Cleveland and Dorothy Lassiter audiovisual materials

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1938 – 2016
Scope and Content Note: Recordings of church services and choral and gospel music. Many recordings occurred at historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs) and African American churches. 
Biographical Note:

Cleveland F. Lassiter (1921-2007) was a school and church counselor. He received his A.B. of History degree from Virginia Union University in 1946, and his Masters of Social Work from Howard University in 1949. Mr. Lassiter served in the 10th U.S. Army Air Force, 849th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II in the China-Burma-India theater from 1943-1945. He married Dorothy Ann Tate (b. 1922) in 1946. She received her A.B. of Sociology from Virginia Union University in 1946 and her Masters of Science in Library Services from Columbia University in 1960. She worked as a librarian and media specialist in many public and academic libraries. Their children are Keith, Brian, and Mark Lassiter 

Reverend Nelson D. Tate (b.1870) was founder and pastor at the Second Baptist Church in Metuchen, New Jersey. He was the father of Dorothy Ann Tate.

Eleanor Lassiter Harris (d. 2002) was married to Clayton K. Harris, and is a graduate of Virginia State College and Columbia University. She was a singer, and choir director for several high school and traveling choirs and choruses. Her children are Clayton K. Jr., Valerie, and Jocelyn Harris. She is the sister of Cleveland F. Lassiter.

Extent: 1028 audio cassettes, 14 LP records, 125 VHS
Genre: Music
Related External Collections: Related materials in other repositories: Cleveland and Dorothy Lassiter papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Provenance: Hargrett Library
Cite Collection As:

Cleveland and Dorothy Lassiter papers, har-ms4114, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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