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Jerry Pierce Papers


Jerry Pierce Papers
Pierce, Jerry
Collection number:
3.00 Linear Feet and 412 Recordings
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
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:

Jerry Pierce (1937-1994), an American clarinetist, saxophonist, teacher, writer, and avid collector, was born in 1937 in Muncie, Indiana. He played clarinet with the Virginia Symphony, Birmingham Symphony, and Anderson Symphony, and saxophone with Doug Mulligan and Russ Carlyle. From 1967 until the 1980s, he taught clarinet at Anderson University and Marion College. In 1980 he became the President of the International Clarinet Association and served until 1986. The collection is comprised of Pierce's professional and personal papers, photographs, manuscripts, and recordings. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, published programs, newspaper articles, photographs, autographs, manuscripts, non-clarinet scores, and recordings.

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