James William Lassiter papers

James William Lassiter papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lassiter, James William, 1920-
Title: James William Lassiter papers
Dates: 1938-1945
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (65 items in 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection mainly consists of correspondence of James William Lassiter from 1938-1945. The bulk of the correspondence (1942-1945) contains letters written by Lassiter while serving as a supply officer with the 25th Air Depot Group from his assignments in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Guam. Written to his parents, Elwood G. and Georgia Salter Lassiter of Covington (Newton County, Ga.), the letters discuss life on board ship, his duties, war news, and some discussion of Georgia politics. The collection also contains correspondence to Lassiter from his parents and brother Luke, both during the war and while Lassiter was a student at the University of Georgia (1938-1939). These letters contain information on family.
Coll. Number: ms2703

Biographical/Historical Note

James William Lassiter (1920- ), educator, supply officer during World War II with the 25th Air Depot Group, resided in Athens, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

College students--Georgia.
Covington (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Lassiter, Elwood G.
Lassiter, Georgia Salter
Lassiter, Luke
Newton County (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
United States. Army Air Forces.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia.
University of Georgia. Press.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James William Lassiter papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1938
2Correspondence, 1939
3Correspondence, 1942-1943
4Correspondence, 1945
5Recommendation and Military Checklist
6Correspondence, 1954