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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Eva Overton Lewis and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection circa 1887-2015

© 2022 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

The Eva Overton Lewis and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection is preserved in memory of Elise Evans Gorun (1943-2020).

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lewis, Eva Overton and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection

Dates:

circa 1887-2015

Size:

40 linear feet (29 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Repository:

Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Julian Herman Lewis (1891-1989) was a pathologist, educator, and author of The Biology of the Negro (1942), a groundbreaking investigation of contemporary scientific data and literature on African-American physiology and pathology that resisted and rebuked scientific notions of racial inferiority. His wife, Eva Overton Lewis (1893-1945), was the daughter of entrepreneur Anthony Overton and a graduate of the University of Chicago. The collection includes personal ephemera, correspondence, photographs and negatives, one DVD, newspapers, textiles, and memorabilia. Materials date between circa 1887 and 2015, with the bulk of the material dating between the 1890s and the 1940s. The collection is primarily a family collection, documenting the personal lives of Eva Overton Lewis, Julian Herman Lewis, their parents, and their children. It is a record of middle and upper-class African-American life in Chicago and Cairo, Illinois in the first half of the 20th century.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Newspapers in Series III, Subseries 12 are especially fragile and should be handled with care.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lewis, Eva Overton and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

Eva Overton Lewis was born on September 12, 1893 to Anthony Overton (1864-1946) and Clara Gregg Overton (1867-1912) in Wanamaker, Oklahoma. Eva had three siblings: Everett Van Overton (1889-1960), Mabel Helena Overton Fowler (1891-1949), and Frances Madison Overton Hill (1894-1966). The family lived for a time in Kansas and Missouri before settling in Chicago, Illinois. Anthony Overton was a businessman and lawyer. He published the weekly newspaper The Chicago Bee and Half-Century Magazine, and established the Overton Hygienic Manufacturing Company, the Douglass National Bank, the Great Northern Realty Company, and the Victory Life Insurance Company.

Eva graduated from high school in Kansas City, Kansas and earned her A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1916 where she was a charter member of Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. (She was later a charter member of Theta Omega, the graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 1922). Eva was involved in her father's businesses, including as a secretary for the Overton Hygienic Manufacturing Company. She married Julian Herman Lewis on September 12, 1918. Eva and Julian had three surviving children: Gloria Julienne Lewis (1920-1998), Julian Herman Lewis, Jr. (1921-2001), and John Overton Lewis (1928-2021).

Julian Herman Lewis was born on May 26, 1891 in Shawneetown, Illinois, to educators John Calhoun Lewis (circa 1857-1945) and Cordelia O. Lewis (circa 1867-1933, née Scott). Julian had two sisters: Laura Louise Lewis Young (1893?-1969) and Clara Vesta Lewis Caldwell (1893-1979). Julian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in 1911 and earned an M.A. in 1912. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in physiology and pathology from the University of Chicago in 1915. His dissertation was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and he was awarded the Howard Taylor Ricketts Prize for "the student presenting the best results of research in Pathology or Bacteriology."

Julian completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College in 1917 (the school later awarded him the Benjamin Rush Medal in 1971). That same year, he was appointed as an Instructor to the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago in association with the Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute. He was the first African American to teach at the University of Chicago. He rose to Assistant Professor in 1923, and later to Associate Professor. Julian also served as a pathologist at Provident Hospital in Chicago, rising to Chief Pathologist.

In 1926, Julian was among the first to receive a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship award for study abroad. He conducted his research in laboratories at the University of Basel, Switzerland and at the Staatlichen Serotherapeutischen Institut in Vienna from 1926 to 1927. He was appointed to study “the chemical and immunological specificity of proteins isolated from organs as an approach to a study of the fundamental nature of immunity phenomena, particularly the relation of chemical constitution to biological specificity.” Eva, Gloria, and Julian, Jr. accompanied him to Europe, residing in Paris while Julian conducted his research.

Following the Lewis family's return to the United States, Julian continued his work on immunochemistry at the University of Chicago. He contributed to numerous scientific and medical journals and his work was featured in Life and Time. He was awarded a grant from the Julius Rosenwald Fund to complete a book titled The Biology of the Negro, published in 1942 by the University of Chicago Press. The book was a groundbreaking investigation of contemporary scientific data and literature on African-American physiology and pathology that resisted and rebuked scientific notions of racial inferiority. Julian Lewis left the University of Chicago in 1943.

In addition to Provident Hospital, Julian worked at St. Catherine's Hospital in East Chicago, St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana, and finally as director of the pathology department at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Dyer, Indiana. He was the first African American inducted into the scientific fraternity Sigma Xi and medical fraternity Alpha Omega Alpha.

Eva Overton Lewis died on October 29, 1945. Julian Herman Lewis died on March 6 1989.

Scope Note

The Eva Overton Lewis and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection is organized into three series:

Series I: Julian Herman Lewis Papers

Series II: Eva Overton Lewis Papers

Series III: Lewis Family Papers

The collection includes personal ephemera, correspondence, photographs and negatives, one DVD, newspapers, textiles, and memorabilia. Materials date between circa 1887 and 2015, with the bulk of the material dating between the 1890s and the 1940s. The collection is primarily a family collection, documenting the personal lives of Eva, Julian, their parents, and their children. It is a record of middle and upper-class African-American life in Chicago and Cairo, Illinois in the first half of the 20th century. Records of Julian Herman Lewis' research, teaching, and clinical work are much less extensive. Of note is correspondence and ephemera dating to the period when the Lewis family lived in Europe during Julian's Guggenheim Fellowship. This material documents the experiences of an African-American family in 1920s Paris, Basel, and Vienna. Explanatory notes made by a Lewis family descendant (likely Elise Evans Gorun) are found throughout the collection, especially among the correspondence.

Series I, Julian Herman Lewis Papers, is divided into three subseries: 1) Personal Ephemera, 2) Correspondence, and 3) Professional. Subseries 3 is further subdivided into records of Julian Herman Lewis' work at the University of Chicago and his Guggenheim Fellowship. Materials are arranged chronologically in each subseries.

Series II, Eva Overton Lewis Papers, is divided into two subseries: 1) Personal Ephemera, and 2) Correspondence. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Series III, Lewis Family Papers, is divided into 12 subseries:

1) Cordelia O. Lewis

2) John Calhoun Lewis

3) Lynn Lewis

4) Anthony Overton

5) Gloria Lewis

6) Julian H. Lewis, Jr.

7) Lewis Family Ephemera

8) Lewis Family Correspondence

9) Travel Ephemera

10) Photographs and Audiovisual Materials

11) Artifacts and Textiles

12) Oversize Documents

The first six subseries are personal papers of, or records about, Lewis family members other than Eva and Julian. Subseries seven to ten contain material pertaining to both Eva and Julian, as well as other family members. Correspondence between Eva and Julian is found in subseries eight. The artifacts and garments in subseries 11 most likely belonged to Eva Overton Lewis. Subseries 12 contains items such as diplomas, certificates, and maps belonging to various members of the Lewis family, as well as an alphabetical arrangement of newspapers saved by the family because they contain mention of a family member or a significant world event. Among the newspapers are issues of The Chicago Bee, published by Anthony Overton.

