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Donald C. Swanson papers

Identifier: 226

Scope and Content

The collection contains manuscript materials, ancient author indexes, vocabulary studies and correspondence in Latin and Greek.


  • Creation: 1938-1970s
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1960s-1970


Language of Materials

English, Greek and Latin

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Donald C. Swanson papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Donald C. Swanson (1914-1976)

Donald Carl Swanson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 18, 1914. He earned his B.A. in 1936 and M.A. in classical and romantic languages in 1939 from the University of Minnesota. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in oriental languages from Princeton University in 1941. Professor Swanson spent one year as an instructor of classics at the University of Colorado (1942) and worked with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit from 1943-1945. Professor Swanson joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1946 as an instructor of classics. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1949, associate professor in 1952 and professor in 1959. Donald Swanson died on April 12, 1976.


8 boxes (10.4 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Donald C. Swanson, professor of classics at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives by Dorothy Madsen Swanson on June 25, 1979. An additional deposit was made to the collection on July 13, 1989.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Donald C. Swanson papers, 1938-1970s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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