Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The bulk of the collection contains Mary Swift's photographs, contact sheets and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are approximately 130 cassette tapes of interviews with artists conducted by Swift and two VHS tapes of art events in Washington, D.C.
Photograph subjects include portraits of artists, artists' studios, artists' performances and installations.
Mary Swift papers, circa 1970-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Mary Swift (1929- ) is a photographer in Washington, D.C. Swift was a managing editor and photographer-in-residence for the Washington Review.
Donated 2016 by Mary Swift via Byron and Isabel Swift, Swift's children.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001