Jack B. Moore papers
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 Also includes extensive (and unpublished) interviews with figures central to the 1988 trial of brothers Dean and Scott McKee; memorabilia related to Joe DiMaggio; historical photographs of Tampa’s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
- Moore, Jack B. (1922-2003) (Person)
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 http://www.copyright.gov/ 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. He 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. He 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.
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Language of Materials
Research materials, photographs, interviews, and notes compiled by former USF professor Jack B. Moore.
Source of Acquisition
Jack B. Moore
Method of Acquisition
- African Americans -- Florida -- Tampa -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 Subject Source: Local sources
- Civil rights Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999 Subject Source: Local sources
- Hate crime investigation--United States Subject Source: Local sources
- Peace activists Subject Source: Local sources
- Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979 Subject Source: Local sources
- Skinheads--United States--Case studies. Subject Source: Local sources
- Tampa (Fla.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jack B. Moore papers
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