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Lyric Theatre Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-118

Scope and Content

The Lyric Theatre Collection includes mainly financial records of the business manager, bank statements, canceled checks, and programs from play productions. The financial records are arranged alphabetically by type. The bank statements and canceled checks are arranged chronologically. The programs are also arranged chronologically, except one program that is missing: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Dates

  • 1974-1986

Creator

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

History

The Lyric Theatre for the Performing Arts was founded in 1974. It was brought together by a community group of 30, dedicated to the production of musical theater. Howard Delano, one of the founders, had been usher at the Flynn in his youth and he convinced Merrill Jarvis to allow Lyric use the Flynn's facilities. The Lyric debut play was performed in May 1974: a production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Since then Lyric has been presenting at least two Broadway musical comedies a year. The Lyric Theatre now has 480 working members, and all work on a volunteer basis.

Extent

2.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 2 cartons)

Overview

The Lyric Theatre Collection includes mainly financial records of the business manager, bank statements, canceled checks, and programs from play productions.

Physical Location

Silver Special Collections, Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Lyric Theatre Records, 1974-1986
Status
Completed
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)