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Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederic Ewen Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1915-1988
Dates [bulk]: 1940-1970
Abstract: Frederic Ewen was an English professor at Brooklyn College from 1930 until 1952, when he resigned after refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation of communism in higher education. He then organized theatrical lectures and performances featuring blacklisted actors. These stage, radio and television performances included Ewen's dramatic adaptations of literary classics. Ewen was also the author of several books, including a biography of Bertolt Brecht. The collection contains notes, manuscripts, correspondence, legal documents, clippings and ephemera.
Quantity: 13.75 Linear Feet in fourteen record cartons and 1 folder.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 277

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Historical/Biographical Note

Frederic Ewen (1899-1988) was an author, educator, and champion of the individual's right to self-expression and intellectual freedom. A popular lecturer at Brooklyn College, where he was Professor of English Literature, he dedicated his final book to his former students, who for him had made "teaching a privilege and learning a joy." Dr. Ewen's commitment to freedom of thought, as well as his political activism during the 1930s, led to his becoming a victim of the academic witch hunts of McCarthy Era, and his forced resignation from Brooklyn College in 1952.

Frederic Ewen was born on October 11th, 1899 in Lemberg, Austria, the son of Isaac and Helen (Kramer) Ewen. He was brought by his family to the United States in 1912 and became a naturalized citizen that same year. Ewen grew up in Brooklyn and then attended City College, where he graduated in 1921. He then entered Columbia University, where he received his M.A. in 1925 and his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature in 1932. While studying at City College, he began his career as a teacher, with an appointment as an instructor of English in 1923. In 1930 he became assistant professor of English at Brooklyn College.

In addition to his teaching, Dr. Ewen was a noted author. His first book, The Prestige of Schiller in England, was published by the Columbia University Press in 1932. His  Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century English Literature was issued by the same publisher in 1935. With his brother David Ewen, he wrote  Musical Vienna, published by Whittlesey House in 1939.  The Poetry and Prose of Heinrich Heine, by Citadel, followed in 1948.

Within a few years after he joined Brooklyn College's faculty, Dr. Ewen became involved in the two strong political currents of the day, speaking out against the rise of fascism in Europe and against the inequality of suffering during the Great Depression. He became an active member of the Teachers Union, which organized faculty in all the city colleges and sought to end discrimination on city campuses. He was also active in the campaign to support the Spanish Republicans during the Spanish Civil War.

In 1940 the New York State Legislature's Joint Committee to Investigate Procedure and Methods of Allocating State Moneys for Public School Purposes and Subversive Activities, known as the Rapp-Coudert Committee, began to investigate allegations of subversive activities in the City's public schools and colleges. Along with seven other teachers from Brooklyn College, Dr. Ewen refused to testify publicly before the panel; in private testimony he called the investigation an "attack on the things that the system stands for and had fought in the last 20 years to obtain." Although Dr. Ewen and the Brooklyn College professors were spared the fate suffered by their colleagues at City College who were investigated by the committee--and dismissed by their school--Dr. Ewen and the other progressive teachers at Brooklyn could not escape a renewed assault during the McCarthy Era. After refusing to cooperate with the McCarran Committee in 1952, Dr. Ewen accepted early retirement and a small pension rather than be fired from Brooklyn College. The loss of his teaching position at the early age of 53 was a bitter blow, as he had dedicated his life to his students.

He married Miriam Gideon, a composer and an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, in 1949. She lost her Brooklyn position in 1954. Frederick Ewen began to organize lectures and readings in union halls, theaters, and other venues. Gathering a team of blacklisted actors who were also in need of work, among them Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and John Randolph, Ewen lectured on literature and drama, and the actors would read excerpts from selected works. With Phoebe Brand and John Randolph, Ewen adapted James Joyce's novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which was then produced off-Broadway at the Martinique Theater from 1962-1963. Other adaptations with Brand and Randolph include Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain," produced at Brandeis University in 1967. Television adaptations by Dr. Ewen include "Two Jewish Stories" in 1966, the "Unknown Chekhov" in 1967, and Chekhov's "Ward Number 6" in 1968, all for CBS.

