Isabel Harris collection
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.
- Created: 1951-1965
- Harris, Isabel M. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical or Historical Information
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.
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Language of Materials
This collection consists of the professional papers of Isabel M. Harris, a music instructor who taught at historically Black schools in Tampa.
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
- African Americans -- Florida -- Tampa Subject Source: Usfspeccol
- Music -- Instruction and study Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- School music -- Instruction and study Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Isabel Harris collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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