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Collection Overview

Title
Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965
ID
Mss. 79 Sw4
Extent
11.5 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Swem, E. G. (Earl Gregg) (1870-1965)
Date Acquired
00/00/1935
Forms of Material
Agendas (administrative records), Christmas cards, Correspondence, Financial records, Fliers (printed matter), Greeting cards, Manuscripts (document genre), Reports
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
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.
Use
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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

Earl Gregg Swem was born 29 December 1870 in Belle Plaine, Iowa. He graduated from Lafayette College (A.B. and A.M.) Swem worked as a high school instructor 1893-1900. He worked for the John Crerar Library, the Superintendent of Documents Library, the Armour Institute Library, was the chief of the cataloging division of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, assistant Virginia State Librarian, and Librarian for the College of William and Mary. Swem compiled about forty finding lists and bibliographies, was managing editor of the <i>William and Mary Quarterly</i> and supervised the production of the <i>Virginia Historical Index</i>. He died in Louisville, Ky., 14 April 1965. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/E. G. Swem (Earl Gregg)">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/E. G. Swem (Earl Gregg)</a>.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: 79 Sw4 Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965],
[Series 2: 79 Sw4a  Virginia Historical Index and Virginia Library Association Papers, 1927-1938],
[Series 3: Mss. Acc. 1982.34 Addition],
[Series 4: Mss. Acc. 1982.44 Addition, 1941 and undated],
[Series 5: Mss. Acc. 1987.02 Addition, 1958-1961],
[Series 6: Mss. Acc. 1994.35 Addition, 1920-1965],
[Series 7: Mss. Acc. 2002.22 Addition, circa 1960],
[Series 8: Mss. Acc. 2004.50 Addition, 1961],
[Series 9: Mss. Acc. 2007.69 Addition, undated],
[Series 10: Mss. Acc. 2007.105 Addition, 1947-1964 and undated],
[Series 11: Mss. Acc. 2008.178 Addition, 1918 and 1945],
[Series 12: Mss. Acc. 2008.364 Addition, 1928-1935],
[Series 13: Mss. Acc. 2011.593  Addition, 1921-1931],
[All]

