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Records of the Lydians

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/13

Scope and Contents

This series, filling one and one-half boxes, is comprised of the surviving records of the Lydians. The records span the years from 1933 to 1973 but are quite inconsistent. They cluster mainly within the periods 1933-1938, 1946-1947, and 1959-1969. There are no materials documenting Lydian activities during the club's first twenty years. The series includes: general correspondence and reports, financial records, and social activities files.

General correspondence and reports span the years between 1933 and 1936. The subseries includes annual and special reports of Lydian officers and committees, a few membership rosters, some financial reports, club brochures, and correspondence documenting routine club business.

The financial records include bank statements, receipts, and correspondence detailing club income and expenditures for 1946 and 1947. These financial records comprise the only extant documentation of club activities for those years. Also included among the financial records are copies of annual audits for each fiscal year from 1946 to 1951. Three folders of expense vouchers, receipts, and related correspondence document club activities for 1959 to 1961 and 1965 to 1966.

The social activities files include correspondence, activities reports, events schedules, invitations to club functions, and contracts between the club and hired entertainers. These files document a variety of club-sponsored parties, receptions, outings, and other social events for the years from 1961 to 1969 and 1973.

Dates

  • 1933-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series, filling one and one-half boxes, is comprised of the surviving records of the Lydians. The records span the years from 1933 to 1973 but are quite inconsistent. They cluster mainly within the periods 1933-1938, 1946-1947, and 1959-1969. There are no materials documenting Lydian activities during the club's first twenty years. The series includes: general correspondence and reports, financial records, and social activities files.

General correspondence and reports span the years between 1933 and 1936. The subseries includes annual and special reports of Lydian officers and committees, a few membership rosters, some financial reports, club brochures, and correspondence documenting routine club business.

The financial records include bank statements, receipts, and correspondence detailing club income and expenditures for 1946 and 1947. These financial records comprise the only extant documentation of club activities for those years. Also included among the financial records are copies of annual audits for each fiscal year from 1946 to 1951. Three folders of expense vouchers, receipts, and related correspondence document club activities for 1959 to 1961 and 1965 to 1966.

Arrangement Note

Materials within each subseries are foldered chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

The records of the Lydians were donated to the University Archives on April 10, 1980 (Acc. #80-56) by La Verne M. Rohr, former president of the Lydians (1972-1973).

Addition: These records were donated to the University Archives on November 10, 1982 (Accession #83-72).

Addition: These records were donated to the University Archives by LaVerne Rohr, former president of the Lydians, on January 25, 1984 (Accession Number 84-15) and June 21, 1984 (Accession Number 84-93).

Separated Materials

A small number of duplicate items were discarded.58 issues of the Lydians' publication, Lydian Line O'Type, spanning the years 1924-1969, were removed and placed in the University Archives' serials collection (Call # 31/00/237).

Processing Information

Elizabeth Agard; