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John Winton Swank diploma

 Collection — Folder: S1941
Identifier: S1941

Scope and Contents

This collection includes John Winton Swank's May 31, 1943 diploma from the Indiana State School for the Death. The front of the diploma cover includes "100th Anniversary" printed in gold lettering.


  • 1943/05/31


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John "Jack" Winton Swank was born July 24, 1924 in Hartford City, Indiana to Paul J. and Pauline L. (Clements) Swank. The family moved to Wingate in Montgomery County then later to Lebanon, Indiana where his father served as the school superintendent. Swank graduated from the Indiana State School for the Deaf in May 1943 and on November 29, 1953, he married Martha L. Baughman (1918-1998). Swank worked for Prairie Industries and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church (Lebanon) and the Terre Haute Deaf Club. He passed away at the age of 78 on August 18, 2002.

Sources: "Jack Swank." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 29, 2020. "John W. Swank." Find a Grave Memorial no. 167743003. Accessed September 29, 2020.

"John W. Swank." Lebanon Reporter (Ind.), August 20, 2002.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/09/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/09/29 by Laura Eliason.
John Winton Swank diploma
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.