Series 1: 79 Sw4 Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965
Original grouping of Earl Gregg Swem's papers.  See PDF Inventory for further description.
Box 1: Personal correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence: Abbot - American Legion
Folder 2: Correspondence: American Library - Bailey
Folder 3: Correspondence: Baird - Bear
Folder 4: Correspondence: Beckner - Bellemont
Folder 5: Correspondence: Bemiss - Bergethon
Folder 6: Correspondence: Berkeley - Bibliographical
Folder 7: Correspondence: Bigler - Boysworth
Folder 8: Correspondence: Brabrand - Brizendine
Folder 9: Correspondence: Brock - Browne
Folder 10: Correspondence: Brummer - Byrd
Folder 11: Correspondence: Cabell - Cecil-Williams
Folder 12: Correspondence: Chalmers - Church
Folder 13: Correspondence: Civil Service - Cobb
Folder 14: Correspondence: Cocke
Folder 15: Correspondence: Cockrell - Colonial
Folder 16: Correspondence: Colvin - Cox
Folder 17: Correspondence: Crafton - Daniel
Folder 18: Correspondence: Daniels - Denny
Folder 19: Correspondence: DeWitt - Donnell
Box 2: Personal correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence: Dorman - Dutrick
Folder 2: Correspondence: Eckenrode - Edwards
Folder 3: Correspondence: Eggen - Evans, C.W.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Evans, J. - Ewing
Folder 5: Correspondence: Facts Forum - First Families of Virginia
Folder 6: Correspondence: Fishburn - Franck
Folder 7: Correspondence: Frank - Galphin
Folder 8: Correspondence: Galt - Gibson
Folder 9: Correspondence: Gilliam - Goodwin, J.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Goodwin, M. - Gwathmey
Folder 11: Correspondence: Hackley - Harkins
Folder 12: Correspondence: Harper - Hart
Folder 13: Correspondence: Harvard University - Hickman
Folder 14: Correspondence: Hiden
Folder 15: Correspondence: Higgs - Hopkins
Folder 16: Correspondence: Hopper - Hummel
Folder 17: Correspondence: Hunnicut, Spotswood
Folder 18: Correspondence: Hunt, Althea
Folder 19: Hunt, W. - Izard
Folder 20: Correspondence: Jackson - Jeffress
Folder 21: Correspondence: Jester - Johnson, R.
Folder 22: Correspondence: Johnson, S. - Jones, A.
Folder 23: Correspondence: Jones, B. - Judge
Box 3: Personal correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence: Katz - King and Queen
Folder 2: Correspondence: Kinkead - Kurjack
Folder 3: Correspondence: Lacy - Larkin
Folder 4: Correspondence: Larson - Lyne
Folder 5: Correspondence: Mabin - Mariner's
Folder 6: Correspondence: Markoe - Massie
Folder 7: Correspondence: Matheny - Millwood
Folder 8: Correspondence: Minge - Mully
Folder 9: Correspondence: Murray - Northington
Folder 10: Correspondence: Norton - Overton
Folder 11: Correspondence: Owen - Peninsula
Folder 12: Correspondence: Penny - Penrose
Folder 13: Correspondence: Perry - Pollard
Folder 14: Correspondence: Poole - Rankin
Folder 15: Correspondence: Rapler - Robb
Folder 16: Correspondence: Robbins - Rosebert
Folder 17: Correspondence: Rothstein - Ryland
Folder 18: Correspondence: Sabin - Seammon
Folder 19: Correspondence: Sernes - Shell
Box 4: Personal correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence: Shelton - Slaughter
Folder 2: Correspondence: Smith - Stephens
Folder 3: Correspondence: Stephenson - Stevenson
Folder 4: Correspondence: Stewart - Swavely
Folder 5: Correspondence: Sweeny - Sykes
Folder 6: Correspondence: Taliaferro - Townsend
Folder 7: Correspondence: Tremaine - Utley
Folder 8: Correspondence: Valentine Museum - Virginia Quarterly Review
Folder 9: Correspondence: Wadlow - Wayland
Folder 10: Correspondence: Webb - Wharton
Folder 11: Correspondence: Wheeler - Williams, F.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Williams, L. - Wooton
Folder 13: Correspondence: Wright - Zuefle
Folder 14: Correspondence: Unidentified
Folder 15: Correspondence: Alvin D. Chandler
Folder 16: Correspondence: Virginius Dabney
Folder 17: Correspondence: John Frederick Dorman III
Folder 18: Correspondence: Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale
Folder 19: Correspondence: Elizabeth Eades
Folder 20: Correspondence: Douglas S. Freeman
Folder 21: Correspondence: James S. Jenkins, 1937-1962
Folder 22: Correspondence: James S. Jenkins, 1963-1965
Box 5: Personal and non-personal correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence: John M. Jennings, 1944-1955
Folder 2: Correspondence: John M. Jennings, 1956-1963
Folder 3: Correspondence: David J. Mays
Folder 4: Correspondence: George C. Mason
Folder 5: Correspondence: Christian H. Moe
Folder 6: Correspondence: Jack Morpurgo
Folder 7: Correspondence: Davis Y. Paschall
Folder 8: Correspondence: James E. Pomfret
Folder 9: Correspondence: William M.E. Rachal
Folder 10: Correspondence: William Clayton Torrence
Folder 11: Correspondence: John W. Wright
Folder 12: Correspondence: The American Library Association
Folder 13: Correspondence: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
Folder 14: Correspondence: Building of the Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg
Folder 15: Correspondence: The College of William and Mary, History of, A - L
Folder 16: Correspondence: The College of William and Mary, History of, M - Z
Folder 17: Correspondence: Phi Beta Kappa with reports
Folder 18: Correspondence: re Starr Manuscript Collection
Folder 19: Correspondence: re University of Virginia Library, 1927
Folder 20: Correspondence: Virginia Colonial Records Project, 1955 - March, 1961
Folder 21: Correspondence: Virginia Colonial Records Project, April, 1961 - 1964
