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Jean Ewen and a nursing friend.
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Description: Portrait of Jean Ewen and a nursing friend, when they graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1931.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12.5 x 10 cm.
Availability in other formats: Dry mounted exhibition print removed from collection January, 2016. Slide removed from collection June 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: The author of "CHINA NURSE 1931-1939", she went to China in 1932 under the auspices of the Franciscan Fathers, and then again in 1939 as a medical assistant to Dr. Norman Bethune. There she helped to nurse the wounded, train nurses and "barefoot doctors" and taught methods of sanitation. In recognition of her service, the Chinese government awarded her the Silver Shield. She was born in Scotland in 1911, the daughter of Tom Ewen (also known as McEwen, author of THE FORGE GLOWS RED.) She spent part of her childhood on the renowned Wilson ranch at Harris, Saskatchewan. Her mother died in the influenza epidemic of 1918. In 1920 the family moved to Saskatoon, where her father was a blacksmith and a prominent union organizer. They lived at 807 Avenue K North. She attended Westmount School and Bedford Road Collegiate. Jean married John Kozar, who had been an ambulance driver in Spain with the International Brigades. (Two of her brothers were with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in Spain, too.) John was killed in World War II, and she subsequently married John Kovitch. She had at least two children, Tom Kozar and Laura Meyer. Her father joined the Communist Party, became one of its top functionaries, and was jailed for "sedition" for five years. See also: MCEWEN, TOM. Slide is artificially yellowed.
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Four children.
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Date: [ca. 1920]
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Description: Four children of depression-era revolutionary Tom Ewen, aka McEwen. The older girl is Jean Ewen.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w computer scan ; 28 x 21.5 cm
2 photographs : b&w slides; 35 mm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Jean was a nurse who later accompanied Dr. Norman Bethune to China as his medical assistant. Her book CHINA NURSE 1932-1939: A YOUNG CANADIAN WITNESSES HISTORY, which sketches her upbringing in Canada and medical missionary activities in China. She and her siblings lived at the well-known Wilson ranch near Harris, before moving to Saskatoon in 1920. This may have geen taken after their mother died in 1919, during the Spanish influenza epedemic. Jean was born in 1911, and graduated from nursing school in Winnipeg. Two of her brothers fought in Spain with the MacKenzie Papineau Battalion in the International Brigades. One of them, Bruce, was still living in Regina in 1999. The other girl is Isobel, later Mrs. Nick Argyros.
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Jean Ewen as an older woman.
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Description: Portrait of Jean Ewen as an older woman, copied from back of her autobiography, CHINA NURSE. Intrepid daughter of a feisty revolutionary, she witnessed history as a nurse in China with Dr. Norman Bethune. She lived a remarkable globe-trotting life.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Have written to publisher (in 1999); they said permission would have to be obtained from Jean Ewen's family. (R.M., Mar 6,2000)
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Jean Ewen on chair.
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Date: [ca. 1930]
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Description: Jean Ewen on chair beside pillows, with an unknown female companion. Both are wearing straight shift dresses typical of the thirties.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 14.1 x 9 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Jean was the daughter of feisty left-wing activist Tom McEwen (aka Ewen). She became a nurse and twice served in China in the thirties. The country was then war-torn, under siege by the Japanese. Many times she and her medical colleagues were under aerial bombardment. Part of the time she served with Dr. Norman Bethune (See her autobiography, CHINA NURSE)
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Four children of Tom McEwen.
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Date: [ca. 1930]
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Description: Four children of Tom McEwen (aka Ewen), early unionizer and prominent leader in the Communist Party of Canada.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 14 x 8.8 cm.
Inscriptions: Written on back "Jean Ewen, centre- Bruce Ewen on her left, Isobel Ewen on chair on her right. Jim Ewen standing on her right beside Isobel, circa 1930?"
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Both Jim and Bruce served in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Jean served as a nurse in China in the 1930s with Dr. Norman Bethune, and Isobel was active in the CP.
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Rose Martin on pony and Jean Ewen.
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Date: [193-]
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Description: "Rose Martin (Sister Vincent Martin) on 'Hank' the pony and Jean Ewen (23 years old) ca 1934-35 taken at Kiang Kia, Wutingfu, Shantung Province, China."
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 14 x 9 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Jean Ewen was the Canadian nurse who accompanied Dr. Norman Bethune to China in the thirties. Jean, the woman leading the pony is wearing a satin Chinese robe.
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Copy of newspaper clipping.
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Date: 1937
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Description: Copy of newspaper clipping "Canadian Nurse in China Daughter of Tom Ewen: Has Two Brothers in Spain." Includes portrait. Copied from PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE, 25 Feb 1937. She was 26 at the time. (See PH 2000 83 1 for more information)
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 17.4 x 10.7 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen.
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Jean Ewen with Army officers and woman.
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Date: [ca. 1939]
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Description: "Jean Ewen with New 4th Army officers on her left and right, American Agnes Smedley on Jean's far left. The man on her far right is apparently a newspaper reporter althought it may well be Robert Capa who had left Spain and was in China in early 1939. (See #1 in series for more information on Jean)
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 12.8 x 17.3 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Text written by Jean's son Tom.