In 1967, Citadel Press published Dr. Ewen's very highly regarded Bertolt Brecht: His Life, His Art, and His Times. He then began to work on his most ambitious project, a three-volume review of the literature and politics of the mid-nineteenth century entitled  A Half-Century of Greatness, the first volume,  Heroic Imagination: The Creative Genius of Europe from Waterloo to the Revolution of 1848, was published by Citadel in 1984. In October of 1988, Citadel published  The Collected Short Stories of Maxim Gorky, which featured an introduction by Dr. Ewen. Shortly before the Gorky book was released, Brooklyn College formally apologized to Dr. Ewen and the other professors dismissed by the college during the McCarthy Era, and in 1988 a lecture series was established at Brooklyn College bearing his name. Frederic Ewen died on October 18, 1988 in Manhattan.

Frederic Ewen Bibliography:

  • Bertolt Brecht : His Life, His Art, and His Times. New York : Citadel Press, 1967. 573 pp.
  • Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century English Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1935. 28 pp.
  • Heroic Imagination : the Creative Genius of Europe from Waterloo (1815) to the Revolution of 1848. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1984. 742 pp.
  • Musical Vienna. London: Whittlesey House, 1939. 321 pp.
  • The Prestige of Schiller in England, 1788-1859. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932. [and New York: AMS Press, 1973]. 287 pp.
  • The Poetry and Prose of Heinrich Heine, selected and edited with an introduction by Frederic Ewen. New York: Citadel Press: 1948. 874 pp.

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Scope and Content Note

The primary focus of the Papers is on Ewen's teaching career at Brooklyn College. A large portion of the papers is comprised of classroom lecture notes and research materials accumulated for Ewen's many books. There are also many annotated play scripts, as well as Ewen's stage adaptations of the literary classics such as Thomas Mann's, Magic Mountainand  The Nihilists, inspired by Dostoyeveski's  The Possessed. The correspondence is rich with letters written by Ewen's former students upon learning of his departure from Brooklyn College in 1952. There are legal documents ranging from Rapp-Coudert proceedings to actor's contracts for performances through the Master Institute. The collection also contains photographs used in his publications and family photographs.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series:
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Personal and Legal Papers
Series III: Scripts
Series IV: Writings by Ewen
Series V: Writings by Others
Series VI: Lecture Notes
Series VII: Research Notes
Series VIII: Subject Files
Series IX: Photographs

Series are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Dee, Ruby
  • Ewen, Frederic, 1899-
  • Ewen, Miriam Gideon
  • Randolph, John, 1915-2004
  • Brand, Phoebe, 1907-2004
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Waterston, Sam
  • Ewen, Alexander.

Document Type

  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Legal documents.
  • Correspondence.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Transcripts.
  • Notes.

Subject Organizations

  • Teachers' Union of the City of New York
  • Brooklyn College. Dept. of English
  • Citadel Press
  • New York (State). Legislature. Joint Committee to Investigate Procedure and Methods of Allocating State Moneys for Public School Purposes and Subversive Activities

Subject Topics

  • Civil rights workers -- United States.
  • Communist teachers.
  • Anti-communist movements.
  • English literature-- Political aspects.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • Literature -- Study and teaching.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Frederic Ewen Papers were donated in circa 1999 by Alexander Ewen. Included were ten linear feet transferred from Brooklyn College, where they previously had been housed, as well as materials received directly from Alex Ewen. The donation of the Frederic Ewen Papers marked the establishment of the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at the Tamiment Library, NYU.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Frederic Ewen was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Frederic Ewen Papers; TAM 277; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Materials

American Association of University Professors, Academic Freedom Committee Records (TAM 407)
Frederic Ewen Oral History Collection (OH 52)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Alexander Ewen in circa 1999. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1999.003, 1999.007, 1999.009, and NPA.2005.081.

