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Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers

Identifier: MC 516

Scope and Content Note

Letters, legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. and Daniel W. Lewis, Jr.


  • 1874-1984


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Daniel Webster Lewis, Sr. (1851-1932) started life as a slave in Frankfort, Kentucky. His parents purchased their family's freedom and moved to Columbus, Ohio, where Daniel received his education. In 1871, Daniel moved to Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, where he obtained employment as a schoolteacher and began his career in public service. Lewis served as superintendent of Public Instruction, 1873 Clerk of the Crittenden County Circuit Court, 1873 Representative, Arkansas General Assembly, 1880 Crittenden County Judge, 1882. He left Arkansas in the late 1880s, stopping first in Memphis, Tennessee, and then migrating to Oklahoma Territory in 1891. Lewis settled in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where he worked as an attorney. Daniel W. Lewis Jr. was a son born to Lewis and his second wife, Mary Nancy Capers Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel Jr. became an educator in Kansas City, Kansas and gathered the materials in this collection.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)

Arrangement of the Papers

The documents in this collection have been arranged in three series. Papers pertaining specifically to Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. have been arranged in series one, and those papers concerning Daniel W. Lewis Jr. are in series two. Photographs in the collection have been placed in series three.

Acquisition Information

The Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers were donated to Special Collections by Daniel W. Lewis, Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas on June 27, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1987.



Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers
Kim Allen Scott
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444