The Max Gebhardt manuscript collection consists of handwritten clarinet manuscripts. These manuscripts were likely written between the years 1800 and 1850. The collection contains solo clarinet music, a piece for chamber ensemble, and an exercise book for clarinet. A few of the composers represented in this collection had a teacher-student relationship during their lifetimes. No information on Gebhardt or how Jerry Pierce obtained these manuscripts was available, although they were donated along with Pierce's papers to SCPA in 1995.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesdays during the spring and fall semesters).
There are no restricted files in this collection.
Jerry Pierce acquired the Max Gebhardt manuscripts in the conduct of his collecting of clarinet research materials. Following Pierce’s death in 1994, his wife, Linda Pierce, donated the Gebhardt manuscripts in 1995 along with his own papers.
International Clarinet Association Research Center, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries (finding aid)
Jerry Pierce papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries (finding aid)