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Shokri K. Swydan Papers


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Swydan, Shokri K.

Swydan was a Syrian journalist who emigrated to the United States in 1909. He served as secretary of the Russian Imperial Orthodox Society and the United Syrian Christian Association of North America, and founded a business, S. Swydan and Sons, Russian traders, in Worchester, Mass.

The collection consists of papers of Swydan, including correspondence (personal and business, some in Russian), family photographs and negatives, documents, several embroidered floral and Arabic calligraphy pieces, writings, maps, and newspaper clippings.

The collection is unprocessed.

Gift of James Weinberger in March 2012 (AM2012-76).

This collection was processed by John Delaney in March 2012. Finding aid written by John Delaney in May 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
John Delaney
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, 1903-1940s. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Documents and several embroidered floral and Arabic calligraphy pieces, 1913-1946. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Maps and a calendar table, 1894-1915. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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