Inventory of the Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Papers, 1913 – 1999

 

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Lloyd Wesley Swift Sr. (1904-2001) worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 35 years, from 1928 to 1963. From 1944 to 1963 he served as Chief of the Division of Wildlife Management in the national office in Washington, DC. Following his Forest Service career, he worked as Director of the United States Office of the World Wildlife Fund from 1963 to 1966. After 1966, he worked as a consulting biologist concerned with wildlife management and nature protection on various projects in the United States and throughout the world.

This collection includes over 50 years of Swift's personal diaries. It also includes correspondence, notes, reports, publications, and photographs collected by Swift. The materials cover his work with the U.S. Forest Service, the World Wildlife Fund, and his consulting work in the U.S. and throughout the world. Other materials concern his membership in many organizations, including the Cosmos Club, Boone and Crockett Club, Washington Biologists’ Field Club, and many others.

Title: Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Papers, 1913 - 1999

Creator: Swift, Lloyd W., Sr. (1904-2001)

Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives

Call Number: 2022-003

Language of Material: Material in English

Extent: 20 linear ft. (19 boxes)

Biographical Note

Lloyd W. SwiftLloyd Wesley Swift Sr. was born on September 4, 1904, on the Swift family ranch near Ione, in Amador County, California. In 1922 he enrolled at the University of California, Davis, as part of its first four-year class. After three years he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his BS in 1927, followed by a MS in forestry in 1930.

Swift began working for the U.S. Forest Service on seasonable jobs while still a student. In 1928, he received a Junior Range Examiner appointment on the Lassen National Forest, the start of a 35-year career with the agency. From 1930 to 1932, Swift was chief of a range survey party on the Plumas National Forest, and continued on the Plumas as Range and Wildlife Staff Assistant until 1935. He was then promoted to Associate Range Examiner in the Regional Office at San Francisco, and in 1937 was transferred to the California Forest and Range Experiment Station as Forest Ecologist. During this period, he also served on two details to the Washington Office and worked with western regional representatives preparing the Range Plant Handbook, published in 1937. From 1939 to 1941, he was located at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado.

In January 1942 Swift began serving as assistant to Dr. Homer L. Shantz, chief of the Division of Wildlife Management in the national office in Washington, DC. In April 1944 he succeeded the retiring Shantz. As chief, Swift worked closely with state wildlife directors, as well as with conservation organizations, to ensure cooperation in wildlife and fish habitat management. Under his leadership the agency was constantly reminded of the need to broaden the Forest Service focus to include habitat improvement for fish, upland game birds, furbearers, and vanishing species. He emphasized the coordination of wildlife needs with other uses. In 1951, Swift initiated a general revision of the Forest Service Wildlife Manual. His idea was for each national forest to develop a “Limited Wildlife Management Plan” outlining how wildlife needs would be coordinated with other uses on the forest. The wildlife plans were eventually subsumed in the multiple-use land management plans for each forest. Swift officially retired from the Forest Service on May 31, 1963. In 1998, the U.S. Forest Service established the Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Award, presented periodically to a current or past Forest Service employee in the field of wildlife, fisheries, and rare plants who exemplifies the characteristics, accomplishments, and qualities of Swift.

From 1963 to 1966, Swift served as the first executive officer of the U.S. Appeal of the World Wildlife Fund. He also later served a term as secretary and board member. After 1966, he worked as a consulting biologist concerned with wildlife management and nature protection in the United States and throughout the world. Swift served in Central and Eastern Africa and the Middle East with organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nation’s Special Fund (UNSF).

Swift married Clara Bishop in 1929 and they had two children, Lloyd Jr. and Clara. His wife Clara passed away in 1964. Swift remarried in 1969 to Rose Ward Dieter, who worked for the Wildlife Management Institute.

Swift was a longtime member of the Cosmos Club, serving as President in 1978, the centennial year of the club. He was President of the Washington Biologists’ Field Club from 1956 to 1959, and was member of the Natural Resources Council of America and the Boone and Crockett Club. He was leader of the Palaver Club of Washington, DC from 1985 to 1996. Swift was also proud to have been a member of the Society of American Foresters for 71 years and to have personally known all the chiefs of the Forest Service from Gifford Pinchot through Michael Dombeck.

Swift passed away at age 96 on February 17, 2001.

(Browse photographs of Lloyd W. Swift on the FHS Image Database.)

Collection Overview

This collection includes over 50 years of his personal diaries. It also includes correspondence, notes, reports, publications, and photographs collected by Swift. The materials cover his work with the U.S. Forest Service, the World Wildlife Fund, and his consulting work in the U.S. and throughout the world. Other materials concern his membership in many organizations, including the Cosmos Club, Boone and Crockett Club, Washington Biologists’ Field Club, and many others.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Bound Diaries, 1948-1999
  2. U.S. Forest Service Career
  3. World Wildlife Fund
  4. International Work
  5. Domestic (U.S.) Consulting
  6. Cosmos Club
  7. Other Clubs and Organizations
  8. Research and Personal Files
  9. Photographs and Slides
  10. Awards, Plaques, and Oversize Materials

Subject Headings

  • Biologists.
  • Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)
  • Forest management.
  • Game management.
  • National forests.
  • Natural resources--Management.
  • United States. Forest Service.
  • Wildlife conservation.
  • Wildlife management.
  • World Wildlife Fund

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Bound Diaries, 1948-1999

Personal diaries kept by Lloyd Swift. Each bound volume corresponds to a single year.

