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R. Cary Bynum papers

R. Cary Bynum papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: R. Cary Bynum papers
Creator: Bynum, R. Cary
Inclusive Dates: 1957-2014
Language(s): English
Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet 9 boxes
Collection Number: ms2131
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

This collection contains typescripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs and printed materials regarding the writing career of R. Cary Bynum.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], R. Cary Bynum papers, ms2131, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in this repository are the Brenda and Cary Bynum theater collection, ms3258.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs - Personal
12Plays Cary acted in during college
13-4Undergraduate coursework
15Graduate work in New York City
16Georgia State University
17Who's Who material
110Script - Beckett's "End Game"
111Critique - "A Shattering of Glass"
112Critique - "Leaving Limbo"
113Correspondence, 1960-1979
114Correspondence, 1980-1989
115Correspondence, 1990-1999
116Correspondence, 2000-2009
117Correspondence - Leighton W. Ballew
118Correspondence - Chris Coleman
119Correspondence - Gene-Gabriel Moore
120Correspondence - Georgia State University business
21Clippings, 1980-1990
22Clippings, 1991-1992
23Clippings, 1993-2000
24Clippings, 2000-2008
25Acknowledgements, thanks, medals
26Typescript - Novel
27Writing notes - "Beach Vigil"
28-10Typescript - "Bonaventure Street"
211-12Typescript - "Cabbagetown: Three Women"
31-3Clippings, notes - "Cabbagetown: Three Women"
34-6Clippings, notes - "Children of Pride"
37Typescript - "Children of Pride"
38-9Typescript - "Chinaberry Goliath"
310-12Writing - "Chinaberry Tree"
313Typescript - "The Compassionate Emissary"
314Typescript - "Dat Beetle Bug"
315Typescript - "Escapee"
41Clippings, notes - "Escapee"
42Typescript - "Feisling"
43Clippings, notes - "The Festival"
44Typescript - "Fire Warden"
45Typescript draft - "Five Corpses"
46Typescript - "Frog Mountain Tail"
47Typescript, notes - "The Furnace Room"
48Typescript drafts - "The Furnace Room"
49Typescript - "Go for Home, Boy"
410Typescript - "Hermes 3000"
411Clippings, notes - "Holiday on Thin Ice"
412Photographs, notes - "Hornblend"
413Typescript - "The House", 1966
414Clippings, notes - "Interviewee"
415Typescript - "John Barnum"
51Typescript - "The Last Days of Hector"
52Typescript, drafts, clippings - "A Late Rain"
53Notes - "Live-In Witnesses"
54Program - "Look Back in Anger"
55Miscellaneous poetry
56Typescript - "Moulds"
57Typescript - "The Mysterious Father"
58Typescript - "Monkey Palace"
59Draft of poem "Night Streetcars", 1978
510Clippings, notes - "Philadelphia, Here I Come"
511Typescript, clippings - "Ponce de Leon: The Play"
512Typescript - "Private Buckley; Superman"
513Notes, book - "Quintet"
61Typescript - "Reunion in Thera and Other Stories"
62Typescript - "Sea Vigil"
63Typescript, photographs - "The Sharp Shooters"
64Writing - "Six Short Plays"
65Writing - "Sherwood"
66Typescript - "A Violence Softspoken: 3 Georgia Authors"
67Writing, clippings - "Voices of Pride"
68Typescript - "Wiregrass"
69Writing - drafts, 2003-2004
610Organizations and festivals - Alternate ROOTS
611Organizations and festivals - Atlanta New Play Project
71Organizations and festivals - Atlanta New Play Project
72-3Organizations and festivals - Atlanta Theatre Coalition
74-5Organizations and festivals - OOPS Inc.
76-10Organizations and festivals - Southeast Playwright Project
711Organizations and festivals - Southern Poets Theatre
81Clippings, programs, 1957-1963
82Clippings, other info, 1975-1999
83Clippings, other info, 2000-2005
84Clippings, other info, 2006-2008
85Clippings, other info, 2013
86Clippings, other info, 2014
87Prose fragments, play - pre 1965
89Plays - pre-1964
810The Chinaberry Tree & other poems
811The Chinaberry Tree & other poems - business and technical #2
812Night Streetcars & poems
813Sea Vigil: Poems
814"Sea Vigil" - Production, accounts, info #2
815Drafts, notes, clippings - "A Late Rain"
816Drafts, notes, clippings - "Bonaventure Street"
817Clippings, notes - "Cabbagetown: Three Women"
818Typescript - "Early"
819Drafts, notes - "Escapee"
820Typescript, notes, clippings - "The Festival"
821Drafts - "The Fire Warden"
822Drafts, notes, clippings - "Frog Mountain Tall"
823Draft, notes - "The Furnace Room" - original
91Drafts, notes - "The Furnace Room"
92Draft, note - "The Giraffe's House"
93Typescript - "The Glass Cabinet"
94Drafts, notes - "Hornblend"
95Drafts, notes - "Interviewee"
96Typescript, clippings - "In Thayne"
97Typescript, clippings, notes - "Jingle & Jangle"
98Typescript, clippings, notes - "Live-In Witness"
99Typescript, clippings, notes - "The Money Palace"
910Typescript, clippings, notes - "The Moulds" & "U"
911Typescript, clippings, notes - "Reunion in Thera"
912Typescripts - "Reunion in Thera" (Backup)
913Typescript, clippings, notes - "The Sharpshooters"
914Typescript, clippings, notes - "Sherwood"
915Typescript - "Short Story Cutting"
916Correspondence, info - "Six Short Plays"
917Specs, costs, estimates, royalties, receipts - "Six Short Plays"
918Correspondence - "Woodhall Stories"
919Backup, info - "Woodhall Stories"
920Scholarly Books in America - Editor's Choice by Cary Bynum, 1968-1969
921Southern Theatre - Cary Bynum reviews
922A Southern View - Five New Plays For the 80s - includes "Sherwood"