Ivan Swift papers, 1910-1946

Swift, Ivan, b. 1873 d. 1945
Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator, Poet
Active in Mich.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence between Swift and Phil Sawyers, Chase B. Osborn, Sadakichi Hartmann, and others; 20 small notebooks containing copies of letters, observations and philosophic thoughts on many subjects, accounts of Swift's dreams, poems, clippings, 2 sketches, quotes and poems of others; typescripts of notebooks intended for publication; exhibition catalogs; articles; clippings; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, poet; Michigan.

Donated 1973 by Dorothy S. Williams, whose aunt was executrix of Swift's estate.

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