Overview

Title: David Lewis papers
Call Number: Coll208
Creator: Lewis, David T.
Dates: 1961-1992
Size: 13 boxes (9.75 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains records from the career of Dr. David Lewis, in particular relating to his role as chair of the Social Science Division in the early years after UMBC's founding. These files include information on budgets, proposed courses and majors, faculty issues including promotion and tenure, and other aspects of division administration. In addition, the collection holds extensive files concerning Dr. Lewis's interest in photography, including his research into the career of Walter Rosenblum, and his work with the East Baltimore Photographic Documentary Project.
Citation: David Lewis papers, University Archives, Collection 208, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Dr. David T. Lewis was a sociologist and authority on world population. He taught sociology and anthropology at Miami University in Ohio from 1947 to 1966. He was the first dean hired when UMBC opened in 1966, heading the Social Science Division. As chairman of the Division, he was instrumental in the development of new departments within it, as well as fostering new courses and programs to be offered. Departments under his supervision were as follows: Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. In his years at UMBC he served as a professor, dean, and department chair in the Sociology Department. He retired in 1985, and died in 1993.


Scope & Content

Arrangement

Arranged by accession.


Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Accessions: UARC 1991-02, UARC 1991-03, UARC 2008-58. Six additional boxes were previously assigned record group series number AR-7; this numbering system is no longer in use.

Processing Note

Collection is unprocessed. A container list is available. A scope and content note and folder list was prepared by Lori Voskuil in 1989 for the six boxes in record group series AR-7 (this numbering system is no longer in use). Box lists were also prepared for the contents of UARC 1991-02 and UARC 1991-03. This information has been incorporated into the current container list.

The tape reels in UARC 2008-58 were rehoused in 2016. The original cardboard containers were photocopied to preserve written notes and then discarded.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.


Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll208.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.


Subject Headings

Creators

Lewis, David T.

Subjects

Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006

Lewis, David T. -- Archives

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Administration

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Faculty

Photography

East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Social Science Division


Series Description & Container List

  1. Record Group # AR-7

    Date: 1965-1972

    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear feet)

    Description: Contains data on projected enrollments for given years, needed faculty positions, budgets, and proposed new courses and majors within the Social Science Division. These papers also contain letters, memos, proposals, and formal statements of policy that cover such areas as promotion and tenure, staffing, university organization, curriculum needs, and graduate committees. This collection indicates the perspective of a Division chairman in the early, formative years of UMBC.

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Recruiting 1969-1970, Social Science 1969-1970 1 1
      1969-1970 Social Science 1969-1970 1 2
      The Retriever, 1969-1970 1969-1970 1 3
      The Red Brick, 1969-1970; dialogue, a literary journal, winter 1967 1967, 1969-1970 1 4
      Constitution of the Faculty of Social Science, 1969 1969 1 5
      Memos from David Lewis to Social Science, 1969-1970 1969-1970 1 6
      Promotion and Tenure, 1970, Social Science Division 1970 1 7
      Social Science Division, 1965-1970 1965-1970 1 8
      Sociology, Rothstein, 1967-1970 1967-1970 1 9
      Social Science, 1966-1967 1966-1967 2 1
      Social Science, 1968-1969, faculty, miscellaneous 1968-1969 2 2
      Sociology, 1969 1969 2 3
      Social Science Division, budget 1969-1971, projections 1969-1971 2 4
      Social Science budget, 1967 1967 2 5
      Social Science, 1971-1972, UK DA 1971-1972 2 6
      Social Science (Psychology) requisitions for supplies, 1969-1970 1969-1970 2 7
      Social Science budget, 1968-1969 1968-1969 2 8
      Supplies for K. R. Ellis, 1970 1970 2 9
      Requests for more faculty, 1971-1972 budget 1971-1972 2 10
      Salaries, 1970 1970 2 11
      Social Science budget, 1969-1970 1968-1969 2 12
      Budget, 1970-1971, proposed new equipment 1970-1971 2 13
      Social Science, new faculty, 1970 1970 2 14
      Executive Council, Social Science, 1970 and 1971 1970-1971 3 1
      Promotion and tenure, general 3 2
      Division (Social Science), 1971-1972 1971-1972 3 3
      Social Science, 1967-1968 1967-1968 3 4
      Various UMBC publications 3 5
      UMBC history, 1965+ 3 6
      Sociology courses 3 7
      UMBC clippings, 1965-1966 4 1
      UMBC Assembly, October 1967 through February 1972 1967-1972 4 2
      UMBC Assembly, October 1967 through February 1972 1967-1972 4 3
      UMBC Constitution, a plan of organization for UMBC, May 1971 1971 4 4
      UMBC Faculty Senate, October 1967 through December 1968 1967-1968 4 5
      UMBC Faculty Senate, October 1967 through December 1968 1967-1968 4 6
      UMBC Newsletter, 1970 1970 4 7
      Dean Schamp, beginning July 1969 1969 4 8
      Urban Studies, UMBC 5 1
      Urban Studies, UMBC 5 2
      Dr. A. O. Kuhn, 1969-1971 1969-1971 5 3
      University Executive Committee, 1968-1970 1968-1970 5 4
      UMBC Senate, March 1969 through December 1971 1969-1971 5 5
      UMBC Senate, March 1969 through December 1971 1969-1971 5 6
      UMBC Senate, March 1969 through December 1971 1969-1971 5 7
      UMBC Senate, March 1969 through December 1971 1969-1971 6 1
      UMBC Senate, March 1969 through December 1971 1969-1971 6 2
  2. UARC 1991-02

    Date: 1969-1970, 1985

    Extent: 2 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Miscellaneous papers, including memoranda, reform and antiwar movement materials, schedules, flyers 1969-1970 1
      Aerial photo of UMBC campus, signed on matte by campus staff on Lewis's retirement 1985 2
  3. UARC 1991-03

    Date: 1961-1992

    Extent: 4 boxes (4 linear feet)

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Research files and correspondence regarding Walter Rosenbaum and the Photo League 1980-1991 1
      Papers relating to Lewis's work with the East Baltimore Documentary Project, and his research on Walter Rosenbaum. Includes 17 cassette tapes including interviews and speeches. 1979-1982 2
      Miscellaneous files from Dr. Lewis's career at UMBC, contracts for Dr. Lewis at U. of Miami of Ohio, photography-related files, and Dr. Lewis's lecture on "World Population" 1961-1983 3
      Memorabilia (several plaques and a framed photograph) circa 1980-1992 4
  4. UARC 2008-58

    Date: circa 1960-1969

    Extent: 1 box (.5 linear foot)

    Description: Contains seven 7-inch reels of 1/4-inch audio tape. Descriptions are taken from notes on containers and have not been verified.

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Tape reel box photocopies for items in UARC 2008-58, along with 2 original enclosed notes from Coll208-AV001 1 1
      Press conference - Freedom Singers [Coll208-AV001] circa 1960-1969 1 2
      Martin Luther King and Rev. Abernathy [Coll208-AV002] circa 1960-1969 1 3
      Press conference - William Miller, President of NAAWP [Coll208-AV003] circa 1960-1969 1 4
      Dr. Lewis as guest on "Panorama", WTTG, 7/31/1967 [Coll208-AV004] 1967 1 5
      Lewis and Eldridge on the Mississippi Summer Project, WLW-D TV, July 1964 [Coll208-AV005] 1964 1 6
      Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, "Black Muslims in America" talk and question period, Laws Hall, Miami University (Ohio) [Coll208-AV006] 1962 1 7
      Dr. Lewis: Interview by WMAL [Coll208-AV007] circa 1960-1969 1 8

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