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McEwen, Robert J.


Biographical Note

A native of Boston, McEwen received his Ph. D. in economics from Boston College in 1957. He taught there and chaired the Economics Dept. from 1957 to 1970. McEwen was a leader in the Consumer Movement who wrote numerous articles and served in many professional organizations. McEwen continued to carry out his duties as a Jesuit and priest throughout his life. He became involved in a Jesuit conference on the social apostolate. As a priest, McEwen gave sermons at the Masses he conducted and he officiated at several funerals and weddings. He died while visiting relatives in Ireland on May 15, 1996.

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Robert J. McEwen, SJ papers


This collection documents the teaching, research, and religious career of twentieth-century Boston College professor and Jesuit Robert J. McEwen. The bulk of the material pertains to McEwen's consumer advocacy work with organizations at the state, national, and federal levels from the 1950s through the 1990s. Materials include correspondence, reports, writings, speeches, teaching materials, photographs, and audio recordings.

Restrictions on access Collection is open for research. Robert J. McEwen's tenure and promotion files as well as his application for federal employment are closed. Audio cassette recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room. The audio reels are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time....
Dates: 1929-1996