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Jackson R. Bryer Interviews Collection

 Collection 0145-SCPA
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.

Dates

  • 1990-2004
  • 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: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Extent

1.00 linear_feet/29 items

Biography

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.
  1. Series 1: Audiocassette Interviews
  2. Series 2: Videocassette Interviews

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.

Related Material

"Jackson R. Bryer Papers," Special Collections, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland

"James. J. Taylor Collections of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive," Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland, http://lib.guides.umd.edu/WAPAVA.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Jackson R. Bryer Interviews Collection
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
Vincent J. Novara, April 2008; Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez, February 2016
Date
2008-04-01
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-02-06: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by Amanda May, February 2013.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

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