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the Frederic Ewen Photographs (PHOTOS 210). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Frederic Ewen Papers. The collection was also reboxed in 2013.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1915-1988

Scope and Content Note

This series holds correspondence written by Frederic Ewen from 1915 up until his death in 1988. There is a collection of postcards sent to Ewen and his wife Miriam and a few sent from Fred as well-these postcards highlighting various trips to Europe. Also herein are the letters Ewen collected from his former students which shed light on the impact Ewen made in the classroom.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1915-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1962-1967
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1941-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence and postcards
1968-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters on Brooklyn College
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 5 World War II letters from former students
1940-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 6 World War II letters from former students
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Gideon, Miriam (wife)
1926-1964

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Series II: Personal and Legal Papers, 1899-1990

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of various family-related materials including a file relating to Miriam Gideon. This series contains several volumes of Ewen's personal journals and travel logs. It also contains the contracts for Ewen's books, contracts with the actors he hired to perform for his Master Institute and Brooklyn Academy of Music productions, materials related to the Rapp-Coudert Committee and academic freedom (including a transcript of Ewen's testimony), and newspaper articles about the ongoing investigations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: MSOS003 Folder : 1 Family Files: Birth Certificate and Grade School Report
1899-1911
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Family Files: Legal Douments
1925-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Family Files: Miriam Gideon
1967, 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Family Files: Retirement
1925-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Family Files: Travel
1959-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Journals
1965-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Legal Documents subpoenas and court transcripts
1940-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Legal Documents: Actor Contracts
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Legal Documents: Book Contracts
1942, 1968-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Rapp-Coudert Committee-Academic Freedom Statements made at committee hearings/pamphlets
1940s
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Management: Nina Gordani
1960s
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Newspaper Clippings
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Newspaper Clippings
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Newspaper Clippings
1944-1952, 1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Newspaper Clippings: Orphans
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Presidential Citation to Frederic Ewen: Brooklyn College
2005

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Series III: Scripts, undated, 1961-1971

