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Swain family Title: Swain Family Photograph Album
Quantity: 1.0 cubic foot
Call Number: MISC MSS 214
Abstract: Photograph album of the Swain family of La Crosse, Wisconsin. An inscription in the album reads "Presented to George and Kate upon their 25th anniversary, February 14, 1879, by brother Clyde and sister Mary." In addition to members of the Swain family, images of the following individuals are also in the album: H. G. Bart, Maria Dennison, Dr. Jenkins, Katie Jenkins, and Josephine Masterson (image dated 1870). George Swain lived from 1829 until 1918.
Swaity, Paul, 1921- Title: Textile Workers of America Oral History Project: Paul Swaity Interview, 1978
Quantity: 3 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 725A
Abstract: One of a series of tape-recorded oral interviews conducted with union leaders by James A. Cavanaugh of the Historical Society staff, documenting the origins, growth, and decline of the TWUA, internal disputes, relations with other unions, and organizing drives. The interviews document textile unionism prior to the formation of the TWUA, as well as discussing major strikes and gains made through collective bargaining. Specific references are made to organizing activities in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Paul Swaity interview is part of the Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project.
Swan, Alfred Wilson, 1897- Title: Alfred Wilson Swan Papers, circa 1831-1991
Quantity: 101.2 cubic feet, 0.8 cubic feet of photographs, and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
Call Number: M79-337; M89-062; Micro 1168; M89-284; M91-183; M92-069
Abstract: Papers, circa 1831-1991, of Alfred Wilson Swan, a Madison, Wisconsin United Church of Christ pastor who served at the Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church (Marion, Ohio), Park Congregational Church (Greely, Colorado), and the First Congregational Church (Madison, Wisconsin), documenting Swan's sermons and writings, and the membership at these churches. Also included are papers related to Swan's family and his great grandfather, Matthew Wilson (1811-1892), a portrait artist who painted the last portrait from life of Abraham Lincoln in March 1865.
Swan, George, 1838-;
Swan family
Title: George Swan Family Papers, 1830-1980 (bulk 1880-1944)
Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes), and 0.2 cubic feet of plans (2 rolls)
Call Number: M79-589; M81-485
Abstract: Photographs and papers, mainly 1880-1944, of George Swan and his extended family of Beaver Dam. George Swan was a doctor and the proprietor of Vita Park, a summer resort and health spa located in Beaver Dam. The collection contains images of the Swan family, the Vita Park and hotel, vacations, and the Swan family home. Also included is Mary Swan's (daughter) Wayland Academy school scrapbook, family genealogy, news articles, and ephemera related to Dr. Swan and his health resort.
Swan, James D., 1903-1977 Title: James D. Swan Papers, 1929-1974
Quantity: 8.6 c.f. (8 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes) and 9 photographs (1 folder); plus additions of 6.0 c.f., 4 film reels, 1 videorecording, and 1 tape recording
Call Number: Whitewater Mss BD; PH Whitewater Mss BD; M94-372; AD 988-991; VBC 264; Audio 1655A
Abstract: Legislative papers of James D. Swan, a conservative Republican politician and farmer from Elkhorn, Wisconsin, who served in the State Senate from 1967 through 1974. Swan was well known for his fiscal conservatism; the collection includes files from his term as vice-chairman of the Joint Committee on Finance in 1973. His views are also well documented in files on the University of Wisconsin and anti-war disruptions on campus, the Equal Rights Amendment, welfare, and taxation. Other topics with extensive coverage include the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Committee to Visit State Properties, and the State Building Commission. There are also files on Republican politics, on Swan's 1970 and 1974 reelection campaigns, and some personal materials.
Swanton, Milo K., 1894-1993 Title: Oral History Interview with Milo K. Swanton, 1975-1976
Quantity: 11 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 550A
Abstract: Interview conducted by Dale Treleven of the Historical Society staff with Swanton, long-time executive secretary of the Wisconsin Council of Agricultural Cooperatives; concerning rural life as Swanton knew it in his youth in the Town of Blooming Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin; education in a one-room school, at the Wisconsin Academy, and at the University of Wisconsin; his farming experiences from World War I to 1966, the formation and development of many farm cooperatives, the Wisconsin Employment Peace Act of 1939, the National Farmers Organization, and other topics.
