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Robert W. Watson

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Robert W. Watson (1925-2012) was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and educated at Williams College and Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his doctorate in 1955. He was on the English Department faculty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1953 until his retirement in 1987. Some of Watson’s awards and honors include: the American Scholar Poetry Prize (1959), a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship (1974-1975), and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1977). Watson was the main architect of UNCG's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, considered one of the best in the nation. In 1966 Watson and graduate writing student Lawrence Judson Reynolds began the Greensboro Review, a respected literary journal that has since earned a national reputation. Watson died in 2012.

Items created by this individual or group:
Item thumbnail image A Game of Non-Violence in Greensboro, N.C.
Date: 1963
By: Robert W. Watson
From: Robert W. Watson Papers

This is a fifteen page essay by Robert Watson regarding freedom marches led by activist Jesse Jackson, in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the spring of 1963. Watson discusses the relationship betwee...

Item thumbnail image A Theater of Demonstrations: Greensboro, North Carolina (Understanding Drama)
Date: 1980
By: Robert W. Watson
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
Twenty-eight page draft of an essay written for Harper's magazine, regarding the murder of five Worker's Viewpoint Organization members at the Death to the Klan rally, in...
Item thumbnail image The Truth About the Greensboro Massacre: A Reply to Mr. Watson's Harper's Article
Date: 1980
By: Signe Waller
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
Ten page letter from Signe Waller in response to Robert Watson's essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue of Harper's, about the murder of five Communis...
Item thumbnail image Letter from B. Marion Simmons to Robert W. Watson
Date: February 10, 1980
By: B. Marion Simmons
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from B. Marion Simmons to Robert W. Watson regarding his essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue of Harper's, about the murder of five Communist Worker's Party membe...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Jame Summerell to Robert Watson
Date: February 12, 1980
By: Jane Summerell
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from Jane Summerell to Robert Watson regarding his essay "Media Martyrdom", originally printed in the March 1980 issue of Harper's, about the murder of fi...
Item thumbnail image Letter from R. G. Oglesby to Harper's magazine
Date: February 12, 1980
By: R. G. Oglesby
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from R. G. Oglesby to the editor of Harper's magazine, regarding Robert Watson's essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue, about the mur...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Mitchell V. Charnley to Harper's magazine
Date: February 13, 1980
By: Mitchell V. Charnley
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from Mitchell V. Charnley to Harper's magazine regarding Robert Watson's essay "Media Martrydom", published in the March 1980 issue, about the murder of f...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Tony Huxley to Harper's magazine
Date: March 7, 1980
By: Tony Huxley
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
Two page letter from Tony Huxley to the editors of Harper's magazine regarding Robert Watson's essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue, about the murde...
Item thumbnail image Letter from L. Richardson Preyer to Robert Watson
Date: March 13, 1980
By: Lunsford Richardson Preyer
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from L. Richardson Preyer to Robert Watson regarding Watson's essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue of Harper's, about the murder of ...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Barbara Nauer to Robert Watson
Date: March 16, 1980
By: Barbara Nauer
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
One page letter from Barbar Nauer to Robert Watson regarding his essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue of Harper's magazine, about the murder of five...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Barry Fagen to Harper's magazine
Date: March 23, 1980
By: Barry Fagen
From: Robert W. Watson Papers
Two page letter from Barry Fagen to the editors of Harper's magazine regarding Robert Watson's essay "Media Martyrdom", published in the March 1980 issue, about the murde...