R. T. Smith papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised primarily of drafts of poetry, literary manuscripts of a poet, teacher, and UNC Charlotte graduate. Includes correspondence, promotional material, and drafts, typescripts, and printed copies of poems, stories, and reviews.
- Creation: 1972 - 1995
- Smith, R. T. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright retained by author.
Biographical / Historical
Rodney T. Smith was born in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 1947 and grew up in Georgia and North Carolina. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and was graduated from UNC Charlotte (B.A., Philosophy, 1970) and Appalachian State University (M.A., English, 1976). Smith served as a professor of English and Alumni Writer-in-Residence at Auburn University (1975-1995) and is currently the editor of Shenandoah at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Among his many honors are the Emily Dickinson and John Masefield awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Carl Sandburg Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and Alabama Governor's Award for Achievement by an Artist. Smith is the author of nineteen volumes of poetry and has been published in numerous periodicals. [For additional information, see box 3:13, Biographical.]
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Language of Materials
Literary manuscripts of a poet, teacher, and UNC Charlotte graduate. Includes correspondence, promotional material, and drafts, typescripts, and printed copies of poems, stories, and reviews.
The collection contains the following three series:
Drafts and Typescripts, 1972-1985, Publications, 1974-1984 and Miscellany, 1977-1981, 1994
Auburn (Ala.); Boone (N.C.); Charlotte (N.C.).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of R. T. Smith, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1995.
- R. T. Smith papers
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Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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