Massachusetts Lafayette Society Records, 1824-1999
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Brief Description: This collection documents the activities of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society, previously referred to as the Lafayette Day Committee, from 1987-1999, particularly its planning meetings, efforts to erect a statue of Lafayette in Boston, and annual Lafayette Day celebration.  Of note are the meeting minutes from the planning meetings and the correspondence of Marthe Biron Peloquin, who orchestrated the cooperation of La Société La Fayette, the French counterpart of their society, in order to include a descendant of Lafayette in the yearly celebrations.  Also included are materials from related Lafayette and Franco-American societies, some of whose participants were members of the Lafayette Day Committee, news clippings, and photographs.
Held at:
Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Created by: Massachusetts Lafayette Society
Volume: 0.5 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 10/00/2014.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
French-Americans – New England
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, — Marquis De, 1757-1834
Massachusetts Lafayette Society.
Nonprofit Organizations – Massachusetts
United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783 — Participation, French
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

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Acquisition Notes:   Donated to the Boston Public Library by theMassachusetts Lafayette Society in 2014.
PreferredCitation: Massachusetts Lafayette Society Collection. MS 7336. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.