Swan, Wallace K. Papers

Span Dates: 1975-1994
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .5 cubic foot


The Swan Papers reflect Swan's active role in the Minneapolis gay community as a parent, church member, patron of the arts, and civil rights advocate. Topics include Swan and his partner's registration as the first male partners to register under the Minneapolis domestic partners ordinance (1991), his work as co-chair and secretary of the Northland Business Association, the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and Stonewall 25.

Hist/Bio Note

Wallace Swan, public administrator and elected official in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was a presidential elector in 1988, an openly gay member of the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation in 1993, and member of the American Society for Public Administrators (1992-1993).

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available in the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Library. An online finding aid is available by searching the online catalog of the MHS Library at the following web address.


The Wallace K. Swan Papers are located at the Minnesota Historical Society. More information about the collection can be found by contacting the staff through the contact information on the website.


Activist (religious institutions) | Gay Liberation Movement | Marriage Equality | Minneapolis | Minnesota