Ida Mae Jessop Lewis, 1862-1951 [RG1160.AM]


RG1160.AM:  Ida Mae Jessop Lewis, 1862-1951

Reminiscences:  1862-1951
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Prison reform activist
Size:  One folder


The collection contains recollections of Ida Mae Lewis’ life (ca. 1862-1951), mostly in Lincoln, Nebraska, written by Lewis’ granddaughter, Dorothy J. Smith. Lewis’ interest in prison reform at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, as well as her work with the Salvation Army, are described. Also included in the collection is a program for Lewis’ memorial service from June 24, 1951. The program includes a brief biography and eulogy.

Note:  See the photo component [RG1160.PH] for prints and negatives.

Subject headings:

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Lancaster County (Nebraska) — History
Lewis family
Lewis, Ida Mae Jessop, 1862-1951
Lincoln (Nebraska) — History
Nebraska State Penitentiary (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Prison reformers — Nebraska
Prisons — Nebraska
Salvation Army (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Smith, Dorothy J.
Social problems

Revised TMM         04-17-2009

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