McEwen, Mary G. (1872-1951) Papers Edit




  • 1897-1899, 1927, 1951-1952 (Creation)


  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)




  • Abstract

    Gynecologist Dr. Mary G. McEwen received her medical degree from Northwestern's Woman's Medical School in 1898. Papers consist of  biographical information and McEwen's notes from class lectures during Medical School as well as as notes for her own lectures and articles (in German).

  • Scope and Contents

    The Mary G. McEwen Papers fill two boxes and include biographical materials and materials relating to Dr. McEwen's medical education in the form of notebooks documenting her studies.

    The biographical materials include a 1927 newspaper interview with Dr. McEwen concerning a European airplane trip as well as three obituaries.

    The balance of the papers consists of seven of Dr. McEwen's notebooks. Five contain handwritten notes of lectures and reports of demonstrated cases at the Woman's Medical School. The other two notebooks stem from Dr. McEwen's studies in Vienna. The first contains German and English textual descriptions of a set of gynecological and obstetrical tables (plates). The second contains notes and expanded texts for talks or articles on Viennese hospitals and surgeons and on the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Mary G. McEwen Papers were transferred to the Northwestern University Archives by Russell Maylone, Curator, Special Collections, Northwestern University Library, on March 19, 1987 (Accession #87-41). A small amount of material was transferred to this series from the University Archives' collection of biographical files.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

  • Separated Materials

    Eight diplomas (three of Mary G. McEwen's and five of Ernest L. McEwen's) have been transferred to the Archives' oversize collection. Eight photographs were transferred to the Archives' photograph files. The Medical Advisory Board, District No. 3D, Chicago, certificate of service for Dr. Ernest L. McEwen, was transferred to his folder in the biographical files.

  • Related Materials

    See also: The George Coe Papers, Series 11/3/20/1 (, for correspondence between Coe and McEwen.

  • Processing Information

    William B. Beatty; April, 1987

  • Existence and Location of Originals