Box 1

  • Lloyd Swift Diaries, 1948-1959

Box 2

  • Lloyd Swift Diaries, 1960-1970

Box 3

  • Lloyd Swift Diaries, 1971-1983

Box 4

  • Lloyd Swift Diaries, 1984-1999
2. U.S. Forest Service Career

Swift was employed by the U.S. Forest Service from 1928 to 1963.

Box 5

  • 2.1 Field Journals, Diaries, Notebooks
    Folder 2.1.1: 1935-1937
    Folder 2.1.2: 1939-1940 notebooks
  • 2.2 Correspondence, memos, etc.
    Folder 2.2.1: 1926-1934
    └(Includes various memos and reports, correspondence with W.B. Greeley and others)Folder 2.2.2: 1935-1937 [digital items]
    └(Memos, correspondence with F.P. Cronemiller, W.R. Chapline, others)Folder 2.2.3: 1938-November 1939 [digital items]
    └(Memos, reports, correspondence with Ben Beard, E.W. Loveridge, S.B. Show, Alvin G. Whitney, C.C. Cottrell, C.H. Purcell, Lee P. Brown, M.W. Talbot, Ira N. Gabrielson)

    Folder 2.2.4: December 1939-January 1942
    └(Memos, reports, correspondence with C.J. Murie, Orange A. Olsen, M.W. Talbot, Allen S. Peck, Earle H. Clapp, C.N. Feast, Harold M. Ratcliff)

    Folder 2.2.5: 1942-1949
    └(Memos, significant correspondence with Homer L. Shantz, info on 1944 retirement luncheon for Dr Shantz, correspondence with Glen A. Smith, C.M. Granger, Tracy I. Storer, H.D. Cochran, Fred W. Johnson, M.A. Mattoon, Orange A. Olsen, others)

    Folder 2.2.6: 1950-1954
    └(Correspondence with W.W. Huber, C.M. Granger, C.R. Gutermuth, William M. Rush, Kelvin D. Sharp, Roy W. Long, Charles Callison, Eldred L. Lane, Victor Buencamino, L.W. Bryan, William Crosby, Vincente de la Cruz, Mervyn J. O'Neill, Lem Banks, Everett R. Doman, Lyle Watts, Clyde Patton, Carl Johnson, Ralph R. Hill, Merle A. Gee, Joseph N. Hessel, Fred H. Kennedy, James Zetek, others)

    Folder 2.2.7: 1955
    └(Memos, correspondence with James Leekley, Pierre Dansereau, Lowell Besley, Merle A. Gee, William Voigt, Jr., Baxter Reed, Frank H. Wadsworth, Malcolm Edwards, Fred H. Kennedy, Homer Shantz, Allan Watkins, Walt L. Dutton, James Zetek, Walter O. Hansen, others)

    Folder 2.2.8: 1956
    └(Memos, correspondence with William G. Sheldon, Howard A. Miller, H. Dean Cochran, Glen A. Smith, D.I. Rasmussen, Floyd Iverson, Irvin Pat Murray, Paul A. Herbert, Ira Gabrielson, J. Perry Egan, H.H. Biswell, Ed Cliff, Tracy I. Storer, James N. Templer, Seth Gordon, Richard W. Westwood, others)

    Folder 2.2.9: 1957
    └(Memos, correspondence with Larry R. Gale, Stanley P. Young, Claribel Rakestraw, Fred W. Johnson, C.R. Gutermuth, D.M. Gaufin, Howard Miller, Charles J. Burr, J.P. Linduska, Richard H. Pough, James E. Thornton, William B. Taylor, Fred Douthitt, John Spring, Ed Cliff, Ernest Wright, R.M. DeNio, Gustav A. Swanson, and others)

    Folder 2.2.10: 1958-1959
    └(Memos, J. Perry Egan obituary, correspondence with Leonard E. Foote, Ed Cliff, Malcolm G. Edwards, D.I. Rasmussen, C.R. Gutermuth, Homer L. Shantz, J.H. Dodson, A.F.C. Greene, Darrell M. Traugh, Walter O. Hansen, Leo K. Couch, Elva Dayton Aukland, Stefan Gorog, L. Eugene Cronin, Mrs. Otto Braun, Ernest A. Vaughn, Ed Tyson, Larry Short, Vladmir Korenic, and others)

    Folder 2.2.11: 1960-1963
    └(Memos, correspondence with Robert Houston, George A. Garratt, Kingman Brewster, Jr., and others; other correspondence concerning Yale School of Forestry)

    Folder 2.2.12: Personal Correspondence, 1939-1963

    Folder 2.2.13: Retirement, 1963
    └(Retirement announcements, signed card, related correspondence)

  • 2.3 Forest Service Personnel
    Folder 2.3.1: Lloyd Swift personnel files, info, etc.
    Folder 2.3.2: Personnel files, others
  • 2.4 Reports
    Folder 2.4.1: Reports, 1924-1936:

