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Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Gertrude Gilmore graduated from Swarthmore College in 1928, and went on to earn an MA (1933) and PhD (1943) in childhood development from Columbia University. She married fellow Swarthmore alumnus Robert W. Lafore (class of 1927), and their son Robert W. Lafore, Jr. also attended the college (class of 1960). The family settled in Moylan, Pennsylvania, where Gertrude worked as nursery school teacher at Rose Valley School and settled in Moylan, Pennsylvania.

This collection consists almost entirely of letters received by Gertrude Gilmore (later Lafore) between 1928 and 1933. The bulk are personal in nature, from Gertrude's friends, sweethearts, and parents; there are also letters relating to her education, employment, and finances. There are a few letters from later years, and a couple photographs.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Collection Inventory

Letters received, 1928.
Letters received, 1929.
Letters received, 1930.
Letters received, 1931.
Letters received, 1932.
Letters received, 1933.
Letters received, 1935, 1940, 1944.
Letters received, undated.
Telegrams received, 1929-1933.
Miscellaneous documents, 1929-1933.
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a woman, late 19th or early 20th century; photograph of a house, early 20th century; Halgar horoscope forecast for 1932-1933; advertisement for DIAL-MATIC steam iron, circa 1930s-1940s

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