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Jack B. Moore papers

Identifier: M23

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains Moore’s own handwritten notes, often in the form of a single word or phrase on 5 by 7 inch note cards. Also includes extensive (and unpublished) interviews with figures central to the 1988 trial of brothers Dean and Scott McKee; memorabilia related to Joe DiMaggio; historical photographs of Tampa’s African American communities from the early part of the 20th century; and correspondence with expatriate poet and author Maxwell Bodenheim.


  • Created: 1922-1993
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1975


Conditions Governing Access

None. The material was originally designated to be used only with the permission of Jack Moore, but Dr. Moore passed away in 2003.

Conditions Governing Use

The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's Website at for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

University of South Florida professor Jack Moore’s four-decade career in academia covered a number of disciplines, including: American literature, African-American studies, pop culture, photography, and baseball. After graduating with a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of North Carolina, Moore established USF’s American Studies department in 1962. Moore wrote scholarly articles and books on African American historian W.E.B. DuBois, baseball player Joe DiMaggio, poet Maxwell Bodenheim, Tampa-area photographers the Burgert Brothers, and the cultural history of skinheads. Moore was director of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for five years and served on the board of directors for the Hillsborough County Friends of the Library. Moore retired in 2002 and passed away in 2003.


5.63 Linear Feet

16 boxes

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Research materials, photographs, interviews, and notes compiled by former USF professor Jack B. Moore.

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Source of Acquisition

Jack B. Moore

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Jack B. Moore papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: TT

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US