Ian Lewenstein received a B.A. with high distinction in history from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. One year later, Lewenstein received his M.A. in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, where he researched United States and German foreign policy. In addition to his research experience gained from his undergraduate and graduate education, Lewenstein has an extensive background as a research assistant for a variety of professors and institutions including the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. Lewenstein’s work for the Social Welfare Archives has included research at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota libraries. Some key topics and figures that Lewenstein has researched and written on along with documents transcribed and digitized have been settlement houses, Charles Richmond Henderson, Eileen Blackey, and Robert Bondy.