    • Types of Vegetation in the Semiarid Portion of the United States and their Economic Significance (Aldous and Shantz, 1924)
    • Management of Brush Lands on the Swift Ranch in El Dorado County California (Lloyd Swift, 1928)
    • Cloud Forms According to the International Classification (1928)
    • Progress Report: Grazing Reconnaissance, Plumas National Forest (1932)
    • Erosion Control, Progress report, Camp Organization (1934)
    • Dentition of Mule Deer (Rush, 1932)
    • Instructional Course on Sylvatic (Bubonic) Plague, San Francisco, April 27-30, 1936, Report

    Folder 2.4.2: Reports, 1937-1954:

    • Report on Wild Life within the National Forests of California (1936)
    • Squaw Valley: Relation of Past Use to Present Condition (Lloyd Swift, 1939)
    • Big Game Problem Areas in State of Colorado (1940)
    • Where Are We and What Time Is It? (E. Sydney Stephens, 1946)
    • Eldoraro Grazing History report (Smith, 1948)
    • Report on John Haddaway Appeal: Opposing Cutting in Deadman Creek Area, Inyo National Forest (Swift, 1954)

    Folder 2.4.3: Reports, undated:

    • Reasons Why It Is Not Wise to Move Fish and Wildlife Service from Washington
    • The Balance of Nature (Shantz)
    • History of the Livestock Industry
    • Foot and Mouth Disease in the Deer of Tuolumne
    • Region 5 Palatability Tables
    • Good Manners for the Out-Of-Doors (Lloyd Swift)
    • Faunal Protection in Relation to Grazing Use of Semi-Arid Lands in the Western United States (Lloyd Swift)
    • Region Seven Wildlife

    Folder 2.4.4: Range Plant Handbook
    Folder 2.4.5: Wildlife Leaflet, 1942-1950

  • 2.5 Training, Speaking, Events
    Folder 2.5.1: Feather River Training Camp
    Folder 2.5.2: Wildlife Course, 1939 Training Camp
    Folder 2.5.3: Speaking notes, 1939-1941
    Folder 2.5.4: Talks, Lectures, and Papers Presented by Swift, 1930-1940
    Folder 2.5.5: Talks, Lectures, and Papers Presented by Swift, 1941-1951
    Folder 2.5.6: Talks, Lectures, and Papers Presented by Swift, 1952-1961

Box 6

  • 2.5 Training, Speaking, Events (continued)
    Folder 2.5.7: Conferences (International Association of Game Fish and Conservation Commissioners 1934, USFS Grazing Conference 1934, USFS Wildlife Meeting 1939, Eighth Pacific Science Congress 1953)
    Folder 2.5.8: North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Detroit, 1963 (Includes address by Harold A. Vogel, and papers presented by Lee M. Talbot and Martha H. Talbot)
    Folder 2.5.9: Events, Other (Includes 40th anniversary of Forest Service, USDA Honor Awards 1958, East African Safari by Lloyd Swift at USFS Family Meeting)
  • 2.6 News Clippings and Publications
    Folder 2.6.1: News clipping files
    Folder 2.6.2: Publications
    Folder 2.6.3: Articles by Swift
  • 2.7 Notes and Other Files
    Folder 2.7.1: Appropriations
    Folder 2.7.2: California info, other
    Folder 2.7.3: Europe, 1956/1958
    Folder 2.7.4: Hunting and Fishing License Data
    Folder 2.7.5: Big Game Inventories and Statistics
    Folder 2.7.6: Virginia deer hunts, 1956-1959
    Folder 2.7.7: Virginia deer hunts, 1960-1963
    Folder 2.7.8: Virginia deer hunts, maps and regulations
    Folder 2.7.9: West Virginia deer hunt
    Folder 2.7.10: Other files (including Billy Dalton)
    Folder 2.7.11: Notes, miscellaneous
  • 2.8 Maps and Signs
    Folder 2.8.1: Maps:

    • Trinity National Forest map (1920)
    • Shasta National Forest map (1924)
    • California National Forest map (1924)
    • Klamath National Forest map (1925)
    • Modoc National Forest map (1925)
    • Lassen National Forest map (1926)
    • Eldorado National Forest map (1926)
    • Siskiyou National Forest map (1926)
    • Monterey Division, Santa Barbara National Forest map (1928)
    • Cleveland National Forest map (1928)

    Folder 2.8.2: Maps and Signs:

    • Angeles National Forest map (1926)
    • Santa Barbara National Forest map (1927)
    • San Bernardino National Forest map (1926)
    • Sequoia National Forest map (1927)
    • Mono National Forest map (1928)
    • National Forests of California map
    • Stream Closed, USFS sign
    • Private Property, Thomas Bishop Company sign
3. World Wildlife Fund

Swift served as the first executive officer of the U.S. Appeal of the World Wildlife Fund from 1963 to 1966. He also later served a term as secretary and board member.

Box 6

  • 3.1 WWF Correspondence
    Folder 3.1.1: November 1963-May 1964
    Folder 3.1.2: June-August 1964
    Folder 3.1.3: September-December 1964
    Folder 3.1.4: January-May 1965
    Folder 3.1.5: June-December 1965
    Folder 3.1.6: 1966
    Folder 3.1.7: Personal correspondence, November 1963-December 1964
    Folder 3.1.8: Personal correspondence, 1965
    Folder 3.1.9: Personal correspondence, 1966
    Folder 3.1.10: Ira Gabrielson
  • 3.2 Meetings
    Folder 3.2.1: Meeting minutes 1965-1970
    Folder 3.2.2: Meeting minutes, 1971-1973
    Folder 3.2.3: National Wildlife Federation meeting, Mexico, 1972
  • 3.3 Other Files (Memos, news releases, other correspondence, etc.)
    Folder 3.3.1: December 1966-1970
    Folder 3.3.2: 1971
    Folder 3.3.3: 1972-1973
    Folder 3.3.4: 1974
    Folder 3.3.5: 1975
    Folder 3.3.6: 1976
    Folder 3.3.7: 1990s
    Folder 3.3.8: U.S. Endangered Species Report, 1964 (draft)
    Folder 3.3.9: Romania trip, 1966
4. International Work

Swift worked as a consulting biologist throughout the world with organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nation's Special Fund (UNSF).

Box 7

  • 4.1 Europe
    Folder 4.1.1: Belgium
    Folder 4.1.2: Europe, 1958
    Folder 4.1.3: Europe, 1966
  • 4.2 Israel (1960 travel to make report on nature conservation)
    Folder 4.2.1: Includes copy of report: Nature Conservation in Israel, prepared by Lloyd Swift, 1960
    Folder 4.2.2: Related notes, correspondence, and articles
    Folder 4.3.3: Israel related correspondence, 1960s
  • 4.3 East and Central Africa (UN Special Fund trip, June-July 1963)
    Folder 4.3.1: Correspondence and travel documents, 1963
    Folder 4.3.2: Draft reports
    Folder 4.3.3: Correspondence, draft reports
    Folder 4.3.4: Final Report (Wildlife Development in the Savanna Lands of East and Central Africa, December 1963)
    Folder 4.3.5: Philip K. Crowe Report (Game Conservation in the Near East and Africa)
    Folder 4.3.6: Ethiopia, 1963
    Folder 4.3.7: Ethiopia Report (The Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in Ethiopia, December 1963)
    Folder 4.3.8: Ethiopia, 1964-1966
    Folder 4.3.9: Southern Rhodesia [Zimbabwe], correspondence and reports
  • 4.4 Bechuanaland Protectorate [Botswana] (FAO trip August-September 1965)
    Folder 4.4.1: Correspondence, travel information, 1965
    Folder 4.4.2: Correspondence, reports
    Folder 4.4.3: Bechuanaland/FAO files
  • 4.5 Africa, Other Files
    Folder 4.5.1: Correspondence, publications, etc. Also includes the following reports:

    • Management of the Big Game Resource in Uganda (Petrides and Swank, 1958)
    • Report of the African Forestry Commission Ad Hoc Working Party on Wildlife Management (Kampala, Uganda - 21-25 September 1965)
    • Uganda's Priceless Heritage (G.A. Petrides, 1958)
    • Kenya Wild Life Society, Second Annual Report, 1957
    • Preservation of the Red Lechwe in N. Rhodesia (C.L. Boyle, 1958)

    Folder 4.5.2: Africa, Reports, other (The Kruger National Park, 1936; see oversize box for: African Game Protection, 1933)

  • 4.6 Turkey (FAO trip December 1966-January 1967)
    Folder 4.6.1: Correspondence, November-December 1966
    Folder 4.6.2: Correspondence, January-June 1967
    Folder 4.6.3: Turkey travel info
    Folder 4.6.4: Reports and notes
    Folder 4.6.5: Turkey background info, publications
  • 4.7 Agencies and Other Information
    Folder 4.7.1: FAO, 1964-1966
    Folder 4.7.2: FAO, 1966, 1969
    Folder 4.7.3: UNESCO, 1964-1965
    Folder 4.7.4: UN Special Fund, 1963-1966
    Folder 4.7.5: Expense reports
    Folder 4.7.6: Inter-Governmental Conservation
    Folder 4.7.7: American Committee for International Wild Life Protection
    Folder 4.7.8: UN development program in Jordan, 1966-1967
5. Domestic (U.S.) Consulting Work

Box 8

  • 5.1 Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club
    Concerning efforts to halt construction of Interstate 84 through the club’s Pennsylvania property. Swift provided report and testimony on potential damage to wildlife, habitats, etc. 
    Folder 5.1.1: Position paper, June 1967
    Folder 5.1.2: Correspondence, 1967
    Folder 5.1.3: Correspondence, 1968
    Folder 5.1.4: Correspondence, 1969-1970
    Folder 5.1.5: Notes, 1967-1970
    Folder 5.1.6: Blooming Grove, By-Laws and Info
    Folder 5.1.7: Appraisal and Testimony
    Folder 5.1.8: Expenses and Fees
    Folder 5.1.9: Maps
    Folder 5.1.10: Maps
    Folder 5.1.11: Photographs
    Folder 5.1.12: Pennsylvania Fish and Game Laws
    Folder 5.1.13: Policy and Legislation (1)
    Folder 5.1.14: Policy and Legislation (2)
    Folder 5.1.15: Hunting and Fishing
    Folder 5.1.16: Deer Kills
    Folder 5.1.17: Land Value
    Folder 5.1.18: Safety
    Folder 5.1.19: Noise
    Folder 5.1.20: Highways and Wildlife
    Folder 5.1.21: Bureau of Outdoor Recreation
    Folder 5.1.22: Sport Fishing Institute
    Folder 5.1.23: Other Publications (1)
    Folder 5.1.24: Other Publications (2)

