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Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-R3-011

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • circa 1890-1944
  • Majority of material found within 1928 - 1933

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet (1 (half-size) document box)

Language

English

Overview

Gertrude Gilmore Lafore (1905-1993) was an alumna of Swarthmore College and a nursery school teacher based in Moylan, Pa. The bulk of the Gertrude Gilmore Lafore letters received date from 1928 to 1933 and are personal in nature, although there are also letters relating to her education, employment, and finances. There are a few letters from later years, and a couple photographs.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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