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Mary Swift papers, circa 1970-2005

Mary Swift papers, circa 1970-2005

Swift, Mary, 1929-



Collection Information

Size: 6.7 linear feet

Summary: The bulk of the collection contains Mary Swift's photographs, contact sheets and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are approximately 130 cassette tapes of interviews with artists conducted by Swift and two VHS tapes of art events in Washington, D.C.

Photograph subjects include portraits of artists, artists' studios, artists' performances and installations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Swift (1926- ) is a photographer in Washington, D.C. Swift worked at the Washington Review from 1975-2001.


Donated 2016 by Mary Swift via Byron, Isabel and William Swift, Swift's children.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Mary Swift papers, circa 1970-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.