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Collection Number: 04962

Collection Title: Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006

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Size 16.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7000 items)
Abstract Benjamin F. Swalin (1901-1989) was conductor and director of the North Carolina Symphony, musician, composer, performer, author, teacher, and advocate for music in North Carolina. His wife, Maxine M. Swalin (1903-2009), also an accomplished musician, supported the work of the North Carolina Symphony as its executive assistant for many years. The collection contains biographical information, writings, correspondence, subject files, and photographs of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin. Materials document Benjamin F. Swalin's life from childhood through his music studies, teaching career at the University of North Carolina, and his 33 years as conductor and director with the North Carolina Symphony. Published and unpublished writings include notes, poetry, musical scores, and materials relating to Benjamin F. Swalin's Hard Circus Road (1987), a history of the North Carolina Symphony, and to Maxine M. Swalin's An Ear to Myself (1996), a reminiscence of her childhood in Iowa and life with her husband and with the North Carolina Symphony. Correspondence chiefly concerns North Carolina Symphony operations and the Swalins' social and professional relationships with acquaintances and advocates in the arts and legal communities. Subject files include materials relating to the Symphony, especially Benjamin Swalin's forced retirement in 1971; a run of Symphony Stories that Adeline McCall wrote for the Symphony's Children's Concert Division, 1950-1973; items relating to music education and appreciation in North Carolina; and other materials. Photographs document the Swalins from early childhood to old age.
Creator Swalin, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1901-1989.

Swalin, Maxine M. (Maxine McMahon)
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers #4962, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Maxine M. Swalin of Chapel Hill, N.C., in December 1998 (Acc. 98257) and August 1999 (Acc. 98335), and from her estate in January 2010 (Acc. 101226).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Benjamin Franklin Swalin led the North Carolina Symphony for 33 years, from 1939 to 1972, revitalizing and expanding the project that Lamar Stringfield had started under the WPA. In 1945, Swalin's work resulted in the passage of North Carolina Senate Bill 248 (dubbed the "Horn Tootin' Bill"). This was the first time that an orchestra was recognized as a state agency in the United States.

Swalin was a tireless promoter of classical music and the North Carolina Symphony. Under his direction, the Symphony maintained a rigorous travel schedule, playing throughout the state. In addition, the Symphony's innovative Children's Concert Division, begun in the 1940s, influenced and educated young people all over the state.

The son of Benjamin and Augusta Swalin, Swalin was born on 30 March 1901 in Minneapolis, Minn. He grew up in a musical atmosphere; his father, a Swedish immigrant, played the violin, and all of the Swalin children played instruments. At the age of 18, Swalin joined the Minneapolis Symphony as its youngest member. He left Minnesota to study music under Franz Kneisel, 1921-1926, and later studied with Leopold Auer. While his chief focus was music, he had a broad range of interests, as evidenced by his M.A. in English from Columbia University.

Continuing his education in Austria, Swalin earned a Ph.D. in music from the University of Vienna in 1932. He taught at Depauw University, 1933-1935 and was accepted as a student of the Moscow University American Institute during the summer of 1934, completing studies in economics. In 1935, he accepted a position with the Music Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Swalin met Maxine McMahon in 1926 at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School of Music) in New York. The two shared great intellectual curiosity and a life-long interest in music. When he moved to North Carolina, she moved to Boston to pursue a graduate degree at Radcliffe College. After a year's separation, she moved to North Carolina in 1936 with her master's degree. Maxine joined in her husband's dedication to the North Carolina Symphony and music education. She served as the Symphony's executive assistant and frequently played the piano and celesta in North Carolina Symphony performances.

Benjamin F. Swalin retired as Director of the North Carolina Symphony in 1971, but continued his involvement in cultural and civic life. In 1972, the Swalins moved to Norway where Benjamin served as visiting conductor of the Stavanger Symphony. In 1974, he ran as the Democratic candidate to represent the 16th district in the North Carolina Senate, emphasizing the need for increased support of arts and adult education in the state. Throughout retirement the Swalins continued their support of arts appreciation and children's music education in North Carolina through their continued relationships with the North Carolina Symphony, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and other state and civic institutions until their respective deaths in 1989 and 2009.

Benjamin F. Swalin published two books: The Violin Concerto: a Study in German Romanticism (1941) and Hard Circus Road (1987), a history of the North Carolina Symphony. He received the North Carolina Award for Achievement in Fine Arts in 1966, honors from the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1967, the Morrison Award for Achievement in Performing Arts in 1968, and honorary doctorates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and from Duke University in 1979.

Maxine M. Swalin published An Ear to Myself (1996), a reminiscence of her childhood in Waukee, Iowa, her life with Benjamin F. Swalin, and her work with the North Carolina Symphony. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Duke University in 1979 and received the North Carolina Award for Public Service for her four decades of pioneering activity in support of the programs of the North Carolina Symphony in 1989 and the North Caroliniana Society Award on her 100th birthday in 2003. The North Carolina Symphony also announced in 2003 its first recipient of the annual Maxine Swalin Outstanding Music Educator Award, which recognizes "an individual who instills and inspires a love of music in North Carolina children." In 2005, she was one of three recipients of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's first annual Lifetime Achievement Award for the Performing Arts.

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The collection contains biographical information, writings, correspondence, subject files, and photographs of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin. Materials document Benjamin F. Swalin's life from childhood through his music studies, teaching career at the University of North Carolina, and his 33 years as conductor and director with the North Carolina Symphony. Published and unpublished writings include notes, poetry, musical scores, and materials relating to Benjamin F. Swalin's Hard Circus Road (1987), a history of the North Carolina Symphony, and to Maxine M. Swalin's An Ear to Myself (1996), a reminiscence of her childhood in Iowa and life with her husband and with the North Carolina Symphony. Correspondence chiefly concerns North Carolina Symphony operations and the Swalins' social and professional relationships with acquaintances and advocates in the arts and legal communities. Subject files include materials relating to the Symphony, especially Benjamin Swalin's forced retirement in 1971; a run of Symphony Stories that Adeline McCall wrote for the Symphony's Children's Concert Division, 1950-1973; items relating to music education and appreciation in North Carolina; and other materials. Photographs document the Swalins from early childhood to old age.

Original file names have been retained throughout the collection.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Biographical information includes articles, newspaper clippings, programs, biographies, bibliographies, biographical sketches documenting Benjamin F. Swalin's early music career through his career as director of the North Carolina Symphony. Clippings follow Swalin's musical career from his early performances in Minneapolis, Minn., with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and studies and performances in New York, N.Y., and Vienna, Austria to his role in developing the North Carolina Symphony from its beginnings in 1939 to his retirement in 1972. Items pertaining to memorial services for Swalin are included. A few news clippings are in Swedish or German. There also are diplomas, a scrapbook with clippings and programs, and some biographical materials relating to Maxine M. Swalin.

