Majl Ewing (1903-1967) was a 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 correspondence and manuscripts collected by, and written to, Majl Ewing.
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.
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