The Bank of America Black American Music Collection consists of approximately 4000 pieces of published sheet music created, performed, or published by African Americans or that portrays African American themes throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the United States.
Dates: 1818 – late 1980s Extent: 54 linear feet (35 boxes)
Named for African American developer Elder Jordan, Sr., the Jordan Park public housing subdivision in St. Petersburg, Florida was constructed between 1939 and 1941. The community’s development is documented in site maps, construction photographs, and newspaper clippings.
The papers of Norman E. Jones, Sr. include selected recordings, correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting his controversial opinions on racial integration, civil rights, the Black Power Movement, and Black Studies.