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Jerry Stern Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2016-007

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Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, sketches, press clippings, posters, and other materials documenting the writing, scholarship, and personal interests of Jerry Stern.


  • Other: undated


Biographical / Historical

Jerome "Jerry" Stern was born in Manhattan on September 27, 1938. Stern is best known as a creative writing instructor, essayist, National Public Radio commentator, and columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat.

He earned an English degree at City College of the City University of New York, and the Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Stern became an instructor at Florida State University in 1966.

Notable publications written or edited by Stern include Making Shapely Fiction, Micro Fiction, and Florida Dreams. Stern was founder of the Worlds' Best Short Short Story competition and the annual Spring Festival of Writers.

Jerry Stern died of lymphoma on March 19, 1996.


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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US