SWIFT, Allan Byron, 1935-2018


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Western Washington University
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Bellingham, WA
Papers: 1978-1994, 302 linear feet.
The collection documents Allan Swift’s operations in both Washington D.C. and in his district offices in Everett and Bellingham. The papers include correspondence, press files, committee files, photographs, speeches, awards, campaign files, and project files. The records document important issues of the late 1970s through the mid-1990s including environmental issues such as clean air, nuclear waste, the spotted owl, and hydroelectric power; telecommunication and broadcasting issues; as well as campaign finance reform and uniform poll closing. There are also some papers from Allan Swift’s pre-congressional career, with Bellingham City. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.