Folder 1 (formerly folder 5)

Articles about Benjamin F. Swalin, 1919-1990 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 1 (formerly folder 5)

Includes oversize items filed in OPF-4962/1.

Folder 2

Articles about Benjamin F. Swalin, 1941-1966 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Bibliography, 1972 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 3

Includes bibiliographical references of works which reference Benjamin F. Swalin.

Folder 4

Biographical sketch, 1965 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 4

Includes drafts of biographical sketch submitted to Who in America,  International Who's Who in Music, and other biographical reference sources.

Folder OP-F-4962/8

Diplomas and awards, 1919-1934 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder OP-F-4962/8

Chiefly academic diplomas for Benjamin F. Swalin from high school through post-doctorate studies.

Folder 5

"Early career," 1921-1960s, 1984, and undated #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 5

Includes photograph, circa 1930s, of Otakar Sevcik's studio near Prague, a letter from composer Kurt Atterberg, and a University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Department of Music Concerts Program for the 1938-1939 season, and a University of North Carolina Sonata Recital Repetoire, 1936.

This file may have been compiled for use in the first chapter of Hard Circus Road.

Folder 6

Institute for Musical Art (now the Juilliard School), 1926-1930 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 6

Post-graduate violin progress reports and grading reports for Benjamin F. Swalin during his graduate studies in English at Columbia University.

Folder 7

Newspaper criticisms, 1972-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 7

Folder 8 (formerly folder 4)

Programs and flyers, 1930-1989 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 8 (formerly folder 4)

Folder 9-10 (formerly folders 1-2)

Folder 9

Scrapbook, ca. 1906-1961 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 9-10 (formerly folders 1-2)

Folder 11 (formerly folder 3)

Studies in Vienna, Austria, 1926-1932 #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 11 (formerly folder 3)

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Swalin, Benjamin F., 1930s-1980s #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 12-13

Folder 14

Swalin, Maxine M., 1969-1983 and undated #04962, Series: "1. Biographical Information, 1906-1990. " Folder 14

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About 250 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Published and unpublished writings include Benjamin F. Swalin's addresses; speeches; handwritten and typescript notes; musical scores; quotations; lectures; drafts of articles; poetry; reminiscences of travel; and materials relating to Hard Circus Road: The Odyssey of the North Carolina Symphony,   The Violin Concerto (based on Swalin's dissertation), and "This is Your Music," a short book written by Swalin that was never published. Most of the material found in this series is the written work of Benjamin F. Swalin, though some articles and addresses written by Maxine M. Swalin are included. Most published and unpublished writings by Maxine M. Swalin can be found in Series 6. Also included are a few letters relating to publication of Swalin's work.

Folder 15 (formerly folder 6)

Articles and addresses, 1936-1966 #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 15 (formerly folder 6)

Folder 16-18

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Articles and Addresses, 1933-1979 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 16-18

Includes drafts of "Music in a Chaotic World," which addresses racial conflict, war attitudes, and other social dilemmas in North Carolina and "This is Your Music." Book notes, material relating to "Cabals," and writing by Benjamin Swalin concerning L. Guilford Daugherty are also included.

Folder 19

Articles and Adresses: Benjamin F. and Maxine M. Swalin, 1954-1965 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 19

Folder 20

Bernstein lectures, 1976 #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 20

Folder 21

Book notes, undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 21

Book notes appear to relate to material found in Hard Circus Road, but some material may relate to subjects found in "This is Your Music" and The Violin Concerto.

Folder 22

Copies of "Funny Letter," undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 22

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

Correspondence: Publication of manuscripts, 1957-1961 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 23-24

Correspondence between Benjamin F. Swalin and representatives of various publishing firms regarding the decisions to publish "This is Your Music."

Folder 25-26 (formerly folders 10-11)

Folder 25

Hard Circus Road: Research notes #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 25-26 (formerly folders 10-11)

Folder 27 (formerly folder 12)

Hard Circus Road: Typescript and printed pages #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 27 (formerly folder 12)

Folder 28 (formerly folder 13)

Hard Circus Road: Notes from telephone conversations #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 28 (formerly folder 13)

Folder 29-46

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Hard Circus Road: Early drafts, submitted manuscripts, research, notes, and correspondence. #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 29-46

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4962/2-4

OPF-4962/2

OPF-4962/3

OPF-4962/4

"Maxeben," 1943 #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " OPF-4962/2-4

Folder 47

"Maxeben", 1944-1950 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 47

Folder 48 (formerly folder 9)

Notes on symphonies (possibly for Hard Circus Road ) #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 48 (formerly folder 9)

Folder 49-50 (formerly folder 8)

Folder 49

Poetry and notes, undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 49-50 (formerly folder 8)

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4962/5

Prelude for a violin solo and "Sunday in Town," 1965 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " OPF-4962/5

Folder 51

Quotations #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 51

Folder 52 (formerly folder 7)

Travel, 1973 and undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 52 (formerly folder 7)

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4962/6

"War Contemplations" and "Where Be Going?" undated #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " OPF-4962/6

Folder 53

Miscellaneous notes #04962, Series: "2. Benjamin F. Swalin Writings, 1933-1989. " Folder 53

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About 800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chronological, personal name, and subject correspondence of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin with social and professional acquaintances and advocates in the arts and legal communities. Most chronological correspondence pertains to the functioning of the North Carolina Symphony, including personnel issues and the 1972 dispute over the search for a new director. Also included are letters about travel, instruments, holiday greetings, Swalin's work at the University of North Carolina, politics, and the publication of Hard Circus Road. There are some letters from Benjamin to Maxine while he was in North Carolina and she was at Radcliffe College and letters from Maxine, thanking friends for their support after her husband's death. Personal name correspondence documents support of Benjamin F. Swalin from friends, politicians, members of the Ad Hoc Committee, and other musicians following his forced retirement from the North Carolina Symphony in 1972. Subject correspondence chiefly concerns the couple's role in the North Carolina Symphony following Swalin's forced retirement. Also included are letters of appreciation from children who attended performances of the North Carolina Symphony.

See also Series 2. for letters relating specifically to publication of Swalin's writings.

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About 200 items.

