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Allen Lewis Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1970

Scope and Contents

The Allen Lewis materials consist of several woodcut illustrations for Paul Bunyan, as well as other miscellaneous prints.


  • Creation: circa 1925, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Allen Lewis was an artist who was born in 1873 in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Buffalo, New York. He studied at the Buffalo Art Students League and also traveled to Paris to study. He eventually returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York. In addition to his art and illustrations, he taught at places such as the Art Students League and the New School for Social Research in New York. He died in New Jersey in 1957.

Biographical Source:

"Allen Lewis Biography." Annex Galleries. Santa Rosa, CA: Annex Galleries.


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Language of Materials



The collection consists of prints by illustrator Allen Lewis.

Related Materials

A larger Allen Lewis collection is available at Wheaton College in the Buswell Library Special Collections.

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Genre / Form


Allen Lewis Collection, circa 1925, undated
David E Byer
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Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library