Lasartemay Family Papers

Eugene Lesartemay in bow tie with stamp on photo
Identification card portrait of Eugene Lasartemay, circa 1930s, Lasartemay family papers , MS 95, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Lasartemay family papers include correspondence, essays, funeral and theater programs, invitations, résumés, and newspapers clippings documenting mostly the family’s participation in various civic organizations.

The papers are organized in to three series: Eugene P. Lasartemay (1903-1993), Ruth Hackett Lasartemay (1902-1991), and Elena R. Lasartemay. The bulk of the papers relate to Eugene P. Lasartemay’s participation in various Oakland area civic organizations including the East Bay Negro Historical Society, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, and the Boy Scouts. Also included is a copy of Eugene P. Lasartemay’s book For Love of Jack London: His Life with Jennie Prentiss – a true love Story and court documents related to Exie McDonald’s probate court hearing, where Lasartemay served as the estate’s executor. The biographical subseries includes Eugene P. Lasartemay’s résumés, funeral programs from his memorial service, and assorted newspaper clippings related to his involvement in the East Bay Negro Historical Society.

Dates: 1946-1995
Collection number: MS 95
Creator: Lasartemay, Eugene P.
Collector: East Bay Negro Historical Society.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Lasartemay Family Papers

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