Correspondence of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin. Most correspondence pertains to the functioning of the North Carolina Symphony, including personnel issues. Also included are letters about travel, instruments, holiday greetings, and Swalin's work at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Some correspondence relates to a 1972 dispute about a search for a new director (see also series 3.2 and 3.3 for additional correspondence on this topic). Other letters reflect Swalin's interest in politics, including one, 25 July 1973, from Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. about Swalin's support for the Watergate investigation. Also included are letters pertaining to the publication of Hard Circus Road and excerpts from letters, 1935-1936, from Benjamin to Maxine while he was in North Carolina and she was at Radcliffe College. Other letters are from Maxine M. Swalin thanking friends for their support after Benjamin F. Swalin's death.

A few letters are in German.

Folder 54 (formerly folder 21)

1932-1946 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 54 (formerly folder 21)

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

1940-1988 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 55-56

Folder 57 (formerly folder 22)

1950-1969 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 57 (formerly folder 22)

Folder 58 (formerly folder 23)

1970-1971 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 58 (formerly folder 23)

Folder 59 (formerly folder 24-25)

1972-1979, 1982-1985 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 59 (formerly folder 24-25)

Folder 60 (formerly folder 26)

1989-1993 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 60 (formerly folder 26)

Folder 61 (formerly folder 27)

Excerpts, 1935-1936 #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 61 (formerly folder 27)

Folder 62 (formerly folder 28)

Undated #04962, Subseries: "3.1 Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1993." Folder 62 (formerly folder 28)

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About 500 items.

Personal name correspondence documents support of Benjamin F. Swalin from friends, politicians, members of the Ad Hoc Committee, and other musicians following his forced retirement from the North Carolina Symphony in 1972. See also series 3.1 and 3.3 for additional correspondence on this topic.

Folder 63

Bryant, Victor, 1971 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 63

Folder 64

"B" miscellaneous, 1971-1976 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 64

Folder 65

Davis, Archie K., 1971-1974 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 65

Folder 66

Edwards, Dan (Attorney), 1972-1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 66

Folder 67

"E" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 67

Folder 68

Galifanakis, Nick, 1973-1975 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 68

Folder 69

Gardner, Samuel, 1977-1984 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 69

Folder 70

Gilmore, Voit, 1967-1968 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 70

Folder 71

Green, Paul, 1945-1981 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 71

Folder 72

"G" miscellaneous, 1974-1978 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 72

Folder 73

Helms, Jesse, 1977 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 73

Folder 74

Hodgkins, Laura L., 1972-1974 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 74

Folder 75

Hope, C. C., 1970-1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 75

Folder 76

Horton, Hamilton (Senator), 1972-1981 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 76

Folder 77

"H" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 77

Folder 78

"I" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 78

Folder 79

"K" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 79

Folder 80

"L" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 80

Folder 81

Pikutis, Albin and Dolores, 1976-1986 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 81

Folder 82

"P" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 82

Folder 83

Ragan, Sam, 1972-1979 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 83

Folder 84

Reinhardt, Helen, 1974-1981 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 84

Folder 85

Rohrer, Grace, 1973-1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 85

Folder 86

Ruffin, William H., 1969-1971 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 86

Folder 87

"R" miscellaneous, 1974 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 87

Folder 88

Saari, Sasha, 1971-1983 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 88

Folder 89

Scott, Ralph H. (Senator), 1973-1980 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 89

Folder 90

Scott, Robert W. (Governor), 1969-1979 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 90

Folder 91

Seamans, Mary Duke Biddle Trent, 1967-1979 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 91

Folder 92

Wilson, Louis Round: Correspondence regarding North Carolina Symphony history, 1970-1971 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 92

Folder 93

"W" miscellaneous #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 93

Folder 94

"XYZ" miscellaneous, 1972, 1985 #04962, Subseries: "3.2. Personal Name Correspondence, 1940-1988 (1970s)." Folder 94

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s).

About 100 items.

Subject correspondence chiefly concerns the Swalins' role in the North Carolina Symphony following Benjamin F. Swalin's forced retirement (see also series 3.1 and 3.2 for additional correspondence on this topic). Also included are letters of appreciation from children who attended performances of the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 95

Appreciation letters, 1969-1987 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 95

Includes letters of appreciation from children who attended performances of the North Carolina Symphony and letters congratulating the Swalins upon receiving their doctorates from Duke University in 1979.

Folder 96

Appropriations committee, 1975; Advisory budget committee, 1978 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 96

Folder 97

Board of Trustees, 1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 97

Letter from Benjamin F. Swalin addressing friends and board of trustees of the North Carolina Symphony opposing the transfer of authority from the board to a new executive committee. Also includes a handout entitled "What You Can Do Regarding the Symphony Swalin Problem."

Folder 98

Bradshaw, Tom to Executive Committee, 1975 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 98

Folder 99

Colleges, 1972-1981 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 99

Folder 100

Horton, Hamilton C. to General Assembly, 1975 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 100

Folder 101

Horton, Hamilton C. to Grace J. Rohrer, 1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 101

Folder 102

Mass mailings, 1973 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 102

Folder 103

Meeting notice, 1976 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 103

Folder 104

North Carolina Symphony, 1977-1986 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 104

Folder 105

Pikutis, Albin, to North Carolina Symphony, 1976 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 105

Folder 106

Rohrer, Grace J. to Tom Bradshaw, 1975 #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 106

Folder 107

"Special Friends," 1966-1975 and undated #04962, Subseries: "3.3. Subject Correspondence, 1944-1987 (1970s)." Folder 107

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Subject Files, 1915-1986.

About 5000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Subject files compiled by Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin, some touching on his early musical career, but most relating to the administrative functioning of the North Carolina Symphony, including meeting minutes of the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and Ad Hoc Committee; bylaws and contracts; financial material; and personnel files. A significant portion of these materials document the forced retirement of Benjamin F. Swalin in 1971 and efforts made by the Swalins and the Ad Hoc Committee to oppose the actions of the newly formed Executive Committee in order to restore Swalin as director and honor the couple's contributions to the Symphony. Some files apparently were compiled by Maxine M. Swalin for research use for a possible book documenting the individuals and motives involved in her husband's forced retirement. Other materials in the subject files include correspondence and legal documents related to legislation proposed by Benjamin F. Swalin; musical programs and publicity material; material relating to music education and appreciation in North Carolina; and Benjamin F. Swalin's 1974 senatorial campaign.

Folder 108-113

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

1971-1986 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 108-113

Includes North Carolina Symphony correspondence, programs, and promotional materials collected and personally requested by Benjamin F. Swalin during his retirement.

