Finding aid for the Fannie M. Lewis Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: previous hit Lewis, Fannie next hit M.
Title: previous hit Fannie M. Lewis next hit Papers
Dates: 1965-1976
Extent: 14.00 linear feet (16 containers)
Abstract: previous hit Fannie M. Lewis next hit (1926-2008) was an African American activist and Cleveland, Ohio, councilwoman. She was involved in a number of Hough neighborhood improvement programs, including Community Action for Youth, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Model Cities Association, and the Citizen's Participation Organization. She became a city councilwoman from Cleveland's Ward 7 in 1982. The collection consists of personal papers and the records and subject files relating to Lewis' work with the Model Cities Association, Neighborhood Youth Corps, and other community organizations. Included are articles of incorporation, bylaws, trustee minutes, monthly reports, financial records, proposals, correspondence, memoranda, residency lists, posters, and newspaper clippings. The collection is useful to the study of Cleveland community development programs and Fanny Lewis' efforts with these programs. Some materials relate to racism, politics, and local government in Cleveland during the 1960s and 1970s.
MS Number MS 4341
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English