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Guide to the Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn Papers
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Maxine Blackburn

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains clippings and programs which provide biographical information, as well as documentation of Maxine's musical activities.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by date.
Box 1:1

Obituaries 1975

 

Musical activities

Box 1:2

Oakland Tribune photo/article Miss Blackburn directing youth on parade concert undated

Box 1:2

Handwritten poem undated

Box 1:2

Reid Cochran, voice teacher, business card undated

Box 1:2

Fantasia eleganza program 1950

Box 1:2

Fellowship of Choirs, Piano, and Voice concert program 1948

Box 1:2

California State Association of Colored Women presents piano and voice concert program [photocopy] 1940

Box 1:2

Handwritten music, America sings 1953

Box 1:2

Souvenir program, 80th anniversary First A.M.E. Church 1938

Box 1:2

Souvenir program, dedication and relocation service First A.M.E. Church 1954

 

Roy C. Blackburn

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of three subseries biographical material, civic activities, and Roland Hayes correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged by subseries and thereafter by date.
 

Biographical

Box 1:3

Marriage certificate, John Blackburn and Florence Jackson [photocopy] undated

Box 1:4

Newspaper clippings 1937-1968

Box 1:5-6

Certificates 1928-1931

 

Civic activities

Box 1:6

Raising Day program, Fannie Wall Children's Home and Day Nursery 1979

Box 1:6

Delegate credentials, Republican State Convention 1936

Box 1:6

Delegate credentials, Republican State Convention 1936

Box 1:6

Certificate of election, Republican Party Central County Committee 1936

Box 1:6

Jerome Keithley, Oakland city manager, awarding $100 suggestions prize 1967

Box 1:7

Roland Hayes correspondence 1935-1954

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 20 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes family photos, as well as publicity photos of both Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn.
Box 1:8

Portrait of Austide Blufie Martin [001] undated

Box 1:9

Austide Blufie Martin standing in backyard [002] circa 1940s

Box 1:10

Emelda Martin Mitchell, daughter of Austide Blufie Martin, in wedding dress [003] circa 1915

Box 1:11

Portrait of Emelda Martin Mitchell [004] circa 1915

Box 1:12

Portrait of Emelda Martin Mitchell [005] 1965

Box 1:13

Portrait of Luther Mitchell [006] undated

Box 1:14

Portrait of Luther Mitchell in military uniform [007] circa 1910s

Box 1:15

Group photograph, 1st birthday of Philip Lee Drisdale (left to right) Mildred Parks Johnson and daughter Helene, June Pankey and son Ronald, Doris Drisdale and son Philip (honoree), Adele Mitchell Taylor and daughter Adele(Theodora), Madeline Desmongles, Beulah Woods Moody and son, Mary Towns Bagby and son Dennis, Marie Mitchell Blackburn, Minerva Gaskin holding niece [008] 1941

Box 1:16

Class portrait, Jefferson School, Oakland, California [009] 1923

Box 1:17

Portrait of Marie and Roy C. Blackburn [010] 1937

Box 1:18

Portrait of Roy C. Blackburn [011] undated

Box 1:19

Portrait of Marie and Roy C. Blackburn on wedding day standing next to maid of honor, Doris Mitchell, and best man, Sidney Blackburn [012] 1937

Box 1:20

Group photograph, Mem. Day, 1st church [013] 1957

Box 1:21

Photograph of exterior of Pioneer Memorial Methodist Church [014] undated

Box 1:22

Class photograph, Clawson School, Oakland, California, 1928 [015] 1965

Box 1:23

Portrait of John C. Blackburn [reproduction] [016] circa 1899

Box 1:24

Church organ, 1st A.M.E. Church [021] 1961

Box 1:25

Photograph of Ethel Brooks, Sidney Blackburn, Gretchen Blackburn, Roy Blackburn, and Mayme C. Netherland at railroad station in route to Pinehurst Sunday School picnic [reproduction] [031] circa 1922

Box 1:26

Church organ, 1st A.M.E. Church [038] circa 1960s

Box 1:27

Church organ, 1st A.M.E. Church [039] circa 1960s

Box 1:27

Photograph of exterior of 1st A.M.E. Church [040] undated

Box 1:27

Photograph of exterior of 1st A.M.E. Church [041] undated

Box 1:27

Photograph of exterior of 1st A.M.E. Church [042] undated

Box 1:28

James Hart at book signing of A Companion to California undated

Box 1:29

Group portrait (left to right) Sydney, Maxine, Florence, Roy, and Gretchen Blackburn circa 1920