Swift, Edward (1943- )
Scope:
The Edward Swift collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, journals, research material, photographs, audio and legal materials, and personal memorabilia.  

Manuscripts include drafts of Swift's novels, his memoir, and other projects. Drafts include Splendora (1978), Christopher Park Regulars (1989), Mother of Pearl (1990), Place with Promise (1987), Principia Martindale (1982), The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint (2001), Miss Spellbinder's Point of View (2001), and Walking on Glory (1994). Autobiographical material consists of Swift's memoir, My Grandfather's Finger (1993). Shorter works include articles such as "Down on the Floor with Edina Sagert" (2007), ballet reviews, and interviews with figures such as Heather Watts and James Purdy. A play by Swift, Are You Wearing Your Hat (2005), is included as well.

Correspondence includes both personal and professional letters. Personal correspondence consists of thank-you notes and letters concerning the death of Swift's father. Professional correspondence consists primarily of letters to editors, publishers, and book festivals, as well as correspondence with Swift's agent, George Nicholson. Various other correspondence from 1990 to 2003 is also collected, including invitations and letters from Barbara Bush.

Printed material mainly concerns Swift's literary and artistic careers, and include proofs, reviews, and publicity for Swift's novels, programs for Splendora, the Musical, and newspaper and magazine clippings about Swift's art installations.

Professional material includes Swift's name tags and press releases, as well as sheet music by Steven Hoffman for the Splendora musical, and a synopsis by Camilla Carr Anhalt for a screen adaptation of Splendora.

Journals include notebooks with drawings and notes about Swift's novels Place with Promise and Christopher Park Regulars; small scrapbooks containing notes and photographs of Swift's friends and travels; and a larger scrapbook concerning the 2001 Texas Book Festival.

Research material in the collection primarily consists of background information and research notes for Swift's books.

Photographs include pictures of Swift's family, Swift with mentor Marguerite Young, and Swift with Laura Bush at the White House.

Audio material consists of two cassette recordings of Swift on BBC Radio 3 in 1992.

Legal material consists of Swift's contracts with various publishers.

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes an autographed music score, theater tickets, and several poems by James Purdy, inscribed to Swift.
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Notable Figures
1. Swift, Edward, 1943-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. Illustrators – United States
4. American literature--20th century
5. Photographs