Glover (Cleveland) Papers

Historic image of Grover Cleveland sitting with camera
Photojournalist Grover Cleveland sitting with camera, 1979, Oakland Post Photograph collection, MS 169, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Photographer Cleveland Glover (1922-1995) was born on August 22, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia to Freddie and Susie Glover. After attending school in Savannah, Glover joined the U.S. Army and served as an Army photographer and film projectionist during World War II and the Korean War. He would eventually rise to the rank of Master Sargent and was the African American photographer assigned to the West Point Academy and was General Maxwell D. Taylor’s official photographer.

The Cleveland Glover Papers include photographs, certificates, newspaper clippings, and a funeral program that document the life and activities of photographer Cleveland Glover. The bulk of the papers are photographs taken by Glover while serving in the U.S. Army in the 1950s-1960s.

Dates: 1951-1995
Bulk Dates: 1951-1960
Collection number: MS 66
Creator: Glover, Cleveland.
Collection Size: 2.25 linear feet (1 box + 2 oversized boxes)

Guide to the Cleveland Glover Papers

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