Guide to the Lewis Family Papers: Sinclair Lewis: A Centennial Conference
Conference held at St. Cloud State University, 7-9 February, 1985. Funded by the Minnesota Humanities Commission, Michael Connaugton, project director.
See Box 3, folder 8 and Box 14, folder 2 for items used in displays.
Folder 1 Requests for funding. Correspondence with various foundations requesting funding. 2 Grant. Proposal; correspondence; funding; evaluation. 3 Finance. Contracts; expenses. 4 Committee minutes. 5 Publicity. 6 Correspondence with presenters. Includes letter from Fred Manfred, 2/20/85, with comments concerning Ida Kay Compton and Lesley Lewis, daughter of Michael Lewis. Also includes letters concerning publication of the Proceedings. For more on this topic, see Box 17, folder 5. 7 Mailing lists/addresses. 8 Acknowledgements. 9 Program. 10 Registration. 11 One-man show: "Exile from Main Street". Correspondence, fliers, etc. 12 "Exile from Main Street ... a Portrait of Sinclair Lewis," by Lance S. Belville. Play commissioned by St. Cloud State University. c1984. 13 Other organizations and programs. BOX 17 Folder 1 Speech by Virginia Lewis, niece of Sinclair Lewis. Includes audiocassette, transcription, and release statement. 2 Speech by Frederick Manfred. Includes audiocassette, transcription, and release statement. 3 "Call for papers." Correspondence; addresses. 4 Paper proposals/abstracts. Arranged alphabetically by proposer. Includes evaluation summaries. 5 Correspondence. Letters from presenters on publication of the Proceedings. See also Box 16, folder 6 for similar correspondence. 6-8 Proceedings manuscripts. Arranged in publication order. BOX 18 Folder 1 "Sinclair Lewis at 100: Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference", St. Cloud State University, 1985. 2 Items used in displays. Identification of letters, etc., and typed cards. See also Box 3, folder 8, for display items from the 1985 conference.