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Ivan Swift papers, 1910-1946

Swift, Ivan, 1873-1945

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator, Poet


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 919-920 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ivan Swift papers, 1910-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.