Folder 114

1971 through 1976: Board of Trustees meeting, 5 August 1971; C. C. Hope's notice of Executive Committee meeting to the Board of Trustees, 16 July 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 114

Includes a letter from C. C. Hope Jr., president of the North Carolina Symphony Society, to members of the board of trustees to inform them of a joint meeting suggested by the executive committee to discuss a plan of reorganization for the future of the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 115

1971 through 1976: Dr. Swalin's Presentation, 29 May 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 115

Folder 116

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting, 28 March-28 June 1974; Board of Trustees meeting, 28 June 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 116

Folder 117

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting, 5 December 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 117

Folder 118

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting minutes, 11 February 1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 118

Folder 119

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting minutes, 17 May 1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 119

Folder 120

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting minutes, 30 November 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 120

Folder 121

1971 through 1976: Executive Committee meeting minutes, 22 April 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 121

Folder 122

1971 through 1976: Hodgkins, Norman, and Rohrer, 29 May 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 122

Folder 123

1971 through 1976: Meetings (individual trustees), 5 August 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 123

Folder 124

1971 through 1976: North Carolina Symphony Society annual meeting, 14 November 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 124

Folder 125

1971 through 1976: North Carolina Symphony Society minutes for annual meeting, 14 November 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 125

Folder 126-127

Folder 126

Folder 127

1971 through 1976: North Carolina Symphony Society minutes for annual meeting, 11 November 1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 126-127

Folder 128

1971 through 1976: Questions and observations, 5 August 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 128

Folder 129

1971 through 1976: Ragan committee, 25 January 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 129

Folder 130

1971 through 1976: Rough draft minutes of the Executive Board regarding Swalin matter, 1976 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 130

Folder 131-133

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Ad Hoc Committee, 1972-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 131-133

Includes letters of resignation from members of the board of trustees, including C. C. Hope and Senator Hamilton Horton; letters of support for Benjamin F. Swalin from North Carolina Symphony staff; and suggestions from members of the Ad Hoc Committee of ways in which the North Carolina Symphony can honor the contributions and years of service given by the Swalins.

Folder 134

Ad Hoc Committee: Meeting, 1 June 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 134

Folder 135

Ad Hoc Committee: Meeting, 15 January 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 135

Folder 136

Ad Hoc Committee: Meeting, 2 June 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 136

Folder 137

Ad Hoc Committee: Meeting, 7 November 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 137

Folder 138

Ad Hoc Committee: Meeting, 29 October 1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 138

Folder 139

Ad Hoc Committee: Correspondence, 1970-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 139

Folder 140

Ad Hoc Committee: Membership lists, 4 October 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 140

Folder 141

Ad Hoc Committee: Minutes and Goals, 1973-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 141

Folder 142

American Federation Musicians, 1970-1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 142

Folder 143

Announcement of retirement plan, 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 143

Folder 144

Archives, 1939-1985 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 144

Contains material of personal and professional significance collected by the Swalins, including birthday wishes from Rosalyn and Jimmy Carter; a 1969 letter from cellist Leonard Rose with bowing suggestions; a 1939 program for the Trapp Family Choir; a program for the 1972-1973 season of the Stawauger Symphony in Norway; and a 1981 typed article draft to the Chapel Hill Newspaper reflecting on the life of Paul Green.

Folder 145

Archives: Little Symphony early tours, 1937-1948 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 145

Includes a portrait of the North Carolina Little Symphony and four snapshots of various musicians while touring.

Folder 146

Archives: Outline, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 146

Possibly an outline of material specific to Benjamin F. Swalin kept by the North Carolina Symphony's archives

Folder 147

Arts councils, 1976-1987 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 147

Folder 148

Assistant conductor, 1968-1969 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 148

Folder 149

Auditions, 1960-1979 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 149

Folder 150

Auditions: Soloists, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 150

Folder 151

Auditoriums (new) architecture, circa 1960s and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 151

Folder 152

Auditor's reports, 1971-1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 152

Folder 153

Award: North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Life Membership, 1968 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 153

Folder 154-155

Folder 154

Folder 155

Balls, 1963-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 154-155

Folder 156 (formerly folder 32)

Balls, 1982 and 1986 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 156 (formerly folder 32)

Folder 157-159

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Board of Trustees, 1961-1982 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 157-159

Folder 160

Board of Trustees: Loyal ones, Boyd, Katherine, 1977 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 160

Folder 161

Board of Trustees: Loyal ones: Dorton, Joseph Sibley, 1972-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 161

Folder 162

Board of Trustees: Loyal ones: Gilmore, Voit (Senator), 1967-1968 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 162

Folder 163

Board of Trustees: Meeting minutes, 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 163

Folder 164

Board of Trustees: Miscellaneous, 1954-1985 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 164

Folder 165

Board of Trustees: North Carolina Symphony Society Chapter Officers Binder, 1969-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 165

Folder 166

Board of Trustees: Personal, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 166

Folder 167

Board of Trustees: Summary letter of Benjamin F. Swalin, 9 July 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 167

Folder 168

Book of documentation, 1971-1973 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 168

Binder compiled chiefly to document Benjamin F. Swalin's health reports, contracts with the North Carolina Symphony, and other retirement related material related to the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee.

Folder 169-170

Folder 169

Folder 170

Bylaws contracts, 1968-1981 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 169-170

Folder 171-177

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Cabals, 1943-1946, 1971-1979 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 171-177

Includes handwritten notes, book notes, Ad Hoc and Executive Committee meeting minutes, and correspondence with and between staff and trustees of the North Carolina Symphony. Of note is early documentation collected by Maxine M. Swalin of historically relevant personnel issues between North Carolina Symphony staff and the Board of Trustees and letters from Benjamin F. Swalin's medical doctors to the Board of Trustees certifying his physical and mental health. Much of the material found within this file relates to other subject files throughout the series and may have been compiled as research for a book.

Folder 178

Cabals: Controversial, 1935-1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 178

Folder 179

Cabals: Notes, 1972-1976 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 179

Includes a note from Maxine M. Swalin to the reader of this file following her retirement stating that she leaves behind a large file called Cabals,in which she says, "Perhaps before I die I'll write about it then it can be published afterward and no one can sue me, I will have given away my estate."

Folder 180 (formerly folder 29)

Carolina Charter Tercentenary Celebration, 1961 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 180 (formerly folder 29)

Folder 181

Carousel screen instructions, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 181

Folder 182

Chamber music, 1966 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 182

Folder 183

Chamber Music Players, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 183

Folder 184 (formerly folder 33)

Charter #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 184 (formerly folder 33)

Folder 185

Chicago, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 185

Folder 186

Children's concert division: Concertos (future and research), 1959-1964 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 186

Folder 187

Children's concert division: Lists, timings, songs, 1956-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 187

Folder 188

Children's concerts, 1964-1972 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 188

Includes letters from children, correspondence with colleagues, and children's concert programs.

