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Jackson R. Bryer Interviews Collection

Abstract

Title:
Jackson R. Bryer Interviews Collection
Author/Creator:
Bryer, Jackson R.
Collection number:
08-106-Bryer
Size:
1.0 linear foot/29 items
Bulk dates:
1991-1993 and 2002-2004
Inclusive dates:
1990-2004
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Dr. Jackson R. Bryer is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Marylands 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 figures from the theatre profession.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Jackson R. Bryer Interviews Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19556
Publication rights:

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

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Dr. Jackson R. Bryer is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Marylands Department of English. A recipient of the universitys 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. Bryers 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 ONeill Society. A specialist in American and modern literature, Bryer earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin in 1965.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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 figures from the theatre profession. Except for three instances, Dr. Bryer conducted or contributed to all of the interviews, which include Pat Carroll, Stacy Keach, Jean-Claude van Italie, Marshall Mason, Ntozake Shange, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Lanford Wilson, and others.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Jackson Bryer, Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, and Richard A. Davison, April 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Vincent J. Novara, April 2008

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, February 2013.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Audiocassette Interviews, 1990-2004 (21 items)

This series contains audio-recorded interviews with notable figures involved from the theatre profession. Except where noted, Dr. Bryer conducted or contributed to all of the interviews. Materials are arranged chronologically. Descriptions of content are transcribed verbatim from the items. These items have been digitized and are available for use.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Audiocassette Interviews (0.5 linear feet), 1990-2004 series 1box 1folder 1
Marshall Mason - Independence KS, Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer (three cassettes), April 2 and 23, 1990 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Jean-Claude van Itallie - Charlemont, MA - Interviewer: Gene A. Plunka, December 27, 1992 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
A.R. Gurney - Chicago, IL - Interviewer: Arvid F. Sponberg, February 24 and March 24, 1994 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Lanford Wilson - Sag Harbor, NY - Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer (two cassettes), May 20, 1993 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Ntozake Shange - Philadelphia, PA - Interviewer: Mary Helen Washington, December 10, 1993 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Neil Simon - Washington DC - Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer, January 23, 1991 series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
George C. Wolfe - Public Theatre - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, December 1, 2001 series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0
Susan Stroman - The New 42nd St. Studios - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, July 18, 2002 series 1box 1folder 1item 8.0
Pat Carroll - Harwich Port, MA - Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer, July 30, 2002 series 1box 1folder 1item 9.0
Jason Robert Brown - NY, NY - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison (two cassettes), January 20, 2004 series 1box 1folder 1item 10.0
Kathleen Marshall - NYC - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison (two cassettes), January 27, 2004 series 1box 1folder 1item 11.0
John Weidman - Dramatists' Guild - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, February 9, 2004 series 1box 1folder 1item 12.0
Stephen Sondheim - NY, NY - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, June 15, 2004 series 1box 1folder 1item 13.0
Tommy Tune - NYC - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison (two cassettes), June 30, 2003 series 1box 1folder 1item 14.0
Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty - NY - Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison (two cassettes), December 8, 2003 series 1box 1folder 1item 15.0
David Henry Hwang, no date (two cassettes), undated series 1box 1folder 1item 16.0
Maureen Stapleton Lenox, MA - Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer, July 13, 1995 series 1box 1folder 1item 17.0
Cherry Jones NY, NY Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, May 24, 1996 series 1box 1folder 1item 18.0
Blythe Danner Wilmington, DE Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, August 25, 1997 series 1box 1folder 1item 19.0
Nathan Lane NY, NY Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, October 10, 1997 series 1box 1folder 1item 20.0
Julie Harris NY,NY Interviewers: Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison, October 2, 1999 series 1box 1folder 1item 21.0

Series 2: Videocassette Interviews, 1990-2002 (6 items)

This series contains video-recorded interviews with notable figures involved from the theatre profession. Except where noted, Dr. Bryer conducted or contributed to all of the interviews. Materials are arranged chronologically. Descriptions of content are transcribed verbatim from the items.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Videocassette Interviews (0.5 linear feet), 1990-2002 series 2box 1folder 2
[David Henry Hwang]. One-on-one Interview Two Shot Debbie & David David CU's TRT 90:00, Louisville, KY Interviewer: Deborah Frockt, February 15, 1992 series 2box 1folder 2item 1.0
[David Henry Hwang]. David H. Interview tight shot only One-on-one -tight shot David only End discussion, Q&A, Close TRT: 90:00, Louisville, KY Interviewer: Deborah Frockt, February 15, 1992 series 2box 1folder 2item 2.0
"Neil Simon Tapes 1-3" TRT: 60:00, Beverly Hills, CA Interviewer: Jackson R. Bryer, May 29, 1992 series 2box 1folder 2item 3.0
"Stacy Keach at the Smithsonian," Interviewer: Michael Kahn, November 8, 1991 series 2box 1folder 2item 4.0
"Stacy Keach at the Smithsonian," Interviewer: Michael Kahn (two cassettes), November 8, 1991 series 2box 1folder 2item 5.0

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.

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