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Marylu McEwen Sculpture Dedication materials honoring Betty Nelson, Sandra Monroe, and Linda Ewing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSK 3

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a program, typed remarks (printed and digital), digital photographs, and the request for proposal for the sculpture commissioned by Marylu McEwen honoring the work of Betty Nelson, Sandra Monroe, and Linda Ewing in their capacity of administrators at Purdue.


  • 2013 - 2014


Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by or transferred to Purdue University for majority of materials. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Marylu McEwen is a prominent scholar in student development theory, working specifically in theories of student development for students of color. She also focuses on multiculturalism in student affairs and higher education. These research and teaching foci developed from an early emphasis on women’s issues and development in graduate school that later expanded to focus more broadly on diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. McEwen is currently an Associate Professor Emerita in the College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park where she spent twenty-one years in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services. Prior to her tenure at the University of Maryland, McEwen was a member of the faculty at Auburn University in the Counselor Education Program for twelve years. McEwen earned both her Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and her doctorate (Counseling and Personnel Services) from Purdue University, in addition to her M.S.Ed. from Indiana University (College Student Personnel Administration). While finishing her PhD, McEwen worked as an intern in the Office of the Dean of Women at Purdue. Upon receiving her doctorate in 1972, McEwen completed a two year term as the Assistant Dean of Women there. In addition to many publications and presentations over the course of her career, McEwen has placed an emphasis on the importance of mentorship and guidance of her students. She has also remained highly active in her field by maintaining membership in numerous professional organizations and honor societies, as well as accepting leadership positions in service to the university and professional associations.


0.182 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box)

0.809 Gigabytes : 111 digital files

Language of Materials



These sculpture dedication materials capture information on how the sculpture came to be, why it exists, and whom it honors.

Acquisition Information

Majority of materials donated by Marylu McEwen, however Betty Nelson and Sandra Monroe also transferred remarks to the Purdue University Archives in batches, 2014-2015.

Processing Information

Physical materials were rehoused in acid-free folders. Digital items were transferred from flash drive and email to a digital folder.
Marylu McEwen Sculpture Dedication materials honoring Betty Nelson, Sandra Monroe, and Linda Ewing
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Second edition. First edition completed July 3, 2017.

Revision Statements

  • 2021-11-24: Sculpture mistitled as "When Dreams Dance," and record updated to standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States