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Collection Overview

Title: Massachusetts Lafayette Society Records, 1824-1999Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1987-1997

Collection Identifier: 7336

Primary Creator: Massachusetts Lafayette Society

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 10/00/2014

Subjects: 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: English, French

Abstract

This collection, dating primarily from 1987 to 1997, documents the activities of the Lafayette Day Committee, now the Massachusetts Lafayette Society, whose mission is to organize the annual Lafayette Day Celebration in Boston, educate the public about the contributions of the Marquis de Lafayette to American Independence, and encourage Franco-American friendship.  The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, invitations, programs, news clippings, and photographs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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.

When reproducing material from this collection please use the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

Acquisition Method: Donated to the Boston Public Library by theMassachusetts Lafayette Society in 2014.

Preferred Citation: 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.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Catalin Culbertson, December 2014.


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Folder 1: Administrative: Financial Statements, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Administrative: General, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Administrative: Meeting Agendas, n.d., 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Administrative: Meeting Minutes, 1987-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Administrative: Meeting Notices, 1987-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Administrative: Membership Lists, n.d., 1990-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Biographical Information, n.d., 1824, 1934, 1988, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: General, n.d., 1949-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Lafayette Statue, 1988-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Peloquin, Marthe Biron, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Peloquin, Marthe Biron, 1993-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lafayette Day Addresses, 1988-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lafayette Day Invitations, 1988-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lafayette Day Press Releases, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lafayette Day Programs, 1988-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Monument Proposals, n.d., 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Related Societies: A-O, n.d., 1957-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Related Societies: Société La Fayette, Paris, n.d., 1983-1988Add to your cart.

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