Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966

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Swallow was born in 1915; BA, English, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, 1937; MA and Ph. D, Louisiana State Univ.; taught at Univ. of New Mexico and Western State College before becoming full-time professor at Univ. of Denver; helped to found Univ. of Denver Press, 1947; created publishing company, Alan Swallow, Publisher, in 1954; later imprints included Big Mountain Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks; published over four hundred titles, primarily of poetry, criticism, and Western Americana; died of a heart attack in 1966.

From the description of Papers, 1936-1966. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272918

Writer, teacher, and founder of Swallow Press (Denver, Colo.).

From the description of Papers 1925. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49420754

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Swallow was born in 1915; BA, English, University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1937; MA and Ph.D, Louisiana State University; taught at University of New Mexico and Western State College before becoming full-time professor at University of Denver; helped to found University of Denver Press, 1947; created publishing company, Alan Swallow, Publisher, in 1954; later imprints included Big Mountain Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks; published over four hundred titles, primarily of poetry, criticism, and Western Americana; died of a heart attack in 1966.

From the guide to the Alan Swallow Papers, 1936-1966, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Alan Swallow was born February 11, 1915, in Powell, Wyoming. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Wyoming in 1937 and an M.A. degree from Louisiana State University in 1939. At LSU he studied under Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks.

Swallow was an instructor at the University of New Mexico (1940-1942) and associate professor of English at Western State College (1942-1943). He then taught at the University of Denver as assistant professor(1948-1954). He also directed the writing program at U. of Denver and from 1947 to 1953 was director of the University Press. In 1940, Swallow became the founder, owner, and single employee of his publishing firm, Alan Swallow, Publisher. He sought to promote the poetry and fiction of contemporary writers who are often unrecognized by the larger commercial publishers. His list included J.V. Cunningham, Thomas McGrath, Janet Lewis, and the more well known Yvor Winters and Allen Tate. Swallow has also written and published several books of poems and has edited anthologies of poetry and of prose. He lectured at various writers' conferences and was a member of the Western Writers of America, Colorado Authors League, Denver Westerners, and American Civil Liberties Union. He died on November 27, 1966 in Denver, Colorado.

From the guide to the Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966. Letter, 1949, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sprague, Marshall. Papers, 1825-1994 (bulk 1930s-1980s). Pikes Peak Library District
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1974 University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Bronk, William. William Bronk papers, 1908-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966. Letter to Prof. [Clarence] Andrews. Denver, CO. 1966 July 17. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn University of Wyoming. Dept. of English. Records, 1963-1969. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Arms, George Warren, 1912-. George Warren Arms collection, 1848-1988. Yale University Library
referencedIn Sheehy, Eugene P. (Eugene Paul), 1922-. Papers, 1956-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wylder, Delbert E. Selected papers, 1963-1981. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Typographical collection, 1812-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966. Papers, 1936-1966. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Coleman, Carroll. Papers of Carroll Coleman, 1927-1985. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Chimera papers, (1943-1959) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Judson Crews Papers TXRC94-A16., 1935-1981, (bulk 1940-1966) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alan Swallow Papers, 1936-1966 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968. Papers, 1922-1970. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966. Papers 1925. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis papers, 1920-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Vardis Fisher Papers, 1922-1970 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Arms, George Warren, 1912-. George Warren Arms collection, 1848-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carrier, Constance. Constance Carrier papers, ca. 1929-1991. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Approach Archives, 1913-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Chimera papers, (1943-1959). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Crews, Judson. Papers, 1935-1981 (bulk 1940-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Aaron Kramer papers, ca. 1940 -1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968. Vardis and Opal Fisher papers, 1934-1996. Boise State University, Albertsons Library
creatorOf Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968. Collection, 1927-1972. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn William Bronk Papers, 1908-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf West, Ray Benedict, 1908-1990. Ray B. West papers, 1920-1965. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf De Maios, Rosaly. Letter, 1961, Sept. 16, Honolulu, Hawaii, to Alan Swallow. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn George Warren Arms collection, 1848-1988 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis papers, 1906-1982. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Andrews, Clarence A., 1912- , person
associatedWith Approach magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Arms, George Warren, 1912- person
associatedWith Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970 person
associatedWith Brittin, Norman A. person
associatedWith Bronk, William. person
associatedWith Brown, Bob. person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Carrier, Constance. person
associatedWith Coleman, Carroll. person
associatedWith Coleman, Carroll. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Crews, Judson person
associatedWith Crews, Judson. person
associatedWith Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent), 1911-1985 person
associatedWith Davidson, Gustav, 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Decker, James A. person
associatedWith De Jong, David Cornel, 1901-1967 person
associatedWith De Maios, Rosaly. person
associatedWith Elliott, George P., 1918-1980 person
associatedWith Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith Fitzell, Lincoln, 1903-1958 person
associatedWith Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975 person
associatedWith Gold, Herbert, 1924- person
associatedWith Goll, Yvan, 1891-1950 person
associatedWith Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981 person
associatedWith Kees, Weldon, 1914- person
correspondedWith Kramer, Aaron, 1921- person
associatedWith Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006 person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
associatedWith Manfred, Frederick Feikema, 1912-1994. person
associatedWith Miles, Josephine, 1911-1985 person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 person
associatedWith Mills, Clark, 1913- person
associatedWith Moon, Bucklin, 1911- person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957 person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Sheehy, Eugene P. (Eugene Paul), 1922- person
associatedWith Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991 person
associatedWith Sprague, Marshall. person
associatedWith Stanford, Ann. person
associatedWith Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Swallow Press corporateBody
associatedWith Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948 person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 person
associatedWith University of Wyoming. Dept. of English. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 person
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. person
associatedWith West, Ray Benedict, 1908-1990. person
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 person
associatedWith Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. person
associatedWith Wylder, Delbert E. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Colorado--Denver
Subject
Publishers and publishing--Archival resources
American poetry--20th century
Literature--American Poetry
Poets, American
Authors, American
Publishing, printing and book arts
Publishers and publishing--United States
American literature--20th century
Publishers and publishing--Archives
Occupation
Authors
Publisher
Publishers and publishing--Archival resources
Poets
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Birth 1915

Death 1966

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