Fred E. Swink Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0291

Scope and Contents

The Fred E. Swink Records contains alumnus Swink's paper on Lincoln Hall and copies of sources he used to write the paper for a UNR English class. Included are copied pages from the Artemisia yearbook and various oral histories; letters from previous occupants of Lincoln Hall; a paper for History 217 by Elizabeth Bash; and interviews with former residents. Audio recordings on two cassettes and two sets of CDs are included.

Dates

  • 1989-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Historical Note

Lincoln Hall is the oldest dormitory on campus, constructed in 1896. Fred Swink wrote a paper on Lincoln Hall for his 1991 English 101 class, titled "The History and Evolution of the Sigma Rho Delta-Lincoln Hall Association." In 1942, when the dorm was taken over by the U.S. Army-Air Corps cadets, the Lincoln Hall men reorganized as Sigma Rho Delta. The Greek letters were kept through the mid-fifties. In 1991, the Hall again adopted new by-laws and the dorm government was renamed the Sigma Rho Delta-Lincoln Hall Association.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection contains alumnus Fred Swink's paper on Lincoln Hall and copies of sources he used to write the paper for a UNR English class. Included are copied pages from the Artemisia yearbook and various oral histories; letters from previous occupants of Lincoln Hall; a paper for History 217 by Elizabeth Bash; and interviews with former residents. Audio recordings on two cassettes and two sets of CDs are included.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Fred E. Swink in 1991.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives photograph archives as collection number UNRA-P3697.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Fred E. Swink Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 14, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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