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Greensboro Reader Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0031

Scope and Contents

The Greensboro Reader Collection dates from 1967 to 1968 and contains correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, and biographical material.

There are two folders of correspondence, dating from May 1967 to May 1968. The first folder contains correspondence between the Greensboro Reader Collection editors and the writers whose work was requested for the anthology. Also included are letters of permission and assignments of copyright from various editors and publishers. Letters from some contributors like William Pitt Root, Fred Chappell, and Jean Farley contain remarks about their jobs, their own literary works, and literature in general.

The second folder of correspondence contains communication between the Greensboro Reader Collection editors and the University of North Carolina Press's director, editor and chief, and sales manager. These letters concern the details of publication, including copy preparation and release date.

The manuscript of The Greensboro Reader consists of original and photocopied typescript material, totaling 290 numbered leaves.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Greensboro Reader is an anthology of stories and poems authored by writers who either received a degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), or were full-time professors in the university's English Department, between 1938 and 1968. The Greensboro Reader was published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1968.

Robert Watson and Gibbons Ruark, members of UNCG's English Department , compiled and edited the Greensboro Reader. The book was compiled with the intent of highlighting the significance of the university's creative writing program.

The Greensboro Reader contains eleven poems and twelve works of fiction, all authored by previously published writers.

Extent

0.80 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Greensboro Reader is an anthology of stories and poems by writers who either received a degree from or were full-time professors in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro between 1938 and 1968.

The Greensboro Reader Collection dates from 1967 to 1968 and contains correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and biographical material.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Watson and Gibbons Ruark in September 1968.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Greensboro Reader Collection
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246