Folder 22: Correspondence: Virginia Education Survey, 1927
Folder 23: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society, 1929, 1948 - 1959
Folder 24: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society: 1960 - 1962
Folder 25: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society, January, 1963 - October, 1963
Folder 26: Correspondence: Virgnia Historical Society, November, 1963 - April, 1964
Folder 27: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society, May, 1964 - April, 1965
Folder 28: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society Building Committee (with minutes)
Folder 29: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society Library Committee (with minutes), 1949 - 1953
Folder 30: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society Publication Committee (with minutes), 1949 - 1953
Folder 31: Correspondence: William and Mary Alumni Association Proposed Library Committee
Folder 32: Correspondence: American Society of Genealogists Newsletter, 1963 - 1964
Folder 33: Correspondence: Colonial Williamsburg Committee on the Purchase of Colonial Books report, February 6, 1930
Folder 34: Correspondence: Colonial Williamsburg Subcommittee of Historians report, January 28, 1933
Folder 35: Correspondence: Lafayette College Alumni Committee on Library report, 1930
Box 6: Miscellaneous Reports and Jamestown Festival Correspondence and Reports
Folder 1: Library of Congress Rules for Descriptive Cataloging
Folder 2: Library Campaign, 1960 and 1961
Folder 3: Research - Mostly Virginia Schools and Colleges, source transcripts, citations
Folder 4: Research - Mostly Virginia Schools and Colleges, source transcripts, citations
Folder 5: Research - Mostly Virginia Schools and Colleges, source transcripts, citations
Folder 6: Research - Representatives in House of Burgesses from William and Mary
Folder 7: Research - List of Colonial faculty at William and Mary; Fulham MSS., Maryland, No. 159, typescript of letter to Governor Francis Nicholson, August 17, 1704
Folder 8: Research - Miscellaneous notes
Folder 9: Research - note pads
Folder 10: Richmond Area University Center Library Committee
Folder 11: Virginia Historical Society Building Plans
Folder 12: Jamestown Committee, Jamestown Foundation, Jamestown Society
Folder 13: Jamestown Festival, minutes, etc. of state and federal commissions
Folder 14: Jamestown Festival planning
Folder 15: Jamestown Festival: Committee of the College for participation, minutes, etc.
Folder 16: Jamestown Festival: Committee of the College for participation, correspondence
Folder 17: Jamestown Festival: Correspondence
Folder 18: Jamestown Festival: Newsclippings, visit of Queen Elizabeth, press release of Swem's speech
Folder 19: Jamestown Festival: Miscellaneous papers
Folder 20: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Historical Booklets reports, reviews, newspaper clippings
Folder 21: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, Comittee on Colonial Records, correspondence with W.J. Van Schreevan
Folder 22: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, Committee on Colonial Records, correspondence with Francis L. Berkeley, Jr., 1952-1957
Folder 23: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with authors Abbot-Brydon, 1955-1957
Folder 24: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with authors Currier - Forman, 1955-1957
Folder 25: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with authors Hatch - Jester
Folder 26: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with authors McCary - Wharton, 1955-1957
Folder 27: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with William B. Lacy, Jr.
Folder 28: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with consultants and Publication Committee
Folder 29: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence with Garrett and Massie; printers and sales agents and ernest E. Best, controller
Folder 30: Jamestown Festival: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence Whittet and Shepperson, Garrett and Massie, 1956-1958
Box 7: Jamestown/Hampton celebration and VHI correspondence
Folder 1: Jamestown Booklets, correspondence and notes
Folder 2: Jamestown Booklets, advertising circulars
Folder 3: Hampton Celebration, correspondence and research notes
Folder 4: Hampton Celebration, City of Hampton, Annual Report, 1959
Folder 5: Hampton Celebration, newspaper clippings and printed material
Folder 6: Correspondence: Mary Blair
Folder 7: Correspondence: John Stewart Bryan
Folder 8: Correspondence: Rev. George Brydon
Folder 9: Correspondence: Ashton Dovell
Folder 10: Correspondence: First and Merchants Bank, 1928-1932
Folder 11: Correspondence: First and Merchants Bank, 1933-1934
Folder 12: Correspondence: First and Merchants Bank, 1935-1936
Folder 13: Correspondence: First and Merchants Bank, 1937-1959
Folder 14: Correspondence: General Education Board/Rockefeller Foundation, 1931-1934
Folder 15: Correspondence: General Education Board/Rockefeller Foundation, 1935-1937
Folder 16: Correspondence: Fairfax Harrison, 1927-1932
Folder 17: Correspondence: Fairfax Harrison, 1933-1935
Folder 18: Correspondence: Fairfax Harrison, 1936-1937
Folder 19: Correspondence: Fairfax Harrison, weekly progress reports, November 28, 1931-February 11, 1933
Folder 20: Correspondence: Library of Congress
Folder 21: Correspondence: Old Dominion Press/Everett Waddey Company
Folder 22: Correspondence: Railway Express Agency
