Arthur E. Lyons Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Lyons, Arthur E.
Arthur E. Lyons collection
Date [inclusive]
1924, 1976
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Arthur Lyons attended Michigan State University from 1896 to 1899, and enrolled as a special student in 1900, but did not graduate. He majored in mechanical engineering. After attending MSU he worked for the Hugh Lyons Company of Lansing.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a letter to Arthur Lyons from Robert McCarthy about the campaign to build the Michigan State University Memorial Union. The letter describes how much had been pledged at that time, how much area businesses had pledged and compared their support with community support of Kansas University and Purdue University’s unions. The letter also explains that the H. G. Christman Construction company will do the work and supplies will be bought in Lansing. Also included is a letter from Barrett Lyons, Arthur’s son, about the donation and giving brief information about his father.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2007

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Letters (correspondence)

Personal Name(s)

  • Lyons, Barrett
  • McCarthy, Robert J.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Correspondence about the Memorial Union 1924, 1976 

F.D. 1