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INVENTORY

Series I: Julian Herman Lewis Papers

Subseries 1: Personal Ephemera

Box 1    Folder 1

Hunting and drivers licenses; draft card, 1919, 1921

Box 1    Folder 2

The Crisis issues featuring Julian Lewis, July 1922

Box 1    Folder 3

Douglass National Bank cancelled checks and statements, 1923-1928

Box 1    Folder 4

Douglass National Bank deposit slip and clipping about Guggenheim fellowship, 1924, 1926

Box 1    Folder 5

Life insurance policy, 1925

Box 1    Folder 6

Sigma Pi Phi – Ninth convention program, 1925

Box 1    Folder 7

Douglass National Bank collateral security statement and savings account book, 1925-1926

Box 1    Folder 8

Douglass National Bank deposit slip, 1926

Box 1    Folder 9

The Chicago Whip newspaper clipping – Mention of Julian Lewis' appointment as director of Douglass National Bank, circa 1920s

Box 1    Folder 10

Swiss Bank documents, 1926-1927

Box 1    Folder 11

Chi Delta Mu fraternity, Gamma Chapter – Lecture program, June 1930

Box 1    Folder 12

Obituary for Cordelia O. Lewis – Newspaper clipping, July 1933

Box 1    Folder 13

Obituary for Cordelia O. Lewis written by Julian Lewis – Manuscript, 1933

Box 1    Folder 14

Reproduction of portrait of Ivan Petrovitch Pavlov, 1935

Box 1    Folder 15

West Virginia State College commencement program – Julian Lewis address, 1937

Box 1    Folder 16

Louisville Municipal College commencement program – Julian Lewis address, 1939

Box 1    Folder 17

Newspaper clippings mentioning John Calhoun Lewis and Julian Lewis, circa 1940s-1960s

Box 1    Folder 18

Newspaper clipping about Julian Lewis, circa 1943

Box 1    Folder 19

Publications and manuals about microscopes, 1956-1960

Box 1    Folder 20

Julian Lewis obituary, Chicago Tribune, March 9, 1989

Box 1    Folder 21

Julian Lewis memorial program, 1989

Box 1    Folder 22

Biographical essay about Julian Lewis written by great grandchild, circa 1990s

Box 1    Folder 23

Reproduction of photograph of H. T. Ricketts, undated

Box 1    Folder 24

“Mutation as a Cause of Disease,” by Tage Kemp – Photostat, undated

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Box 1    Folder 25

Letter - Julian Lewis to Mercer [?], September 20, 1918

Box 1    Folder 26

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, October 1, 1919

Box 1    Folder 27

Letter – Ruth Hazelton to Julian Lewis, June 26, 1922

Box 1    Folder 28

Letter – William Morrow to Julian Lewis, May 10, 1926

Box 1    Folder 29

Telegram – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, August 20, 1926

Box 1    Folder 30

Letter – Emma L. Minnis to Julian Lewis, August 27, 1926

Box 1    Folder 31

Telegram – Savory to Julian Lewis, September 1, 1926

Box 1    Folder 32

Letter – Julian Lewis to John Calhoun Lewis and Cordelia O. Lewis, September 13, 1926

Box 1    Folder 33

Letter – Marie Amélie to Julian Lewis, September 18, 1926

Box 1    Folder 34

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, October 12, 1926

Box 1    Folder 35

Letter – Louise Young [née Lewis] to Julian Lewis, October 14, 1926

Box 1    Folder 36

Envelope to Julian Lewis, 1927

Box 1    Folder 37

Postcards to Julian Lewis, 1927

Box 1    Folder 38

Letter – Marie Werner to Julian Lewis, January 3, 1927

Box 1    Folder 39

Letter – Charles S. Johnson to Julian Lewis, January 11, 1927

Box 1    Folder 40

Letter – Louise Young [née Lewis] to Julian Lewis, January 27, 1927

Box 1    Folder 41

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, January 28, 1927

Box 1    Folder 42

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, January 29, 1927

Box 1    Folder 43

Letter – Anthony Overton to Julian Lewis, February 16, 1927

Box 1    Folder 44

Letter – Martha Witschi to Julian Lewis, March 6, 1927

Box 1    Folder 45

Letter – Charles Shaw to Julian Lewis, April 23, 1927

Box 1    Folder 46

Letter – Julian Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, April 3, 1927

Box 1    Folder 47

Letter – Julian Lewis to Director of Victory Life Insurance Co., April 10, 1927

Box 1    Folder 48

Letter – Julian Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, May 9, 1927

Box 1    Folder 49

Telegram to Julian Lewis, May 14, 1927

Box 1    Folder 50

Letter and credit note – Swiss Bank Corporation to Julian Lewis, May 17, 1927

Box 1    Folder 51

Postcard – L. Söll [?] to Julian Lewis, June 29, 1927

Box 1    Folder 52

Letter – J. H. Branham to Julian Lewis, July 19, 1927

Box 1    Folder 53

Letter – Emma L. Minnis to Julian Lewis, July 25, 1927

Box 1    Folder 54

Letter – George C. Ellis to Julian Lewis, August 5, 1927

Box 1    Folder 55

Letter – Anthony Overton to Julian Lewis, August 18, 1927

Box 1    Folder 56

Letters – Victory Life Insurance Co. matters, V.D. Johnston and Anthony Overton to Julian Lewis, August 26-27, 1927

Box 1    Folder 57

Letters – Victory Life Insurance Co., V.D. Johnston to Julian Lewis, September 22-23, 1927

Box 1    Folder 58

Letter fragment to Julian Lewis, circa 1920s

Box 1    Folder 59

Letter – Julian Lewis to Lewis family, circa 1930s

Box 1    Folder 60

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, July 13, 1930

Box 1    Folder 61

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, April 7, 1931

Box 1    Folder 62

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, June 10, 1931

Box 1    Folder 63

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, July 2, 1931

Box 1    Folder 64

Letter – Gloria Lewis to Julian Lewis, July 21, 1931

Box 1    Folder 65

Letters – Gloria Lewis to Julian Lewis, August 1931

Box 1    Folder 66

Letters – Julian H. Lewis, Jr. to Julian Lewis, August 2-6, 1931

Box 1    Folder 67

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, September 30, 1931

Box 1    Folder 68

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, November 1, 1931

Box 1    Folder 69

Greeting cards to Julian Lewis, 1932 and 1942

Box 1    Folder 70

Letter – A. L. Jackson, Provident Hospital to Julian Lewis, March 25, 1933

Box 1    Folder 71

Letters – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, April 3-18, 1933

Box 1    Folder 72

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, May 23, 1933

Box 1    Folder 73

Postcard – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, July 5, 1933

Box 1    Folder 74

Letter – George Ellis to Julian Lewis, August 19, 1933

Box 2    Folder 1

Letter – John Haskins, Jr. to Julian Lewis, November 1, 1933

Box 2    Folder 2

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, May 2, 1934

Box 2    Folder 3

Letter – Julian Lewis to John Calhoun Lewis, May 8, 1935

Box 2    Folder 4

Letter – Julian Lewis to family, June 19, 1940

Box 2    Folder 5

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, June 23, 1941

Box 2    Folder 6

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Julian Lewis, March 30, 1942

Box 2    Folder 7

Letter – Rita Burton to Julian Lewis, circa August 1943

Box 2    Folder 8

Letter – Unidentified to Julian Lewis, undated

Subseries 3: Professional

Sub-subseries 1: University of Chicago

Box 2    Folder 9

Rush Medical College commencement program – Julian Lewis fellowship appointment, 1913

