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Guide to the Lila V. Swafford papers
Lila V. Swafford papers
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Guide to the Lila V. Swafford papers


Guide to the Lila V. Swafford papers


Materials relating to Lila V. Swafford’s academic career at Willamette University.

Source Format

Collection Guide


1899-1905, 1939


Willamette University University Archives and Special Collection

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6845; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email:; URL:

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number



Materials are in English.


The materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lila V. Swafford was born in Salem, Oregon, in 1882. Swafford was a Willamette student from 1899 to 1905 and received a B.S. from the College of Liberal Arts in 1905. During those years Swafford served as vice president of her sophomore class and secretary-treasurer of her senior class. She was an active member or officer of several student organizations including: the YWCA, Ladies’ Chorus, ASWU, Philodosian Society, Girls’ Student Association, and Clara Coleman Sorosis. Additionally, she was a tutor for the Normal School as well as a “speedy” guard on the girls’ basketball team. According to Alumni records, Swafford received an M.A. in 1909. A letter from the Office of the Registrar to Swafford, dated December 1939, indicates Willamette had no record of the academic work she completed for her M.A. because “records for those years are not as clear as they might have been.” After graduating from Willamette, Swafford taught German at Salem High School for five years and served on the alumni board as vice president (1906-1907), Executive Committee member (1907-1909), and secretary (1909-1910). In 1910 she married Noah D. Moser and moved to Washington state where she taught at Tenio Union High School.


6 Folders

Content Description

The Lila V. Swafford papers consist of report cards, tuition receipts, excuse blanks for Chapel, a newspaper clipping, and photograph of an unidentified male. The materials date from 1899 to 1905. Also included in the collection is a letter from Willamette University’s Office of the Registrar and a copy of her academic transcript dated 1939.


Swafford, Lila V. (1882- )


University Archives and Records Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.; The copyright interests in the Lila V. Swafford collection are unknown. For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.; Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.


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Lila V. Swafford papers