Papers, 1927-1965, of Earl Gregg Swem, librarian and historian. Includes correspondence, reports, poems, and newspaper clippings. Subjects covered by the collection include Virginia history, bibliography, American Library Association, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Colonial Williamsburg, College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa, Virginia Colonial Records Project, Virginia Historical Society, Jamestown Festival, Hampton Celebration, and the Virginia Historical Index. Correspondents include Alvin D. Chandler, Virginius Dabney, John Frederick Dorman, Douglas Southall Freeman, Fairfax Harrison, John M. Jennings, David John Mays, Davis Y. Paschall, James E. Pomfret, William M. E. Rachal and William Clayton Torrence.
Mss. 79 Sw4: see PDF document (below) for inventory.
Additions: see Finding Aid/Inventory.
Gifts from Earl Gregg Swem, Jr., Earl Gregg Swem, III and others.
1971.18 transferred to archives from manuscripts on 10/1/1971.
1982.34 Gift of Earl Gregg Swem III
1982.44 Gift of Earl Gregg Swem III
1987.02 Gift of Dr. Joseph Fields
1994.35 Gift of Thomas McDonnell
2004.50 Gift of Earl Gregg Swem III
2007.69 Gift of Bruton Parish Church
2007.105 Gift of Earl Gregg Swem III
2008.178 Material located while processing backlog material in 2009.
See also the Earl G. Swem Family Papers and the Earl Gregg Swem Genealogy Collection; William and Mary Quarterly Records (UA 64).
Addition 2008.364 may have originally been part of Mss. 39.4 V82ci Williamsburg Papers, folders 4 and 5.