Folder 189

Clippings: Composers, 1974-1978 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 189

Folder 190

Clippings: "The Daily Tarheel," 1959 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 190

Folder 191

Clippings: Music, 1968-1987 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 191

Folder 192-193

Folder 192

Folder 193

Clippings: North Carolina Symphony, 1972-1985 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 192-193

Folder 194

Colleges, 1972-1986 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 194

Folder 195

Colony, Edward MacDowell and Franz Kneisel Violin Techniques, 1938-1990 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 195

Includes correspondence with Sir George Solti and Jascha Heifetz; and a 1914 photograph of Jacha Heifetz and Leopold Auer.

Folder 196

Concerts, August 1982 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 196

Folder 197

Conducting: Mexico program, 1948 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 197

Folder 198

Conductors, 1956-1983 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 198

Primarily letters from conductors of prominent symphonies within the United States to Benjamin F. Swalin concerning his retirement. Portions of text are often underlined and may have been used for research purposes. Letters written by and promotional material relating to John Gosling are also included. Earlier letters represent Swalin's professional relations with national and international conductors; some letters are written in German.

Folder 199

Continuing education catalogue: Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1986-1987 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 199

Folder 200

Contracts, 1951-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 200

Includes Benjamin F. Swalin's contracts with the North Carolina Symphony; recommendations to the Board of Trustees in 1971 concerning his retirement; Swalin's tentative retirement plan; and the 1972 clarification of his contract with the symphony.

Folder 201

Contracts: Collective agreement, 1969-1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 201

Folder 202

Contracts: Correspondence, 1967-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 202

Folder 203

Contracts: Gosling, John, 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 203

Folder 204

Contracts: Musician's union, 1970-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 204

Folder 205

Contracts: Swalin, Benjamin F., 1961, 1967, 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 205

Folder 206

Controversy, 1970-1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 206

Folder 207

Controversy: Correspondence, 1971-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 207

Folder 208

Controversy: Objectives, 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 208

Folder 209

Cultural exchange, 1958-1960 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 209

Includes letters from Benjamin F. Moore to the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union and the United States Ministry of Culture concerning the American-Soviet Exchange Agreement.

Folder 210

Daugherty, L. Guilford, 1970-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 210

Includes correspondence between the Swalins and L. Guilford Daugherty while Swalin was symphony director; a letter of apology from Daugherty for offending the Swalins, in which he expresses his belief that his motives were misunderstood; correspondence between Daugherty and others regarding internal operations and financial operations of the symphony preceding and following Swalin's forced retirement; and letters and articles about Daugherty's 1975 resignation from the position of symphony manager.

Folder 211

Dissertation proposal: Pearsall, Howard Turner: The North Carolina Symphony Orchestra from 1932 to 1962: Its Founding, Musical Growth, and Musical Activities, 1963 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 211

Folder 212

Duke University: Honorary doctorates commencement, 6 May 1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 212

Folder 213

Duke University: Inauguration of H. Keith H. Brodie, M.D., 1985 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 213

Folder 214

Duke University: Mary Duke Biddle Music Building dedication program, 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 214

Folder 215

Early memberships (North Carolina Symphony Society), 1932-1943, 1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 215

Folder

Early minutes (North Carolina Symphony Society), 1940-1948, 1967-1973 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder

Folder 217-218

Folder 217

Folder 218

Encomiums, 1945-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 217-218

Letters of praise to Benjamin F. and Maxine M. Swalin include acknowledgements for Benjamin F. Swalin's securing of the Ford Foundation Grant; letters of thanks from children; letters from members of the United States Senate and White House officials; and a letter regarding Everett Jordan's nomination of Benjamin F. Swalin for appointment to the National Council of the Arts. Book notes are also included.

Folder 219

Executive Committee: Hope, C. C. R. Jr., 1970-1972 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 219

Folder 220

Executive Committee: Meeting (includes motions, observations, and questions), 5 August 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 220

Folder 221-222

Folder 221

Folder 222

Executive Committee: Reports and minutes, 1971-1982 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 221-222

Folder 223

Fact sheets for Benjamin F. Swalin and John Gosling, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 223

Folder 224

Fiftieth Anniversary Season, 1982-1983 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 224

Folder 225-226

Folder 225

Folder 226

Finances: North Carolina Symphony Society reports (auditor, budget, expenses, fees), 1968-1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 225-226

Folder 227

Finances: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill orchestra expenses, 1942-1943 Season #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 227

Travel, musicians' pay, and other expenses.

Folder 228

Fiscal, 1961-1963 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 228

Includes book notes.

Folder 229-230

Folder 229

Folder 230

Fiscal, 1970-1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 229-230

Folder 231

Fiscal: Symphony Fund Committee, 1963 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 231

Folder 232-233

Folder 232

Folder 233

Forced retirement: Correspondence, 1972-1977 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 232-233

Includes correspondence concerning Benjamin F. Swalin's request for an investigation into the activities of the North Carolina Symphony and its executive committee; letters of support from friends and North Carolina Symphony staff; correspondence with North Carolina Symphony manager L. Guilford Daugherty; and correspondence related to John Gosling's new position as symphony maestro.

Folder 234-237

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Ford Foundation, 1965-1985 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 234-237

Folder 238 (formerly folder 34)

Ford Foundation Grant #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 238 (formerly folder 34)

Folder 239

Ford Foundation: Request for funds and funds drive, 1969-1971 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 239

Folder 240

Gala 1986, 1980-1986 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 240

Folder 241

Goals, 1973-1977 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 241

Includes Benjamin F. Swalin's immediate goals to reinstate symphony authority to the Board of Trustees and to prioritize hiring of capable North Carolinian musicians for the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 242-243

Folder 242

Folder 243

Gosling, John, 1972-1986 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 242-243

Correspondence, programs, and clippings documenting John Gosling's career. Includes correspondence between Benjamin F. Swalin and representatives of symphonies believed to be affiliated with John Gosling; and clippings related to John Gosling's public statements following his resignation from the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 244

Hodges, Governor Luther H.: Letter, 1955 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 244

Letter concerning Swalin's recognition as the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill's honorary professor of music.

FD-4962/1

Index of audio tapes, 1952-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " FD-4962/1

Folder 245

Inflation and the North Carolina Symphony, 1977-1980 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 245

Includes clippings regarding "elitism" within the North Carolina Symphony, wage protests by North Carolina Symphony musicians, John Gosling's forced resignation as symphony director, and North Carolina Society meeting minutes.

Folder 246

Lecture notes, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 246

Folder 247

Lectures on instruments of the orchestra, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 247

Includes pen drawings of bagpipes.