Box 2    Folder 10

Fellowship award, 1914

Box 2    Folder 11

Board of Trustees minutes mentioning Julian Lewis – Photocopies, 1915-1943

Box 2    Folder 12

TIAA Handbook of Life Insurance and Annuity Policies for Teachers – Copy belonging to H. Gideon Wells, 1922

Box 2    Folder 13

University of Chicago Address List, October 1925

Box 2    Folder 14

“The Immunological Properties of Alcohol-Soluble Vegetable Proteins” – Proof, 1925

Box 2    Folder 15

University of Chicago Weekly Calendar – Lewis lecture, “Causes of Variations in Disease among Races,” November 21, 1925

Box 2    Folder 16

Science Service – “Says Race Determines Disease Resistance,” 1926

Box 2    Folder 17

Letters – Greetings from colleagues in UChicago Department of Pathology to Julian Lewis, December 1926

Box 2    Folder 18

Christmas card – H. Gideon Wells to Julian Lewis, circa 1926

Box 2    Folder 19

Letter – E. Long to Julian Lewis, February 13, 1927

Box 2    Folder 20

Letter – Bret Ratner to Julian Lewis, February 24, 1927

Box 2    Folder 21

Letter – H. Gideon Wells to Julian Lewis, March 11, 1927

Box 2    Folder 22

Letter – H. Gideon Wells to Julian Lewis, August 26, 1927

Box 2    Folder 23

Letter – Julian Lewis to H. Gideon Wells, September 11, 1927

Box 2    Folder 24

Robert Maynard Hutchins inauguration program, 1929

Box 2    Folder 25

Reappointment letter, 1934

Box 2    Folder 26

Reappointment letter, December 1935

Box 2    Folder 27

Reproduction of painting by Maude Phelps Hutchins, 1939

Box 2    Folder 28

Photographs – University of Chicago hypnosis research, Life Magazine article, circa 1940-1945

Sub-subseries 2: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

Box 2   Folder 29

Letter of introduction, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, April 12, 1926

Box 2   Folder 30

Letter of introduction, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation – Photostats, April 12, 1926

Box 2   Folder 31

Letter - Guggenheim Foundation to Julian Lewis, June 22, 1927

Box 2   Folder 32

Letters – E. Berger and Professor Doerr, Hygienisches Institut der Universität Basel to Julian Lewis, September 1-9, 1927

Box 2   Folder 33

Telegram – E. Berger to Julian Lewis, circa 1927

Box 2   Folder 34

Letter – Julian Lewis to Professor Doerr, September 10, 1927

Box 2   Folder 35

Letter – E. Berger to Julian Lewis, September 16, 1927

Box 2   Folder 36

Chemistry notes, undated

Box 2   Folder 37

Study schedule and account ledger, undated

Series II: Eva Overton Lewis Papers

Subseries 1: Personal Ephemera

Box 2    Folder 38

Lawrence Business College certificate of membership, 1907

Box 2    Folder 39

University of Chicago undergraduate course book, 1912

Box 2    Folder 40

Eva Overton Lewis calling cards and Press Pass, circa 1910s and 1920s

Box 2    Folder 41

Calling cards from others, circa 1920s

Box 2    Folder 42

Baby cereal feeding instructions, circa 1920s

Box 2    Folder 43

Memorandum books, circa 1920-1924

Box 2    Folder 44

Alpha Kappa Alpha booklets, 1923 and 1925

Box 2    Folder 45

Alpha Kappa Alpha Boulé Banquet menu in shape of ivy leaf, 1924

  • Name and address of Georgiana Simpson written on back
Box 2    Folder 46

Douglass National Bank cancelled checks and statements, 1924-1928

Box 2    Folder 47

American Express statement, December 1926

Box 2    Folder 48

List of addresses, circa 1926-1933

Box 2    Folder 49

American Express statements, March and June 1927

Box 3    Folder 1

Concert program – Marian Anderson at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, November 18, 1929 [Sponsored by Theta Omega, the graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.]

Box 3    Folder 2

Real estate contract, October 1930

Box 3    Folder 3

Edward Sanatorium, Naperville, Illinois – Menus/meal slips, circa 1931

Box 3    Folder 4

Edward Sanatorium, Naperville, Illinois – Menus/meal slips and newspaper receipts, August-November 1931

Box 3    Folder 5

Apartment rental payment receipts, 1933-1934

Box 3    Folder 6

Chicago Public Library invoice, 1941

Box 3    Folder 7

Insurance documents, 1942

Box 3    Folder 8

Ivy Leaf Club, Zeta Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha – Constitution and bylaws, undated

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Box 3    Folder 9

Postcard – Geraldine Hodges to Eva Overton [Lewis], June 10, 1914

Box 3    Folder 10

Envelopes, 1916-1927

Box 3    Folder 11

Letter - H. R. Smith to Eva Overton [Lewis], August 24, 1916

Box 3    Folder 12

Letter – A. B. to Eva Overton, September 12, 1916

Box 3    Folder 13

Postcard – Bessie Rucker Davis to Eva Overton, September 3, 1916

Box 3    Folder 14

Letter – Lucy [?] to Eva Overton [Lewis], September 19, 1916

Box 3    Folder 15

Postcard – John W. Davis to Eva Overton [Lewis], September 7, 1916

Box 3    Folder 16

Letter – Ida Wells Cabell Overton to Eva Overton Lewis, September 13, 1918

Box 3    Folder 17

Letter – Eleanor Rivers to Eva Lewis, April 15, 1919

Box 3    Folder 18

Certificate of stillbirth for baby boy and letters of condolence, June 1919

Box 3    Folder 19

Letter – Eleanor Rivers to Evan Lewis, August 11, 1919

Box 3    Folder 20

Wedding anniversary card – Eleanor Rivers to Eva Overton Lewis, September 14, 1919

Box 3    Folder 21

Card – Allie Mae Hall to Eva Lewis, circa 1920s

Box 3    Folder 22

Card – Eva Lewis to Jessie Faucett, circa 1920s

Box 3    Folder 23

Cards – Louise Young [neé Lewis] to Eva Lewis, circa 1920s

Box 3    Folder 24

Envelopes, 1920-1931

Box 3    Folder 25

Cards to Eva Lewis, 1920-1934

Box 3    Folder 26

Letters between Dr. Evans and Eva Lewis, May 12, 1922

Box 3    Folder 27

Letter – Ida M. Langston to Eva Lewis, July 6, 1922

Box 3    Folder 28

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 11, 1922

Box 3    Folder 29

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, December 4, 1922

Box 3    Folder 30

Letters – Jessie Redmon Fauset to Eva Lewis, May 3, 1924 and October 2, 1925

Box 3    Folder 31

Letter – Eleanor Rivers to Eva Lewis, January 18, 1925

Box 3    Folder 32

Letter – Carrie Bryant Johnson to Eva Lewis, September 3, 1925

Box 3    Folder 33

Letter – Jessica D. Morris to Eva Lewis, October 8, 1925

Box 3    Folder 34

Carte Pneumatique – Bowman to Eva Lewis, 1926

Box 3    Folder 35

Postcard – George Ellis to Eva Overton, 1926

Box 3    Folder 36

Letter and receipt – Bedell Millinery Department, January 15, 1926

Box 3    Folder 37

Letter – Margaret [?] to Eva Lewis and note, February 9, 1926

Box 3    Folder 38

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, April 21, 1926

Box 3    Folder 39

Letter – Eva Lewis to Eleanor Wheatland, July 16, 1926

Box 3    Folder 40

Letter – Esther Popel Shaw to Eva Lewis, August 20, 1926

Box 3    Folder 41

Letter – M. A. Southwick to Eva Lewis, circa August 1926

Box 3    Folder 42

Note – Eva Lewis to Theta Omega sorority about roses received and feelings about going abroad, circa 1926

