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Clarence Warner Perry, Jr. (1921–1997) was a lifelong magic enthusiast and an amateur magician. Perry attended the University of Delaware and in 1943 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation he was employed as a design engineer for the DuPont Corporation where he worked until his retirement in 1985. Throughout his career he continued to pursue his interest in stage magic, an interest which he cultivated during his youth. He designed magic tricks, operated a magic store in Wilmington, and performed as an amateur magician.

The Warner Perry Collection was donated to the University of Delaware by the estate of Warner Perry and consists of Perry’s personal collection of printed books about stage magic and his own personal papers which documents his own magic practice.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from April 2- 30, 2012.

Tags: Magicians, Magic

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