Box 9

  • 5.2 Adirondack Mountains National Park (proposed)
    Swift produced a 1967 report on wildlife within a proposed Adirondack Mountains National Park.
    Folder 5.2.1: Swift Wildlife Report, December 1967
    Folder 5.2.2: Fees and Expenses
    Folder 5.2.3: Notes
    Folder 5.2.4: Background Info
    Folder 5.2.5: Wirth Report, 1967
    Folder 5.2.6: Bulletins from NY Department of Conservation
    Folder 5.2.7: NY Fish and Game Laws
    Folder 5.2.8: Deer
    Folder 5.2.9: Beaver and other animals
    Folder 5.2.10: National Survey of Hunting and Fishing (1965)
    Folder 5.2.11: Laurence Rockefeller, 1967 speech
    Folder 5.2.12: Moose River
    Folder 5.2.13: NY State Conservation Council
    Folder 5.2.14: News Clippings
    Folder 5.2.15: Reports
    Folder 5.2.16: Maps
    Folder 5.2.17: Maps
  • 5.3 Davis Power Project
    Beginning in 1970, Monongahela Power Company, Potomac Edison Company, and West Penn Power Company (operating together as Allegheny Power) sought permission to construct a pumped storage hydroelectric project (known as the Davis Power Project). The project also included damming the Blackwater River, creating a 7,000 acre lake on lands in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia. Ongoing litigation relating to this project went on through the 1980s.
    Folder 5.3.1: Davis Power Project, Background/Overview info
    Folder 5.3.2: Davis Power Project, 1970-1971
    Folder 5.3.3: Lysle Sherwin, Canaan Valley Case History
    Folder 5.3.4: W. Newman Bradshaw (1)
    Folder 5.3.5: W. Newman Bradshaw (2)
    Folder 5.3.6: Edwin D. Mitchell (1)
    Folder 5.3.7: Edwin D. Mitchell (2)
    Folder 5.3.8: Ben Thompson and Martin Cooper
    Folder 5.3.9: Robert Leo Smith
    Folder 5.3.10: EBASCO Report

Box 10

  • 5.3 Davis Power Project (continued)
    Folder 5.3.11: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1974
    Folder 5.3.12: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1974
    Folder 5.3.13: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1975
    Folder 5.3.14: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1975
    Folder 5.3.15: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1975
    Folder 5.3.16: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1975
    Folder 5.3.17: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1975
    Folder 5.3.18: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1976
    Folder 5.3.19: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1976
    Folder 5.3.20: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1976
    Folder 5.3.21: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1977
    Folder 5.3.22: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1977
    Folder 5.3.23: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1978-1979
    Folder 5.3.24: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1980
    Folder 5.3.25: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1980
    Folder 5.3.26: Legal Briefs and Briefing Papers, 1980 (1980 folders include “A Study of Alternatives to the Davis Pumped Storage Project” report)
    Folder 5.3.27: Correspondence, 1971-1974
    Folder 5.3.28: Correspondence, 1975-1977
    Folder 5.3.29: Correspondence, 1978
    Folder 5.3.30: Notes

Box 11

  • 5.3 Davis Power Project (continued)
    Folder 5.3.31: Swift Mitigation Recommendations
    Folder 5.3.32: Testimony
    Folder 5.3.33: Testimony
    Folder 5.3.34: Swift Fees
    Folder 5.3.35: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (1)
    Folder 5.3.36: West Virginia Department of Natural resources (2)
    Folder 5.3.37: U.S. Forest Service
    Folder 5.3.38: Department of the Interior
    Folder 5.3.39: Federal Power Commission
    Folder 5.3.40: Environmental groups
    Folder 5.3.41: Environmental Policy Act
    Folder 5.3.42: Endangered Species
    Folder 5.3.43: Game and Fish Laws
    Folder 5.3.44: Game Data
    Folder 5.3.45: Recreation Plan
    Folder 5.3.46: Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    Folder 5.3.47: Draft Environmental Statement, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    Folder 5.3.48: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    Folder 5.3.49: News Clippings
    Folder 5.3.50: Publications
    Folder 5.3.51: Maps (1)
    Folder 5.3.52 Maps (2)
    Folder 5.3.53: Maps (3)
  • 5.4 Boise Cascade Wildlife Consulting (Idaho)
    Folder 5.4.1: 1975 correspondence and related reports
    Folder 5.4.2: A Proposal, Salmon River Wilderness and Idaho Wilderness
6. Cosmos Club

The Cosmos Club is a private social club in Washington, DC, founded in 1878. Swift became a member in November 1948. He served on various committees from the late 1960s into the 1980s. He also served on the board from 1972 to 1974, and as President during the club’s centennial year of 1978.
Box 12

