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Max Gebhardt collection of clarinet manuscripts

 Collection 0369-SCPA-ICA
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.


  • undated

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).
Restrictions There are no restricted files in this collection.


1.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into one series.
  1. Manuscripts

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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.

Related Materials

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)
Max Gebhardt collection of clarinet manuscripts
Jada Twitty
October 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States