Dr. Jackson R. Bryer is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland’s Department of English, who has also worked with the Department of Theatre as an affiliate faculty member and literary advisor. The Jackson R. Bryer interviews collection covers the period from 1990 to 2004; the bulk of the materials date from 1991 to 1993, and 2002 to 2004. The collection consists of recorded interviews of notable playwrights, music theatre composers and lyricists, and performers.
Majority of material found within 1991-1993 and 2002-2004
Use and Access to Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Duplication and Copyright Information
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. Please make an appointment with the curator: https://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Dr. Jackson R. Bryer is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland's Department of English. A recipient of the university's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award in 2004, Bryer has also worked with the Department of Theatre as an affiliate faculty member and literary advisor. He is the author, editor, co-author, or co-editor of thirty-one books, has contributed to thirty-seven books, and published thirty journal articles. Bryer's professional service includes leadership positions with many literary and theatre organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive, on the Board of Directors for the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and as president of the Eugene O'Neill Society. A specialist in American and modern literature, Bryer earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin in 1965.
This collection is organized into two series.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
Gift of Jackson Bryer, Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, and Richard A. Davison, April 2008. A second gift was placed at the University of Maryland on 1 September 2015 by Jackson Bryer. It is a joint gift of Bryer, John Fuegi, and Bonnie Nelson Schwartz.
Jackson R. Bryer papers, Special Collections, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland (finding aid)
- James J. Taylor collection of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid