Section Four

Additional Information Sources and Computer Links
to the Work of R. Cary Bynum


— Information Sources

— Computer Links

Information Sources —

Special Collection

Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602-1641. (706) 542-0626 Attn: Chuck Barber or
Dana Miller

Contains papers, including articles, reviews, flyers, manuscripts (plays, poetry, prose, and essays), published work, correspondence, photos, videos, and programs of playwright/author R. Cary Bynum. The Collection covers a period of theatre, literary, publishing, and other activities dating from 1957 through the present day; from undergraduate years at West Georgia College and University of Georgia (1957-61), through ten years in New York City (1963-73), to a return to Atlanta, GA (1973-present). Included in the R.C. Bynum Collection is a portion of the papers of actor-teacher-director Brenda S. Bynum, particularly those papers relating to theatre and literary activities and events shared with or involving husband, Cary.

A separate Collection at UGA Libraries contains papers pertaining to the work and career of Brenda S. Bynum: A prominent Atlanta actor, teacher, and director who has been responsible for numerous innovative projects and performances in Atlanta theatre over many years, dating from 1962. For example, she has been the main force behind Atlanta’s lead in the production of the plays — obscure and well known — of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. In other domains, her co-direction and performances with the Southern Poets, Callanwolde, and T.H.E. Theatres received high praise over many years, as did her acclaimed performances with Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Seven Stages, Theatre-in-the-Square, Academy, and others. For a number of years, she also taught, acted and directed in the Theatre program of Emory University. Over more recent years, she has received accolades for her one-woman shows, including her oral history theatre roles in Notional Women, and her interpretation of newly released letters of renowned author, Flannery O’Connor. While this note does not scratch the surface of Brenda Bynum’s contributions, suffice it to say that — as her UGA Library papers attest — there is not a more accomplished or influential figure in Atlanta Theatre and its development than the subject of this Collection.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution Archives (1958 to present)

City University of New York, Hunter College Archives (1969-72)

The Dramatists Guild of America Archives (1991 to present)

University of West Georgia Archives (1956 to present)

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World (1995 to present)

Computer Links —

Georgia State University Archives (1973 to present)

Georgia State University Press: A Brief History by R. Cary Bynum (Use your browser's back button to return to this site)

The Grapevine Art & Soul Salon

Issue 10, Spring Into Summer 2008, Views and Review; “That’s How the Light Gets In: Review of R. Cary Bynum’s Sea Vigil.”


Early references to R. Cary Bynum

His family, friends, and neighborhood — in the memoirs and anecdotes of his long-time friend, Stephen Sears.

Growing Up In Kirkwood (Use your browser's back button to return to this site)

The Dramatists Guild of America

Considered by many to be the organization most representative of the nation’s dramatists. R.C. Bynum has been a member since 1991.


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