Barbara Lewis papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains articles in magazines, drafts of her books “The Kids Guide to Service Projects” and “The Kids Guide to Social Action,” letters from the public, and documents on the many student projects she oversaw. Dated 1973-2000.
- Lewis, Barbara A., 1943- (Person)
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.
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.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Collection is arranged in six series: 1. Barbara Lewis papers on books, 1990-2000. 2. Barbara Lewis magazine articles, 1973-1998. 3. Barbara Lewis drafts of The Kids Guide to Service Projects, 1994. 4. Barbara Lewis drafts of The Kids Guide to Social Action, 1989-1999. 5. Barbara Lewis correspondence, 1986-1999. 6. Barbara Lewis newspaper clippings and magazine articles on environmental projects, 1987-1994.
Materials were donated by creator, Barbara A. Lewis, in 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Barbara A. Lewis; 2012.
Literary Manuscripts Archives.
Collections covers the work of an LDS author.
Processed; Lora Patterson; 2012.
- Register of Barbara Lewis papers
- Lora Patterson
- 2012 October
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.