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Isabel Harris collection

 Collection
Identifier: H10

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The documents contained in the collection were generated from Harris' own music classes and the classes of other teachers at various schools for African American students in Tampa, FL. The bulk of the materials consist of handwritten and typed lesson plans and intructional materials related to music. The collection also includes study guides, programs, bibliographies, student assignments,Harris’ notes, and select pieces of sheet music.

Dates

  • Created: 1951-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Mrs. Isabel M. Harris taught music at Booker T. Washington Junior High School, the first African American junior high school in Tampa, Florida. Although the school first opened its doors in 1925 as a junior high school, course offerings were soon expanded to include high school classes, making Booker T. Washington the area's only junior high and high school for Black students until the mid 1930s. The school has undergone many changes since, from the district's 1971 desegregation plan, to the conversion of the school into a Magnet School for International Studies in the 1990s. Today, Booker T. Washington is an elementary school.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

1 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of the professional papers of Isabel M. Harris, a music instructor who taught at historically Black schools in Tampa.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged by type of material.

Source of Acquisition

Robert Saunders

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Other Descriptive Information

published

Processing Information

processed
Title
Isabel Harris collection
Author
Jenica Ibarra, 2011
Date
06/10/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: TT

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

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