David Gwynn is Associate Professor and Digitization Coordinator for the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is also the creator and curator of Groceteria.com and the founder and current chair of TriadHistory.org.
David was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the turbulent years of the Johnson Administration. He graduated from Smith High School (once) and from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (twice). After stints as a surf and skate shop manager in Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, he ultimately went to work for the company currently known to its employees as FedEx Office–and to everyone else as Kinko’s. He lived in San Francisco’s South of Market Area from 1992 to 2005 and was therefore able to play nursemaid to that relatively new “internet” thing, becoming a freelance web designer in 1997.
After returning to his home state, David obtained his Master of Library and Information Studies degree in 2009 and went to work for the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is currently employed as Associate Professor and Digitization Coordinator in the Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department, which means he gets to spend his days putting cool, old stuff online and trying to find funding to do more of same. More about David’s professional life can be found here.
David’s interests include urban spatial history and commercial archaeology, broadcast ephemera, digital archives in general, Canadiana, francophone pop and indie rock, and road trips. He is the creator of Groceteria.com, one of the first and largest websites devoted to supermarket history. He is single and child-free.
David does not as a rule refer to himself in the third person. There are, alas, exceptions to this rule. This page is one of them. If you meet him in person, he will probably not do this.