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Special Collections & Archives

About the ArchivesSpace Catalog

Use the Lafayette College Special Collections & Archives Catalog to search or browse our archival holdings. This database includes finding aids for our archival and manuscript collections and institutional records. Finding aids contain contextual and structural information about archival resources, how these collections were assembled, and how they can be accessed.

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Archival and Manuscript Collections

Archival and manuscript collections include art, correspondence, diaries, letters, photographs, writings, and other primary materials created by individuals, groups, and organizations. Most of the collections relate to alumni, faculty, students of Lafayette College, its namesake the Marquis de Lafayette, and families and organizations from the community of Easton and its surrounding area of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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College Archives

The College Archives consists of the institutional records of Lafayette College from its establishment in 1824 to the present day. These holdings include the records of the board of trustees records, president’s office, academic department files, and collections related to student organizations, etc. While most of these collections are available for research, some materials are restricted for privacy and legal reasons.

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Rare Books

To search our Rare Book holdings, refer to the Skillman Library Catalog. Please be sure that “Special Collections” is selected as the location to limit any search to rare book materials.


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