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Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection

Identifier: RG01.0011.003

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Scope and Contents

The Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection consists of the scripts of five lectures presented by Mr. Jones during his visit to The University of Iowa. Although not dated, it is believed these lectures were given about 1983, or 15 years after he completed writing A History of the Vikings.


  • Creation: 1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Gwyn Jones (1907-1999) was a Welsh novelist and story writer, and a scholar and translator of Nordic literature and history. He was a native of New Tredegar, Monmouthshire. In addition to A History of the Vikings, he also wrote Kings, Beasts and Heroes in 1972, along with numerous novels and short story collections.


0.25 Linear Feet

Method of Acquisition

The Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection was transferred to the University Archives prior to 1990.

Ryan Knight, 2009.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242