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historian , Museum administrator

Russell Lamar Lewis, historian, museum administrator. Director Street-Level Youth Media, Chicago, 1995—2005.


Lewis, Russell Lamar was born on October 2, 1951 in Tucson. Son of Russell Lamar and Hazel McLendon Lewis.


Bachelor with History Archeology with high honors, University Florida, 1973. Master of Arts in American Culture, University Michigan, 1975.


Assistant market researcher University Chicago Press, 1981—1982. Assistant editor Chicago History Society, 1982—1984, associate editor, 1984—1986, director publications, 1986—1993, director curatorial affairs, 1993—1995, assistant director for research and curatorial affairs, 1995—1996, deputy director for collections and research, 1996—1998, Andrew W. Mellon director collections and research, 1998—2005. Executive vice president and chief historian Chicago History Museum, since 2005.

Board director Illinois State History Society, Springfield, Eastland Disaster History Society, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Committee member American Association Museum, Organization American Historians, American Association State and Local History, National Endowment of the Humanities.


Director Street-Level Youth Media, Chicago, 1995—2005.


1 child Clayton Andrew.

Russell Lamar

Hazel McLendon Lewis

Clayton Andrew Lewis