The Robin Winks collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and audio material.
Manuscripts in the collection include drafts, corrections, and notes for Winks’ works. Titles include The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1969), Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1980), Colloquium on Crime: Eleven Renowned Mystery Writers Discuss their Work (1986), and Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939–1961 (1987). Drafts of chapters not included in Asia in Western Fiction (1990) are also present, as well as four unpublished short pieces. Several manuscripts not written by Winks are also included, such as Mysterium and Mystery (1989) by William Spencer.
Correspondence in the collection consists of mostly professional correspondence dating 1981 to 1998. Notable correspondents include David Galloway, Donald Hamilton, P.D. James, John McAleer, Mystery Writers of America, Inc., and North Carolina State University.
Printed material in the collection includes newspapers and magazines. Newspapers date 1976 to 2002 and include issues of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune. Magazines include issues of The New Republic that include articles written by Winks.
Audio material in the collection includes cassette recordings of a teleconference and a public radio interview in the late 1980s.
|1. Winks, Robin W.|
|1. Military History Subject Guide|
|2. Espionage Subject Guide|