Folder 23: Correspondence: Travelers Insurance Company
Folder 24: Correspondence: Virginia Historical Society
Folder 25: Correspondence: William Byrd Press/Garrett & Massie, Inc./L. H. Jenkins, Inc.
Folder 26: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, 1931-1933
Folder 27: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, January-June, 1934
Folder 28: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, July-August, 1934
Folder 29: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, October, 1934
Folder 30: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, November, 1934
Folder 31: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, December, 1934
Folder 32: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, January-February, 1935
Folder 33: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, March-May, 1935
Folder 34: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, June-August, 1935
Folder 35: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, September, 1935
Folder 36: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, September, 1935
Folder 37: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, January-December, 1936
Folder 38: Correspondence: Stone Printing Company, 1937-1945 and undated
Folder 39: Correspondence: Copyright
Folder 40: Correspondence: Potential Subscribers, A-F, 1931-1932
Folder 41: Correspondence: Potential Subscribers, G-L, 1931-1932
Folder 42: Correspondence: Potential Subscribers, M-S, 1931-1932
Folder 44: Correspondence: Potential Subscribers, T-Z, 1931-1932
Box 8: VHI correspondence, VHI material, and EGS publication
Folder 1: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, A, 1934-1945
Folder 2: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, B, 1934-1945
Folder 3: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, C, 1934-1945
Folder 4: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, D, 1934-1945
Folder 5: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, E-F, 1934-1945
Folder 6: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, G-H, 1934-1945
Folder 7: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, I-L, 1934-1945
Folder 8: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, M, 1934-1945
Folder 9: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, N, 1934-1945
Folder 10: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, O-P, 1934-1945
Folder 11: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, Q-R, 1934-1945
Folder 12: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, S, 1934-1945
Folder 13: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, T-V, 1934-1945
Folder 14: Correspondence: Orders and Cancellations, W-Z, 1934-1945
Folder 15: Correspondence: Recipients of Presentation Sets
Folder 16: Correspondence: Reviews, academic
Folder 17: Correspondence: Reviews, newspapers
Folder 18: Correspondence: Miscellaneous
Folder 19: Mailing List
Folder 20: List of Negative responses and tentative subscribers
Folder 21: Completed order forms
Folder 22: Lists of subscribers
Folder 23: Lists of subscribers; payment and shipping
Folder 24: Format
Folder 25: Printing
Folder 26: Circulars and printed announcements
Folder 27: Reviews, typescript
Folder 28: Reviews, printed
Folder 29: Reviews, newspaper clippings
Folder 30: Paper samples
Folder 31: Receipts, notes, etc.
Folder 32: Virginia Social Science Association Secretary - Treasurer's Reports, 1928-1929
Folder 33: A Bibliography of Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 34: Addresses, Lectures, and Speeches by Earl Gregg Swem, typescript
Folder 35: Forewards to books by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 36: Newspaper clippings, manuscript draft of articles by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 37: Manuscript poems by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 38: Poem, "The Clock", by Earl Gregg Swem
4 printed. 1 manuscript copy.
Folder 39: Poem, "Ninety", by Earl Gregg Swem
18 printed. 1 manuscript copy.
Folder 40: Reviews of books by Earl Gregg Swem
Typescript
Folder 41: Reviews of books by Earl Gregg Swem
Printed material and newspaper clippings
Box 9: Publications and Miscellaneous Personal Material
Folder 1: Brothers of the Spade acknowledgement of gift copies
Folder 2: Brothers of the Spade correspondence, re-editing and publishing, 1946-1949
Folder 3: Brothers of the Spade correspondence with Francis D. West, 1951-1958
Francis D. West was the great-grandson of J. Bartram.
Folder 4: Brothers of the Spade newsclippings and promotion
Folder 5: "Congressional Document", ca. 1950-1951
Article written by Earl Gregg Swem for Judge Sterling Hutcheson, re: District Court Records
Folder 6: "Guide to the Manuscript Collection in Duke University Library" and "The Observations on the Virginia Historical Index" by H.M. Jones, correspondence
Folder 7: "Indexes and Machines", by Earl Gregg Swem
19 copies with manuscript
Folder 8: Acknowledgements of, "Indexes and Machines"
Folder 9: Kentuckians at William and Mary College before 1861 by Earl Gregg Swem
3 copies
Folder 10: "Kentuckians at William and Mary..." newsclippings
Folder 11: "Library Pioneers of 1908" by Earl Gregg Swem
3 copies
Folder 12: "Musings" by Earl Gregg Swem re: Richmond Area University Center
Folder 13: "The Passing of John Lesslie Hall of the College of William and Mary" by Earl Gregg Swem, April, 1928
Virginia Journal of Education, volume 21, number 8
Folder 14: "Portraits in the Library and Chapel of william and Mary" by Earl Gregg Swem, 1926-1927