Scope and Content Note

This series is a collection of scripts Ewen used in his classroom and works he used for his stage adaptations; for example, there is a copy of Magic Mountainwith Ewen's notes for his own adaptation. There are also scripts for adaptations of works by Ibsen, Aristophanes, Alfred Levinson, and Leo Tolstoy. The adaptations of  The Magic Mountainand  The Nihilists were done in collaboration with John Randolph and Phoebe Brand.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 The Keep by Gwyn Thomas
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Baruch D'Amsterdam by Henri Sloves
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Phedreby Racine;  Oedipus the King by Sophocles
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Professor Benrhardi by Arthur Schnitzler;  The Way of the World by Congreve
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 The Cave by Edmund B. Hennefeld
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Jacob's Dream
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 The Lesser Ship by Edmund B. Hennefeld
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Loyalties by John Galsworthy
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Look Back, Mrs. Lot-"The Difference" by Ephraim Kishon
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Box: 2 Folder : 12 The Jewess of Toledo by Franz Grillparzer
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 The Baal-Shem and the Renegade by Arnold Zweig
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 The Infernal Machine
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 The Jew by Richard Cumberland
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Peter Gyntand  A Doll's House by Ibsen
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Enemies; Lower Depths; The Miracle at Verdun
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Four-Poster
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Box: 2 Folder : 19 Chicken soup with Barley by Arnold Wesker;  Egmont by Goethe
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Box: 2 Folder : 20 The Mandarins;  Dance to Death by Emma Lazarus
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Box: 2 Folder : 21 Distant Pointby Alexander Afinogenov; Untitled
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Box: 2 Folder : 22 Awakening of the Prophet
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Edom
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Box: 2 Folder : 24 The Criminals by Jose Triana;  Socrates Wounded by Alfred Levinson;  The Chain by Alfred Levinson
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Box: 2 Folder : 25 Wings Over Europe;  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 The Frogs by Aristophanes Scenes from  Peace by Aristophanes
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Antigone by Anouilh
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
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Box: 2 Folder : 29 Vision and Synthesis: The Drama of Chaim Weizmann by Frederic Ewen
1962
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Exodus by Leon Uris
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 No Title
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Box: 3 Folder : 4 Love's Labor's Lost by Shakespeare
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 5 How to Become a Gentlemanby Anonymous;  Modern Children by Sholom Aleichem
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 My First Day in America by Yuri Suhl;  Cowboy on a Wooden Horse by Yuri Suhl;  What Happened to My Chicken Liver? by Yuri Suhl
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Box: 3 Folder : 7 Love and Intrigue by Fredrich Schiller;  Don Carlos by Fredrich Schiller;  William Tell by Fredrich Schiller
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 The Silver Tassie by Sean O'Casey
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 The Death of Sam,  Slaughter House for Fowls,  The O'Bannion Scene
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 The School for Scandal by Sheridan;  Transfiguration by Toller
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 The Trojan Women by Euripides;  Lysistrata by Aristophanes
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 The Cause of It All by Leo Tolstoy
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Uriel
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Torquato Tasso by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 A Question of Honor by Max Nordau
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 The Young Hopefuls by Leo Tolstoy;  What Men Live By by Leo Tolstoy;  The Cause of it All by Leo Tolstoy;  Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Woman Make Trouble from "The Unknown Chekhov";  Polinka Adapted from a story by Anton Chekhov;  Two of a Kind by Anton Chekhov;  The Bear by Anton Chekhov
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 The Days of the Commune by Bertolt Brecht
1971
Box: MSOS003 Folder : 1 An Evening with Anton Chekhov produced by Frederic Ewen, John Randolph and Phoebe Brand [poster]
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 19 A Tribute to Anton Chekhov adapted by Frederic Ewen, John Randolph and Phoebe Brand
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 The Unknown Chekhov by Frederic Ewen, Phoebe Brand and John Randolph
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 21 The Nihilists by Frederic Ewen and John Randolph adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevski's  The Possessed
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 22 The Nihilists by Frederic Ewen and John Randolph adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevski's  The Possessed
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 23 The Magic Mountain adapted by Frederic Ewen and John Randolph
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 The Magic Mountain adapted by Frederic Ewen, Phoebe Brand and John Randolph
1964
Box: 3 Folder : 25 The Magic Mountain adapted by Frederic Ewen, Phoebe Brand and John Randolph
1964
Box: 3 Folder : 26 The Magic Mountain adapted by Frederic Ewen, Phoebe Brand and John Randolph
1965
Box: MSOS003 Folder : 1 The Magic Mountain adapted by Frederic Ewen, Phoebe Brand and John Randolph [poster]
1964

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Series IV: Writings by Frederic Ewen, 1915-1989

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the writings in this series are typescripts of books Ewen published; for example, there is a draft of Heroic Imaginations as well as typescripts of literary works, including  The Assassins, The Bridge, The Burning Bush, and  A Half Century.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 The Assassins typescript by Frederic Ewen
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Box: 4 Folder : 2 The Bridge, A Novel typescript by Frederic Ewen (1 of 5)
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Box: 4 Folder : 3 The Bridge, A Novel typescript by Frederic Ewen (2 of 5)
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Box: 4 Folder : 4 The Bridge, A Novel typescript by Frederic Ewen (3 of 5)
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Box: 4 Folder : 5 The Bridge, A Novel typescript by Frederic Ewen (4 of 5)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 The Bridge, A Novel typescript by Frederic Ewen (5 of 5)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 The Burning Bush typescript by Frederic Ewen (1 of 3)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 The Burning Bush typescript by Frederic Ewen (2 of 3)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 The Burning Bush typescript by Frederic Ewen (3 of 3)
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Box: 4 Folder : 10 Damaged Archangel typescript by Frederic Ewen
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 A Half Century rejected manuscript by Frederic Ewen
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Heroic Imaginations draft of old manuscript (1 of 3)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Heroic Imaginations draft of old manuscript (2 of 3)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Heroic Imaginations draft of old manuscript (3 of 3)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Maxim Gorkey and his Russia uncorrected and final version
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Walter Pater and the "Worship of Sorrow"
1925
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous Articles by Frederic Ewen
1964, 1980s
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Short Stories drafts by Frederic Ewen
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Untitled by [Frederic Ewen]
undated

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Series V: Writings by others, 1915-1989

