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Barbara Lewis correspondence, 1986-1999

Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis from fans and students concerning many of her novels and projects. Dated 1986-1999.


  • 1986-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Barbara A. Lewis papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Barbara A. Lewis retains copyright for the Barbara Lewis papers.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Barbara A. Lewis (1943- ) is a national award-winning author and educator.

Lewis was born in 1943. After raising her family, she was a teacher at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she taught children how to solve real world problems. Her classes served the community by instigating environmental improvement projects, including pushing legislation through the state and receiving two President's Environmental Youth Awards .

As a writer and teacher, Lewis has been recognized by Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, CNN, and other national papers and programs. She has written many short stories and articles that have been published in these and other mediums, but is best known for her books that inspire children and teens to serve. She has received several awards for her books, such as the Parenting's Reading Magic Award.

Lewis lives in Park City with her husband, Lawrence. They have four children and ten grandchildren.


7 folders

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged in 7 subseries: 1. Barbara Lewis correspondence on teaching and writing, 1986-1991. 2. Barbara Lewis correspondence on The Kids guide to Social Action, 1988-1997. 3. Barbara Lewis correspondence from students and parents, 1988-1999. 4. Barbara Lewis correspondence on Young Lions, 1992-1993. 5. Barbara Lewis correspondence on The Kids Guide to Service Projects, 1994-1999. 6. Barbara Lewis correspondence on Kids With Courage, 1994-1999. 7. Barbara Lewis correspondence on What Do You Stand For, 1997-1999.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States