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Donald Swann Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-50 and A-85


The Donald Swann archive includes articles, reviews, publicity items and other materials related to Swann and his works.


  • Created: 1964-2009



2.00 boxes : 25 folders

0.6 Linear Feet

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84/166, 96/79, 09/73, 09/123, 12/22

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Correspondence from J.R.R. Tolkien to Donald Swann from June 7, 1965 to January 18, 1973. 14 ALS, 4 TLS, 1 telegram. (Wade Center Tolkien letter collection)

Performance Review folders in Wade Center Article File for: The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle, Poems and Songs of Middle Earth, Perelandra: An Opera

Wade Center article file: contains articles about the 2009 performance of Perelandra: An Opera.

Wade Sound recordings [CSL-M/SR-1 and 20] of Perelandra: An Opera by Donald Swann and David Marsh. Haverford, PA: Haverford College, November 20-22, 1969 and Oxford: Oxford C.S. Lewis Society, June 26, 2009.

Wade Sound recording [JRRT-R/SR-1 and JRRT-V/SR-2] of Poems and Songs of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien and Donald Swann. New York, NY: Caedmon, 1967. Sung by William Elvin with Donald Swann at the piano.

Wade Sound recording [JRRT-Y/SR-33] of Tolkien and His World by Donald Swann and Humphrey Carpenter. London, England: BBC and others.

Tolkien’s Elvish by Mary Patricia Tuck, Denton, Texas, August 1968. (Wade Dissertations)

Swann’s Way Out: A Posthumous Adventure by Donald Swann. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1975. (Wade Center book collection)

Swann’s Way: A Life in Song by Donald Swann, recorded and ed. by Lyn Smith. London: Heinemann, 1991. (Wade Center book collection)

Alphabetaphon by Donald Swann. London: Albert House Press, 1987. (Wade Center book collection)

The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle by Donald Swann and J.R.R. Tolkien. London: Unwin, 1967. Boston:Houghton Mifflin, 1978. (Wade Center book collection)

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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