Scope and Content Note

This series is a collection of writings Ewen was either given to look over for critique or works he collected to use in his dramatic productions. There is an untitled piece by Annette Rubinstein, a selection of poems by Sol Chaneles, and other miscellaneous writings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 6 A Footnote to the History of Academic Freedom by Bernard Allen
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 48 Poems by Sol Chaneles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Writings by Susan Deri
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling by Henry Fielding
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Auserwählte Gedichte by William Gutman
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 The Essays of Eliaby Charles Lamb
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12 If This is a Man by Primo Levi
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Writings by Eugene Mahon
1980s
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Gray's Elegy by Edwin Moise
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Writings by Meyer Reinhold
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Untitled by Annette T. Rubinstein
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Writings by Harry Slochower
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Writings by Alberta B. Szalita M.D.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous
undated

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Series VI: Lecture Notes, 1918-1966

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically and contains Ewen's bibliographies, course outlines, exam questions he used at Brooklyn College, and notes from lectures he delivered after leaving his teaching career.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Bibliographies (1 of 3)
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Box: 5 Folder : 21 Bibliographies (2 of 3)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Bibliographies (3 of 3)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Course outlines (1 of 2)
1920s-1940s
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Course outlines (2 of 2)
1920s-1940s
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Course outlines (1 of 2)
1930s-1950s
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Course outlines (2 of 2)
1930s-1950s
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Final exam questions
1930s-1950s
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Lecture notes
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Lecture notes: The Aeneid
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Lecture notes: Family in Literature
1965-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Lecture notes: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man1962
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Lecture notes: The Tempest
1961
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Literary criticism
1941
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Master Institute
1950s
Box: 6 Folder : 3 News clips
1963-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Notecards
1950s-1960s
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Programs
1950s-1960s
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Programs in German
1963-1966

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Series VII: Research Notes, undated

Scope and Content Note

This series contains research notes Ewen compiled for classroom use, research for his books, and for his dramatic productions. They are arranged by name of author, geographic location, and by subject.

Subseries A: Proper Names, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Arnold, Matthew
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Box: 6 Folder : 8 Bakunin, Mikhail
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Box: 6 Folder : 9 Baudelaire, Charles
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Bourget, Paul
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Brahms, Johannes- Pianoforte by Dieter Hildebrandt
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Brontës
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Browning, E. B.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Caryle, Thomas (1 of 3)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Caryle, Thomas (2 of 3)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Caryle, Thomas (3 of 3)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Caryle, Thomas and John Ruskin
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Clough, Arthur Hugh
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Comte, Auguste and John Stuart Mill (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Comte, Auguste and John Stuart Mill (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Courbet, Gustave
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Darwin, Charles
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Dickens, Charles (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Dickens, Charles (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Eliot, George and G. H. Lewes
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Eliot, T. S.
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Engles, Fredrick and Karl Marx
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Flaubert, Gustave
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Froude, James Anthony- The Nemesis of Faith
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Box: 7 Folder : 13 Gay, Peter- The Tender Passion
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Box: 7 Folder : 14 Gorky, Maxim
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich and Richard Strauss
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Hopkins, Gerard M.
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Box: 7 Folder : 17 Hugo, Victor
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Box: 7 Folder : 18 Jowett, Benjamin
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Keats, John
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Box: 7 Folder : 20 Lawrence, D. H.
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Box: 7 Folder : 21 Mahler, Gustav
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Marx, Karl (1 of 4)
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Box: 7 Folder : 23 Marx, Karl (2 of 4)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Marx, Karl (3 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Marx, Karl (4 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Milton, John
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Petöfi, Sandor
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Pushkin, Aleksandr
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Seigel, Jerrold- Marx's Fate: The Shape of a Life
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Rossetti, William Michael
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Ruskin, John
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Somervell, D. C.- English Thought in the 19th Century
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Tolstoy, Leo
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Verlaine- Confessions
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Wagner, Richard
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Box: 8 Folder : 14 Wilde, Oscar
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Box: 8 Folder : 15 Wordsworth, William
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Box: 8 Folder : 16 Zola, Emile (1 of 2)
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Box: 8 Folder : 17 Zola, Emile (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Zweig, Arnold
undated