Box 3    Folder 43

Letter – Berthe and Jeanne dressmaker to [Gloria] Julienne Lewis, September 15, 1926

Box 3    Folder 44

Letter – Cecelia Roane to Eva Lewis, November 3, 1926

Box 3    Folder 45

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, November 4, 1926

Box 3    Folder 46

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, November 14, 1926

Box 3    Folder 47

Card – Esther Popel Shaw to Eva Lewis, December 1926

Box 3    Folder 48

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, December 23, 1926

Box 3    Folder 49

Letter – Gloria Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1926-1933

Box 3    Folder 50

Letter – J. Blondin to Eva Lewis, circa 1927

Box 3    Folder 51

Letter – Louise Young [neé Lewis] to Eva Lewis, circa 1927

Box 3    Folder 52

Letter – [Louise Young?] to Eva Lewis, January 8, 1927

Box 3    Folder 53

Letter – Mr. Chandler to Eva Lewis, January 10, 1927

Box 3    Folder 54

Letter – Mabel Overton Fowler to Eva Lewis, January 14, 1927

Box 3    Folder 55

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, January 21, 1927

Box 3    Folder 56

Letter – Eva Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, February 28, 1927

Box 3    Folder 57

Letter – Cecelia Roane to Eva Lewis, March 1, 1927

Box 3    Folder 58

Letters – Eva Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, April 8, 1927

Box 3    Folder 59

Letter – Eva Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, May 3, 1927

Box 3    Folder 60

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, May 7, 1927

Box 3    Folder 61

Letter – Eva Lewis to Vesta Lewis, May 2, 1927

Box 3    Folder 62

Letter – Robertann B. [Cuthbert?] to Eva Lewis, May 21, 1927

Box 3    Folder 63

Letters – Eva Lewis to Cordelia O. Lewis, July 21-28, 1927

Box 3    Folder 64

Postcards – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 24-30, 1927

Box 3    Folder 65

Postcard – Geraldyn [?] to Eva Lewis, September 4, 1928

Box 3    Folder 66

Card – Laura Smith to Eva Lewis, December 16, 1928

Box 3    Folder 67

Letter – Felicia Alexander to Eva Lewis, June 25, 1930

Box 3    Folder 68

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Evan Lewis, May 2, 1931

Box 3    Folder 69

Letter – Gloria Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 11, 1931

Box 3    Folder 70

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 25, 1931

Box 3    Folder 71

Letter – Louise Young [neé Lewis] to Eva Lewis, June 29, 1931

Box 4    Folder 1

Envelope – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, July 1931

Box 4    Folder 2

Letter – Cecelia Roane to Eva Lewis, July 14, 1931

Box 4    Folder 3

Card – Helen and Malcolm [?] to Eva Lewis, August 6, 1931

Box 4    Folder 4

Cards – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 24-27, 1931

Box 4    Folder 5

Letters – Gloria Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa August 1931

Box 4    Folder 6

Letters – Julian H. Lewis, Jr. to Eva Lewis, circa August 1931

Box 4    Folder 7

Letters – Lewis children, Julian Lewis, and Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 20-September 6, 1931

Box 4    Folder 8

Letters – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, September 13-24, 1931

Box 4    Folder 9

Letters and drawing – Gloria Lewis to Eva Lewis, September 22-30, 1931

Box 4    Folder 10

Card – Lewis children to Eva Lewis, September 28, 1931

Box 4    Folder 11

Letter – Louise Young [neé Lewis] to Eva Lewis, September 15, 1931

Box 4    Folder 12

Letter – Cecelia Roane to Eva Lewis, October 22, 1931

Box 4    Folder 13

Letters – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, October 22-28, 1931

Box 4    Folder 14

Letter – Helen Dibble to Eva Lewis, October 19, 1931

Box 4    Folder 15

Letter – M. Hill to Eva Lewis, October 23, 1931

Box 4    Folder 16

Envelope – To Mrs. Richard Hill, November 23, 1931

Box 4    Folder 17

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, November 5, 1931

Box 4    Folder 18

Letter and clipping – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, November 5, 1931

Box 4    Folder 19

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, November 12, 1931

Box 4    Folder 20

Letter – Gloria Lewis and Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, November 23-25, 1931

Box 4    Folder 21

Letter - Louise Young [neé Lewis] to Eva Lewis, circa November 1931

Box 4    Folder 22

Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis, December 4, 1931

Box 4    Folder 23

Card – Gloria, Julian Jr., and John Lewis to Eva Lewis, December 15, 1931

Box 4    Folder 24

Letter – [Louise Young?] to Eva Lewis, circa 1931

Box 4    Folder 25

Letter – Eva Lewis to Maurice Stamps, circa 1931-1932

Box 4    Folder 26

Letter – Cordelia Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 4, 1933

Box 4    Folder 27

Letter – George Ellis to Eva Lewis, June 30, 1933

Box 4    Folder 28

Letter and questionnaire – Chicago Tuberculosis Institute to Eva Lewis, November 3, 1934

Box 4    Folder 29

Postcard – Warren Roane to Eva Lewis, circa 1942

Box 4    Folder 30

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Eva Lewis, March 30, 1942

Box 4    Folder 31

Postcard – Eva Lewis to Clara Vesta Caldwell (née Lewis,) August 20, 1943

  • Sent from Idlewild, Michigan
Box 4    Folder 32

Envelope – Julian Lewis, Jr. to Eva Lewis, July 14, 1945

Box 4    Folder 33

Letter – Anthony Overton to Eva Lewis, August 25, 1945

Series III: Lewis Family Papers

Subseries 1: Cordelia O. Lewis

Box 4   Folder 34

Letter – John Calhoun Lewis to Cordelia O. Scott [Lewis], 1889

Box 4   Folder 35

Telegram – Joe Evans to Cordelia O. Lewis, May 8, 1926

Box 4   Folder 36

Envelope – U.S. Department of State, Passport Division to Cordelia O. Lewis, March 11, 1927

Box 4   Folder 37

Letters and receipts – Temple Tours, Inc. to Cordelia O. Lewis, January-May 1927

Box 4   Folder 38

Cunard Entertainment Program, June 3, 1927

Box 4   Folder 39

Travel itinerary, July 1927

Box 4   Folder 40

Thomas Cook and Son, Paris and London – Travel itinerary and coupons, August 1927

Box 4   Folder 41

Souvenir booklet, “William Tell: The Legend of the Forest Cantons,” 1927

Subseries 2: John Calhoun Lewis

Box 4   Folder 42

Letter – H. Gideon Wells to John Calhoun Lewis, circa 1915

Subseries 3: Lynn Lewis

Box 4   Folder 43

Letter – Mollie [?] to Lynn Lewis, September 15, 1927

Subseries 4: Anthony Overton

Box 4   Folder 44

Letter – H. A. Turner to Anthony Overton, June 10, 1922

Box 4   Folder 45

Douglass National Bank of Chicago invitations, 1922 and 1923

Box 4   Folder 46

Douglass National Bank cancelled check, 1926

Box 4   Folder 47

Travel itinerary, October-November 1926

Box 4   Folder 48

Letter – Julian Lewis, Jr. to Anthony Overton [?], circa August 1931

Box 4   Folder 49

Clipping – Naming of school for Anthony Overton, 1963

Box 4   Folder 50

Anthony Overton biographical information, 1993-2010

Box 4   Folder 51

Chicago Bee Building preservation and renovation, 1995-1999

Box 4   Folder 52

Memorial program for Anthony Overton III with notes, 1999

Subseries 5: Gloria Lewis

Box 4   Folder 53

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Gloria Lewis, February 14, 1921

Box 4   Folder 54

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Gloria Lewis, May 7, 1921

Box 4   Folder 55

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Gloria Lewis, June 1921

Box 4   Folder 56

Postcard – Cordelia O. Lewis to Gloria Lewis, February 1923

Box 4   Folder 57

Valentine cards to Gloria Lewis, February 1929

Box 4   Folder 58

Letter – Gloria Lewis to “Sis,” circa August 1931

Box 4   Folder 59

Royal Coterie of Snakes debutante ball certificate, 1939

Subseries 6: Julian H. Lewis, Jr.

