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Dear Ms. Reese,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Subject Correspondence Files Relating to the Construction of and Conditions in Prisoner of War Camps, 1942 - 1947 in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) that includes a file unit titled Camp Swift, Texas, Construction. We also located the series titled Records Relating to Property on Military Installations, ca. 1941 - ca. 1982 in the Records of the American National Red Cross (Collection ANRC) that includes the file unit Texas, Camp Swift Military Reservation - [Contracts and Blueprints]. Plus, we located the Inspection Reports , 1942 - 1944 in the Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces (Record Group 337) that contains three file units pertaining to Camp Swift. These records are not digitized. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
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You might also try the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum: The Bastrop County Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center They have information pertaining to Camp Swift during WWII.
The Austin History Center has some images of Camp Swift during WWII: Photographs - Austin History Center (austintexas.gov)
Like this one of the entrance in 1944:
We do have a picture booklet of Camp Swift put out during the war in our collection. I don't want to clog up this post, if you'd like to have copies of all the scans send me an email at the address below..
Texas Military Forces Museum