Marylu McEwen papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 102
Scope and Contents
The Marylu McEwen papers document the personal and professional life of Marylu McEwen, from her time as a student at Purdue University from 1964-1968 through her long career in higher education. A large portion of the collection depicts her relationships with the Deans of Women and Deans of Students at Purdue University from her time as a student in the 1960s into adulthood and retirement. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, and articles. Also included are images from the 2011 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton reception, named after Purdue University's first full-time Dean of Women, Dorothy Stratton.
- 1964 - 2014
- McEwen, Marylu K. (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
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.
1.533 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box, one letter-size half-width manuscript box, one legal folder, and one flat box. )
Language of Materials
Arranged by subject into eight files and cord skirt.
- Student Life, 1964-1968
- Correspondence, Personal and Professional, 1976-2014
- Clippings, 1979-2000
- Photographs, 1975-2011
- Speeches, 1983-1995
- Articles, 1966-1997
- Deans of Women documents, 1966-2007
- Span Plan documents, 1968
- Cord skirt, 1968
Technical Access Information
Digital images will need appropriate software capable of rendering TIF files. Contact Purdue University Archives and Special Collections if interested in using this material.
Materials donated in installments by Marylu McEwen on December 9, 2011, January 13, 2012, April 23, 2013, May 16, 2013, December 11, 2013, February 17, 2014, August 15, 2014, and March 11, 2015.
All materials have been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Seven additions were added to the original collection in October 2022, sorted based on subject, and placed in individual folders. These folders were then sorted chronologically, if dates were provided. Photographs have been placed in protective sleeves for preservation purposes. Images from photo CDs have been have been imaged and files have been extracted, with some file names being renamed based on an index found in the collection.
- Born digital
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- Cook, Barbara I. (Barbara Ivy), 1929-2013
- Deans of women -- United States
- Elsbury, Barbara, 1936-2000
- McEwen, Marylu K.
- Mortar Board (Society). Barbara Cook Chapter
- Photo CDs
- Purdue University. Office of the Dean of Women
- Purdue University. Span Plan
- Schleman, Helen B. (Helen Blanche), 1902-1992
- Stone, M. Beverley (Marguerite Beverley), 1916-2003
- Stratton, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Constance), 1899-2006
- United States. Coast Guard
- United States. Coast Guard--Boats--History
- United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve
- Women -- Employment
- Women deans (Education) -- Indiana
- Zissis, Cecilia, 1919-2000
- Marylu McEwen papers
- Stephanie Schmitz and Sara Pettinger
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed in 2011.
- 2022-10-03: Additions 1-7 added to the resource and collection description updated by Sara Pettinger.