Cleveland State University celebrated the receipt of the Lafayette Microfilm Collection on May 21, 1998. The program began with a presentation of colors by the Western Reserve Society Color Guard, Sons of the American Revolution.

Following presentations by George Lupone, Interim Library Director, Stephen J. Knerly, Jr. Honorary Consulate, and William Shorrock, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, President Claire A. Van Ummersen recognized John Horton’s role in procuring the collection for Cleveland State University and presented him with a plaque.

Program from the reception to receive the Marquis de Lafayette microfilm collection:

CSU Vice Provost William Shorrock’s remarks at the reception:

Media coverage (left to right):

  • May 21, 1998 Plain Dealer article
  • On Campus article

Correspondence (left to right):

  • Letter from Count de Chambrun to University President Claire Can Ummerson
  • Letter from John Horton to George Lupone
  • Invitation to reception

The tale of the count and the businessman comes to life
in The Story Behind CSU'S Lafayette Collection; or: How a French aristocrat brought two "Ohio Sons" together, by Tama Lea Engelking, Associate Professor of French, Cleveland State University. Not to be missed.

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