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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 Boston Globe
"Sinclair Lewis, USA: Dropping by Main Street 60 Years Later" by Charles E. Claffey
"A Stroll Down Main Street in His Centennial Year, What Would Sinclair Lewis Say About His Old Hometown?" by Jack Thomas

The Christian Science Monitor
"Early Fiction of Sinclair Lewis Still Resonates Today" by Linda Laird Giedl
"Sinclair Lewis on Carol's Revolt" featuring excerpts of Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
"No Decent Man Would Accept a Degree He Hadn't Earned" by P. J. Wingate.

High Country News
"Sinclair Lewis;George Babbitt Would be at Home in this Congress" by Jon Margolis

Sauk Centre Herald
"Sinclair Lewis's Boyhood Home Tells A Story"
"Interpretive Center Outlines Lewis's Creative Process" by Anne Robinson
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


(These biographies have not been reviewed for worth or accuracy)
Edith Wharton's World: Portrait of People and Places
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Lewis's papers, including manuscripts, letters, and his Nobel Prize, as well as his Childe Hassam paintings and the unpublished Over the Body of Lucy Jade.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diaries, legal documents, typescript and published versions of her columns, some Lewis manuscripts, and most of Lewis's unpublished plays.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.)
Abacci Books
Abe Books
Book Finder

Audio Readings

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