Folder 248-249

Folder 248

Folder 249

Legislation, 1941-1977 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 248-249

Includes a summary of legislation efforts made by Benjamin F. Swalin; his discussion of the challenges surrounding the use of state busses during the 1960s to transport African American children to desegregated symphony concerts in areas of North Carolina where "mixed" audiences were not permitted; and drafts of his Jukebox bill.

Folder 250

Legislation: Charter for the corporation of the North Carolina Symphony Society, 1966 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 250

Folder 251

Legislation: Federal Advisory Commission on the Arts: Hearings before a Subcommittee on the Committee on Education and Labor House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Congress, First Session on H.R. 3541, 1957 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 251

Includes the "Statement of Benjamin F. Swalin, Director of the North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc., Chapel Hill, N.C." in which he stressed the importance of children's concerts and music education in the development of American culture.

Folder 252

Legislation: General statutes, 1943-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 252

Folder 253

Legislation: Jukebox legislation, 1959 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 253

Folder 254

Legislation: North Carolina legislators, 1971-1981 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 254

Folder 255

Legislation: Proposed legislation for United States Department of the Arts and Crafts, 1962 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 255

Folder 256

Legislation: Senate bill 33 (1971 Session) #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 256

Folder 257-258

Folder 257

Folder 258

Legislation: State bills, 1959-1979 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 257-258

Folder 259

Legislation: State reorganization plan (for state agencies), 1969-1970 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 259

Folder 260

Master schedule, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 260

Folder 261-262

Folder 261

Folder 262

Maxeben ("Undefinable"), 1929-1990s #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 261-262

Includes short notes, poetry, and reflections written by Maxine M. Swalin about life at "Maxeben," the estate of the Swalins located in Carrboro, N.C.

Folder 263

Morrison Award, 1968, 1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 263

Folder 264

Music publications, 1940 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 264

Folder 265-266

Folder 265

Folder 266

Musical instruments, 1949-1981 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 265-266

Includes a draft of This is Your Music and articles pertaining to instrumentation of non-Western cultures.

Folder 267

Musical memories (book), 1933-1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 267

Folder 268 (formerly folder 30)

Musicians #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 268 (formerly folder 30)

Folder 269

Musicians: Kennedy, Laura, 1965 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 269

Folder 270

National Endowment for the Arts, 1972-1981 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 270

Folder 271

Newsletter replies, 1979-1980 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 271

Includes a letter from Paul Green.

Folder 272

North Carolina Governor's School, 1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 272

Folder 273

North Carolina Governor's School: School for the Arts, 1975-1981 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 273

Folder 274

Odds and Ends, 1964-1984 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 274

Miscellaneous speeches, correspondence and articles collected by the Swalins.

Folder 275

Opera foundation: Fletcher, A.J. #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 275

Folder 276-277

Folder 276

Folder 277

Orchestra Committee, 1968-1972 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 276-277

Contains material relating to the musician "walkouts" and other activities of the North Carolina Orchestra Committee and efforts by the North Carolina Symphony Society to negotiate with its members.

Folder 278

Orchestra Committee: Weddle, Ronald, 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 278

Folder 279

Orchestra managers' correspondence, 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 279

Primarily correspondence between Hiram B. Black, manager of the North Carolina Symphony, and managers of other national orchestras, in which Black inquired about the retirement policies of other symphony organizations.

Folder 280

Other conductors, 1962-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 280

Includes correspondence with Benjamin F. Swalin and directors of national symphonies regarding mandatory retirement age policies.

Folder 281

Personnel: Conlin, Thomas: Assistant conductor, 1971-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 281

Folder 282

Personnel: File, Gilbert, 1972-1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 282

Folder 283

Personnel: Heller, Alfred: Assistant conductor, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 283

Folder 284

Personnel: Johnson, James, 1969-1970 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 284

Folder 285

Personnel: Kirschke, William 1952-1962 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 285

Folder 286

Personnel: Miscellaneous, 1959-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 286

Folder 287

Personnel: Newton, John R., 1965-1966 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 287

Folder 288

Personnel: Orchestra, 1970-1971, 1977-1978 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 288

Folder 289

Personnel: Parker, William Lee, 1953 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 289

Folder 290

Personnel: Parkhurst, Charles: Assistant conductor, 1969-1970 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 290

Folder 291

Personnel: "Personnel Manual", 1966 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 291

Folder 292

Personnel: Poole, Dr. Valter, 1970 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 292

Folder 293

Personnel: Resignation and termination of employment, 1964-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 293

Folder 294

Personnel: Salary charts, 1961-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 294

Folder 295

Personnel: Staff, 1966-1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 295

Folder 296

Personnel: Willoughby, James (Debt), 1966-1969 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 296

Folder 297

Policies, 1959-1969 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 297

Folder OPF-4962/7

Posters for North Carolina Symphony concerts, 1974 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder OPF-4962/7

Folder 298

Pre-history, 1973 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 298

Book material concerning the early history of the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 299

Programs, 1931-1941 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 299

Early programs for North Carolina Symphony concerts directed by Lamar Stringfield and Benjamin F. Swalin, including for the Federal Music Project.

Folder 300-301

Folder 300

Folder 301

Programs, 1963-1969 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 300-301

Folder 302-303

Folder 302

Folder 303

Programs, 1969-1970 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 302-303

Folder 304-306

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Programs, 1970-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 304-306

Folder 307-309

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Programs, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 307-309

Folder 310-311

Folder 310

Folder 311

Programs, 1972-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 310-311

Folder 312

Programs, 1973-1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 312

Folder 313-315

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Programs: Miscellaneous, 1920-1980s #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 313-315

Folder 316

Programs: Program planning repertoire, circa 1970s #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 316

Folder 317

Programs: Program plans, 1972-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 317

Folder 318

Programs: Programs suggested by Jac Parkhurst, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 318

Folder 319

Programs: Schedules, 1967-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 319

Folder 320

Programs: Soloists' schedule, 1972-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 320

Folder 321

Programs: Swalin, Benjamin F., 1966-1967 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 321

Folder 322

"Proposal to the North Carolina Symphony from the People of Raleigh and Wake County," 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 322

Folder 323

Publicity, 1947-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 323

Folder 324

Publicity, 1972-1977 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 324

Folder 325

Publicity: Magazines and magazine articles, 1947-1970s #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 325

Folder 326

Publicity: New York Times article, 1955, 1978 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 326

Includes typewritten copy of a 1955 article "A State Orchestra: N. C. Symphony Spends All of its Time Touring," and a 1978 letter from Benjamin F. Swalin to the music editor of the New York Times correcting him details of early legislation efforts of the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 327

Publicity: Swalin, Benjamin F., 1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 327

Includes clippings from various North Carolina newspapers regarding the treatment of the Swalins by the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 328

Radio, 1970 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 328

Folder 329

Recital by Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin, 1979 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 329

Folder 330

References and research, 1968-1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 330

Includes Maxine M. Swalin's 1976 research and research notes from the North Carolina State Archives.

