magazine, 1985-1986

 

3

Alcohol Health and Research, 1975

 

4

American Education, 1977

 

5

Association for Theatre and Disability Newsletter, 1992-1993

 

6

Brochures & Maps, 1979

 

7

Champion papers, n.d.

 

8

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1995

 

9

Dynamic Years, 1983

 

10

Education and Human Potential, 1964-1973

 

11

Horizons, 1997-1999

 

12

International Trauma Symposium Research on the Care of the Injured, 1970

 

13

Kaiser Aluminum News, 1968

 

14

Markets, Radio, TV, Magazines, 1997-1998

 

15

Miscellaneous Periodicals, 1970-1978

 

16

Miscellaneous Booklets, 1973-1995

 

17

The New Drivers Guide, 1965

 

18

New York Theater Review, 1978

 

19

Newsletters, 1977-1996

 

20

Newspaper and Magazine clippings, 1964-1994

 

21

Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1998

 

22

Nursing and Health, 1962-1998

 

23

Older Americans, 1973-1974

 

24

PBS World, 1967

 

25

Pamphlets, 1975-1995

 

26

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1988-1992

 

27

Potomac Magazine, 1990

 

28

Psychiatric Utilization Review, 1968

 

29

Senior Advocate, 1974

 

30

Theater Disability Printed Material, 1990-1996

 

31

United States Academy of Peace, 1981

 

32

Washington Post magazine, 1988-1990

 

33

What to Do About Your Brain Damaged Child (Book), 1974

 

 

 

 

 

Series 9. Audio-Visual Materials

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries I.  Slide Shows

 

34

America's Disability Channel, 1993-1994

 

35

Audio-Visual Scripts, 1984

 

36

Planning and Producing Slide Programs, 1976

8

1

1/3 of Your Life Cassettes, 1976-1978

 

2

1/3 of Your Life Audio Visual Scripts, 1976-1978

 

3

1/3 of Your Life Session 1- A Place to Live-Slides and Script, 1976-1978

 

4

1/3 of Your Life Session 4-Time on Your Hands-Slides and Script, 1976-1978

 

5

1/3 of Your Life Session 5-Maintaining Health-Slides and Script, 1976-1978

 

6

1/3 of Your Life Session 6-Senior Citizenship-Slides and Script, 1976-1978

 

7

1/3 of Your Life Session 7- Consumerism-fun and Profitable-Slides, Script, Cassette, 1976-1978

 

8

Glen Echo, Slide Show Cassette and Script, n.d.

 

9

Lee Lawrence Miscellaneous Slides, n.d.

 

10

Lee Lawrence Miscellaneous Slides, n.d.

 

11

Data Base Material, n.d.

 

12

Academy for Educational Developmental Contract, n.d.

 

13

Public Relations and Media Material, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries II.  Audio and Video Tapes

8

 

Audio Tapes:

 

 

Glen Echo Park, n.d.

 

 

Glen Echo Park, n.d.

 

 

Glen Echo Park, n.d.

 

 

Glen Echo Park, n.d.

 

 

People With Disabilities, n.d.

 

 

People With Disabilities, n.d.

 

 

Chronically Mentally Ill People, n.d.

 

 

IBM and Hiring People with Disabilities, n.d.

 

 

Aging and Transportation, n.d.

 

 

Lee Lawrence's Voice, Learning Fax, n.d.

 

 

Lee Lawrence's Voice, Learning Computer, n.d.

 

 

Lee Lawrence's Voice, Learning Computer, n.d.

 

 

Lee Lawrence People Tapes-Reminiscences, n.d.

 

 

Lee Lawrence People Tapes-Reminiscences, n.d.

 

 

Lee/Eunice, n.d.

 

 

Letter to Lee, n.d.

 

 

Miscellaneous, n.d.

 

 

Miscellaneous, n.d.

 

 

 

8

 

Video Tapes:

 

 

John Marks Association-1991. Lee Lawrence Ourisman Ford Commercial.

 

 

Sights on Seniors #25. Montgomery County Maryland Commission on Aging, Beverly Warren, Moderator, 1987

 

 

Project Action. Easter Seals. Accessible Public Transportation, Access to Bus and Rail Systems, 1990

 

 

Health Care Symposium-Wheeling Jesuit University, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries III.  16mm Films

9

 

Housing Opportunity commission-National Association for Human Development

 

 

Action-White House Conference on Handicapped Persons.

 

 

"Their Special Needs," by Lee Lawrence for Action.

 

 

"They Need Not Die," National Institute of Health and NBC for Network Broadcast.