University of South Florida professor Jack Moore's four-decade career in academia covered a number of disciplines, including: American literature, African-American studies, pop culture, photography, and baseball. After graduating with a Ph.d. in American literature from the University of North Carolina, Moore established USF's American Studies department in 1962. Moore wrote scholarly articles and books on historian W.E.B. DuBois, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, poet Maxwell Bodenheim,Tampa-area photographers, the Burgert Brothers, and the cultural history of skinheads titled Skinheads Shaved for Battle. Moore was director of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for five years and served on the board of directors for the Hillsborough County Friends of the Library. Moore retired in 2002 and passed away in 2003. Mohlman, G., & Moore, J. B. (1993). Photographs of African-Americans at Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Main Library. Tampa, Fla: University of South Florida, Dept. of Anthropology.
MOORE, Dr. Jack B., passed away July 9, 2003 in New York. He was originally from Maplewood, N.J. and resided in Tampa, Florida.