Inventory of the Judith Ewell Papers, 1961-2008 Ewell, Judith UA 6.076

Inventory of the Judith Ewell Papers, 1961-2008

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number UA 6.076


Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary

© 2006 By the College of William and Mary. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection Number
UA 6.076
Inventory of the Judith Ewell Papers 1961-2008
Ewell, Judith
Special Collections Research Center
English Spanish;Castilian

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to all researchers

Use Restrictions

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Judith Ewell Papers, Accession #UA 6.076, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Acc. 2008.159 was received prior to 2007.

Processing Information

Acc. 2008.159 was accessioned from the backlog and minimally processed by Amy C. Schindler on 12/12/2008. Arrangement and finding aid completed by Wendy Korwin in July 2011.

Biographical Information

Judith Ewell joined the Department of History at the College of William and Mary in 1971 and received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1972. She served as Assistant Professor from 1971-1977; Associate Professor from 1977-1984; Professor from 1984-1988; and as the first Newton Family Professor from 1988 until her retirement in 2004. She was Graduate Director, and then Chair of the History Department from 1991-1998.

Ewell taught Latin American History at William and Mary and spent two years as a Fulbright Lecturer in Venezuela (1979-1980) and Ecuador (1994-1995). She was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award in 1988 and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1989.

In addition to her monographs (The Indictment of a Dictator, 1981; Venezuela: A Century of Change, 1984; Venezuela and the United States, 1996), Ewell published several textbooks and document readers, and served as editor for the journal The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History. She also served as president of the Conference on Latin American History, and has been acknowledged for her dedicated professional service.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two boxes of material created and collected by Judith Ewell, a professor of History at the College of William and Mary between 1971 and 2004. It includes papers Ewell wrote in college and graduate school; conference papers and programs; teaching materials from her year as a Fulbright Lecturer in Venezuela; correspondence about her publications; and contracts and other administrative material regarding her appointments at William and Mary.


Organized into three series: Series 1: Education, Series 2: Professional Activities, Series 3: William and Mary Career

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Typescripts
  • Topical Terms:

  • College of William and Mary--Faculty and Staff
  • College of William and Mary. Dept. of History
  • College of William and Mary. Project Plus
  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Women teachers
  • Women--Education--Virginia.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Education 1961-1969

This series consists of two folders of Ewell's undergraduate work from Duke Univeristy and graduate work at the Univeristy of New Mexico. It includes transcripts, test scores, and papers returned with grades and comments.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    Undergraduate Work 1961-1969
  • Box-folder 1:2
    Graduate Work 1967-1969
Series 2: Professional Activities 1965-2008

Ewell's research and teaching career focused on Latin America, and modern Venezuela in particular. This series contains her fellowships and awards; teaching materials (mostly in Spanish); conference programs and typescripts of papers delivered; published articles and reviews; correspondence with publishers; research materials; photographs; and one folder of personal correspondence. The two folders of undated photographs were received in separate envelopes.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    AAUW Fellowship 1969
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Awards and Nominations 1974-1995
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Book Reviews of Ewell's Work 1982-2001
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Book Reviews Written by Ewell 1977-2000
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Clippings 1987-2008
  • Box-folder 1:8
    Conference on Latin American History 1992
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Conference Proceedings, Rocky Mountain Council on latin American Studies 1977
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Conference Proceedings, Universidad Metropolitana 1998
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Conference Programs and Talks 1976-1979
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Conference Programs and Talks 1980-1984
  • Box-folder 1:13
    Conference Programs and Talks 1987-1997
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Conference Programs and Talks 1998-2001, undated
  • Box-folder 1:15
    Correspondence with Publishers 1976-2000
  • Box-folder 1:16
    Draft, Historiography of Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas of the Faculdad de Humanidades y Education, Universidad Central de Venezuela undated
  • Box-folder 1:17
    Fulbright Lectureship In Venezuela, Application and Announcement 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1:18
    Fulbright Lectureship In Venezuela, Lecture Outlines 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1:19
    Fulbright Lectureship In Venezuela, Lectures 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1:20
    Fulbright Lectureship In Venezuela, Teaching Materials 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1:21
    Fulbright Lectureship In Venezuela, Teaching Materials 1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1:22
    The Indictment of a Dictator 1973-1997
  • Box-folder 1:23
    Interview and Memorandum 1970
  • Box-folder 1:24
    Journal Articles 1977-1985
  • Box-folder 1:25
    Journal Articles 1986-1993
  • Box-folder 1:26
    Lecture Notes About Haiti undated
  • Box-folder 1:27
    Letters of Appreciation 1984-2000
  • Box-folder 1:28
    NEH Fellowship 1984-1988
  • Box-folder 1:29
    New University of Lisbon Intensive Course 1994
  • Box-folder 1:30
    Personal Correspondence 1973-1988
  • Box-folder 1:31
    Photograph, General Marcos Perez Jimenez and General Oscar Mazzei Sosa undated
  • Box-folder 1:32
    Photograph, Portrait of Judith Ewell undated
  • Box-folder 1:33
    Photographs, SCHEV 1989
  • Box-folder 1:34
    Photographs undated
  • Box-folder 1:35
    Photographs undated
  • Box-folder 1:36
    Professional Correspondence 1985-2000
  • Box-folder 1:37
    Research materials 1976, undated
  • Box-folder 1:38
    Research Materials, Women in Latin America undated
  • Box-folder 1:39
    Student List, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar undated
  • Box-folder 1:40
    Studies in Third World Societies 1986
  • Box-folder 1:41
    Teaching Contracts 1965-1966
  • Box-folder 1:42
    Typescript, The Law of the Seas in the 1980s undated
  • Box-folder 1:43
    Venezuela and the United States 1996, undated
  • Box-folder 1:44
    Virginia Outstanding Educator Award 1989
Series 3: William and Mary Career 1976-2008

This series contains several folders of material regarding Ewell's professional appointments and letters addressing salary inequity; reports on Latin American Studies and International Studies at William and Mary; and a folder of letters received from alumni in response to Ewell's article about Nicaragua, published in the Alumni Gazette

  • Box-folder 1:45
    Address to President Sullivan 1992
  • Box-folder 1:46
    Applications for Summer Research grants 1984-1986
  • Box-folder 1:47
    Appointments, Contracts, and Lettters Regarding Salary 1977-1998
  • Box-folder 1:48
    Correspondence Regarding Ewell's Article in the Alumni Gazette 1985
  • Box-folder 1:49
    Department of History 1990-1992
  • Box-folder 1:50
    Institute of Early American History and Culture 1991-1993
  • Box-folder 2:1
    International Studies 1985-1986
  • Box-folder 2:2
    Latin American Studies 1990
  • Box-folder 2:3
    Photographs, Commencement 1988
  • Box-folder 2:4
    Professional Evaluations and Reports 1990-1997
  • Box-folder 2:5
    Project Plus 1976
  • Box-folder 2:6
    Promotion and Tenure Files 1977-1988