Folder 331 (formerly folder 35)

North Carolina Symphony: Repertoire #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 331 (formerly folder 35)

Folder 332

Retirement: Binder, 1972-1982 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 332

Folder 333

Retirement: Editorials and clippings, 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 333

Folder 334

Retirement: General, 1956-1975 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 334

Includes Maxine M. Swalin's plan for retirement plan from her position in the North Carolina Symphony.

Folder 335

Retirement plan, 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 335

Folder 336

Robertson, Jeanne: Articles and promotional material, 1980-1981 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 336

Folder 337

Russian music and culture, 1983 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 337

Folder 338

"The Score," 1970-1975 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 338

Folder 339-340 (formerly folders 36-37)

Folder 339

Season, 1971-1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 339-340 (formerly folders 36-37)

Folder 341

Season, 1978 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 341

Includes clippings from various North Carolina newspapers and magazines discussing perceived elitism within the North Carolina Symphony as evidenced by an increase in student rates and reserved seats.

Folder 342

Seasons: Scheduled reports, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 342

Folder 343

Senate campaign: Clippings, 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 343

Clippings relating to Benjamin F. Swalin's campaign for the North Carolina Senate, 16th district. Includes an open letter to voters stating his dedication to improved public education, adult education, and his devotion to the arts.

Folder 344

Senate campaign: Correspondence, 1973-1974 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 344

Folder 345

Senate campaign: Other papers, 1974 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 345

Folder 346

Senate campaign: Speeches and platform, 1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 346

Folder 347

Schedules and tours, 1959-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 347

Folder 348 (formerly folder 38)

Site selection, 1971-1974 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 348 (formerly folder 38)

Folder 349

Soloists, 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 349

Folder 350-351

Folder 350

Folder 351

Speaking engagements, 1957-1974 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 350-351

Includes correspondence, clippings, and speeches.

Folder 352

Stavanger Orchestra, November 1972 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 352

Includes clippings, correspondence, programs, and travel brochures relating to Benjamin F. Swalin's position as guest director of the Stavanger Orchestra following his retirement and the Swalins' time spent living in Norway. Some clippings and correspondence are written in Norwegian.

Folder 353

Stringfield, Lamar: Commemorative bi-centennial ceremony, undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 353

Folder 354

Stringfield, Lamar: North Carolina Room, Wilson Library, 1953 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 354

Folder 355-356 (formerly folders 39-40)

Folder 355

"Symphony Stories" by Adeline McCall for the Children's Concert Division, 1950-1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 355-356 (formerly folders 39-40)

Folder 357

Tape recorder and synchronizer, 1977 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 357

Folder 358

Television, 1960-1967 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 358

Folder 359

Transition symphony, 1973 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 359

Folder 360

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Doctor of Fine Arts, 1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 360

Folder 361

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill: Institute of Folk Music, 1933-1935 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 361

Folder 362

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill: Relations between the Music Department and Benjamin F. Swalin, 1937-1945 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 362

Includes Benjamin F. Swalin's writings on conducting, material relating to orchestra personnel, and a letter from Benjamin F. Swalin to the the music department asking for a leave of absence.

Folder 363

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill problem: Volunteer players from University of North Carolina, Duke University, Davidson College, etc., 1944-1945 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 363

Folder 364 (formerly folder 42)

Violins and violas #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 364 (formerly folder 42)

Folder 365

Wills, 1976, 1983-1989 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 365

Includes letters and literature from the Society For the Right to Die; a 1983 legal document continuing Benjamin F. Swalin's power of attorney to Maxine M. Swalin and a photocopied portion of a book entitled The Layman's Guide to Death with Dignity; and personal and legal correspondence.

Folder 366

Winston-Salem, 1970-1971 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 366

Includes articles and correspondence concerning the possibility of moving the seat of the North Carolina Symphony to Winston-Salem, N.C.

Folder 367

Woll, Bjorn: Conductor exchange, 1972, 1976 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 367

Folder 368

Youth movement in the North Carolina Symphony Society, 1970 #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 368

Folder 369-370

Folder 369

Folder 370

Miscellaneous, 1965-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "4. Subject Files, 1915-1986. " Folder 369-370

Includes North Carolina Symphony Society material.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Pictures, 1906-1990.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly portraits and snapshots of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin from childhood through old age. Early pictures include photographs of Swalin and of his uncle Nels Swalin, his brother Art Swalin, and the Minneapolis Symphony, and a baby book of Maxine M. Swalin. Photographs from the 1920s include pictures of Swalin with Franz Kneisel in Blue Hill, Me.; at Mispa Spring Camp; at Columbia University; with others at Mount Washington; with Professor Leopold Auer; and in a graduation gown. Photographs, 1930s-1970s, include pictures of the Swalins, members of the North Carolina Symphony, and University of North Carolina students. Also included are photographs of Benjamin Swalin receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and both of the Swalins receiving honorary doctorates from Duke University in 1979; images used in Hard Circus Road; photographs of a viola, 1990; and woodcut prints and watercolor paintings collected by Maxine M. Swalin.

Image Folder PF-4962/1

Circa 1904-1920 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/1

Image Folder PF-4962/2

Circa 1921-1927 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/2

Image Folder PF-4962/3

Circa 1930-1950 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/3

Image Folder PF-4962/4

Circa 1955-1972 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/4

Chiefly photographs of Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin.

Image Folder PF-4962/5

Portraits of Benjamin F. Swalin, circa 1939-1982 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/5

Image Folder PF-4962/6

Portraits of Maxine M. Swalin, circa 1930s-1990s #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/6

Image Folder PF-4962/7

Honorary doctorates, 1971 and 1979 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/7

Image Folder PF-4962/8

Swalin and the North Carolina Symphony, circa 1932-1973 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/8

Image Folder PF-4962/9

Hard Circus Road #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/9

Image Folder PF-4962/10

Viola, 1990 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/10

Image Folder PF-4962/11

Baby book, 1903-1906 #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/11

Image Folder PF-4962/12

Ackman, Josef: Art book, 1906-1933 and undated #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/12

Art book containing wood cut prints, prints of landscape paintings and one watercolor painting. Includes biographical notes about Josef Ackmann written by Maxine M. Swalin.

