Raymond and Virginia Swain Collection

Collection number: MC 337
Size: (2 boxes) (0.5 cu.ft.)

About the Swains

Raymond Charles Swain (1912-1982) and his wife Virginia Anne Addis (dates unknown) were writers and amature poets from New Hampshire and Florida. They were married in 1978.

About the Raymond and Virginia Swain Collection

One folder contains the poetry of Virginia Ann (Addis) Swain. The rest of the collection consists of poetry, essays, short stories, and unpublished novels by Raymond Swain. All materials are undated. Raymond Swain's published works include the novels 'Out of Darkness' (ca. 1962), 'Dark Hills Under' (1979), 'Home Songs in Verse and Rhyme' (1940), and 'A Breath of Maine: Portrait of Robert P. Tristram Coffin' (1967).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder Number], [Box Number], Raymond and Virginia Swain Collection, undated, MC 337, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Sheldon Hines, 2017

Separated Material

A copy of "A Breath of Maine" was removed and cataloged with the rest of Special Collections' books. This particular copy was inscribed by Raymond to his children.

Collection Arrangement

Arrangement is by type of material.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Poetry, Short Stories, Novels
Box 1, Folder 1Virginia Swain's Poems
Box 1, Folder 2Raymond Swain: Awards
Box 1, Folder 3Raymond Swain: Poems
Box 1, Folder 4Raymond Swain: Short Stories
Box 1, Folder 5Raymond Swain: novel 'The Man Who Stole Heaven' (first half)
Box 1, Folder 6Raymond Swain: novel 'The Man Who Stole Heaven' (second half)
Box 1, Folder 7Raymond Swain: novel 'PRISON!'
Box 1, Folder 8Raymond Swain: novel 'The Lamp Is Heavy'
Box 1, Folder 9Raymond Swain: novel 'The Lamp Was Heavy'
Box 2
Raymond Swain: Nonfiction
Box 2, Folder 1'The Yankee Cookbook'
Box 2, Folder 2'Report on Alcoholism'
Box 2, Folder 3'The Alcoholic Personality' (first half)
Box 2, Folder 4'The Alcoholic Personality' (second half)



Manuscripts & Typescripts