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New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Sinclair Lewis Collection


	Sinclair Lewis and Grace Hegger Lewis travel in a car, unknown location

The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce some additions to the St. Cloud State University Sinclair Lewis Collection in Minnesota Reflections. User can now explore more than 40 photographs of Lewis' life in addition to Lewis' correspondence with Marcella Powers. This addition of photographs includes the Lewis family home in Sauk Centre as well as images of Lewis as an adult traveling in the United States and Europe. Several of these images include Marcella Powers, who was Sinclair Lewis' intimate friend between 1939-1947. 

The Sinclair Lewis Collection also includes a set of 262 letters and one poem written by author Sinclair Lewis to his friend Marcella Powers. Lewis discusses his career and his writing, his feelings for Powers, and his social life. The St. Cloud State University Archives has in its collection in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center materials relating to Sinclair Lewis, including the Lewis Family Papers, Hubert Gibson Collection of Sinclair Lewis, the Ida Compton Papers, and the Joan McQuary Collection of Sinclair Lewis Letters, ©2009 JP Morgan Chase Administrator de Bonis non, Estate of Sinclair Lewis.

View the collection here. 


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Greta Bahnemann

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library where she is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a digital collection of more than 274,000 images, maps and documents.

Before starting at the Minnesota Digital Library in June 2010, Greta worked as a complex original cataloger at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Greta holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; and a M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.