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Earl Gregg Swem Genealogy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 82 Swem4, 2000.049

Scope and Contents

Papers collected by Earl Gregg Swem concerning the genealogies of his family and the family of his wife Lilia Hansbrough Swem. Families on which there is data include Swem (Swaim), Luce, Gregg, Wright, Farish and Smith. Includes written histories, documents, genealogical charts, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Addition 2000.49 is described on PDF inventory.

Dates

  • 1719-1982

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing 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.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical Information:

Earl Gregg Swem was born December 29, 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 William and Mary Quarterly and supervised the production of the Virginia Historical Index. He died in Louisville, Kentucky on April 14, 1965.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Addition 2000.49 is filed at the end of Box 3 of Mss. 82 Swem4.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Related Materials:

See also the E. G. Swem Papers and the Earl G. Swem Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information:

Processed by Elizabeth Engelken in 1989.

Box and folder list updated by Patricia Sanabria, SCRC staff, in May of 2011.
Title
Guide to the Earl Gregg Swem Genealogy Collection
Author
Elizabeth Engelken.
Date
2007-07-05
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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