Box 4   Folder 60

Postcard – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis, Jr., February 12, 1923

Box 4   Folder 61

Letter – Julian Lewis, Jr. to “Uncle Dick and Aunt Frank,” circa August 1931

Box 4   Folder 62

Letter – Julian Lewis, Jr. to Oscar [?], circa August 1931

Subseries 7: Lewis Family Ephemera

Box 4   Folder 63

Booklet – “Pocket Rules for Leading at Whist…,” 1897

Box 4   Folder 64

Christian Science pamphlets, 1908-1913

Box 4   Folder 65

Postcards – University of Illinois, Strauch's Student Life Series, circa 1910s

Box 5    Folder 1

Letter – Henry White and Sons to B. Muro and Co., 1912

Box 5    Folder 2

Postcard – Recreation Pier, Chicago [Navy Pier], circa 1916

Box 5    Folder 3

The Soldiers' French Phrase Book, 1917

Box 5    Folder 4

Wedding certificate, guest list, gift list, and card, September 1918

Box 5    Folder 5

Marriage announcement – Julian and Eva Lewis, September 1918

Box 5    Folder 6

Baby Book, 1920

Box 5    Folder 7

Eloise Carey Bishop calling card and note, circa 1920s

Box 5    Folder 8

Newspaper clippings, circa 1920s

Box 5    Folder 9

Cards and postcard to Gloria Lewis, 1921, 1923, 1942

Box 5    Folder 10

Pathé of France Ltd “Baby” Projector manuals, circa 1922

Box 5    Folder 11

Douglass National Bank statements and cancelled checks, 1924-1926

Box 5    Folder 12

Meat Market receipt, circa 1925

Box 5    Folder 13

List of names, circa 1926-1933

Box 5    Folder 14

Receipts, 1926-1934

Box 5    Folder 15

Drawing – Margot Delande, circa 1927

Box 5    Folder 16

Invoice – Cours de l'Étoile, Rue de la Néva, March and June 1927

Box 5    Folder 17

Checks stubs, 1928-1940

Box 5    Folder 18

Isabel King piano recital program, 1929

Box 5    Folder 19

Sarah Merchant piano recital program, Michigan Avenue Community Hall, 1929

Box 5    Folder 20

Change of address form, 1930

Box 5    Folder 21

Piano recital programs – Gloria Lewis and Julian Lewis, Jr. at Michigan Avenue Community Hall, 1930

Box 5    Folder 22

Cordelia O. Lewis obituary – Cairo Evening Standard clipping, 1933

Box 5    Folder 23

Life and disability insurance, 1933-1934

Box 5    Folder 24

Insurance bill, 1934

Box 5    Folder 25

Subscriptions, 1933-1934

Box 5    Folder 26

Caterina Jarboro recital program, 1934

Box 5    Folder 27

Seth Thomas Clock Co. instructions, circa 1934

Box 5    Folder 28

Utility bills, 1934

Box 5    Folder 29

Leon Kirkpatrick piano recital program, 1935

Box 5    Folder 30

Englewood High School graduation program, Gloria Lewis and Julian Lewis, Jr., 1938

Box 5    Folder 31

“The Family Bible Teacher” issues, circa 1940s

Box 5    Folder 32

Newspaper clippings, circa 1940s

Box 5    Folder 33

Business and calling cards, undated

Box 5    Folder 34

Envelop – Dr. Carl G. Roberts, undated

Box 5    Folder 35

“Guide Posts in the Bible,” undated

Box 5    Folder 36

Ink blotter, undated

Box 5    Folder 37

Notes – Feeding and medicine schedule, undated

Box 5    Folder 38

Notes – Monthly expenses [?], undated

Subseries 8: Lewis Family Correspondence

Box 5   Folder 39

Envelope – To Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, circa 1916

Box 5   Folder 40

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Overton [Lewis], September 10, 1916

Box 5   Folder 41

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Overton [Lewis], September 10, 1917

Box 5   Folder 42

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, March 25-29, 1920

Box 5   Folder 43

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, April 5-13, 1920

Box 5   Folder 44

Letter – Louise Young [née Lewis] to Julian Lewis and Evan Lewis, May 10, 1920

Box 5   Folder 45

Letters – Eva Lewis to Julian Lewis, June 4-14, 1920

Box 5   Folder 46

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 5-8, 1920

Box 5   Folder 47

Letter – Cordelia Lewis to Julian Lewis, August 26, 1921

Box 6    Folder 1

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 23, 1922

Box 6    Folder 2

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, April 16, 1924

Box 6    Folder 3

Envelope – To Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, August 11, 1924

Box 6    Folder 4

Marriage announcement, Elizabeth Wolf and Lionel Blitzsten, August 11, 1924

Box 6    Folder 5

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, December 31, 1924

Box 6    Folder 6

Letters – Eva Lewis to Julian Lewis, May 9-29, 1926

Box 6    Folder 7

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, May 21-27, 1926

Box 6    Folder 8

Letters – Eva Lewis to Julian Lewis, June 3-9, 1926

Box 6    Folder 9

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 1926

Box 6    Folder 10

Bon Voyage Reception invitation, August 11, 1926

Box 6    Folder 11

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 24-31, 1926

Box 6    Folder 12

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 31, 1926

Box 6    Folder 13

Bon Voyage cards, circa 1926

Box 6    Folder 14

Bon Voyage notes, circa 1926

Box 6    Folder 15

Bon Voyage telegrams, August -September 1926

Box 6    Folder 16

Postcards – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August-October 1926

Box 6    Folder 17

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, September 3-8, 1926

Box 6    Folder 18

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, October 9, 1926

Box 6    Folder 19

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, October 18-30, 1926

Box 6    Folder 20

Letter – Unidentified writer describing travel [Anthony Overton?], circa October 1926

Box 6    Folder 21

Letter – Eva Lewis to Julian Lewis, circa November 1926

Box 6    Folder 22

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, November 9-29, 1926

Box 6    Folder 23

Letter – Chandler Owen to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, November 3, 1926

Box 6    Folder 24

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa November-December 1926

Box 6    Folder 25

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, December 13-22, 1926

Box 6    Folder 26

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Eva Lewis and Julian Lewis, December 12, 1926

Box 6    Folder 27

Postcards – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, 1926-1927

Box 6    Folder 28

Postcards – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, 1927

Box 6    Folder 29

Letter fragment – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1926-1933

Box 6    Folder 30

Telegram, 1927

Box 6    Folder 31

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, January 14-25, 1927

Box 6    Folder 32

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, Cordelia Lewis to Julian Lewis, George Ellis to Julian Lewis, February-March, 1927

