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Junetta Jones oral history, 2002 December 12

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[Aviary] Junetta Jones oral history, 2002 December 12
[Aviary] Junetta Jones oral history, 2002 December 12

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Oral histories were conducted by archives staff and by student interviewers. Most oral histories in this series include a transcript and an audio recording on cassette. Some files may contain related information about the subject.


  • Creation: 2002 December 12

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 4.87 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Junetta Jones (1936-2015) was a soprano and arts administrator. In 1959 she became the first African-American to be awarded an artist diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. She won local and regional Metropolitan Opera auditions and in 1963 was awarded a contract to sing with the company. She was the first African-American from the Maryland area to sing at the Metropolitan. In 1966 she went to Europe to perform in opera houses in Germany and Switzerland. After returning to Baltimore, she was appointed to the mayor's advisory committee on art and culture.


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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA