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Brenda and Cary Bynum theater collection

Brenda and Cary Bynum theater collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brenda and Cary Bynum theater collection
Creator: Bynum, R. Cary
Creator: Bynum, Brenda Storey
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2019
Language: English
Extent: 9 Linear Feet 16 document boxes, 1 carton, 9 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms3258
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Biographical/Historical note

Richard Cary Bynum (b. 1937), Atlanta playwright, director, and advocate of Southern theater, graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (1962) and M.A. from the City University of New York (1973). He served as the founding director of the Georgia State University Business Press (1973-1995) and was the co-director of the Southern Poets Theatre (1974-1987), which produced several notable oral history plays and other regional works until it became inactive in 1987. He is the author of Cabbagetown: 3 women (1984); Six Short Plays (1993); The Chinaberry Tree and other poems (2002); Sea Vigil: poems (2008); Reunion in Thera and other stories (2012); and Woodhall Stories (2014). In 1964 Cary Bynum married Brenda Sue Storey, a noted actress and director who toured both the United States and Europe.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials mostly relating to theater in Atlanta from 1970s to 1990s. The play and organization material include programs and pamphlets, scripts, budgets, correspondence, clippings, publicity, information about technical aspects, actors' equity information, and photographs. Also included is personal material from both Brenda and Cary Bynum, which includes correspondence, clippings, authored works, speeches, groups, photos, resumes, and outreach to the community.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: 1. Brenda Bynum personal papers, 2. R. Cary Bynum personal papers, 3. Plays/Readings, 4. Television projects, and 5. Organizations/Events/Festivals.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brenda and Cary Bynum theater collection, MS 3258. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Actors -- Finance, Personal.
Actors -- Georgia.
Actresses -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Correspondence.
Courtship of Mary Jones.
Drama.
Emory University -- Faculty
Georgian at Princeton.
Myers, Robert Manson -- Children of pride
Photographs.
Theater -- Finance.
Theater -- Production and direction.
Theater -- Public relations -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Theaters -- Georgia.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Georgia -- Atlanta.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: MS 2131 R. Cary Bynum papers.

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3258/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Brenda Bynum - personal papers

boxfolder
11Resume and identification
12Awards/honors
13Headshots
14Photographs
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171Photographs
172Correspondence
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15Correspondence, 1972-1991
16Correspondence, 1992-2015
17-8Correspondence - undated
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165Email correspondence, 2012-2017
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19Backstage Atlanta speech
110Drama study group, 1980-2005
111Presentation at colloquium for UGA Fine Arts Theatre restoration , 2010
112-13Outreach to schools
114Brenda and Cary Bynum as guest speakers at the UGA drama department's Senior Juries, 1982
115Newspaper clippings, 1962-1989
116Newspaper clippings, 1990-1999
117Newspaper clippings, 2000-2006
118Newspaper clippings - theater
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173-4Newspaper clippings
175Artifacts - nametag, card
 

2. R. Cary Bynum - personal papers

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119Resume
120Correspondence, 1984-2016
121Commentary on plays
122Reviews
123"Anarchic Dreams" rough draft by Cary Bynum
124"Bonaventure Street" script by Cary Bynum
125"A Curtain Opener" dialogue by Cary Bynum (written for Brenda Bynum)
126"The Georgia State University Business Press: A Brief History" by Cary Bynum
127Reunion in Thera by Cary Bynum
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161Reunion in Thera final draft by Cary Bynum
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128"The Rock before Rocky" poem by Cary Bynum and its inspiration
129Study problem, historical theatre, Noah's Flood
130Photograph, "Dino", West Georgia College, 1957
131Photograph, "Hedda Gabler", UGA Theater, 1960
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1526"Night Streetcars" - final manuscript before publication, 2016 June 30
1526"The Trip to Morganville" - draft short story by Cary Bynum
1526"The Giraffe's House" draft short story by Cary Bynum
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21"Thunder" rough draft by Cary Bynum
22"Wiregrass" (unproduced oral history play) by Cary Bynum
23"Woodhall Stories" drafts by Cary Bynum
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162"Woodhall Stories" proof copy by Cary Bynum
163"Woodhall Stories" early corrected draft by Cary Bynum
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24Unfinished poems by Cary Bynum
25Sidney Lanier project
26News articles
27Newspaper clippings
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176Newspaper clippings
177Press, programs
boxfolder
164Jay M. Mower poems
 

3. Plays, readings

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281000 Avant Garde Plays
29All's Well that Ends Well
oversized_folder
2AAll's Well that Ends Well poster
boxfolder
210Angels in America-programs/photos
211Angels in America-Millenium Approaches script (Act I-II)
212Angels in America-Millenium Approaches script (Act III)
213Angels in America-Perestroika script 1/3
214Angels in America-Perestroika script 2/3
215Angels in America-Perestroika script 3/3
216Angels in America-correspondence
217Angels in America-news clippings
oversized_folder
1AAngels in America poster
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218Antigone
219As You Like It
220August: Osage County-pamphlets, news clippings
221August: Osage County-correspondence
222August: Osage County-script 1/3
223August: Osage County-script 2/3
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31August: Osage County-script 3/3
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178August: Osage County - press
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32Back to Methuselah
33Bears and Squirrels
34Being Julia
35Blue Heaven
36Blue Window
37Bombs Away: A Disarming Experience
38The Book of R
39Bosoms and Neglect
310Brecht and What Came After
311Bums Unchained
312Bums Unchained
313Cabbagetown: 3 Women-programs, papers
314Cabbagetown: 3 Women-correspondence
315Cabbagetown: 3 Women-news articles
325Cabbagetown: 3 Women-screenplay, light cues, notes, and photographs
oversized_folder
3ACabbagetown Reunion Festival poster, 1990
oversized_folder
4ACabbagetown Festival poster, 1978
boxfolder
316Caligula/Van Gogh
317Candida
318Chekhov in Yalta
319Children of Pride- programs, schedules, production specifications
320Children of Pride- photos
321Children of Pride- The Courtship of Carrie Davis
322Children of Pride- The Courtship of Mary Jones
323Children of Pride- The Courtship of Mary Jones (annotated script)
324Children of Pride- The Night Season and other plays
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41Children of Pride- agenda, minutes, contact sheets, props, costumes
42Children of Pride- costs
43Children of Pride- technical aspects
44Children of Pride- actor's equity and schedules
45Children of Pride- auditions, 1985
46Children of Pride- auditions, 1985
47Children of Pride- press
48Children of Pride- correspondence, 1972-1985 June
49Children of Pride- correspondence, 1985 June-1986 November
410Chinaberry Seasons
411A Christmas Carol
412Cold Sassy Tree
413Come and Go
414Copse of Green Cane- original manuscript
415The Crucible
416Dame Ethel Smith
417Dancing at Lughnasa
418The Daughter-in-Law
oversized_folder
3AThe Daughter-in-Law poster
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419Dear Love
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51-2Dear Love
53Death of a Salesman
54Disappearing Act
55The Lilly Endowment/CETL Colloquia
56The Displaced Person
57The Displaced Person- script, Act I
58The Displaced Person- script, Act II
59The Dracula
510Dylan Thomas at the BBC
511The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
512Emergency!
oversized_folder
1AAn Encounter with Lillian Smith (2 flyers)
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513Enough
514Eudora Welty Centennial Lecture, 2009
515An Evening with Miss Daisy Other Notable Women (and a few good men)
516A Family Affair
517The Festival
518Fizzles
519Flannery
520Flannery- Brenda Bynum/Sally Adair correspondence, 1984 May-1985 June
521Flannery- Brenda Bynum/Sally Adair correspondence, 1985 July-1988 June
522Flannery- letters (program, correspondence)
523Flannery- articles
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179Flannery O'Connor
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524The Flowering Peach
525Footfalls
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61Foxfire
oversized_folder
1AFoxfire poster
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62Fowl Play
63Frog Mountain Tall
64Full Frontal Absurdity
65Gal Baby
66Gal Baby- correspondence, articles
67Gal Baby- script 1/2
68Gal Baby- script 2/2
69Garden of Delights
610A Georgian at Princeton
611Getting Out
611Good People
612Grandmother's Drawer
613The Greeks: Sound and Fury
614Hadda Gabler
615Happy Days
616Hecuba
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1710Hecuba - program, photographs, exhibit
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617Heiress
618Hello and Goodbye
619Henry V
620High Standards
621Home
622The Hostage
623The Hotel Baltimore
624Hornblend, photographs from play, 1966
625How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
oversized_folder
1AHow to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
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71Howard Finster
72I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road
73John Gabriel Borkman
73Jordan is So Chilly
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1711Jordan is So Chilly - correspondence, press
1712Jordan is So Chilly - script
oversized_folder
3AJordan is So Chilly poster
boxfolder
74Jumping Off
75Jumping Off- scripts
76Juno and the Paycock
77Just...Play.[s]
78Kennedy's Children
oversized_folder
3AKennedy's Children poster
boxfolder
79The Lady and the Poet
710Learning to Dance
711A Lesson from Aloes
712-13Let's Talk about AIDS
714Let's Talk about AIDS- script
oversized_folder
5ALet's Talk about AIDS poster
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1713Helen Lewis - notes, press
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715The Little Foxes
716Little Grey Bushes
717Little Joe Monoghan
718Little Joe Monoghan- script
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81Little Joe Monoghan
oversized_folder
1ALittle Joe Monoghan poster
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82Lysistrata
83Married Life
84Measure for Measure
85-6A Medieval Anthology: Words and Music
87A Midsummer Night's Dream
87Moonlight (staged reading)
88Mothers and Sons
89Mr. Universe/Belles Ives
810-12Mr. Universe- script
813Mrs. John Marsh
814My Brother, Mac Hyman
815My Heart is Still Shaking
816My Heart is Still Shaking- correspondence
817-18My Heart is Still Shaking- script
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91My Heart is Still Shaking- articles
92The Mysterious Father
93Noises Off
oversized_folder
4ANoises Off poster
boxfolder
94-5Notional Women
oversized_folder
1ANotional Women posters (2)
boxfolder
96Oklahoma
97O'Neill
98The Oriki of the Grasshopper
99Other People's Money
910Patio Porch
911People Are Living There
912-13Persephone
914-16A Place with the Pigs
oversized_folder
1AA Place with the Pigs poster
boxfolder
917As Plain as the Stone of Plum
918Plath-Browning presentation
919-20Playland
921Ponce de Leon: The Play
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101Ponce de Leon: The Play- script
102Ponce de Leon: The Play- production, business, publicity
oversized_folder
2APonce de Leon: The Play poster
boxfolder
103Prince of Tides
104The Provok'd Wife
105Remedial Swamp
106The Renaissance Repetory
107-9The Road to Mecca
oversized_folder
2AThe Road to Mecca poster
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1010Romanoff and Juliet
1011The Rope Dancers
1012Royal Gambit
1013Sandberg, Yes!
1014Schools for Wives
1015Shattered Patterns
1016Shirley Valentine
1017Six Characters in Search of an Author
1018A Sleep of Prisoners
1019Soldier's Tale
1020Spoken For- a concert drawn from the works of Eudora Welty
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111Spoken For- a concert drawn from the works of Eudora Welty
112A Stain on the Silence
113The Staircase Group
114Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act
115-7The Subject Tonight is Love
118Sylvia: A Dramatic Portrait of Sylvia Plath
oversized_folder
3ASylvia: A Dramatic Portrait of Sylvia Plath poster
boxfolder
119Tartuffe
119Things Don't Stay Fixed
1110Through the Keyhole
1111Tomorrow/Today
1112Translated Insight: An Issue of Censorship
1113-14The Trojan Women
1115-16Twelfth Night
1117Two Masters
oversized_folder
2ATwo Masters poster
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1118Under Milkwood
1119Vaclav Hotel on the Good Ship Lollipop
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121The Vagina Monologues
122-4The Voices of Pride
oversized_folder
2AThe Voices of Pride poster
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125Waiting for Godot
126What Every Woman Knows
127"What Year is This" Eudora Welty reading
128White Devil/The Tempest
129Who's Happy Now
1210Wit
1211Women in View: Uncommon Women and Others
oversized_folder
6APhotos from unidentified play
boxfolder
1714Lost Southern Voices - reading, 2018
1715Southern Folk Passion - reading, 2017-2019
1716Southern Writers on Stage, 2017
171"Furry Curry" - Trophy for Best Ensemble Cast Work - The Beckett Project - Coke bottle with pom pom
172Crucial stage prop from Alliance Theater production of "Good People", 2013
oversized_folder
8Posters (2) - Escape, Interviewee - Dekalb College Fine Arts Theater
8Poster reproduction - Hecuba - signed by cast mates
oversized_folder
9Display Panels - Hecuba featuring Brenda Bynum
 

