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R.S. Gwynn

A Guide to the R.S. Gwynn Papers
1976 - 1994
Collection 046

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:    Gwynn, R.S.
Title:    The R.S. Gwynn Papers
Dates:    1976 - 1994
Abstract:    This collection is comprised of annotated typescripts and page mock-ups for Gwynn’s three books of poetry, and one poem written for a wedding ceremony.
Identification:    Collection 046
Extent:    5 folders (0.25 linear feet)
Language:    English
Repository:    Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

Robert Samuel Gwynn  was born May 13, 1948, in Leaksville, North Carolina, and earned his Masters’ in Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1973. He taught English at Southwest Texas State University from 1973-1976, and since then has taught at Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas. He has published several books of poetry and contributed to many poetry anthologies and dictionaries of literary biography.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of annotated typescripts and page mock-ups for Gwynn’s three books of poetry, and one poem written for a wedding ceremony. Dates range from ca. 1976-1994.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Preferred Citation: The R.S. Gwynn Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University-San Marcos
Acquisition Information: Donated by R.S. Gwynn, 1991.
Processing Information: Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999. Finding aid revised by Alan Schaefer, 2010.

Container List

Box    Folder

1    1    Bearing & Distance (page mock-ups)
1    2    The Narcissiad (page mock-ups)

       The Drive In

1    3    Annotated typescript
1    4    Bound typescript

1    5    Poem, “A Toast from Cana”, for the wedding of Christy Ann Phelan and Jason Blair Simon,
                  August 20, 1994 (one printed keepsake)