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Finding Aid for the Philip David Swing Papers, 1890-1963
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip David Swing Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1963
    Collection number: 537
    Creator: Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963
    Extent: 154 boxes (77 linear ft.) 10 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Philip David Swing (1884-1963) practiced law in San Bernadino before becoming the deputy District Attorney and District Attorney in Imperial County (1908-15). He was appointed judge of the Superior Court of Imperial County (1919-21) and later elected as a Republican to 67th U.S. Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses (1921-33). The collection consists of correspondence, papers, photographs, and printed material related to Philip David Swing and his career as a U.S. Congressman, California state official, and private attorney.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Philip David Swing, 1959.
    • Gift of Swing, Scharnikow & Lewis, 1964.
    • Gift of Robert Hind, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Philip David Swing Papers (Collection 537). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Philip David Swing was born in San Bernadino, California, November 30, 1884; graduated, Stanford, 1905; admitted to California bar, 1907, and practiced law in San Bernadino; deputy District Attorney and District Attorney, Imperial County, 1908-15; judge of the Superior Court of Imperial County, 1919-21; delegate to Republican state conventions, Sacramento, California, 1920-32; elected as Republican to 67th U.S. Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses (1921-33); appointed member, California State Water Resources Board, 1945-58; died in San Diego, August 8, 1963.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, papers, photographs, and printed material related to Philip David Swing and his career as a U.S. Congressman, California state official, and private attorney. Includes materials related to Swing's involvement with the California State Water Resources Board, Hoover Dam, the All-American Canal System, the Colorado River, and water legislation in California and the west.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963--Archives.
    All-American Canal System (U.S.).
    Legislators--United States--Archival resources.
    Water--Law and legislation--West (U.S.).
    Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
    Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.).