1926- 2 copies

1927- 2nd edition, 1 copy

Folder 15: Reminiscences of Earl Gregg Swem, Class of 1893, Lafayette College
Folder 16: Report of Library Committee in Richmond Education Association Annual Report, by Earl Gregg Swem, et al., 1915-1916
Folder 17: Sate and local bibliography by Earl Gregg  Swem, 1901
Folder 18: "Views of Yorktown and Gloucester Town, 1755" by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 19: Inaccuracies in Webster's Geographical Dictionary, found by, Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 20: Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews counties
Original manuscript
Folder 21: Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews counties, correspondence
Folder 22: Life of George Washington by D.S. Freeman, notes and corrections for volume 3 by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 23: History Handbook of Virginia, outline and correspondence
Folder 24: Parish Lines - Diocese of Southwestern Virginia by, C.F. Cocke, correpondence re
Folder 25: Patrick Henry by, R.D. Meade, criticisms and corrections of Chapter 9 by, Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 26: The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia by, C.M. Lewis and A.J. Leomie
Folder 27: The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia, correspondence re
Folder 28: The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia, foreward by Earl Gregg Swem
Folder 29: The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia, newsclippings
Folder 30: Awards, degrees, and certificates, newspapers clippings re Folder 29
Folder 31: Invitations
Folder 32: Biographical material, typescript and newsclippings
Folder 33: Form letters from James A. Servies, re: Earl Gregg's 90th birthday
Folder 34: William Parks Club
Folder 35: Materials on Earl Gregg Swem's retirement
Folder 36: The Earl Gregg Swem Library
Folder 37: Correspondence re: retiring from Quarterly
Folder 38: Obituaries
Folder 39: Miscellaneous
Folder 40: Miscellaneous
Box 10: Birthday letters and correspondence
Folder 1: Resolutions recognizing Swem and his 90th birthday, April 25, 1958 - January 10, 1960
Typewritten manuscripts and printed material. 5 items.
Folder 2: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, A-Be, 1960-1961
Folder 3: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Bo-Br, 1960-1961
Folder 4: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Bu-Cl, 1960-1961
Folder 5: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Co-F, 1960-1961
Folder 6: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, G, 1960-1961
Folder 7: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swen's 90th birthday, H-He, 1960-1961
Folder 8: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Ho-Je, 1960-1961
Folder 9: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Jo-K, 1960-1961
Folder 10: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, L, 1960-1961
Folder 11: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Mc-Ma, 1960-1961
Folder 12: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Me-Mo, 1960-1961
Folder 13: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, N, 1960-1961
Folder 14: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, O-P, 1960-1961
Folder 15: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, R, 1960-1961
Folder 16: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, S, 1960-1961
Folder 17: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, T-Wa, 1960-1961
Folder 18: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, W-Wo, 1960-1961
Folder 19: Letters removed from scrapbook honoring Earl Gregg Swem's 90th birthday, Wr-Z, 1960-1961
Folder 20: Correspondence of Laura Colvin with Dr. and Mrs. Earl Gregg Swem, 1933-1965

Laura Colvin, Williamsburg, Va; Ann Arbor, MI; Swathmore, PA; Decatur, GA; Boston, MA

Dr. and Mrs. Earl Gregg Swem, Williamsburg, VA; Louisville, KY; and Washington, DC

Includes correspondence of Laura Colvin with Davis Y. Paschall, President of the College of William and Mary. Autographed letter signed and typewritten letters signed. 119 items.

