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C. Hines Edwards, Jr. papers

Identifier: MS-0031

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials pertaining to the committees Edwards was a member of during his time at West Georgia College. These materials include minutes, memos, notes, and reports. Also contained in this collection are research notes from Edwards’ time as a student completing his doctoral dissertation, “The Literary Reputation of Sidney Lanier: 1889-1969.”


  • 1970-1981


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

Dr. Corliss Hines Edwards, Jr. was born in Macon, Georgia on June 11, 1934. He received a B.A. degree in English from Mercer University in 1956, an M.A. from the University of Georgia in 1960, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1970. On August 30, 1961 he married Nina Jo White and they had two sons, Hines Martin Edwards and Keith White Edwards.

Edwards worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Georgia from 1960 to 1961 and 1964 to 1966 and as an instructor at Clemson University from 1961 to 1964. He came to West Georgia College in 1966 as assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1972, professor in 1980, and became Professor Emeritus in 1993 upon retirement. During the time he was an associate professor, Edwards served on many different committees that helped to improve and shape West Georgia College. His teaching emphases were American literature and Southern literature. He taught graduate seminars on Twain, Poe, Faulkner, Robinson, and Frost.

On September 10, 2009, Edwards passed away in Rome, Georgia from complications due to cancer surgery.


0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)




Papers of Dr. C. Hines Edwards, Jr., an English professor at West Georgia College from 1966 to 1980 and Professor Emeritus upon his retirement.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by C. Hines Edwards, Jr. on November 1, 2007.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sara Berry in September 2010 and Candice Larson in 2016.
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Description is in English

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