Box 6    Folder 33

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, February 9-15, 1927

Box 6    Folder 34

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis and Dr. Dailey to Julian Lewis, February 20 and March 2, 1927

Box 6    Folder 35

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, March 3-23, 1927

Box 6    Folder 36

Telegrams – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, March 18-19, 1927

Box 6    Folder 37

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, April 1-3, 1927

Box 7   Folder 1

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, April 16, 1927

Box 7   Folder 2

Telegram, April 16, 1927

Box 7   Folder 3

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, May 3-28, 1927

Box 7   Folder 4

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, May 12, 1927

Box 7   Folder 5

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1927

Box 7   Folder 6

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 2-28, 1927

Box 7   Folder 7

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 1927

Box 7   Folder 8

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa November 1927

Box 7   Folder 9

Card – E. H. Morris family to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, December 17, 1928

Box 7   Folder 10

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1930-1942

Box 7   Folder 11

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1930s

Box 7   Folder 12

Letter – Helen Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, May 14, 1931

Box 7   Folder 13

Invitation - Chicago Normal College commencement, June 26, 1931

Box 7   Folder 14

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 9-15, 1931

Box 7   Folder 15

Postcards – Gloria Lewis and Julian H. Lewis, Jr. to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, July 23, 1931

Box 7   Folder 16

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August13-27, 1931

Box 7   Folder 17

Letters – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, August 2-23, 1931

Box 7   Folder 18

Letters – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, August 19-December 13, 1931

Box 7   Folder 19

Cards – To Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, September 3, 1931

Box 7   Folder 20

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, September 3, 1931

Box 7   Folder 21

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, September 12-18, 1931

Box 7   Folder 22

Wedding invitation – Sidney F. Graham to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, October 29, 1931

Box 7   Folder 23

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, November 22, 1931

Box 7   Folder 24

Letter – Gloria Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, December 18, 1931

Box 7   Folder 25

Letter – Cordelia O. Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, February 21, 1932

Box 7   Folder 26

Letter – Louise Young [née Lewis] to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, June 29, 1931

Box 7   Folder 27

Telegram – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, March 25, 1934

Box 7   Folder 28

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, June 25, 1934

Box 7   Folder 29

Letters – Eva Lewis to Julian Lewis, June 18-28, 1934

  • Sent from Idlewild, Michigan
Box 7   Folder 30

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 10, 1934

Box 7   Folder 31

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 1934

Box 7   Folder 32

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 2, 1935

Box 7   Folder 33

Letter – Louise Young [née Lewis] to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, April 14. 1942

Box 7   Folder 34

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, circa 1942

Box 7   Folder 35

Letter – Ruth [?] to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, September 2, 1942

Box 7   Folder 36

Letter – Elizabeth Neil to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, September 10, 1942

Box 7   Folder 37

Envelope – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 21, 1943

Box 7   Folder 38

Letters – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis and children, August 5, 1943

Box 7   Folder 39

Letters – John Lewis to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, August 23, 1944

  • Sent from Idlewild, Michigan
Box 7   Folder 40

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 28, 1944

Box 7   Folder 41

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, July 19, 1945

Box 7   Folder 42

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis and John Lewis, July 29, 1945

Box 7   Folder 43

Letter – Julian H. Lewis, Jr. to Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, July 25, 1945

Box 7   Folder 44

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, August 15, 1945

Box 7   Folder 45

Letter – Julian Lewis to Eva Lewis, undated

Box 7   Folder 46

Envelope addressed to Dr. Carl G. Roberts, undated

Box 7   Folder 47

Envelope addressed to Felicia Alexander, undated

Subseries 9: Travel ephemera

Box 7   Folder 48

French and Italian business cards, circa 1920s

Box 7   Folder 49

Académie Nationale de Musique et de Danse – Souvenir program, 1926

Box 7   Folder 50

Folies-Bergère advertisement featuring Josephine Baker and “Fowler and Tamara,” circa 1926

Box 7   Folder 51

Notice to Bearers of Passports, 1926

Box 7   Folder 52

Passport Regulations, Temple Tours, circa 1926

Box 7   Folder 53

Railroad and ship tickets, 1926American Express travelers checks book, circa 1926-1927

Box 7   Folder 54

Clothing receipt – Kaller, Basel, circa 1926-1927

Box 7   Folder 55

Heim, Paris advertisement, circa 1926-1927

Box 7   Folder 56

Hotel ephemera, 1926-1927

Box 7   Folder 57

List of names – “Correspondence,” circa 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 1

Notebook – French, circa 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 2

Paris apartment leases, 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 3

Passenger ship ephemera, 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 4

Receipts, Paris, 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 5

Restaurant, café, and nightclub ephemera, 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 6

Souvenir guidebooks, 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 7

Flyer – “Wagon-Restaurant a ce train,” circa 1926-1927

Box 8   Folder 8

List of prices or fees, circa 1926-1929

Box 8   Folder 9

Luggage stickers, circa 1926-1929

Box 8   Folder 10

Advertisement – “Chopin ou le Poète,” by Guy de Pourtalès, circa 1927

Box 8   Folder 11

Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel concert program, 1927

Box 8   Folder 12

Bills, 1927

Box 8   Folder 13

Clipping about Josephine baker – “La Rose Noire,” circa 1927

Box 8   Folder 14

Hirschwaldsche Buchhandlung documents, 1927

Box 8   Folder 15

Invitations, 1927

Box 8   Folder 16

José Iturbi concert advertisement, April 1927

Box 8   Folder 17

Pen and ink drawings by E. Kunz of scenes in Basel, 1927

Box 8   Folder 18

Program – Salle de l'Étoile, Paris – “Audition Musicale et Séance Récréative des Élèves du Cours de l'Étoile,” March 1927

Box 8   Folder 19

Ticket stubs, 1927

Box 8   Folder 20

“Rosemary from gardens of Pompeii and sliver of wood from the house of one of the Kings of Pompeii,” undated

Subseries 10: Photographs and Audiovisual Materials

Box 8   Folder 21

Tintype – Unidentified infant, circa 1880s-1900s

Box 8   Folder 22

Photograph – Cordelia O. Scott [Lewis], studio portrait, circa 1887

Box 8   Folder 23

Photocopy of photograph of John Calhoun Lewis, circa 1890s

Box 8   Folder 24

Carte de visite – Julian H. Lewis, Clara Vesta Lewis, and Louise Lewis, circa 1894-1895

Box 8   Folder 25

Photograph –Anthony Overton, studio portrait, circa 1890s-1900s

Box 8   Folder 26

Photographs – Unidentified children, circa 1890s-1910s

Box 8   Folder 27

Photographs – Unidentified people, circa 1890s-1910s

Box 8   Folder 28

Photograph – Cordelia O. Lewis, studio portrait, circa 1897-1907

Box 8   Folder 29

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis], circa 1900-1905

Box 8   Folder 30

Photograph – Geraldyn Major, studio portrait, circa 1900-1910s

Box 8   Folder 31

Photograph – Richard Hill, studio portrait, circa 1900-1910s

Box 8   Folder 32

Photograph – Richard Hill, reproduction of studio portrait, circa 1900-1910s

Box 8   Folder 33

Photographs – Unidentified people, circa 1900-1923

Box 8   Folder 34

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, studio portrait, 1902

Box 8   Folder 35

Photographs – Lewis Marion Young, studio portrait, circa 1905

Box 8   Folder 36

Photograph – Cordelia O. Lewis, studio portrait, circa 1905-1910

Box 8   Folder 37

Photograph – Eva Overton [Lewis], circa 1906-1911

Box 8   Folder 38

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis in uniform, circa 1908

Box 8   Folder 39

Photograph – Eva Overton [Lewis], circa 1908-1911

Box 8   Folder 40

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis with graduating class, circa 1909

