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Dr. Earl M. Lewis Papers

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Brackenridge Foundation

Clippings

Coalition for the Education of Black Children and Youth

Correspondence

Correspondence: Trinity University Urban Studies Department

Prarie View A&M

Resume and biographical statement

Texas Constitution Revision Commission

Tougaloo College

Trinity University retirement party

Trinity University summer commencement speech

Trinity University Urban Studies Program

University of Texas at San Antonio employment information



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Title: Dr. Earl M. Lewis Papers, 1955-2000 and undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 08/027/Lewis

Primary Creator: Lewis, Dr. Earl M. (1919-2012)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject. Original order was not maintained.

Date Acquired: 03/07/2014

Subjects: African Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio., Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Languages: English

Abstract

Dr. Earl M. Lews is was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 2, 1919 and died Saturday, October 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He received the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Tougaloo College, 1942; Master of Arts in American History, Loyola University, Chicago, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, Policitial Socience, University of Chicago, 1951; Legum Doctor, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1978; and honoary doctorate, Incarnate Word College, now University of the Incarnate Word, 1989. He was a visiting professor at Howard Unviersity and served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Prarie View A&M College before becoming the Founding Director of the Graduate Urban Studies Program at Trinity University in 1968. He served in that role from 1968 to 1973 and was appointed George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor Urban Studies in 1982. Lewis retired from Trinity University in 1990 and was a professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the early 1990s.

This collection documents Dr. Earl M. Lewis's professional life  at Prarie View A&M, Trinity University, and University of Texas at San Antonio and includes correspondence, reports, and other materials.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents Dr. Earl M. Lewis's professional life  at Prarie View A&M, Trinity University, and University of Texas at San Antonio and includes correspondence, reports, and other materials.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Earl M. Lews is was born in McComb, Missippi on Dec. 2, 1919 and died Saturday, October 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He received the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Tougaloo College, 1942; Master of Arts in American History, Loyola University, Chicago, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, Policitial Socience, University of Chicago, 1951; Legum Doctor, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1978; and honoary doctorate, Incarnate Word College, now University of the Incarnate Word, 1989. He was a visiting professor at Howard Unviersity and served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Prarie View A&M College before becoming the Founding Director of the Graduate Urban Studies Program at Trinity University in 1968. He served in that role from 1968 to 1973 and was appointed George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor Urban Studies in 1982. Lewis retired from Trinity University in 1990 and was a professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the early 1990s.

Lewis was Trinity University's first tenured African American professor.Over the course of his 22-year tenure, Lewis and his colleagues trained and mentored more than 250 men and women to work in the public and private sectors, opening the way for them to contribute to the governance of this region, and far beyond.

Graduates of the program routinely became city planners and city managers in major metropolitan areas across the country or attained other professional positions in state and federal government agencies and private economic development corporations..

He was the author of numerous publications and was active on local, state, and national boards and commissions, including the Coalition for the Education of Black Children and Youth in Texas, Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, and the Texas Urban Development Commission. In 1981 he was named the George Brackenridge Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies at Trinity, the first to hold the newly established professorship. He was twice nominated by Trinity  for National Professor of the Year.  His many honors included the Award for Service to the State of Texas by Texas Ministers for Social Progress in 1976 and the Brotherhood Award by the San Antonio chapter of the National Council of Christians and Jews in 1978. He was also a recipient of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Piper Professor award and a member of the Charter Revision Committee of the City of San Antonio, among other  honors and  civic  activities.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio.
Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Trinity University Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: The collection is housed in Special Collections and Archives, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library and is open for research. Please consult http://lib.trinity.edu/lib2/spec_coll.php for information about visiting Special Collections and Archvies.

Use Restrictions: <span style="color: rgb(16, 55, 93); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Trinity University holds the intellectual property rights for the original materials in the collection. It is the responsibility of researchers to comply with federal copyright regulations and laws for fair use and in the cases of third party copyright.  Please contact </span>Special Collections and Archives<span style="color: rgb(16, 55, 93); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> or the third party copyright holder for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from the collection.</span>

Acquisition Source: Hazelyn D. Lewis, wife of the late Dr. Earl M. Lewis

Acquisition Method: Gift


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[Folder 1: Brackenridge Foundation, 1978-1980, 1986, 1988-1989],
[Folder 2: Clippings, 1970-2005, undated],
[Folder 3: Coalition for the Education of Black Children and Youth, 1975-1976, undated],
[Folder 4: Correspondence, 1960-2000, undated],
[Folder 5: Correspondence: Trinity University Urban Studies Department, 1968-1989],
[Folder 6: Prarie View A&M, 1955-1999],
[Folder 7: Resume and biographical statement],
[Folder 8: Texas Constitution Revision Commission, 1971-1974],
[Folder 9: Tougaloo College, 1981-1982, undated],
[Folder 10: Trinity University retirement party, 1982, undated],
[Folder 11: Trinity University summer commencement speech, 1981],
[Folder 12: Trinity University Urban Studies Program, 1982, undated],
[Folder 13: University of Texas at San Antonio employment information, 1990],
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