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Sinclair Lewis Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 13 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1930.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sinclair Lewis Collection consists of correspondence. All letters are photopies, no originals. The finding aid originally listed a photograph and a part of a manuscript; these items could not be located during rehousing (2018).

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the papers of Sinclair Lewis' wife Dorothy Thompson and son Michael Lewis.

Subject Headings


Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.


Authors, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sinclair Lewis Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969, 1971.

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