Box 8   Folder 41

Photographs – Anthony Overton, circa 1910s

Box 8   Folder 42

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis] swimming and sitting on sand dunes, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 1

Photograph – George W. Walker, signed, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 2

Photographs – Group photos including Eva Overton [Lewis] – University of Chicago botany class?, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 3

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis and Eva Overton [Lewis] standing on lakeshore dunes, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 4

Photograph – Mabel Overton, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 5

Photographs – Trip to East coast? Buildings and people including Ida Taylor Jones, Eva Overton Lewis, and Anthony Overton, circa 1910s

Box 9    Folder 6

Photographic negatives – Lewis family and friends, 1910s-1920s

Box 9    Folder 7

Photograph – People seated in chairs on lawn listening to man sing or orate. Military or college band in background. Circa 1910s-1920s

Box 9    Folder 8

Photographs – Group photos including Eva Overton Lewis, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 9    Folder 9

Photograph – Unidentified men, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 9    Folder 10

Photographs – Exteriors of houses with unidentified people nearby, circa 1910s-1930s

Box 9    Folder 11

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis] on University of Chicago campus, circa 1912-1916

Box 9    Folder 12

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis], circa 1912-1918

Box 9    Folder 13

Photograph – Ida Taylor Jones, circa 1912-1916

Box 9    Folder 14

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis] and friends on University of Chicago campus, including Ida Taylor Jones, 1914

Box 9    Folder 15

Photographs – Group photographs including Julian H. Lewis in Washington Park, 1914

Box 9    Folder 16

Photograph – Lloyd A. Hall, 1914

Box 9    Folder 17

Photograph – Henry Binga Dismond, University of Chicago Track and Field, circa 1915-1916

Box 9    Folder 18

Photograph – “Bill,” 1916

Box 9    Folder 19

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis] in graduation cap and gown, circa 1916

Box 9    Folder 20

Photographs – Women in graduation caps and gowns, including Ida Taylor Jones, circa 1916

Box 9    Folder 21

Photograph – Group photo including Anthony Overton and Eva Overton Lewis, circa 1916-1919

Box 9    Folder 22

Photographs – Eva Overton [Lewis] with friends, circa 1918

Box 9    Folder 23

Photograph – Eva Overton Lewis in wedding gown, September 1918

Box 9    Folder 24

Reproduction of photograph of Eva Overton Lewis in wedding gown, 1918

Box 9    Folder 25

Photograph – Eva Overton Lewis and bridesmaids, including Ida Taylor Jones, September 1918

Box 9    Folder 26

Photograph – George Ellis, studio portrait, 1918

Box 9    Folder 27

Photographs – Cordelia O. Lewis, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 28

Photograph – Elise Evans, studio portrait, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 29

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1920

Box 9    Folder 30

Photographs – Group photos including Eva Overton Lewis, Cordelia O. Lewis, Vesta Lewis, Frank [?], and Lizzie [?], circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 31

Photograph – Ida Louise Young, age 8 months, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 32

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis reading in laboratory, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 33

Photograph on copper plate – Anthony Overton, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 34

Photograph – John Calhoun Lewis studio portrait, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 35

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, studio portrait, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 36

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis in laboratory, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 37

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis in office and laboratory, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 38

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, studio portrait, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 39

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis with groups of unidentified men [Alpha Phi Alpha at Tuskegee?], circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 40

Photographs – Tuskegee University and Julian H. Lewis with groups of unidentified men [Alpha Phi Alpha?], circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 41

Photographs – Unidentified people and Tuskegee University campus, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 42

Photograph – University of Chicago campus, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 43

Photographic negatives and print of photo of Lewis family changing car tire, circa 1920s

Box 9    Folder 44

Photograph – Unidentified people, circa 1920s

Box 10    Folder 1

Photographs – Lewis children, 1920-1923

Box 10    Folder 2

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1921

Box 10    Folder 3

Photograph – Studio portrait of Julian H. Lewis, Eva Overton Lewis, Gloria Lewis, and Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1912

Box 10    Folder 4

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, 1922

Box 10    Folder 5

Photograph – Gloria Lewis and Julian Lewis, Jr.?, circa 1922

Box 10    Folder 6

Photograph – Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1922

Box 10    Folder 7

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis and Gloria Lewis, circa 1922

Box 10    Folder 8

Photographic negatives – Lewis family, circa 1922-1925 and 1970s

Box 10    Folder 9

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis driving car and children standing on dirt road, circa 1923

Box 10    Folder 10

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, Gloria Lewis, and Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1924

Box 10    Folder 11

Photographs – Gloria Lewis and Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1924-1925

Box 10    Folder 12

Photographs – Eva Overton Lewis, Gloria Lewis, Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1925

Box 10    Folder 13

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1925

Box 10    Folder 14

Photograph – Lewis family at building site[?], circa 1925

Box 10    Folder 15

Photographs – Lewis family including Richard Hill, Eva Overton Lewis, Gloria Lewis, and Julian Lewis, Jr., 1926

Box 10    Folder 16

Photographs – V. Henry, Paris studio portraits of Gloria Lewis and Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1926-1927

Box 10    Folder 17

Photographs – V. Henry, Paris studio portraits of Julian H. Lewis, Gloria Lewis, and Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1926-1927

Box 10    Folder 18

Photograph – Eva Overton Lewis, 1927

Box 10    Folder 19

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, Jr., circa 1927

Box 10    Folder 20

Photographs – Lewis children photographed outdoors near creek or river, circa 1928

Box 10    Folder 21

Photograph – Unidentified infant [John O. Lewis?] circa 1928

Box 10    Folder 22

Photograph – John O. Lewis, 1929

Box 10    Folder 23

Photograph – Unidentified toddler [John O. Lewis?] in front of Christmas tree, circa 1929

Box 10    Folder 24

Photograph – Studio portrait of Julian H. Lewis, 1929

Box 10    Folder 25

Photograph – Julian Lewis, Jr., circa 1929-1931

Box 10    Folder 26

Photograph – Cordelia O. Lewis, John Calhoun Lewis, Gloria Lewis, John O. Lewis, Julian H. Lewis, Jr. seated on front steps, circa 1930

Box 10    Folder 27

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis in laboratory, circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 28

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis standing in front of car, circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 29

Photographs – Lewis children, circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 30

Photograph – Louise [Lewis?] and Marguerite [?], circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 31

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 32

Photographs – Wedding, circa 1930s

Box 10    Folder 33

Photograph – Lewis family [?] on dock overlooking lake, circa 1930s-1940s

Box 10    Folder 34

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1930-1932

Box 10    Folder 35

Photograph – Gloria Lewis and John O. Lewis, circa 1930-1932

Box 10    Folder 36

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis holding fish, circa 1930-1942

Box 10    Folder 37

Photograph – Lewis family including Cordelia O. Lewis, John Calhoun Lewis, and children, circa 1932

