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D. Jack Moses papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1002

Collection Overview

The collection contains four series. The first series includes programs and correspondence regarding Avery's music department; a scrapbook with autographs of Avery Choral Society and others; and a 1940s script of radio broadcast featuring Avery Choral Group and several Charleston notables. The second series contains programs related to Moses' position as supervisor of music for Charleston County public schools and the third and fourth series address the Talent Parade, and Moses' death. Miscellaneous materials include a national radio script about Charleston, South Carolina and a brochure regarding East Bay Elementary School, later Sanders-Clyde.

Researchers may check the catalogue for a 1976 recording of the Cheyney State College Choral Society directed by D. Jack Moses.

Dates

  • 1940-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Dyctis Jack Moses (D. Jack Moses), born August 20, 1916 in Americus, Georgia, was the son of Jordan and Lola Morgan Moses. A graduate of Morehouse College, he pursued graduate studies in music at various institutions including Columbia University and Julliard. From 1940 to 1957 he served as music director at the Avery Institute in Charleston, South Carolina and married a fellow teacher, Lois Lawrence, in 1942. He also served as Supervisor of Music for Charleston County public schools and served in the Pacific area during World War II. In the early 1950s he became a pioneer in television by hosting the Talent Parade on WCSC TV, Channel 5. In 1957, he became a professor of music at Cheyney State College in Pennsylvania and later served as vice president of academic affairs. He died in 1996 and is buried in Concordville, PA.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Abstract

Dyctis Jack Moses (1916-1996) was an African American musician from Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Morehouse College and pursued graduate studies in music at various institutions including Columbia University and Julliard. He served as music director at the Avery Institute, was the Supervisor of Music for Charleston County public schools and served in the Pacific area during World War II. In the early 1950s he became a pioneer in television by hosting the Talent Parade on WCSC TV, Channel 5.

The collection contains four series. The first series includes programs and correspondence regarding Avery's music department; a scrapbook with autographs of Avery Choral Society and others; and a 1940s script of radio broadcast featuring Avery Choral Group and several Charleston notables. The second series contains programs related to Moses' position as supervisor of music for Charleston County public schools and the third and fourth series address the "Talent Parade," and Moses' death. Miscellaneous materials include a national radio script about Charleston, South Carolina and a brochure regarding East Bay Elementary School, later Sanders-Clyde.

Collection Arrangement

1. Avery Institute Music Department Materials

2. Charleston County Public School Music Materials

3. Talent Parade Television Show Materials

4. Obituaries

Processing Information

Processed by Felice Knight, 2005

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the D. Jack Moses Papers, 1940 - 1996
Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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