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Jackson R. Bryer papers

 Collection 0052-LIT

Jackson R. Bryer was a professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland from 1964 to 2005. The Bryer papers cover the period 1977 to 2008 and consist of correspondence, manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs associated with Bryer's publications:Fifteen Modern American Authors; F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception; The Theatre We Worked For; The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism; American Women Writers: Bibliographical Essays; Louis Auchincloss and His Critics; Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda; Conversations with Thornton Wilder; The Playwright's Art: Conversations with Contemporary American Dramatists; and Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder. The collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available.


  • 1977-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1977-1984

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed, and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


12.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the Jackson Bryer papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742