Subseries B: Geographic Location, undated

Scope and Content Note

This subseries concern authors who are significant to the region.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 19 1848 France (1 of 2)
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Box: 8 Folder : 20 1848 France (2 of 2)
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Box: 8 Folder : 21 1848 General
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Box: 8 Folder : 22 1848 Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary (1 of 2)
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Box: 8 Folder : 23 1848 Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Austria: Grillparzer, Hebbel, Lanau (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Austria: Grillparzer, Hebbel, Lanau (2 of 2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Denmark
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 France
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Germany: Buchner, Freiligrath, Herwegh, Weirth (1 of 3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Germany: Buchner, Freiligrath, Herwegh, Weirth (2 of 3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Germany: Buchner, Freiligrath, Herwegh, Weirth (3 of 3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Germany: Heinrich Heine
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Norway
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Russia (1 of 2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Russia (2 of 2)
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Box: 9 Folder : 12 Russia: Herzen, Belinsky, Stankiewich, Petroshevsky, Dostoyevski, Shevchenko (1of 2)
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Box: 9 Folder : 13 Russia: Herzen, Belinsky, Stankiewich, Petroshevsky, Dostoyevski, Shevchenko (2 of 2)
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Subseries C: Subjects, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Absolute Bourgeoise
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Box: 9 Folder : 15 Ancient: Abbé Gregoire, Frederic II
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Box: 9 Folder : 16 Ancient: Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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Box: 9 Folder : 17 Ancient: Aristophanes
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Box: 9 Folder : 18 Ancient: Art of Comedy, Greek Comedy
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Box: 9 Folder : 19 Ancient: Drama: Mayan, Egyptian
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Box: 9 Folder : 20 Ancient: Euripides
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Box: 9 Folder : 21 Ancient: Hölderlin
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Box: 9 Folder : 22 Ancient: Original Material: Greek Tragedy/Comedy
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Box: 9 Folder : 23 Ancient: Project Maters of the Word, Poets' Landscape
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Box: 9 Folder : 24 Ancient: Sophocles, Oedipus
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Box: 9 Folder : 25 Ancient: Spinoza
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Box: 10 Folder : 1 The Drama: 18th Century, Chronologies, Political/Social Thought, Pastoral
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Box: 10 Folder : 2 The Drama: Drama Chronology 1660-1750, Drama 18th c second half, Middle Class Drama
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Box: 10 Folder : 3 The Drama: Addison, Akenside, Arbuthnot
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Box: 10 Folder : 4 The Drama: Pierre Bayle, Beaumarchais, Biography, William Blake
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Box: 10 Folder : 5 The Drama: Carey, Mrs. Centlivre, Cowper, Crabbe, Defoe, Deism, Diderot
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Box: 10 Folder : 6 The Drama: Farquahar, Fielding, Gay, Gibbon
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Box: 10 Folder : 7 The Drama: Godwin, Goldon, Goldsmith, Gothicism
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Box: 10 Folder : 8 The Drama: History and Historical Writing, Holbach, Holborg, Samuel Johnson, Methodism, Montesquieu
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Box: 10 Folder : 9 The Drama: Thomas Paine, Periodical Essay, Pope, Pre-Romanticism, Reynolds, Richardson
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Box: 10 Folder : 10 The Drama: Rousseau, Shaftesbury, Shakespeare, Sheridan, Sterne, Swift
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Box: 10 Folder : 11 The Drama: Thomson, Voltaire, Mary Wollstonecraft
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Box: 10 Folder : 12 European Literature
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Box: 10 Folder : 13 French Poetry
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Box: 10 Folder : 14 Industrial Revolution and English Fiction
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Box: 10 Folder : 15 The Jew in Literature: in Drama
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Box: 10 Folder : 16 The Jew in Literature: in Novel
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Box: 10 Folder : 17 The Jew in Literature: in Mystics
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Box: 10 Folder : 18 The Jew in Literature: The Yellow Badge, by Hofmann/Zweig
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Box: 10 Folder : 19 Literary Criticism: 18th Century, Renaissance-France, England, Italy
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Box: 10 Folder : 20 Literary Criticism: American Literary Criticism, 17th Century English Literary Criticism
