The papers of Oscar Lewis including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, photographs, clippings, articles, broadsides
and other ephemera.
Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) was a historian and author whose work was defined by the literary, social and cultural history of
the American West. Born in San Francisco to William F. Lewis and Anna Walter Lewis, and raised in the towns of Red Bluff and
Sebastopol, Lewis briefly attended the University of California, Berkeley (1912) and subsequently dropped out to pursue writing
professionally. During World War I, he served with an ambulance squad affiliated with the university, and remained in Europe
after the Armistice to write. He emerged as a writer of note in the 1930s.
14 cartons, 1 box, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders
(16 linear feet)
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