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Mrs. John Lyons Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: W-0037

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two boxes of autograph photographs of artists. The second box consists of oversized and mounted photographs. The programs related to this collection are in a separate collection under Music Programs. Please see "External Documents" for availability of digitized material.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1950

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Lucille Manning Lyons (1879-1958) was born in Raymond in Leon County, Texas and attended the Peabody Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Her family moved to Albany, Texas in the 1880s. Her father was pioneer West Texas druggist, John W. Manning. She married John F. Lyons in 1901. In 1903, the Lyons family moved to Fort Worth. Mrs. Lyons was elected president of the Harmony Club in 1904 and held office until 1924. She was president of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs from 1915 to 1916. As president of the Harmony Club she was responsible for bringing the leading musical artists of the day to Fort Worth. She organized the first Goodfellow operation in Fort Worth with Mrs. A. L. Shuman. Mr. Lyons died in 1946 and Mrs. Lyons died on September 25, 1958. They are both buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

Related Materials

The programs related to this collection are in a separate collection under Music Programs.
Title
Mrs. John Lyons Photograph Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Harry Max Hill; Jennifer Brancato
Date
16 November 2001; December 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740