Watson F. Lewis Papers, 1918-21, 1944, 2006
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Brief Description:

Papers of Watson F. Lewis (1882-1949) YMCA Secretary serving in Archangel, Russia (1918-19) and Harbin, (Manchuria) China (1920-21) contain correspondence, photographs, postcards, travel souvenirs, and YMCA reports regarding war relief and youth programs work of the YMCA in Archangel and Harbin. Photographs (including preservation replacement negatives and digital files) and correspondence with Mildred Lewis and others in the United States document Lewis' experiences and other observations on World War I, the Russian Revolution, and Bolshevik Revolution, British and other allied nations involvement in revolutionary Russia, Japanese involvement in Manchuria and Vladivostok.

(Note on photographs: To facilitate preservation of the original photos, please use replacement prints or digital images in boxes 4-6 for typical reference needs. Please refer to the originals only if absolutely necessary.)

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 15/35/59
Created by: Lewis, Watson F. (1882-1949)
Volume: 1.8 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/7/1998
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1535059.pdf
Arrangement: By type of material and choronolgical thereunder
Subject Index
Archangel, Russia
Russian Revolution
Vladivostok, Russia
World War I - Diplomacy and Politics
YMCA International Committee
YMCA Russian Service in Europe
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]