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Diaries and scrapbooks, 1914-1989

Identifier: Series III

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Note on names: Throughout the finding aid, Muriel Orr-Ewing is referred to as "MOE" regardless of what name she was using at the time of the record creation.
Frequently used nicknames for friends and family are in parenthesis after the person's full name.
The "Meiko 5 Subject spiral notebook" was a notebook MOE kept circa 1980 until her death in 1994. It contains handwritten notes for several lectures, short stories and poetry. It also has her notes from the University at Buffalo opera course, the beginnings of a memoir and her final burial wishes. The notebook was disbound and each section was numbered individually. The biographical information is in I. Biographical, the writings in IV. Writings, and the opera course in V. Schools Subseries D. University at Buffalo opera course.
II. Correspondence: In processing this series, there were individually named folders and general files (arranged alphabetically by author's last name). The Archivist sorted through the general files and removed any correspondence belonging to an individual's folder. In the collection of postcard correspondence, the Archivist removed recognized individuals and filed them with their other correspondence. The rest of the postcards were treated as a separate general correspondence series arranged chronologically (since author's last names could not always be determined).


  • 1914-1989


Terms of Access

Muriel Orr-Ewing papers, 1822-1994 (bulk 1920-1974) are open for research.


From the Collection: 84.5 Linear Feet (74 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 2 record cartons, 38 photo album boxes, 1 oversize folder, 5 card boxes, 2 oversized flat boxes, 1 framed object)

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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