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Finding Aid to the Oscar Lewis papers, undated, 1859-1988 (bulk 1930-1965)
BANC MSS 93/97 c  
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Description
The papers of Oscar Lewis including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, photographs, clippings, articles, broadsides and other ephemera.
Background
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.
Extent
14 cartons, 1 box, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders (16 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.