Alan Swallow (1915-1966) was a professor of English at the University of Denver where he helped to found the University of
Denver Press (1947). He also created the Alan Swallow, Publisher publishing company (1954). His imprints included Big Mountain
Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks. The collection consists of Swallow's books, pamphlets, correspondence, literary
manuscripts, and ephemera.
Swallow was born in 1915; BA, English, University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1937; MA and Ph.D, Louisiana State University; taught
at University of New Mexico and Western State College before becoming full-time professor at University of Denver; helped
to found University of Denver Press, 1947; created publishing company, Alan Swallow, Publisher, in 1954; later imprints included
Big Mountain Press, Sage Books, and Swallow Paperbooks; published over four hundred titles, primarily of poetry, criticism,
and Western Americana; died of a heart attack in 1966.
29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.)
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