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Guide to the Lena Morris Lewis Photograph Collection
||Lewis, Lena Morrow
||Lena Morrow Lewis Photographs
||1870-1949, (Bulk 1900-1920)
||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.
||0.25 linear feet in one manuscript box.
|General Physical Description note:
||7 folders (44 items), 3x2, 3x4, 3x5, 5x7, 8x10; b&w.