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Floyd Swink papers

Collection, 2000/1


Repository Name: Sterling Morton Library, The Morton Arboretum
Repository Location: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532


1917 Date created
1933 – 1998 Date created
Date created


3 linear feet of papers, 1 book, and 2 reel to reel tapes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

test Immediate source of acquisition


No expected accruals.


The bulk of this material was created by Floyd Swink during the course of his business as an employee of The Morton Arboretum. It was brought from his office into the library's custody (possibly by Michael Stieber) during the year 2000.

Scope and content

The personal papers of Floyd Swink (1921-2000) including drafts and editing notes for publications, plant collecting and sighting notes, and records from his time as a student and staff member at the University of Illinois Chicago and The Morton Arboretum.

System of arrangement

The material is arranged into six series by record type: series 1: Administrative and collections records of The Morton Arboretum; series 2: Plant surveying and collecting records; series 3: Miscellaneous plant lists and checklists; series 4: University of Illinois related papers; series 5: Plants of the Chicago Region development; and series 6: Personal interests and miscellaneous material.

Conditions governing access

Open for research.

Technical access

Special equipment will need to be used to playback the 2 reel to reel tapes.

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