Finding aid for the Lolette and George Hanserd Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hanserd, Lolette and George
Title: Lolette and George Hanserd Photographs
Dates: 1910-1980
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: George and Lolette Hanserd were well known in Cleveland, Ohio's African American community for their professional contributions, respectively, in podiatry and social work. In 1952 Lolette began working for the Welfare Federation of Cleveland as a member of the Group Services Council. In 1965 she was named director of a four-year project to improve interracial and intercultural relations for the Federation, after which she became director of the Human Relations Department. In 1971 her position was expanded to include associate director of the Federation of Community Planning, the new name adopted by the Welfare Federation that same year. One year later she became the first African American to be named social worker of the year by the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Lolette retired from the Federation in 1984. The collection consists of individual portraits of George Hanserd and his wife Lolette Hanserd and group portraits including them and others such as Jesse Owens, at athletic events, classmates of the Ohio College of Chiropody, and at a dinner of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
PG Number PG 369
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English