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John Updike Collections

The John Updike Collections of the Alvernia University Archives and Special Collections

Gundy Collection

Collection Number:                       MS 4

Collection Title:                              Emerson and Marlene Gundy Collection of John Updike Materials

Creators:                                          Emerson and Marlene Gundy

Collection Dates:                            1914-2012

Extent:                                               6.625 linear inches

Former Accession Number:        2014-3

Background Note:

Emerson Gundy was a second cousin of John Updike and a school classmate of his. Both graduated from Shillington High School in 1950. He and his wife, Marlene, were the owners of Updike’s family home at 240 Moyer Road in Plowville, Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2014. Updike, his parents, and his maternal grandparents shared this home when he was in high school.


Gundy Collection Finding Aid