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Betty Swinford Papers

Identifier: DG0965

Scope and Contents

The Papers contains typed manuscripts, a corrected typescript, correspondence, author notes, and miscellaneous publications and materials pertaining to Swinford’s writing. Titles are arranged alphabetically within series.


  • 1965 - 1988

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for “private study, scholarship, or research.” It is the user’s responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical / Historical

Born June 21, 1927 in Indiana, Betty June Swinford hoped to be an author from a young age. She professed her dedication to Christianity in the 1940s and focused her writing efforts on evangelical literature for young people. Later in her career, she wrote for adults as well. Swinford wrote over one thousand short stories and one hundred books in her lifetime. Spending much of her adult life in Arizona and Flagstaff, Swinford enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping with her husband, two daughters, and son. Swinford died on October 24, 2007.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The Betty Swinford Papers contains typed manuscripts, correspondence, articles, and other miscellaneous items related to Swinford’s career as an author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Betty Swinford over the course of 1965-1989.

Betty Swinford Papers
Karlie Herndon
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Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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