Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing papers, ca. 1920-1967
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Title: Majl Ewing papers
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1967
Collection number: 1703
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
1 half document box
4 oversize boxes
Abstract: Majl Ewing (1903-1967) was born in Rochester, Kentucky. He was an instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45),
associate professor (1945-52) and professor (1953-67) in the UCLA Department of English. He served as chair of the department
from 1948-55. He was also a member of the Modern Language Association and helped found and served as president of Friends
of the UCLA Library. The collection consists of literary card indexes, correspondence, books, reprints, doctoral thesis, memorabilia,
instructional and printed materials, and materials related to travel.
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[Identification of item], Majl Ewing papers (Collection 1703). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Ewing was born May 24, 1903 in Rochester, Kentucky; BA, University of the South, 1923; MA, Harvard, 1924; Ph.D, University
of Virginia, 1929; instructor, University of Minnesota (1924-26); instructor (1926-29) and acting assistant professor (1929-30),
University of Virginia; instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45), associate professor (1945-52), and
professor (1953-67), Department of English, UCLA; chair of department, 1948-55; member, Modern Language Association; helped
found and served as president of Friends of the UCLA Library; member, Board of Trustees of the Southwest Museum and the Los
Angeles County Art Museum; publications include:
A Guide to Better Writing (1940, with Franklin P. Rolfe and LLewellyn M. Buell) and
English Prose of the Romantic Period (1938, with C.F. MacIntyre); died in 1967.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of literary card indexes, correspondence, books, reprints, doctoral thesis, memorabilia, instructional
and printed materials, and materials related to travel.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of English--Faculty --Archival resources.
Literature teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Literary card index A - G.
Literary card index H - S.
Literary care index T - Z.
Quotations, composers, index of lyrics.
Literary index--mainly Aldous Huxley.
Majl Ewing's Ph.d thesis.
Correspondence--including Lawrence Clark Powell, Walter Starkie.
Travel ephemera and itineraries.
Journal and course notes by Majl Ewing while attending the University of the South at Sewanee
Box 11 is a half-doc box.