||Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Stuart W Jackson; Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
|All Authors / Contributors:
American Friends of Lafayette.
||10.5 linear ft. (12 boxes)
Documents the activities of the American Friends of Lafayette (AFL), a society dedicated to the memory of the Marquis de Lafayette, and devoted to the study of his life. The material covers the various activities of the society, from its founding at Lafayette College in 1932, to activities such as its annual participation at the Fourth of July ceremony held at Lafayette's grave in Paris. A large portion of the records are in the form of correspondence, dealing with such issues as membership, annual meetings, publications, finances, etc. There are also extensive records containing correspondence between AFL founder Stuart Wells Jackson and long-time AFL member and Lafayette historian Louis Gottschalk. This correspondence most often deals with questions Jackson had regarding materials in his private Lafayette collection. Many of these materials eventually came to the Lafayette College Marquis de Lafayette Collections.