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Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection, 1922-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1964
    Collection number: 1505
    Creator: Ewing, Majl
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection (Collection 1505). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218033 

    Biography

    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 correspondence and manuscripts collected by and written to Majl Ewing. Correspondents include: Stella Benson, Van Wyck Brooks, Norman Douglas, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Selwyn Image, C.S. Lewis, Victoria Sackville-West, Edith Sitwell, Igor Stravinsky, and William Butler Yeats. Manuscripts include proof sheets of Richard Aldington's book about Ezra Pound & T.S. Eliot, writings about T.S. Eliot by Iris Murdoch, L.P. Hartley and others, and corrected proofs of Osbert Sitwell's The Jolly Old Squire, or Way Down in Georgia. Also includes manuscript notes by A.E. Housman and a festchrift for Marianne Moore.

    Indexing Terms

    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--Archives.
    Authors, English--20th century--Manuscripts.
    Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
    Ewing, Majl.

    Related Material

    Majl Ewing Collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts (Collection 1299)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.