Linker, Jack (1932-) | University of Illinois Archives
Name: Linker, Jack (1932-)
Historical Note: Linker first developed an interest in John Philip Sousa while playing clarinet in his high school band.Â Briefly educated at Miami University, he left college to join the Navy as a radioman.Â During his service he learned the harmonica, kept a small phonograph for his private use in the radio room, and spent his shore leave attending concerts in New York City.Â After leaving the Navy in 1955, Linker began collecting sound recordings and associated materials, including early cylinder sound recordings, records, and piano rolls.
Sources: Telephone interview with Jack Linker conducted 10 July 2008.
Note Author: Megan Finn