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Massachusetts Lafayette Society Records

 Collection — Container: MS 7336
Call Number: 7336

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1824-1999
  • Majority of material found in 1987-1997
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/00/2014


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. It is the sole responsibility of the user to make their own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law.


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Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically.

Method of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Catalin Culbertson, December 2014.

Processing Information

This electronic finding aid is transcribed from legacy data. In many cases, transcriptions were not verified against collection materials at the time of transcription. As a result, this finding aid could be incomplete and might only reflect a partial understanding of the material.

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