  • 6.1 Reports, By-Laws, and Bulletins
    Folder 6.1.1: Annual Reports
    Folder 6.1.2: By-Laws and House Rules
    Folder 6.1.3: Bulletin, 1955-1977
    Folder 6.1.4: Bulletin, 1978-1979
    Folder 6.1.5: Bulletin, 1980-1987
    Folder 6.1.6: Supplements and Vignettes, 1962-1979
    Folder 6.1.7: Supplements and Vignettes, 1980-1985
    Folder 6.1.8: Cosmos Club general info
  • 6.2 Meetings
    Folder 6.2.1: Board of Management meeting minutes, 1972, 1981-1982
    Folder 6.2.2: Board of Management meeting minutes, 1985-1987
    Folder 6.2.3: Board of Management meeting minutes, 1988-1990
    Folder 6.2.4: Joint Board and Committee Chairmen, 1978
    Folder 6.2.5: Annual Meetings, 1977-1979
    Folder 6.2.6: Annual Meetings, 1983-1986, 1990
  • 6.3 Correspondence and Files
    Folder 6.3.1: 1949-1958
    Folder 6.3.2: 1959-1960
    Folder 6.3.3: 1961-1966
    Folder 6.3.4: 1972
    Folder 6.3.5: 1973
    Folder 6.3.6: 1974
    Folder 6.3.7: 1975
    Folder 6.3.8: 1976
    Folder 6.3.9: 1978
    Folder 6.3.10: 1978 notes
    Folder 6.3.11: 1981-1983
    Folder 6.3.12: 1984-1988
  • 6.4 Club Anniversaries
    Folder 6.4.1: 1978 Centennial (1)
    Folder 6.4.2: 1978 Centennial (2)
    Folder 6.4.3: 1978 Centennial (3)
    Folder 6.4.4: 101st Anniversary (1979)
    Folder 6.4.5: 102nd Anniversary (1980)
    Folder 6.4.6: 103rd Anniversary (1981)
  • 6.5 Committees
    Folder 6.5.1: History Committee
    Folder 6.5.2: Awards Committee
    Folder 6.5.3: Art Committee
    Folder 6.5.4: Finance Committee
    Folder 6.5.5: Library Committee
    Folder 6.5.6: Membership Goals Committee
    Folder 6.5.7: House Committee
    Folder 6.5.8: Reciprocity Committee
    Folder 6.5.9: By-Laws Committee
    Folder 6.5.10: Committee assignments
  • 6.6 Membership
    Folder 6.6.1: Nominations
    Folder 6.6.2: Nominations
    Folder 6.6.3: Nominations
    Folder 6.6.4: Membership, other

Box 12

  • 6.6 Membership (continued)
    Folder 6.6.5: Women membership, 1977-1979
    Folder 6.6.6: Women membership, 1980-1981
    Folder 6.6.7: Women membership, 1982
    Folder 6.6.8: Women membership, 1982
    Folder 6.6.9: Women membership, 1982
    Folder 6.6.10: Women membership, 1983
    Folder 6.6.11: Women membership, 1984
    Folder 6.6.12: Women membership, 1985
    Folder 6.6.13: Women membership, 1986-1988
  • 6.7 Clippings
    Folder 6.7.1: News clippings, 1972-1980
    Folder 6.7.2: News clippings, 1981-1983
    Folder 6.7.3: News clippings, 1984-1985
    Folder 6.7.4: News clippings, 1986-1988
  • 6.8 Other Files
    Folder 6.8.1: Past Presidents
    Folder 6.8.2: New member receptions
    Folder 6.8.3: Personnel
  • 6.9 Lloyd Swift
    Folder 6.9.1: Swift membership, 1948
    Folder 6.9.2: Swift speeches, 1978
    Folder 6.9.3: Cosmos Club oral history interview with Swift, 1987
7. Other Clubs and Organizations

Box 13

  • 7.1 Boone and Crockett Club
    Folder 7.1.1: Boone and Crockett Club Officers, Constitution, Treasurer’s Report, and List of Members: 1928, 1929, 1932
    Folder 7.1.2: Boone and Crockett Club Officers, Constitution, Treasurer’s Report, and List of Members: 1957, 1959, 1961, 1965
    Folder 7.1.3: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1954-1955
    Folder 7.1.4: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1956-1957
    Folder 7.1.5: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1958
    Folder 7.1.6: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1959
    Folder 7.1.7: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1961-1963
    Folder 7.1.8: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1964
    Folder 7.1.9: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1965
    Folder 7.1.10: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1965
    Folder 7.1.11: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1965
    Folder 7.1.12: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1966

Box 14

  • 7.1 Boone and Crockett Club (continued)
    Folder 7.1.13: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1967-1969
    Folder 7.1.14: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1970s
    Folder 7.1.15: Correspondence, reports, meetings, etc., 1980s
    Folder 7.1.16: Charles Sheldon/Mt. McKinley discussions, 1969-1974
  • 7.2 Washington Biologists’ Field Club
    Folder 7.2.1: Members Books, 1957 (Includes history, by-laws, members list, Plummers Island info, etc.) [digital item]
    Folder 7.2.2: Members Books, 1913, 1964, 1970, 1993
    Folder 7.2.3: Articles, 1935-1962

    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. I-III (Maxon, et al. 1935)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. V. Fungi (Stevenson and Ermold, 1936)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. VI. Reptiles and Amphibians (M.K. Brady, 1937)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. IX. Mammals (Goldman and Jackson, 1939)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XIII Descriptions of New Wasps (Karl V. Krombein, 1962)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XIV Biological Notes (Paul J. Spangler, 1962)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XV A Mite Associated with the Bee (Edward W. Baker, 1962)
    • Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland. XVI Parasitic Mite of the Megachilid Bee (Krombein, 1962)

