Lewis, Edward S. (1901-1986)

The Edward S. Lewis collection includes a manuscript, printed materials, and professional materials.

The collection includes the manuscript for The Urban League, A Dynamic Instrument in Social Change: A study of the changing role of the New York Urban League, 1910-1960—Lewis’s thesis that he presented to the New York University Faculty of the School of Education in 1960.

Printed materials in the collection include a number of surveys, reports, and amendments of the law in which Lewis was involved, such as “A Comparative Study of White and Colored families on Relief in Baltimore City”; “Baltimore Urban League”; and “Report of the Governor’s Commission on Problems Affecting the Negro Population,” among others. Also present are newsclippings pertaining largely to The Urban League (Baltimore, Kansas, and New York chapters), as well as a number of columns by and about Lewis from Afro-News (1942-44).

Professional materials are maintained in subject files and may contain notes, printed materials, professional materials, correspondence, and other items. Many files are marked with a holograph note of explanation. Subjects include Allied Health Services (Columbia University); Baltimore Urban League; Bibliography for Poverty in NYC; Book Reviews; Education: Plans, Studies, Reports, ideas, and suggestions on problems of integrating the New York Schools; HARYOU-ACT, Inc.; Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York; National Urban League Negotiations; Planned Parenthood; Speeches – Outlines; and YWCA Seminar for Executive Development (1962), among others.

Notable Figures
1. Lewis, Edward S. (Edward Shakespear)
Associated Subjects
1. African American Collections -- Education Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Public Affairs Subject Guide
4. Civil Rights Subject Guide
5. African American educators
6. African Americans – Civil rights.
7. Community development, Urban
8. Urban policy
9. National Urban League
10. American literature -- African American authors
11. American literature--20th century
12. African American authors