4. Television projects

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1212Margaret Mitchell Documentary- contract, news
1213Margaret Mitchell Documentary- treatment
1214Margaret Mitchell Documentary- script
1215Margaret Mitchell Documentary- Brenda Bynum voiceover
1216The Reader's Playhouse
1217The Sharpshooters
 

5. Organizations, events, festivals

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1316th Annual Food Foodraiser: Writes of Spring
13213th Annual Jennie Awards, 1995
13314th Street Playhouse
134Academy Theater
135Agnes Scott Writers' Festival
136Alliance Theater
137Alliance Theater (Interns)
138Amnesty benefit
139Arts Alive (Atlanta Chamber of Commerce)
oversized_folder
7AArts Festival of Atlanta
boxfolder
1310Atlanta Theater Coalition
1311-12Atlanta Writers in Concert
1313Beckett's 90th birthday
1314Beckett/Atlanta festival
1315-16Beckett letter launch
1317The Beckett Project
1318-20Year of Beckett, 2006
oversized_folder
4ABeckett event posters
boxfolder
1321International Beckett festival, 1992
1322The Beckett Circle newsletter
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141Brave New Works
142Tribute to Joyce Brookshire
143Callenwolde Fine Arts Center
144Celebration of the Children of Pride
145Dekalb County Public Library
146Dramafest, 1992
147Emory
148Emory- newsletters
149Emory- Theater Emory
oversized_folder
5AEmory event posters
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1410Every Saturday Club
1411-12Fugard festival
1413Georgia Abortion Rights Action League
1414The Georgia Area Emmy Awards
141539th Georgia Author of the Year Awards, 2003
1416Georgia Business and the Arts Awards , 1989
1417Georgia Literary Festival
1418Georgia Theatre Conference: 16th Annual Convention
1419Georgia's Women in Numbers
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1717Governor's Awards for the Humanities, 2017
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1420Leadership Dekalb Cultural Arts Day
1421Madison Morgan Cultural Center
1422Mamet festival
1422Mary Hutchinson lecture
1423-24Meridian Herald (Southern Folk Passion)
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151The Moliere festival
152New Play Project, 1979
153New Play Project, 1981
154New Play Project, 1982
155New Play Project, 1983
156New Play Project, 1984-1985, 1987
157New Play Project, 1979-1985
158New Play Project- clippings
159Peachtree Walk Theater and pub
1510The Performance Gallery
1525Pinter Fest, 2014
1511The Prophet's Country: a celebration of the life and work of Flannery O'Connor
1512Scholarly Books in America
1513Seven Stages' Very Short Play Festival
1514Southern Poets Theatre
1515Southeastern Shakespeare Festival
oversized_folder
7ASoutheastern Shakespeare Festival poster
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1516The Southeastern Center of the Performing Arts
oversized_folder
3AThalian Blackfriars
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1517True Colors Theatre Company
1518T.H.E. Theatre- expenses, contracts, news
1519T.H.E. Theatre- financial correspondence
1520Truett McConnell College
1521Tuesday Discussion Group
1521aTwelfth Night Revel, 14th Annual
1522Unsung Heroine Awards/ Singing Unsung Stories
1523Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND)
1524Women, Chocolate, and the Arts fundraiser