    Folder 7.2.4: Correspondence, reports, clippings, meetings, members, etc., 1947-1955
    Folder 7.2.5: Correspondence, reports, meetings, members, etc., 1956-1959 (includes discussion of possible sale of club property, and potential condemnation by the government)
    Folder 7.2.6: Correspondence, reports, meetings, members, etc., 1960-1963 (includes discussion of deeding Plummers Island property to U.S. government)
    Folder 7.2.7: Correspondence, reports, meetings, members, etc., 1970s
    Folder 7.2.8: Correspondence, reports, meetings, members, etc., 1980s
    Folder 7.2.9: Correspondence, reports, meetings, members, etc., 1990s
    Folder 7.2.10: Member lists, 1974-1998

  • 7.3 Explorer’s Club
    Folder 7.3.1: Correspondence, events, member lists, etc., 1953-1961
    Folder 7.3.2: Correspondence, events, member lists, etc., 1962-1968
    Folder 7.3.3: Correspondence, events, member lists, etc., 1974-1987
  • 7.4 The B (Brotherhood of Venery)
    Folder 7.4.1: Annual Meetings, 1946-1953
    Folder 7.4.2: Annual Meetings, 1954-1965
    Folder 7.4.3: History, Constitution [digital items]
    Folder 7.4.4: Member Lists, 1946, 1953, 1958, 1959, 1965
  • 7.5 Palaver Club (Washington D.C.)
    Folder 7.5.1: 1980-1984
    Folder 7.5.2: 1985
    Folder 7.5.3: 1986-1987
    Folder 7.5.4: 1988-1989
    Folder 7.5.5: 1990
    Folder 7.5.6: 1991
    Folder 7.5.7: 1992-1993
    Folder 7.5.8: Palaver Club stationary
  • 7.6 Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society
    Folder 7.6.1: 1938-1966
    Folder 7.6.2: Xi Sigma Pi Record, vol. VI and vol. VII
  • 7.7 Wilderness Society
    Folder 7.7.1: 1964, 1968
  • 7.8 Wildlife Society
    Folder 7.8.1: Membership, By-laws, publications, correspondence, 1939-1966
    Folder 7.8.2: 1967-1968

Box 15

  • 7.8 Wildlife Society (continued)
    Folder 7.8.3: 1969
    Folder 7.8.4: 1970
    Folder 7.8.5: 1971-1972
    Folder 7.8.6: 1975-1985
  • 7.9 Washington Fly Fishing Club
    Folder 7.9.1: Correspondence, Roster, By-Laws, etc.
  • 7.10 Public Land Law Review Commission
    Folder 7.10.1: Correspondence, 1968-January 1969
    Folder 7.10.2: Correspondence, 1969
    Folder 7.10.3: Reports (1)
    Folder 7.10.4: Reports (2)
    Folder 7.10.5: Review by Lloyd Swift of the Report on Fish and Wildlife Resources on Public Lands, 1969
    Folder 7.10.6: Speeches, 1969 (includes speeches/statements by George H. Gallup, Jr. and C.R. Gutermuth)
    Folder 7.10.7: Notes
    Folder 7.10.8: Publications (Public Access to Public Domain Lands: Two Cases of Landowner-Sportsman Conflict; Fish and Wildlife Resources on the Public Lands)
  • 7.11 Izaak Walton League
    Folder 7.11.1: 1967
    Folder 7.11.2: 1968-1969
  • 7.12 African Safari Club
    Folder 7.12.1: 1973-1976
  • 7.13 Citizens Committee for the Virginia Outdoors Plan
    Folder 7.13.1: 1967-1969
    Folder 7.13.2: 1970-1971
  • 7.14 Northern Virginia Conservation Council
    Folder 7.14.1: 1970-1971
    Folder 7.14.2: 1972-1973
  • 7.15 Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries
    Folder 7.15.1: 1970-1971
  • 7.16 American Committee for International Wild Life Protection
    Folder 7.16.1: 1967-1973
  • 7.17 National Parks Association
    Folder 7.17.1: 1967-1968
  • 7.18 National Wildlife Federation
    Folder 7.18.1: 1967-1968
    Folder 7.18.2: 1969-1975
  • 7.19 American Forestry Association
    Folder 7.19.1: Trail Riders of the Wilderness, Allagash canoe trip, Maine, 1967
    Folder 7.19.2: Trail Riders of the Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness
    Folder 7.19.3: Trail Riders of the Wilderness, Cacapon Mountains, West Virginia
    Folder 7.19.4: Trail Riders of the Wilderness, Cacapon Mountains, West Virginia
    Folder 7.19.5: Trail Riders of the Wilderness, Great Smoky Mountains
  • 7.20 Society of American Foresters
    Folder 7.20.1: 1965-1966
  • 7.21 Sierra Club
    Folder 7.21.1: 1963-1966
  • 7.22 Peace Corps
    Folder 7.22.1: 1966 correspondence and brochures

Box 15

  • 7.23 Colorado Wildlife Federation
    Folder 7.23.1: 1964-1967
  • 7.24 National Geographic Society
    Folder 7.24.1: 1965-1966; includes correspondence discussing Lloyd Swift’s FAO trip to Africa
  • 7.25 Friends of the National Zoo
    Folder 7.25.1: 1967-1968
  • 7.26 Virginia Outdoor Recreation Study
    Folder 7.26.1: 1965-1966
  • 7.27 Natural Resources Council of America
    Folder 7.27.1: 1981-1984
  • 7.28 Nature Conservancy (United Kingdom)
    Folder 7.28.1: 1958-1959
  • 7.29 Purple Martin Conservation Association
    Folder 7.29.1: 1980s-1990s
8. Research and Personal Files

