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Frances Alderson Swope

Frances Alderson Swope was American librarian. Named West Virginia History Hero, 1997. Member National Trust Historic Preservation, National Society Colonial Dames in American, West Virginia Library. Association Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

Background

  • Swope, Frances Alderson was born on December 5, 1911 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Joseph Newman and Frances (Richardson) Alderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1933. Bachelor of Science in Library. Science, University Illinois, 1939.

      Postgraduate, University Virginia. Postgraduate, University Michigan. Postgraduate, University London.

    Career

    • Teacher Alderson (West Virginia) High School, 1933-1939. Extension library Circleville (Ohio) Public Library., 1939-1941, Kanawha County Public Library., Charleston, West Virginia, 1941-1943. Alternate custodian commandant's confidential and secret files 3rd Naval District Headquarters, New York City, 1943-1945.

      Cataloguer Yale University Library., New Haven, 1946-1947. Chief extension library Kanawha County Public Library., 1947-1967. Archivist Greenbrier History Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1969-1997.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member National Trust Historic Preservation, National Society Colonial Dames in American, West Virginia Library. Association Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking.

    Connections

    • Married Kenneth Dabney Swope, December 27, 1958. Stepchildren: Jeanne Weikel, Lee Smith.
    • father: Joseph Newman Alderson
    • mother: Frances (Richardson) Alderson
    • spouse: Kenneth Dabney Swope
    • children: Jeanne Weikel Swope
    • Lee Smith Swope
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    Born December 5, 1911
    Died February 28, 2008
    (aged 96)
    Nationality
    • 1933
      University Kentucky
    • 1939
      University Illinois
    • 1933 - 1939
      Teacher, Alderson (West Virginia) High School
    • 1939 - 1941
      extension library Circleville (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1941 - 1943
      extension library Circleville (Ohio) Public Library
      Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      alternate custodian commandant's confidential and secret files 3rd Naval District Headquarters
    • 1946 - 1947
      cataloguer Yale University Library
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1947 - 1967
      chief extension library Kanawha County Public Library
    • 1969 - 1997
      archivist Greenbrier History Society
      Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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