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Gschwind / Swent, Langan, Waterman, Mendenhall, and Herz family papers
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Personal papers of Langan and Eleanor Swent and related families, as well as material on mining and travel.
This group of related family papers primarily concern Langan Waterman Swent (1916-1992) and his wife Eleanor Herz Swent (1924-). Langan Swent was born in Oakland, California to James and Ursula Swent. Ursula's parents were George Washington Langan and Ella Mendenhall, and James' parents were Rudolph Swent and Amy Waterman Swent. Rudolph's last name was originally Gschwind and was Americanized to Swent until he and Amy were divorced. He then went back to the Gschwind name and remarried a woman named Alice Frazier. The collection contains letters and ephemera from their extended honeymoon trip around the world.
17 Linear Feet (37 boxes)
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