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Class Scrapbook Collection: Scrapbooks or albums of Leon H. Lyons '27

 Unprocessed
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-162.11

Content Description

Scrapbooks or albums: Two volumes containing photographs, including some of his dorm room; signatures, programs; letters; newspaper clippings; postcards; tickets and other memorabilia, from Leon H. Lyons' years at Hamilton, 1923-1927. Leon H. Lyons (1904-1992), a member of Lambda Xi Sigma, was the assistant chapel organist, played cornet in band, managed the College's Symphony Orchestra his senior year, and received the Darling Prize in American History. He graduated from Hamilton in 1927, having majored in history and music. After receiving an M.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929, Mr. Lyons taught history and music in public schools, taught organ and piano privately for 35 years, worked as a piano technician, played the organ for local churches, the Elks Lodge, and the Masonic Temple, and composed more than one hundred pieces for piano and organ.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1923-1927

Extent

.4 Linear Feet (2 albums)