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Newspaper clipping.
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Date: October 20, 1938
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Description: Masthead from CHINA SALVATION TIMES (GIU GUO SHBAO), Thursday, October 20, 1938. It carried an illustrated article about Jean Ewen's nursing career in China. (See #1 and #8 in series for further information)
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 4.6 x 23.4 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen.
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Picture from CHINA SALVATION TIMES, 20 Oct 1938.
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Date: October 20, 1938
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Description: Picture from CHINA SALVATION TIMES, 20 Oct 1938, which included an article (in Chinese) about Jean Ewen, who nursed in China with Dr. Bethune in the 1930s. Jean is shown in fatigues and a large hat. Inset picture shows four Chinese who may have been guerrillas.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 12.7 x 15.4 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Quote written by her son Tom Kozar. Probably the man in the pith helmet is Evans Carlson, an American military advisor who is mentioned in Jean's book about her adventures in China, CHINA NURSE. "Jean may still have been working with Bethune or [it] might have been the time when she had gone south to work with the New 4th Army. The whole paper may be available from the New York Library newspaper archives which has stories for Chinese in North America about the war in China against the Japanese"
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Jean Ewen with her two youngest children.
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Date: late 1942
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Description: Family photo of Jean Ewen with her two youngest children Tom and Laura. "Jean Ewen Kozar circa late 1942. Daughter Laura and son Tom...John Kozar was lost at sea Jan 13/14/1942 when his ship 'the Friar (?) Rock' was sunk 125 miles SE of Cape Race, Newfoundland on the way to Murmansk via the Clyde. Six German subs sunk 58 allied ships off the East Coast of US and Canada from Dec 7/41 to Feb 28/1942. The ship was part of Sydney-Clyde (SC) #64 leaving Sydney Nova Scotia January 12, 1942 and it was sunk with two torpedoes...Jean was now a war widow with 2 kids"
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 13.4 x 26 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Part of letter written by Tom Kozar Apr. 12, 2000. See Biography clippings under EWEN, JEAN. Number of ships sunk could be 28 (illegible)
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"Jean Ewen Kozar and her sister Isobel Ewen Argyros.
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Date: [ca. 1940]
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Description: "Jean Ewen Kozar and her sister Isobel Ewen Argyros. The street could be University Avenue or Winona Drive in Toronto.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 6.5 x 9 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Jean worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital which is quite close to University Avenue. Jean owned a house on Winona Drive which is some distance from midtown Toronto." (See #1 in series re Jean's remarkable nursing career in war-torn China in the 1930s)
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Bessie Ewen and Jean Ewen Kozar and son.
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Date: 1943
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Description: Two contact prints: top picture shows Bessie Ewen, who was married to Bruce Ewen, son of left wing activist Tom McEwen. Bessie went overseas with the CWAC. In the bottom register is Jean Ewen Kozar, nose to nose with her son Thomas John Kozar, then only about a year old.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 8.4 x 5.2 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen.
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Laura and Tom Kozar on swing.
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Date: [between 1946 and 1947]
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Description: Laura and Tom Kozar on swing and step in their backyard at 614 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton B.C. where the family lived for a while after their mother Jean was remarried (in late 1946 or early 1947) to Mike Kovitch who had an upholstery business in Kelowna. (See others in series re historical significance of the family)
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 9.6 x 14.8 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Info supplied by Tom Kozar.
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Tom Kozar.
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Date: 1947
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Description: Jean Ewen's son Tom Kozar at Bromley campsite near Princeton B.C. on a picnic in the summer of 1947.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 14.7 x 12.2 cm.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection June, 2016.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Thomas Kozar is son of Jean Ewen. Tom, who was living in Vancouver in the 1990s, was a key figure in a project to erect memorials on the grounds of the Legislature in Victoria, in memory of the courage and sacrifices of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion who fought in the Spanish Civil War. His father John Kozar, and his two uncles Bruce and Jim Ewen both served in that war to free Spain from fascism.
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Rose Martin (Sister Vincent Martin) on 'Hank' the pony and Jean Ewen.
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Date: 1934
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Description: Image show Rose Martin on 'Hank ' the pony and Jean Ewen (23 years old) taken at Kiang Kia, Wutingfu, Shanturg Province, China.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: PH 2000 83 3.
Notes: Jean Ewen was the Canadian nurse who accompnained Dr. Norman Bethune to China in the thirties. Thomas Kozar is the son of Jean Ewen. Photograph published in SASKATCHEWAN HEROES AND ROGUES by Ruth Wright Millar.
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Portrait of Jean Ewen and friend.
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Date: 1931
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Description: Portrait of Jean Ewen and friend, upon graduation from St. Joseph's School of Nursing (Winnipeg)
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: PH-98-111.
Notes: Photograph published in SASKATCHEWAN HEROES AND ROGUES by Ruth Wright Millar. Slides housed on mezzanine.
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Jean Ewen and children.
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Date: 1942
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Description: Jean Ewen Kozar with to younest children, Tom and Laura.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm.
Copyright: Copyright may apply.
Related Material: PH-2000-83-9.
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