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Guide to the Lena Morris Lewis Photograph Collection PHOTOS.043

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Mary Allison Farley (1989) and Erika Gottfried (2003).

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 24, 2014
Description is in English.

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to include additional administrative information. 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Lewis, Lena Morrow
Title: Lena Morrow Lewis Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1870-1949, (Bulk 1900-1920)
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1900-1920
Abstract: Lena Morrow Lewis (1862-1950) was an itinerant Socialist Party organizer, lecturer, candidate for public office, and journalist. She organized for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the Socialist Party of America, becoming the first woman elected to its National Executive Committee, and managed Eugene V. Debs’ 1920 presidential campaign in the Pacific Northwest. From 1913 through 1931, she served as editor for labor and socialist publications on the West Coast and in Alaska. In 1936, she left the Socialist Party and helped found the Social Democratic Party. In the last years of her life she worked in the Meyer London Memorial Library of the Rand School of Social Science. The collection contains individual and group images of Lewis and other prominent socialists, and pieces of campaign literature (with photographic images of Lewis printed on them), postcards, and personal and family portraits.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet in one manuscript box.
General Physical Description note: 7 folders (44 items), 3x2, 3x4, 3x5, 5x7, 8x10; b&w.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.043