Finding Aid for the Alan Swallow Papers, 1936-1966

Processed by David MacGill; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Alan Swallow Papers, 1936-1966

Collection number: 860

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
David MacGill, May 1992
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
Encoding supervision and revision by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alan Swallow Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1966
Collection number: 860
Creator: Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966
Extent: 29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Alan Swallow (1915-1966) was a professor of English at the University of Denver where he helped to found the University of Denver Press (1947). He also created the Alan Swallow, Publisher publishing company (1954). His imprints included Big Mountain Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks. The collection consists of Swallow's books, pamphlets, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and ephemera.
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

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 Alan Swallow, 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan Swallow Papers (Collection 860). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Swallow was born in 1915; BA, English, University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1937; MA and Ph.D, Louisiana State University; taught at University of New Mexico and Western State College before becoming full-time professor at University of Denver; helped to found University of Denver Press, 1947; created publishing company, Alan Swallow, Publisher, in 1954; later imprints included Big Mountain Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks; published over four hundred titles, primarily of poetry, criticism, and Western Americana; died of a heart attack in 1966.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of books, pamphlets, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and ephemera related to the activities of publisher Alan Swallow. Correspondence includes personal letters before 1942 and business correspondence before 1963.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence, 1936-63 (Boxes 1-2, 17).
  2. Books, journals, poetry published by Swallow (Boxes 3-12, 14-29).
  3. Miscellaneous publications not by Swallow, 4 manuscripts, and scrapbook (Box 13).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966--Archives.
Publishers and publishing--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Correspondence (1940-1960): Crampton, Frank A.; Fitzell, Lincoln.

Box 2

Correspondence (1946-1963): Morrow (William) & Company; Rio Grande Pr.

Box 17

Correspondence (1936-1942); miscellaneous material relating to early work.

Box 8

List of Books by Swallow; journals and books published by Swallow.

Box 9

Books, journals and poetry published by Swallow.

Box 10

Books, journals and poetry published/edited by Swallow.

Boxes 3-7, 11, 19, 21-23, 25-26, 28

Books published by Swallow.

Box 27

Books published/edited by Swallow.

Box 12

Poetry published by, and articles about Swallow as a small publisher.

Box 13

Miscellaneous publications (not by Swallow); manuscripts (4); scrapbook.

Box 14

Poetry published by, and books published/edited/written by Swallow.

Boxes 15, 24

Journal articles by Swallow.

Box 16

Poetry and books published/edited by Swallow.

Boxes 18, 20

Books and journals published/edited by Swallow.

Box 29

Journal articles by, and books and poetry published by Swallow.