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Lewis, Eva Overton and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection

Julian Herman Lewis (1891-1989) was a pathologist, educator, and author of The Biology of the Negro (1942), a groundbreaking investigation of contemporary scientific data and literature on African-American physiology and pathology that resisted and rebuked scientific notions of racial inferiority. His wife, Eva Overton Lewis (1893-1945), was the daughter of entrepreneur Anthony Overton and a graduate of the University of

Lloyd O. Lewis Family papers

This collection contains the personal papers and a collection of the personal and professional publications of Lloyd and Emma Lewis, reflecting their careers as minister and teacher, and librarian, respectively. It also documents the Lewis’ continued interest in African American history and civil rights.

Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton papers

Mellissia Elam came to Chicago in 1876 from Missouri. She established a club home for working girls in 1919; it became a center for social and cultural activities. Ms. Elam belonged to Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. After her death in 1941, the work at Elam Home was carried on by Lauretta Peyton.

Phyllis Wheatley Association collection

The primary purpose of the Phyllis Wheatley Association was to provide a home for young African-American women who had come to Chicago for employment. The collection consists of programs, reports, and a constitution pertaining to the purpose and objectives of the Phyllis Wheatley Association.