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10. Where are Sinclair Lewis holdings and archives?

Beineke Library at Yale University

The Beineke library has the largest collection of Sinclair Lewis's papers, including manuscripts of many of his novels, including the unpublished Over the Body of Lucy Jade, many letters, and his Nobel Prize, as well as his Childe Hassam paintings. Visit the Beineke Library website.

St. Cloud State University Archive

These archives include Lewis family papers, including many pictures and correspondence by Lewis to his family. There are also two recordings of Lewis's voice, including a radio speech and a pilot for a radio show. Visit the St. Cloud State University Archive or contact Tom Steman, University Archivist, at:

CH 50
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

tdsteman@stcloudstate.edu

(320) 308-4753

http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/special/

Syracuse University

The archives have Dorothy Thompson holdings. The above site lists in detail what the holdings include: everything from correspondences to diaries to legal documents, as well as typescript and published versions of her various columns, and some Lewis manuscripts, including most of his unpublished plays. Visit the Syracuse University website or contact Carolyn A. Davis at:

The George Arents Research Library
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13210
Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society Library has collections of Lewis's work, as well as some personal papers. Visit the Minnesota Historical Society website or contact Pat Coleman at:

345 Kellog Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN 55108
University of Texas - Austin

The holdings here are primarily the papers of Grace Hegger Lewis, Sinclair Lewis's first wife. It includes letters Lewis wrote to his wife and some manuscripts. Please visit the University of Texas-Austin website.

Port Washington Public Library: Sinclair Lewis Collection

The holding here include Lewis's letters, manuscripts, photographs, theatrical items, etc. Visit the Sinclair Lewis Collection website or contact Janet West at (516) 883-4400, ext. 110.