Lyric Theatre Collection
Scope and Content
The Lyric Theatre Collection contains lobby cards, event programs, film flyers, and several film-related newsletters, dating from 1922 to 2006. The majority of the collection consists of lobby cards (1936-1979) and film flyers (undated, but mostly c.1920s-1950s). The lobby cards include program schedules, film times/dates, and local advertisements. Programs printed specifically for Lyric Theatre events include information for single-events, as well as pamphlets or flyers advertising a series of events (usually occuring around the same time). The film flyers were mass-produced for movie theater use, but most of the ones in this collection contain a stamp with the name "Lyric" and show dates and/or times.
- 1922 - 2006
- Majority of material found within ( 1922-1979)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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0.7 Cubic Feet (5 boxes; 1 folder)
The Lyric Theatre Collection contains lobby cards, event programs, film flyers, and several film-related newsletters, dating from 1922 to 2006. The majority of the collection consists of lobby cards (1936-1979) and film flyers (undated, but mostly c.1920s-1950s).
The Lyric Theatre Collection is arranged in series and subseries by material type. Series I: Lobby Cards, 1936-1979, are in chronological order. Any duplicates of existing cards are located in a separate box at the end of the series.
Series II: Programs and Film Flyers, 1922-2006, is divided into two subseries. Subseries A: Programs, includes flyers, broadsides, and small pamphlets published for Lyric-specific events like film screenings, plays, or local shows. This subseries is organized into two parts: programs for single events and programs for multiple events. Within each section, materials are in chronological order with undated items at the end. Subseries B: Film Flyers are mostly undated (or only contain a month/day). This subseries contains small pamphlets, broadsides, and other ephemera describing individual films (some combination of titles, producers, directors, and/or actors). Many contain a stamp for the Lyric with show dates and/or times. In additions, this subseries includes four oversize film newsletters and flyers. Materials in this subseries are in alphabetical order by film title.
Source of Acquisition
Materials in the Lyric Theatre Collection were received from a variety of sources prior to 2000.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Lyric Theatre Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lyric Theatre Collection was completed in October 2017.
- Lyric Theatre Collection, 1922-2006 (bulk, 1922-1979)
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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