DeCeasar, Lawrence (Larry Langtry) Papers

Span Dates: 1955-2002
Bulk Dates: 1996-2002
Volume: 1 l.f.


The collection includes correspondence (circa 1993-1996), personal and professional photographs, materials related to the Church of God Within and his spiritual life, including his astrological chart, appointment calendars, newspaper clippings, personalia (including materials from his memorial service), sheet music and set lists, and costumes that he wore while playing the piano.

Hist/Bio Note

Lawrence DeCeasar (1931-2002), also known as Larry Langtry and Silver Dollar Larry, had a long career as a ragtime piano player, working in saloons from New Orleans to Juneau, Alaska. Self-trained, he had previously worked as a fry cook. DeCeasar was also a certified minister with the Church of God Within and was a spiritualist and metaphysician.

Finding Aid

Information about these materials is available at the archives of the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California.


This collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA).


Church of God | Gay Spirituality | Neo-Pagan/New Age Movements/Occultism/Spirituality | California | San Francisco