This collection consists of diaries and memorandum books that belonged to Harry Turner Lewis, who served as a captain in the United States Army during World War I, and later became the national Vice-Commander of the Disabled Emergency Officers of the World War. There are 22 diaries in the collection, and they document the years 1906-1907, 1920-1922, 1924-1927, 1929, and 1931-1942. The diaries feature numerous descriptions of Lewis' dealings in Washington, D.C. as he lobbied for injured veteran benefits. The collection also contains letters and printed ephemera.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Mss. Acc. 2015.077 was received by Special Collections on 03/05/2015. Its acquisition was made possible by the Frances Randolph Howard endowment.
Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, SCRC staff, in January 2015.
Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository