Edward L. Swift papers

Abstract

The Edward L. Swift papers (dated 1947-1983; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 slim document box and 1 oversize folder) comprise photographs, printed material, and the personnel record documenting the career of Edward L. Ed Swift, who worked in printing services at the University of Kentucky from 1940-1943 and from 1947-1983.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edward L. Swift papers
Date
1947-1983 (inclusive)
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Photographs
Printing -- Kentucky.
Printing plants -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
University of Kentucky. Printing Plant
Finding Aid Author
Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2021ua023 : [identification of item], Edward L. Swift papers, 1947-1983, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edward Lewis "Ed" Swift was the Director/Manager of the University of Kentucky Printing Services from 1948-1983. He was born in Cinncinnati, Ohio, on June 11, 1922, and lived in Winchester, Kentucky, his entire life. From 1940-1943, as a student at the university, he worked as a printer for the Kentucky Kernel. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, serving in Beligum, Franc, and Germany. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the 75th Division. He returned to Kentucky and in March 1947 began working as a supervisor in the University of Kentucky Printing Division. In 1948, he was promoted to Director/Manager of variously, the Department of Printing, the Printing Plant, and Printing Services. He retired in March 1983. He married Ann Bryant Swift, and they had three daughters, Judy, Sarah Ann, and Marilyn. Ed Swift died on May 27, 2011.
Scope and Content
The Edward L. Swift papers (dated 1947-1983; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 slim document box and 1 oversize folder) comprise photographs, printed material, and the personnel record documenting the career of Edward L. "Ed" Swift, who worked in printing services at the University of Kentucky from 1940-1943 and from 1947-1983. The photographs include views of the printing department and printing staff in the Grehan/Journalism Building and in the new building on Bolivar Street.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Biographical information and donor list of collection contents, 2021

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Ed Swift personnel record, 1947-1983

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Printing department/Printing Plant/Print Services photographs, 1948-1981

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Candid color snapshots, Printing Services/Printing Department, at the time of Ed Swift's retirement, 1983

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Head shot of Ed Swift, undated

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College Business Management Institute class photographs, 1975-1976

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Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper article about the Grehan/Journalism building, 1952 May

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"Laying the Cornerstone" program for the Journalism Building/Grehan Building cornerstone ceremony, 1950 Sept. 19

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"Our University" booklet; includes article about the Printing Department, 1966 September

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"UK Profile" article in the Communi-K about Ed Swift, 1975 Oct. 13

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Transparencies for color print of the University of Kentucky wildcat, undated

  • Box UA-3, folder 1
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