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Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965

Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965
Mss. 79 Sw4
11.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

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.

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Swem, E. G. (Earl Gregg) (1870-1965)
American Library Association
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Christmas--United States
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Confederate Memorial (Williamsburg, Va.)
Hampton (Va.)--History--20th century
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Virginia--Williamsburg
Jamestown 350th Anniversary
Jamestown Festival (1957)
Virginia Colonial Records Project
Virginia Historical Index
Williamsburg (Va.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Conservation and restoration
Williamsburg (Va.)--Library
Williamsburg (Va.)--Restoration
Williamsburg Holding Corporation
Agendas (administrative records)
Christmas cards
Financial records
Fliers (printed matter)
Greeting cards
Manuscripts (document genre)

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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.
Acquisition Note

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.

Related Materials

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.

Preferred Citation
Earl Gregg Swem Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated with additions by Anne Johnson in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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