Moore (Melzrine and Warren) Papers

Historic image of Melzrine Moore and Warren Moore sitting on love seat in living roo
Melzrine Moore and Warren Moore, circa 1940s, Melzrine and Warren Moore papers, MS 111, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Melzrine and Warren Moore papers include military records, correspondence, church and funeral programs, and photographs documenting the life of Melzrine Moore (1922-1994) and Warren Moore (1921-1993).

The papers are organized into four series: Warren Moore, Melzrine Moore, photographs, and assorted printed material. The bulk of the Warren Moore material relate to military service and employment at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and the Naval Supply Center in Oakland, California. The Melzine Moore items are mostly educational records, including report cards, a commencement program, and diplomas, related to her attending the Colored High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The collection also includes six family photographs of the Moore family in Oakland, California, an assortment of church and funeral programs, and a World War II ration booklet.

Dates: 1931-1994
Collection number: MS 111
Creator: Moore, Melzrine.
Creator: Moore, Warren.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Melzrine and Warren Moore Papers

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