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Louis A. Swiger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2004-013

Scope and Contents

The Louis A. Swiger Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper articles, speeches and awards relating to Swiger's work with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dates

  • 1986 - 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Born on September 16,1932 in Waverly, Ohio, Louis A. Swiger received a B.S. in Animal Husbandry from Ohio State University in 1954, an M.S. from Iowa State University, and a PhD in 1960 also from Iowa State University. He taught and conducted research at the University of Nebraska from 1962-1965. He then transferred to Ohio State University where he remained until 1980. In 1980, Swiger accepted the position of head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he was later promoted to Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Assistant Director of the VIrginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Director of the Experiment Station, Acting Dean of CALS, and Dean of CALS from 1993 until his retirement in 2003.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper articles, speeches, and awards relating to Louis A. Swiger's career at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Arrangement

The Louis A. Swiger Papers are arranged alphabetically by subject matter.

Source of Acquisition

The Louis A. Swiger Papers were donated to the University Archives in 2004.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Louis A. Swiger Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Louis A. Swiger Papers began in October 2004 and was completed in December 2004

Title
A Guide to the Louis A. Swiger Papers, 1986-2003
Status
Completed
Author
Sam Walters
Date
2006 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-12: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308