Gift of Laura Colvin, February, 1975

Folder 21: Correspondence of Beverley Ruffin with Earl Gregg Swem, 1947-1964

Beverley Ruffin, Danville, VA

Earl Gregg Swem, Willaimsburg, VA

Concerns Ruffin's work as librarian of Longwood College, affairs at the College of William and Mary, and Virginia papers. Includes clippings about Swem. Autographed letters signed, typewritten letters signed, and newsclippings. 34 items.

Folder 22: Correspondence of Elizabeth Eades with Earl Gregg Swem, 1948-1964

Elizabeth Eades, Andover, MA

Earl Gregg Swem, Williamsburg, VA and Louisville, KY

Concerns personal and professional information. Autographed letters signed. 17 items.

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Eades, February, 1975

Folder 23: Letters to Evelyn Thorton from Earl Gregg and Lilia Swem, 1957-1966

Evelyn Thorton, no place given

Earl Gregg and Lilia Swem, Williamsburg, Va and Louisville, KY

Autographed letters signed, signed card, printed materials. 13 items.

Gift of Miss Evelyn Thorton, February, 1972

Folder 24: Letters to Reva Johnson from Earl Gregg Swem, January 21, 1958-September, 1964

Earl Gregg Swem, Williamsburg, VA and Louisville, KY

Reva Johnson [Mrs. Beverly], Westfield and Mountainside, NJ

Concern life in Williamsburg, their move to Louisville, reflections on his career as librarian, concern for his wife's illness, his family, the visits of Reva Johnson, one of his former students, suggestions concerning research re: Beverly Johnson, nineteenth century US Senator from Maryland. Autographed letters signed. 11 items.

Gift of Mrs. Beverly Johnson, November, 1980

Folder 25: Letter from Earl Gregg Swem to Reverend C.N. Dombalis, March 20, 1959

Earl Gregg Swem, Williamsburg, VA

Reverend C.N. Dombalis, no place given

Answers inquiry re: John Paradise, discusses possibility of establishing a Greek collection in the William and Mary library. Autographed letter signed. 4 pages.

Folder 26: Letters from Earl Gregg Swem to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berkeley, 1960-1964

Earl Gregg Swem, Williamsburg, VA and Louisville, KY

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berkeley, no place given

Letters concerning research on John Clayton. Autograohed letters signed. 13 items.

Gift of Mr. Edmund Berkeley, March, 1962

Folder 27: Letters from Earl Gregg Swem to Christine Cocke, 1962-1964

Earl Gregg Swem, Louisville, KY

Christine Cocke [Mrs. Preston], Newark, DE

Contain personal and professional information. Autographed letters signed.

Gift of Mrs. Preston Cocke, July, 1966


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: 79 Sw4 Earl Gregg Swem Papers, 1927-1965],
[Series 2: 79 Sw4a  Virginia Historical Index and Virginia Library Association Papers, 1927-1938],
[Series 3: Mss. Acc. 1982.34 Addition],
[Series 4: Mss. Acc. 1982.44 Addition, 1941 and undated],
[Series 5: Mss. Acc. 1987.02 Addition, 1958-1961],
[Series 6: Mss. Acc. 1994.35 Addition, 1920-1965],
[Series 7: Mss. Acc. 2002.22 Addition, circa 1960],
[Series 8: Mss. Acc. 2004.50 Addition, 1961],
[Series 9: Mss. Acc. 2007.69 Addition, undated],
[Series 10: Mss. Acc. 2007.105 Addition, 1947-1964 and undated],
[Series 11: Mss. Acc. 2008.178 Addition, 1918 and 1945],
[Series 12: Mss. Acc. 2008.364 Addition, 1928-1935],
[Series 13: Mss. Acc. 2011.593  Addition, 1921-1931],
[All]

Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Method

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.
Processing Information

Processed by Myra Curtis and Ron Colvin in 1979.

Processed by Jordan Ecker in 2008.

Box and folder lists updated by Patricia Sanabria, SCRC staff, in November of 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History
Updated with additions by Anne Johnson in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/79_Sw4_Swem_EG.pdf