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Joseph Swain correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-128
Identifier: SFHL-SC-128


This collection primarily includes correspondence between the Hoovers and the Swains. Also included are letters from Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry regarding Joseph Swain, and letters from Frances Swain regarding her political support of Hoover. There are also two letters of Joseph Swain to his wife on their anniversary.


  • Creation: 1910-1934


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

When Herbert Hoover took his entrance examinations at Stanford University, Dr. Joseph Swain, later the President of Swarthmore College, presided over these examinations. Dr. Swain took an interest in Hoover and helped him through his education.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Isabel Morgan Lauder. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1977.

Local Note

Herbert C. Hoover was a Quaker.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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