Perry Swisher (addendum)
MC125 - Scope and Content
(see also Perry Swisher MC002)
This collection, an addendum to the original Perry Swisher Collection (MC002), was received in 2010. This collection contains 22 boxes plus 21 large books of bound newspapers featuring Perry Swishers many columns and articles. 2 records boxes from the collection contain photographs. These boxes have been moved to a separate photograph collection. (PMC 125)
The collection has a few items from Swisher’s early career in newspapers and politics. However, the major part of the collection falls into the 1950’s through 2009. The focus of the collection is on newspaper and political activities. These cover a variety of subjects. There are a few folders that contain some personal correspondence and other personal material but these are scattered throughout the collection. Swisher was involved politically in civil rights, education, public utilities and taxation. Swisher’s newspaper activities brought letters and press releases from newspaper men, politicians and authors such as Vardis Fisher, Frank Church and Ralph Harding.
The original folder titles have been retained as much as possible. The arrangement is alphabetical by subject with chronological subdivisions. The titles reflect the varied interests of a newspaper man who was a legislator.