Box 10    Folder 38

Photograph – John O. Lewis [?] and unidentified boy, circa 1932-1933

Box 10    Folder 39

Photographs – Studio portraits of Gloria Lewis, circa 1933-1935

Box 10    Folder 40

Photographs – Studio portraits of Gloria Lewis, circa 1936-1938

Box 10    Folder 41

Photograph – John O. Lewis [?], circa 1936-1938

Box 10    Folder 42

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1938

Box 10    Folder 43

Photographs – Kathryn [?] and unidentified teenage girl, circa 1938-1940

Box 10    Folder 44

Photograph – Gloria Lewis and unidentified woman on college campus, circa 1938-1942

Box 10    Folder 45

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1938-1945

Box 10    Folder 46

Photographs – Groups of young women (sorority?), one includes Gloria Lewis, circa 1938-1942

Box 10    Folder 47

Photograph – Gloria Lewis and group of young women in costumes, circa 1939-1940

Box 10    Folder 48

Photographs – Unidentified people, circa 1930s-1940s

Box 10    Folder 49

Photograph – Julian H. Lewis, Jr., circa 1940

Box 10    Folder 50

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, circa 1940s

Box 10    Folder 51

Photograph – Gloria Lewis and unidentified man, circa 1940s

Box 10    Folder 52

Photograph – Exterior of home showing damage with police nearby, circa 1940s

Box 10    Folder 53

Photograph – Julian Lewis and Eva Lewis, circa 1940-1945

Box 10    Folder 54

Photocopy of newspaper photo of John Calhoun Lewis, 1949

Box 10    Folder 55

Photograph – Gloria Lewis, “Uncle Everett,” and “Aunt Ida,” circa 1950s

Box 10    Folder 56

Photograph – “Muriel, Eunice, Alice,” circa 1950s

Box 10    Folder 57

Photographic negatives, circa 1950s

Box 10    Folder 58

Photographic negatives, circa 1950s

Box 10    Folder 59

Photographs – Formal portrait of Julian Lewis, circa 1960s

Box 10    Folder 60

Photographs – Julian H. Lewis seated at microscope. Unidentified woman seated across from him. Circa 1960s-1970s

Box 10    Folder 61

Photograph – Lewis family seated at dining table, circa 1970s

Box 10    Folder 62

Photographic negatives, 1974

Box 10    Folder 63

Photograph – Cliffside carving in progress, undated

Box 10    Folder 64

DVD – “The Life and Legacy of Julian H. Lewis, PhD/MD,” February 2015

Box 11   Folder 1

Photograph album pages, circa 1910s

Box 11   Folder 2

Group photograph of young women [Alpha Kappa Alpha?] dressed as younger girls with dolls and teddy bears – Eva Overton Lewis and Ida Taylor Jones pictured back row. Circa 1910s

Box 11   Folder 3

Studio portrait of Gloria Lewis, circa 1921

Box 11   Folder 4

Studio portrait of Julian H. Lewis, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 11   Folder 5

Studio portrait of Anthony Overton, circa 1920s

Box 11   Folder 6

Studio portrait of Anthony Overton, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 11   Folder 7

Photograph of exterior of building – Switzerland [?], circa 1920s

Box 11   Folder 8

Studio portrait of unidentified woman, circa 1920s

Box 11   Folder 9

Wedding photograph – Julian Herman Lewis pictured left, circa 1920s

Box 11   Folder 10

Studio portrait of Julian H. Lewis, circa 1960s

Box 11   Folder 11

Studio portrait of Julian H. Lewis, circa 1960s

Box 12

Framed photograph of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, circa 1910s

Subseries 11: Artifacts and Textiles

Box 13   Folder 1

Embroidery thread, undated

Box 13   Folder 2

Beaded coin purse, leather matchbook case, and leather pouch, undated

Box 14

Pearl collar necklace, undated

Box 15

Ladies black high heel shoes, undated

Box 16

Ladies tulle cap with green rosettes, circa 1920s

Box 17

Tulle [veil?], undated

Box 18

Carson Pirie Scott & Co box, undated

Box 19

Black beaded dress, undated

Box 20

Blue chiffon dress, undated

Box 21

White beaded dress, undated

Box 22

Blue beaded dress, undated

Box 23

Wedding dress, 1918

Box 24

Purple and white felt pennant with oval photograph of Eva Overton Lewis and “EVA” stitched onto it, undated

Subseries 12: Oversize Documents

Box 25   Folder 1

Vogue clipping featuring latest dress designs, circa 1920s

Box 25   Folder 2

Concert program – Leopold Godowsky, March 1927

Box 25   Folder 3

Julian H. Lewis' American Board of Pathology certificate, June 1944

Box 26   Folder 1

Eva Overton's University of Chicago diploma, 1915

Box 26   Folder 2

Map of view from Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, 1917

Box 26   Folder 3

Paris Maps – “Cook's Plan of Paris” and transportation map, circa 1926-1927

Box 26   Folder 4

Gloria Lewis, Chicago Public Schools certificate, Carter School, 1934

Box 26   Folder 5

Julian H. Lewis, Jr., Chicago Public Schools certificate, Carter School, 1934

Box 26   Folder 6

Gloria Lewis, Englewood High School diploma, 1938

Box 27   Folder 1

Eva Overton [Lewis] high school diploma and University of Chicago diploma, 1911 and 1916

Box 28   Folder 1

Newspaper – Chicago Bee, April 5, 1942

Box 28   Folder 2

Newspaper – Chicago Bee, May 24, 1942

Box 28   Folder 3

Clipping – Chicago Sun-Times, May 2, 1998

Box 28   Folder 4

Newspaper – The Daily Illini, December 8, 1911

Box 28   Folder 5

Newspaper – Daily Mail, September 4, 1926

Box 29   Folder 1

Newspaper – The Atlanta Independent, May 6, 1926

Box 29   Folder 2

Newspaper – The Cairo Evening Citizen, December 1, 1923

Box 29   Folder 3

Newspaper – The Cairo Evening Citizen, April 23, 1926

Box 29   Folder 4

Newspaper – The Cairo Evening Citizen, April 26, 1926

Box 29   Folder 5

Newspaper – The Chicago Bee, April 5, 1942

Box 29   Folder 6

Newspaper – The Chicago Daily News, November 11, 1918

Box 29   Folder 7

Newspaper – The Chicago Daily News, November 30, 1935

Box 29   Folder 8

Newspaper – The Chicago Daily News, December 11, 1936

Box 29   Folder 9

Newspaper – The Chicago Defender, November 20, 1915

Box 29   Folder 10

Newspaper – The Chicago Defender, July 15, 1933

Box 29   Folder 11

Newspaper – The Chicago Herald and Examiner – May 26, 1929

Box 29   Folder 12

Newspaper – The Chicago Tribune and the Daily News New York, June 20, 1927

Box 29   Folder 13

Newspaper – The Chicago Sunday Tribune, November 10, 1918

Box 29   Folder 14

Newspaper – The Chicago Sunday Tribune, June 28, 1931

Box 29   Folder 15

Newspaper – The Freeman, March 21, 1914

Box 29   Folder 16

Newspaper – The Michigan Chronicle, February 14, 1953

Box 29   Folder 17

Newspaper – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 5, 1910

Box 29   Folder 18

Newspaper – The Standard News, June 30, 1926

OVERSIZE FOLDER 1

Maps, circa 1920s – First class plan of Cunard Line, S. S. “Aquitania” steamer; and map of Paris tourist attractions