Scope and arrangement
The Edward S. Lewis Papers, 1918-1986 (bulk 1948-1986), consist primarily of printed material. In the General series there are: correspondence, with letters from Senator Walter Mondale and Robert C. Weaver; memoranda; minutes; travel itineraries and printed matter. Lewis' trips to East and West Africa, leading delegations of educators and peace advocates, are well documented in the collection. Also documented, are the anti-apartheid activities of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agency, Lewis' tenure on the New York State and the Presidential Consumer advisory councils; and the Manhattanville tenants and condominium owners' advocacy organization for which he was a board member.|||The Urban League series documents Lewis' years as a social work executive for the League from 1927-1964; sub-series are: Baltimore, New York and National. Included are clippings on the 'clean-up' Harlem campaign, co-sponsored by the Urban League of Greater New York, which addressed the quality of available housing and encouraged relocation to public housing projects.|||Lewis' files on the Borough of Manhattan Community College includes files on the development and expansion of the cooperative education program at the college under Lewis' leadership; the relationship between the college and the community in which it is located; the Amalgamated Workers Trade Union; the Louis and Irene Simon Scholarship, along with clippings and memos about the college and the CUNY system.|||The Cooperative Education series gives an overview of cooperative education in the United States over a twenty year (1964-1984) period. Included are: cooperative education training manuals; correspondence relating to Lewis' cooperative education consulting; professional articles; programs developed jointly between labor and college cooperative education programs; miscellaneous items regarding the National Cooperative Education Association and Lewis' presidency of the Association.