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Arthur E. Lyons collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.226

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1924, 1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Arthur E. Lyons Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
May 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US