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.
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.
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Permission to publish from the Maxine and Roy C. Blackburn Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library