Swarsensky, Manfred, 1906-1981 Title: Manfred E. Swarsensky Papers, 1937-1983
Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box) and 5 tape recordings
Call Number: Mss 692; Tape 1170A; Tape 1253A
Abstract: Papers, primarily composed of addresses, sermons, and reference material, of a prominent Madison, Wisconsin rabbi, Jewish spiritual leader, scholar, and community activist. The majority of his addresses and sermons date from the 1960s and 1970s and in 1981 were compiled into a book, Intimates and Ultimates. The book manuscript is also present in the collection, as are some personal papers. The latter include biographical materials, memorial tributes, a small amount of correspondence, honorary degrees and records of Rabbi Swarsensky's two trips to Berlin during the 1970s. Rabbi Swarsensky's records of Madison Jewish community activities include dedication ceremony files, temple bulletins, and president's reports of Temple Beth El, a Reform congregation, a few materials documenting the restoration of the Gates of Heaven synagogue, cemetery records, and items from the American Jewish Tercentenary. The majority of the collection is composed of Swarsensky's reference files of clippings, near-print materials, and notes gathered for use in sermons, speeches, and writings. Four speeches are available on tape, as is a recording of a memorial service for Rabbi Swarsensky at Beth El Temple, November 22, 1981.
Swearingen, Richard, 1947- Title: Richard E. Swearingen Papers, 1967-2008
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: Local History Manuscript Collection 127
Abstract: Richard Swearingen, a librarian at Milwaukee Public Library, attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the political protests of 1967–1968. This collection focuses on materials relating to his political activities during that time.
Sweet, Nathan, 1887- Title: Oral History Interview with Nathan Sweet, 1979 July 27
Quantity: 2 tape recordings
Call Number: Tape 775A
Abstract: Interview conducted on July 27, 1979 by Sara Leuchter of the Historical Society staff with Nathan Sweet for the Wisconsin Jewish Archives; concerning his youth in Kapule, Russia, his escape to London, Yiddish plays he saw there, his coming to Madison, Wisconsin in 1908, the Madison Jewish community, and the anti-Semitic feelings of some of his fellow workers.
Swenson, Magnus, 1854-1936 Title: Magnus Swenson Papers, 1881-1936
Quantity: 5.8 cubic feet (14 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus additions of 0.4 cubic feet and 9 photographs
Call Number: Wis Mss SN; PH 2262; PH 2271; M65-369
Abstract: Papers of Magnus Swenson, a Madison, Wisconsin businessman, inventor, philanthropist, and University of Wisconsin regent. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and related materials which reveal Swenson's interests in civic and political affairs, University activities, and organizations with a Scandinavian orientation.
Swietlik, Walter M., 1892-1981 Title: Walter M. Swietlik Papers, 1908-1982
Quantity: .2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 242
Abstract: Collection of materials pertaining to Walter M. Swietlik, who served as Milwaukee's commissioner of Public Works from 1940 to 1956. The collection includes biographical information, certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and some miscellaneous materials. The collection contains some documentation of Swietlik's school and United States Army service years, but most of the collection pertains to his days as Milwaukee's commissioner of Public Works. The collection includes images of Milwaukee's Dept. of Public Works and city personnel, including Frank Zeidler, as well as images of downtown Milwaukee, including city hall and the Mecca Arena.
Swift, Ernest, 1897- Title: Ernest Swift Papers, 1936-1964
Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 676
Abstract: Speeches by Ernest Swift, a Wisconsin conservation advocate who was director of the Wisconsin Conservation Department and executive director of the National Wildlife Federation.
Swinehart, Gerry, 1903-1966 Title: Gerry Swinehart Papers, 1948-1966
Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
Call Number: U.S. Mss 10AF
Abstract: Papers of a public relations pioneer who was a founder and chairman of the board of Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc. The collection dates primarily from the early 1950's and consists of Swinehart's speeches and promotional programs for clients such as the American Can Co., Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., Mutual Insurance, and the Tile Council of America; the programs fail to indicate, however, if Swinehart personally prepared them or merely supervised their preparation. Also included is a folder of correspondence with University of Wisconsin professor Scott Cutlip concerning research on Byoir.
Swiss United Church of Christ (New Glarus, Wis.) Title: Swiss United Church of Christ (New Glarus, Wis.) Records, 1850-1961
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Call Number: Platteville Micro 5; Micro 506
Abstract: Record books, with chronological and indexed familial lists of marriages, baptisms, confirmations, and deaths; and membership lists.
Swoboda, Lary J. Title: Lary J. Swoboda Papers, 1974-1986
Quantity: 2.5 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)
Call Number: M80-387
Abstract: Papers of Wisconsin Democrat Lary Swoboda, who represented the 1st district in the State Assembly from 1971-1994. The collection includes records documenting a few subjects for 1976-1979 and some materials from Swoboda's State Assembly campaigns.

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