Box 16

  • 8.1 Gypsy Moth
    Folder 8.1.1: Includes reports on gypsy moth management in Lake Barcroft WID and Fairfax County, VA (1980s)
    Folder 8.1.2: Gypsy moth publications; Gypsy Moth Handbook
  • 8.2 Wilderness Management
    Folder 8.2.1: Clippings and research files
    Folder 8.2.2: Clippings and research files
  • 8.3 Wildlife in the U.S. Forest Service History (Includes reports by Theodore Catton and Lisa Mighetto)
    Folder 8.3.1: Notes and research files
    Folder 8.3.2: Reports
    Folder 8.3.3: Reports
    Folder 8.3.4: Reports
  • 8.4 Carp (fish)
    Folder 8.4.1: Notes, correspondence, research files
    Folder 8.4.2: Notes, correspondence, research files
    Folder 8.4.3: Notes, correspondence, research files
    Folder 8.4.4: Publications
  • 8.5 Biographical Materials and Family History
    Folder 8.5.1: Lloyd Swift biographical materials
    Folder 8.5.2: Oral history interview of Lloyd Swift by Paul H. Oehser (1997)
    Folder 8.5.3: Fulbright application materials
    Folder 8.5.4: Swift family history
  • 8.6 Other Correspondence
    Folder 8.6.1: Silver Lake, fishing (Georgia), 1980s
    Folder 8.6.2: Frank Heyward
    Folder 8.6.3: Other personal correspondence

Box 17

  • 8.7 Personal and Other Travel, International, 1968-1977
    Folder 8.7.1: South America, 1968 (Galapagos)
    Folder 8.7.2: South America, 1968
    Folder 8.7.3: South America, 1971
    Folder 8.7.4: East Africa Field Trip, 1972
    Folder 8.7.5: East Africa Field Trip, 1972
    Folder 8.7.6: Europe Conservation Tour (info)
    Folder 8.7.7: India, 1973
    Folder 8.7.8: Spain and Portugal, 1974
    Folder 8.7.9: Soviet Union, 1975
    Folder 8.7.10: Scandinavia and Scotland, 1976
    Folder 8.7.11: Asia, 1977 (includes Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand)
    Folder 8.7.12: Quetico Provincial Park
    Folder 8.7.13: Quetico Provincial Park
  • 8.8 Personal Travel, Domestic, 1972-1980s
    Folder 8.8.1: North Carolina, 1972
    Folder 8.8.2: Alaska, 1974
    Folder 8.8.3: Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, 1977
    Folder 8.8.4: Boundary Waters, 1978
    Folder 8.8.5: Pine Barrens, 1981
9. Photographs and Slides

Box 17

  • 9.1 Lloyd Swift
    Folder 9.1.1: Photos of Lloyd Swift
    Folder 9.1.2: Swift Family
    Folder 9.1.3: Christmas cards (includes 1958 Swift family holiday card drawn by Rudy Wendelin)
    Folder 9.1.4: House (photos of Swift home in Falls Church, Virginia)
    Folder 9.1.5: Swift international, unidentified
  • 9.2 U.S Forest Service photos
    Folder 9.2.1: USFS California, 1930s [digital items]
    Folder 9.2.2: USFS meetings and groups [digital items]
    Folder 9.2.3: 1948, photos with correspondence
    Folder 9.2.4: 1953, photos with correspondence
    Folder 9.2.5: 1956, photos with correspondence
    Folder 9.2.6: USFS photos miscellaneous, with negative numbers
    Folder 9.2.7: USFS photos miscellaneous, with negative numbers
  • 9.3 Other Photos
    Folder 9.3.1: Conferences, meetings, groups, etc. [digital items]
    Folder 9.3.2: People
    Folder 9.3.3: Other miscellaneous photos
    Folder 9.3.4: Unidentified photos
    Folder 9.3.5: Postcards

Box 18

  • 9.4 Slides
    Boxes of slides (includes family images, travel to Africa, Europe, and other locations.)
10. Awards, Plaques, and Oversize

Box 19 (Oversize)

  • 10.1 Oversize Materials
    African Game Protection, 1933
    23 Geological Survey maps of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, 1930s-1950s
    3 Corps of Engineers maps of Virginia and Maryland, 1920s-1930s
    1933 Potomac River map
    Belvoir (VA) aerial photo and map, 1940s
    Jefferson National Forest map, 1936
    George Washington National Forest maps, 1936, 1938
    Ocala National Forest maps, 1938, 1949
    Monongahela National Forest map, 1939
    Croatan National Forest map, 1946

Shelf Items

  • 10.2 Awards and Plaques
    Framed WWF retirement press release
    Northern Virginia Soil and water Conservation District appreciation plaque
    Phi Sigma Biological Society framed membership certificate
    USDA Certificate of Appreciation, June 1999
    Award of Distinction, College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of California, Davis
    Explorers Club framed membership certificate
    Society of American Foresters Golden Membership Award
    Cosmos Club certificate

 

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