Lawyer in Detroit, Mich., who served as adjutant and judge advocate in the U.S. 339th Infantry during the Allied Intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, a history of the Manchester, Mich., High School class of 1907; war diary, July-Nov. 1918; correspondence, financial material and memorabilia relating to his war service and veterans' activities; and photographs.
0.2 linear feet 1 oversize folder
86722 Aa 2 UAl
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers include biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, a history of the Manchester, Mich., High School class of 1907, a war diary, July-Nov. 1918, describing his activities in Archangel, two letters, 1931 and 1932, answering questions about various aspects of the Archangel campaign, and Polar Bear Association financial records, 1926-1930. Photographs include group portraits of units of the 339th Infantry, portraits of Lewis in uniform, and photo of Charles E. Lewis (Sr.) in front of his shoe store in Manchester, Mich..
Biographical / Historical:
Served as 1st lieutenant 2d Battalion, 339th Infantry, the Battalion Adjutant. He was later treasurer of the Polar Bear Association.
The collection was donated by Jacqueline Lewis, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in several accessions beginning in 1981 (Donor no.: 6677 ).
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