Laurence Davis Lafore Papers
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Laurence Lafore's manuscripts, memoir, correspondence, and records of his academic career (including travel). The correspondence series includes both personal and professional contacts. The papers are housed in 66 boxesÂ boxes 60-66 should be regarded as almost entirely unprocessed.
- Creation: 1929-1973
- Lafore, Laurence Davis (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
Biographical / Historical
Laurence Davis Lafore was born September 15, 1917, in Narbeth, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in 1938 at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He took his M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1950) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts. Dr. Lafore taught at Swarthmore until 1969, when he joined the History Department faculty at the University of Iowa. Lafore published works about the origins of the two world wars. He retired in May 1985 and died November 24, 1985.
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Professor of history, University of Iowa, from 1969 until 1985. Researched the origins of the two world wars. Correspondence, manuscripts, travel postcards.
Method of Acquisition
These materials were donated to the University Archives from Mr. Lafore in February 1974 and from the History Department in September 1994. Guide created and posted to the Internet by Denise Anderson, March 2007.
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