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Sarah Evelyn Lewis papers, circa 1901-1938

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zk3c

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewis, Sarah Evelyn.
Title: Sarah Evelyn Lewis papers, circa 1901-1938
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 819
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of African American physician Sarah Evelyn Lewis including materials relating to her association with Howard University, correspondence, printed material, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase, 1998.


[after identification of item(s)], Sarah Evelyn Lewis papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sarah Evelyn Lewis, African American physician, graduated from Howard University Medical School in 1927. While at Howard, she was president of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority and a member of Kappa Pi honorary medical society. She was a member of the Howard Players and involved in musical activities. She participated in many civic and professional activities as a doctor, apparently in the Washington, D.C. area.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Dr. Sarah Evelyn Lewis from 1901-1938. The small collection papers include a variety of material pertaining to Dr. Lewis, Howard University, and the Lewis family. The Howard University material includes printed materials such as event programs, invitations, and dance cards. Also in the collection are some church programs and other miscellaneous printed material.

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Container List

Sarah Evelyn Lewis
Box Folder Content
1 1 Adoption documents of Arthur Hundley, Izetta McNeil and Virginia McNeil
1 2 Business cards, Dr. S. Evelyn Lewis
1 3 Business cards, others
1 4 Certificate for Perfect Attendance, Morristown (N.J.) Public School, 1915-1917
1 5 Correspondence, 1928-1929, 1934, 1936
1 6 Dance cards, 1921-1927
1 7 Financial
1 8 Funerals, Lewis family
1 9 Invitations, 1901, 1921-1936
1 10 Legal documents, 1902-1922
1 11 Photographs
1 12 Printed: Calvary Baptist Church (East Orange, New Jersey), 5th Anniversary program, 1930
1 13 Printed: Howard University programs, 1920-1936
1 14 Printed: The Howard Medical News: April 20, 1926; June 11, 1926; August 23, 1926; October 20, 1926; March 20, 1927; June 10, 1927; February 1931
1 15 Printed: Morristown High School (Morristown, N.J.), commencement program, 1919
1 16 Printed: St. Ann's Church (Kennebunkport, Maine), programs, 1925
1 17 Printed: YWCA, Sojourner Truth Branch (Newark, N.J.), programs, 1930-1932
1 18 Printed: Zeta Phi Beta sorority printed materials: The X-Ray, December 1925 (includes short story by Zora Neale Huston titled "Under the Bridge);" and The X-Ray, December 1926 (photocopies)
1 19 Lewis, Gladys J., 1934-1935
1 20 McIntosh, James O., Administrative Discharge from the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1938