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Lyrick Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR000913

Scope and Content

The Lyrick Club collection includes one scrapbook of photographs and memories of club gatherings in its early years of club gatherings, especially at their lake cottage. Photographs show the boys’ friendship filled with fun and antics, as well as a few photographs of boys with their units while serving in World War I.

The rest of the collection contains notes, documentation, and planning materials for the reunions that began in 1943. This includes one scrapbook and six reunion notebooks. Additionally, there is one folder of correspondence from the 1960s between some club members and Ferd DeLonge, the member who created and maintained the material in this collection.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1966

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

The Lyrick Club was formed in 1909 as a social group of young men who served as ushers at the Lyceum Theatre and Garrick Theatre at the time. The name comes from a combining the names of the two theatres. Club rooms existed on the Lewis Block on Griswold Street where the Guardian Building now stands. A summer cottage was also maintained on Lake St. Clair. Club members continued to meet until about 1917 as life began to pull them in different directions, including serving in the armed forces during World War I.

The death of one of the members, Walter Jordan, in 1942 inspired the original members to hold a yearly reunion beginning in 1943 and continuing until the early 1960s.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Abstract

The Lyrick Club was formed in 1909 as a social group of young men who served as ushers at the Lyceum Theatre and Garrick Theatre at the time. The name comes from a combining the names of the two theatres. Club rooms existed on the Lewis Block on Griswold Street where the Guardian Building now stands. A summer cottage was also maintained on Lake St. Clair. Club members continued to meet until about 1917 as life began to pull them in different directions, including serving in the armed forces during World War I.

The death of one of the members, Walter Jordan, in 1942 inspired the original members to hold a yearly reunion beginning in 1943 and continuing until the early 1960s.

The Lyrick Club collection includes one scrapbook of photographs and memories of club gatherings in its early years, especially at their lake cottage. Photographs show the boys’ friendship filled with fun and antics, as well as a few photographs of boys with their units while serving in World War I.

The rest of the collection contains notes, documentation, and planning materials for the reunions that began in 1943. This includes one scrapbook and six reunion notebooks. Additionally, there is one folder of correspondence from the 1960s between some club members and Ferd DeLonge, the member who created and maintained the material in this collection.

Arrangement

This collection is located in one box, but is not necessarily arranged in a particular order.

Acquisition

The Lyrick Club Records were donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library on December 22, 1978 by Carl Graul's daughter, Jane A. Warrick, via Kent Keydal.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Shae Rafferty on Februaryr 1, 2019.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Lyrick Club Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Shae Rafferty.
Date
2019-01-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA