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Richard D. Guynn papers

Identifier: MS-0018

Scope and Contents note

Richard D. Guynn was an economics professor at West Georgia College from 1969 to 2001, but the collection only contains material from his last decade at the school. In the mid-1990s, the College of Business was going through the accreditation process, and Guynn was researching possible antitrust violations by accrediting associations. In particular, he examined the details of the 1995 case, Massachusetts School of Law v. the American Bar Association, the notes for which take up several folders.

The collection contains Guynn’s research on accrediting associations in general, including the standards set for accreditation for Colleges of Business. There are congressional research reports, notes about legal cases, and various articles about university accreditation. There are also multiple drafts of a research paper and a journal article written by Guynn about his research.

In addition, the collection contains a 1997 letter from Ann lea Harding, Chief of the Freedom of Information Act, in response to Guynn’s request for a copy of the report of the Special Commission of the American Bar Association. Following the letter is the Report of the American Bar Association Board of Governors.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1993-1996
  • 1966-1997


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Richard D. “Dick” Guynn was a labor economist and consultant who taught economics in the College of Business at West Georgia College (later the State University of West Georgia) from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. Before moving to Carrollton, Guynn received a B.A. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. from Memphis State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. Guynn currently lives in Carrollton.


1.05 Linear feet (3 boxes)




Personal research of Richard D. Guynn, a former economics professor at West Georgia College. He studied possible antitrust violations by the associations who accredited colleges and universities, and he specifically focused on lawsuits against the American Bar Association.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Richard D. Guynn on September 25, 2001.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States