Frederic Ewen Papers Bulk, 1940-1970 1915-1988, (Bulk 1940-1970)


Frederic Ewen Papers Bulk, 1940-1970 1915-1988, (Bulk 1940-1970)

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.

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