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Box: 10 Folder : 21 Literary Criticism: Aristotle, Plato, Roman Criticism
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Box: 10 Folder : 22 Literary Criticism: Coleridge
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Box: 10 Folder : 23 Literary Criticism: Neo Classicism
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Box: 10 Folder : 24 Literary Criticism: Poetry and Painting 18th Century, Lessing
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Box: 10 Folder : 25 Literary Criticism: Pragmatic Criticism, Surrealism, Humanism, Realism
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Box: 10 Folder : 26 Literary Criticism: Theories of Literary Criticism
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Box: 10 Folder : 27 Literary Criticism: Theory of Literature, Literary Trends England, Psychoanalysis, Sociological
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Box: 10 Folder : 28 Miscellaneous Bibliographic Notes (1 of 5)
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Box: 10 Folder : 29 Miscellaneous Bibliographic Notes (2 of 5)
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Box: 10 Folder : 30 Miscellaneous Bibliographic Notes (3 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 1 Miscellaneous Bibliographic Notes (4 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Bibliographic Notes/Vocabulary Translations (5 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 3 Romanticism
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Box: 11 Folder : 4 Romanticism: Beethoven, Byron
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Box: 11 Folder : 5 Romanticism: Emerson, Hawthorne, St. Pierre, de Stael, and German Theatre
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Box: 11 Folder : 6 Romanticism: Historical Novel, French Romantics of 1830, Literary Theories
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Box: 11 Folder : 7 Romanticism: Henry James
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Box: 11 Folder : 8 Romanticism: Keats, Leist, Lamb, Lockhart
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Box: 11 Folder : 9 Romanticism: Herman Melville
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Box: 11 Folder : 10 Romanticism: Schiller, Shelley
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Box: 11 Folder : 11 Romanticism: The Theory of Tragedy
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Box: 11 Folder : 12 Romanticism: Mark Twain
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Box: 11 Folder : 13 Russian Poetry Translations
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Box: 11 Folder : 14 Shakespeare (1 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 15 Shakespeare (2 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 16 Shakespeare (3 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 17 Shakespeare (4 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 18 Shakespeare (5 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 19 World Literature Themes (1 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 20 World Literature Themes (2 of 5)
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Box: 11 Folder : 21 World Literature Themes (3 of 5)
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Box: 12 Folder : 1 World Literature Themes (4 of 5)
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Box: 12 Folder : 2 World Literature Themes (5 of 5)
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Box: 12 Folder : 3 World Literature Themes: 17th Century
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Box: 12 Folder : 4 World Literature Themes: Academics of Art
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Box: 12 Folder : 5 World Literature Themes: Cervantes, Lope de Vega
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Box: 12 Folder : 6 World Literature Themes: Chronology Thought Documents
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Box: 12 Folder : 7 World Literature Themes: French
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Box: 12 Folder : 8 World Literature Themes: Historical Background, Political/Social Movements
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Box: 12 Folder : 9 World Literature Themes: Puritanism
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Box: 12 Folder : 10 World Literature Themes: Restoration
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Box: 12 Folder : 11 World Literature Themes: Scientific Background
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Box: 12 Folder : 12 Alphabetical Files on 3X5 cards (1 of 4) A-B
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Box: 12 Folder : 13 Alphabetical Files on 3X5 cards (2 of 4) C-H
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Box: 12 Folder : 14 Alphabetical Files on 3X5 cards (3 of 4) I-N
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Box: 12 Folder : 15 Alphabetical Files on 3X5 cards (4 of 4) O-Z
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Box: 12 Folder : 16 Chronology File on 3X5 cards (1 of 4)
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Box: 12 Folder : 17 Chronology File on 3X5 cards (2 of 4)
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Box: 12 Folder : 18 Chronology File on 3X5 cards (3 of 4)
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Box: 12 Folder : 19 Chronology File on 3X5 cards (4 of 4)
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Series VIII: Subject Files, 1921-1984