Image Folder PF-4962/13

Miscellaneous, 1914 and undated #04962, Series: "5. Pictures, 1906-1990. " PF-4962/13

Negative of 1914 picture of Jasha Heifetz and two black-and-white copies of prints that are possibly woodcut prints or etchings.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006.

About 1000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly materials relating to Maxine M. Swalin's An Ear to Myself (1996), a self-published volume about her childhood in Iowa, marriage to Benjamin F. Swalin, and life with the North Carolina Symphony. Also included are research materials relating to her visual art and music work, Painted Music; personal correspondence; a diary; notebooks; biographical sketches; fundraising material; interviews; and clippings and other materials that document her love of art, music, and nature. Much of the material appears to have been collected during and after Benjamin F. Swalin's illness and subsequent death and reflects Maxine M. Swalin's life as a caregiver to her husband, the mourning of his passing, her approach to life and support of the arts, and her dedication to their collective efforts toward music education and appreciation in the state of North Carolina.

Folder 371

"American Black Music," 1970-1986 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 371

Includes notes and research gathered on African American art and music used in creating Painted Music.

Folder 372

American composers, 1987-1988 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 372

Folder 373

Artist's notebook of sketches #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 373

Folder 374

Biographical, 1909-1980s and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 374

Includes drafts of biographical sketches; newspaper articles; photographs; and genealogical information regarding the McMahan family's westward movement to Iowa from Knox County, Ohio in 1809.

Folder 375

Birthday letter, circa 2005 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 375

Folder 376

"Black Art," 1975-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 376

Articles, picture postcards, and handwritten notes about African American art for Maxine Swalin's Painted Music.

Folder 377

Clippings, 1929-2003 (bulk 1930s-1960s) #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 377

A few clippings pertain to early music career of Maxine M. Swalin, but most are about Benjamin F. Swalin. There is a 1938 article from the Greencastle, Indiana Daily Banner in which Swalin expressed a supportive view of Adolph Hiter and an article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in which he discussed his views on communism and capitalism, war, and the necessity of communism in Russia.

Folder 378

Correspondence, 1931, 1946, 1968-2006 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 378

Includes a 1931 love letter from Benjamin F. Swalin during his doctorate studies at the University of Vienna and Maxine M. Swalin's letters to close friends reflecting upon her husband's death.

Folder 379

Diary, circa 2000s #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 379

Maxine M. Swalin's writings on the importance of the Arts Commons; personal daily thoughts; poetry; quotations; attitudes toward health; and reflections upon nature, life, and death. The last entry in the diary is entitled "Things my Husband Taught Me."

Folder 380

Diploma: Masters in Arts from Radcliffe College, 1937 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 380

Folder 381 (formerly folder 20)

An Ear to Myself #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 381 (formerly folder 20)

FD-4962/2-11

FD-4962/2

FD-4962/3

FD-4962/4

FD-4962/5

FD-4962/6

FD-4962/7

FD-4962/8

FD-4962/9

FD-4962/10

FD-4962/11

An Ear to Myself: Drafts, 1980s-1990s #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." FD-4962/2-11

Some floppy disks may include unrelated files.

Folder 382

An Ear to Myself: Humor, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 382

Folder 383

Expressionism, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 383

Folder 384

Fundraising: Advisors Development Fund, 1964-1971 (bulk 1967) #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 384

Folder 385

Gottschalk, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 385

Folder 386

Guest list: Friends who contributed to Hard Circus Road, 1985-1987 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 386

Folder 387-388

Folder 387

Folder 388

Hard Circus Road: manuscript returned from University of North Carolina Press with editor's note, 1988 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 387-388

Folder 389

Harnett County text, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 389

Folder 390

Home for symphony, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 390

Includes handwritten notes about the historical origins of instrumentation in the orchestra.

Folder 391

Home health care, 1988-1989 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 391

Includes medical and insurance correspondence and forms regarding Benjamin F. Swalin's enrollment in a private care program during the late stages of his battle with Alzheimer's disease. The versos of many of these documents contain Maxine M. Swalin's handwritten notes on music and composers.

Folder 392

Interview with Maxine M. Swalin by Amy Glass, 1985 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 392

Folder 393

Jazz, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 393

Folder 394

Masks of Alaska, 1976 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 394

Folder 395

Mendelsohn, 1979-1983 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 395

Folder 396

Notebook in shorthand, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 396

Folder 397

Notebook of sketches, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 397

Folder 398-403 (formerly folders 14-19)

Folder 398

Notes and writings, possibly for An Ear to Myself, and a 1953 poem #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 398-403 (formerly folders 14-19)

Folder 404

Notes and writings, 1946, 1977, 2002 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 404

Undated notes, writings, poetry on beauty, music, nature, life and death, age, and life with her husband. Includes one sketch.

Folder 405

Painted Music, 1978 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 405

Folder 406

Painted Music, 1980 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 406

Folder 407

Painted Music: Macon County Arts Council, 1977-1980 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 407

Folder 408

Painted Music: Stage arrangements, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 408

Folder 409

Painted Music: Text, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 409

Folder 410

Scenery, circa 1930s-circa 2000s (bulk 1980s-1990s) #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 410

Photographic clippings from articles and advertisements, postcards, and greeting cards collected by Maxine M. Swalin.

Folder 411

"Scott Joplin and Ragtime," undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 411

Folder 412

Schumann, 1988-1989 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 412

Folder 413

Spectator Magazine: Interview with Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin, 1988 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 413

Swalins discuss Hard Circus Road.

Folder 414

The Strad, 1987 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 414

Folder 415

Tax returns for donations, 2003-2005 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 415

Folder 416

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Arts Common: Music Building Construction, 2004 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 416

Folder 417

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Benjamin F. Swalin University Orchestra Fund, 2006 #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 417

Folder 418

Writings, undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 418

Drafts and research notes for various writings.

Folder 419

Miscellaneous, 1967-1974 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 419

Material Maxine M. Swalin designated as "very" miscellaneous.

Folder 420

Miscellaneous, 2003 and undated #04962, Series: "6. Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1909-2006." Folder 420

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Processing Information

Processed by: Caroline Weaver, October 1999; Jessica Mlotkowski, May 2010

Encoded by: Caroline Weaver, October 1999

The Addition of 2010 was much larger than the original deposit of papers. When the original deposit and the Addition were integrated, the collection was renamed to include Maxine M. Swalin as a primary creator. A new arrangement scheme was also implemented. The first 42 folders were renumbered when the Addition of 2010 was processed. Original folder numbers are indicated in parentheses () in this finding aid.

The addition of 2010 was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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