The August Wilson Archive: First Panel Discussion (January 2021)


  • David Anderson Butler County Community College
  • Michael Downing Kutztown University of Pennsylvania



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The Editor and Managing Editor of the August Wilson Journal met with four specialists from the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh and one University of Pittsburgh history professor via Zoom on January 14, 2021 to discuss the ULS’s recent acquisition of August Wilson’s archival materials.

Author Biographies

David Anderson, Butler County Community College

Dr. David Anderson is a retired Professor of English, having taught at Butler County Community College for 32 years. He is the author of Archetypal Figures in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro: Hemingway on Flight and Hospitality (Kent State University Press, 2019) and is Managing Editor of the August Wilson Journal.

Michael Downing, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Michael Downing is Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches August Wilson, Technical Writing, Journalism, Research Writing, and other English and writing classes. He has been studying the life and work of Mr. Wilson since 1992 and is Lead Editor of the August Wilson Journal.