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a set of files on various topics of interest to Ewen particularly his research and teaching in literature. The files include comments and papers on Brecht, Tolstoy and other authors. Also included are grade books and files on various universities Ewen was connected with.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Berliner Ensemble
1965-1966
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Book Jackets
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Box: 12 Folder : 22 Book Pictures
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Box: 12 Folder : 23 Brecht, Bertolt (1 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 1 Brecht, Bertolt (2 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 2 Brecht Book
1967-1971
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Brecht Book Permissions
1966-1967
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Brecht Book Promotion
1967-1968
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Brecht Book Reviews
1967-1969
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Brecht Book Reviews (German)
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Box: 13 Folder : 7 Brooklyn College and Board of Education
1941
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Brooklyn College- Committee on the Improvement of Teaching
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Box: 13 Folder : 9 Brooklyn College- Faculty Advisor Marx Society
1949
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Brooklyn College- President Gideonse
1941-1949
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Brooklyn College- Professorship Papers
1938-1952
Box: 13 Folder : 12 College Newsletter
1940-1941
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Contemporary Theatre
1964-1965
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Dictionary
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Box: 13 Folder : 15 Grade Books
1923-1930
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Grade Books
1932-1939
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Grade Books
1940-1950
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Education Defense Bulletin
1940-1941
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Faustus, Johann
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Box: 13 Folder : 21 Heine, Heinrich: portfolio with postcards and facsimiles from Dusseldorf in oversize box
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Box: 13 Folder : 22 Heroic Imaginaytion- Book Reviews
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Juilliard School
1967-1970
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Master Institute
1950s-1960s
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Obituaries
1980s
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Portrait of the Artist, Magic Mountain
1963-1966
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Programs (1 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 28 Programs (2 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 29 Public Programs-Round Table Review/Drama Tours
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Box: 13 Folder : 30 Public Programs-Humanities Institute, Brooklyn College
1980s
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Randolph, John
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Box: 13 Folder : 32 Rosten, Norman
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Box: 13 Folder : 33 Schappes, Morris
1941-1944
Box: 13 Folder : 34 The Shamrock Company
1961-1962
Box: 13 Folder : 35 Teachers Union
1940s
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Theater Programs (1 of 2)
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Box: 14 Folder : 2 Theater Programs (2 of 2)
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Box: 14 Folder : 3 Thesaurus
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Box: 14 Folder : 4 Tolstoy, Leo
1960
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Weizmann, Chaim (1 of 2)
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Box: 14 Folder : 6 Weizmann, Chaim (2 of 2)
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Box: 14 Folder : 7 Wershba, Joseph
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Box: 14 Folder : 8 Yeshiva University
1964

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Series IX: Photographs, 1940s-1980s

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs collected and used by Ewen in publications. It includes family photographs, photographs of Brecht stage scenes for his book, Bertolt Brecht: His Life, His Art, and His Times, and portraits of Ewen, John Randolph and Sarah Cunningham. The bulk of the photographs contain headshots of actors, including Lois de Banzie, Elinor Bassescu, Robert Burr, Ludwig Donath, Judith Doty, Fredi Dundee, Joyce Ebert, Michael Ebert, Jack Gilford, Mark Gordon, Suzanne Granfield, Lucy Greene, Marvin Hayes, Madhur Jaffrey, Saeed Jaffrey, Michael Jolan, Harriet Laine, Lenore Loveman, Marya Manning, Maurine Marlowe, Beatrice Mauley, Joanna Merlin, Dino Narizzano, Marjorie Nelson, Patricia O'Connell, Dina Paisner, Fred Pinkard, Maggie de Priest, Joe Silver, Paul Sparer, Martin Wolfson, and Janis Young.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Brecht Book
1960s
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Family Photographs
1940s-1980s
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Frederic Ewen
1950s-1970s
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Frederic Ewen
1960s-1980s
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Head Shots: A-K
1960s
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Head Shots: L-Z
1960s
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Photographs of John Randolph and Sarah Cunningham
1960s-1986

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