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Guide to the Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn Papers
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Description
The Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn Papers include clippings, correspondence, certificates, photographs, and programs relating to the lives and careers of Maxine Blackburn and her brother, Roy C. Blackburn.
Background
Born in Oakland and the sister of Roy, Sidney, and Gretchen Blackburn, Maxine Blackburn became a well-known musician in Oakland, California. As a child, she studied piano with Elmer F. Keeton and then went on to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received an appointment as organist and choir director at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, a post she held for many years.
Extent
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.