A Guide to the Lyric Theatre Collection, 1922-2006 (bulk, 1922-1979) Lyric Theatre Collection Ms2017-034

A Guide to the Lyric Theatre Collection, 1922-2006 (bulk, 1922-1979)

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-034


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-034
Title
Lyric Theatre Collection, 1922-2006 (bulk, 1922-1979)
Physical Characteristics
0.7 Cubic Feet 5 boxes; 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
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).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The Lyric Theatre Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Lyric Theatre Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lyric Theatre Collection, Ms2017-034, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Materials in the Lyric Theatre Collection were received from a variety of sources prior to 2000.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lyric Theatre Collection was completed in October 2017.


Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement

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.

Related Material

Special Collections contains a number of resources (books and manuscripts) that relate to the history of the Lyric Theatre.

Files and architectural drawings in Projects #174, #340, #433, #480, #497, #1019, #1497, and #1883, Smithey & Boynton, Architects & Engineers Records, Ms1992-027. Finding aid available online.
Lyric Theatre folder, Historical Photograph Collection, Special Collections. Finding aid available online.
Lyric Theatre folder, Blacksburg Vertical File, Special Collections. Finding aid available online.
Lyric Resource Notebook, compiled by Stephen Michener, 1994. Copy available for use in Special Collections.
The Lyric Theatre: The Heart of Blacksburg, a history written by Lesley Howard, Su Clauson-Wicker, and Cheryl Wood Ruggiero, 2015. Copies available in Special Collections and Newman Library.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Lyric Theatre (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Ephemera

Container List

Series I: Lobby Cards, 1936-1979
  • Box 1
    1936-1940
  • Box 2
    1941-1956
  • Box 3
    1957-1979
  • Box 4
    Duplicates of cards in Boxes 1-3
Series II: Programs and Film Flyers, 1922-2006 (bulk, 1920s-1930s)
  • Subseries A: Programs, 1922-2006
    • Box-Folder 5
      1
      Lyric Programs (for multiple events), 1923-1928, 2006, n.d.
    • Box-Folder 5
      2
      Lyric Programs (for single events), 1922, 1995, n.d.
  • Subseries B: Film Flyers, n.d., but likely c.1920s-1950s
    • Box-Folder 5
      3
      Film Flyers, A-D
    • Box-Folder 5
      4
      Film Flyers, E-H
    • Box-Folder 5
      5
      Film Flyers, I-N
    • Box-Folder 5
      6
      Film Flyers, O-S
    • Box-Folder 5
      7
      Film Flyers, T-Z
    • Folder 1
      Oversize Flyers and Newsletters, c.1930s?