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Resources

Sinclair Lewis Foundation

Official Sinclair Lewis Foundation Web Site
Sinclair Lewis Foundation

 

Nobel Prize

Official Nobel Prize Web Site
Sinclair Lewis-Autobiography
Sinclair Lewis-Nobel Lecture
The Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930
The Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930 Presentation Speech

Articles & Essays

The New Yorker
No Brakes: A New Biography of Sinclair Lewis

The New York Review of Books
The Romance of Sinclair Lewis

The New York Times
After 60 Years, a Promise Kept to Sinclair Lewis

The Daily Beast
American Dreams: "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis

Current Objectives of Graduate Studies
The Organization Man Still Matters: Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt (1922)

The Culture Trip: Minnesota
Sinclair Lewis: Unravelling the American Dream

The Atlantic
Sinclair Lewis and the Nobel Prize

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Reflections on Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith: The Great American Novel of Public Medicine (pdf)

Sauk Centre Herald
Klobuchar praises Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Stories, including:

  • "Cast Gets into Sinclair Lewis's Skin" by Anne Robinson
  • "Bookseller Remembers Afternoon with Lewis" by Anne Robinson
  • "Is Lewis Relevent?" by Anne Robinson
  • "Carol Kennicott Returns to Main Street" by Anne Robinson
  • "Lewis Scholars Celebrate 75th Anniversary of Babbitt" by Dave Simpkins

Biographies

(These biographies have not been reviewed for worth or accuracy)

Sinclair Lewis' Minnesota Boyhood by Sheldon Grebstein (pdf)

Turner Classic Movies: Sinclair Lewis Profile
Edith Wharton's World: Portrait of People and Places
Biography.com
Pegasos: A Literature Related Resource Site
The Port Washington Public Library

Holdings & Archives

Beineke Library, Yale University
The largest collection of Sinclair Lewis's papers, including manuscripts, letters, and his Nobel Prize, as well as his Childe Hassam paintings and the unpublished Over the Body of Lucy Jade.

Minnesota Historical Society
This collection has some of Lewis's works, as well as some personal papers.

The Port Washington Public Library
The holdings here include Lewis's letters, manuscripts, photographs, theatrical items, etc.

St. Cloud State University Archives
These archives include Lewis family papers, including many pictures and correspondence. Two recordings of Lewis are a radio speech and a pilot for a radio show.

Syracuse University
The official repository of Dorothy Thompson's papers, including correspondence, diaries, legal documents, typescript and published versions of her columns, some Lewis manuscripts, and most of Lewis's unpublished plays.

Book Collectors

(The Sinclair Lewis Society is not affiliated with any collectors.)
Alibris
Abe Books
Book Finder

Audio Readings

Poets Against the War
Hear readings of some of Lewis's works and access various reference information.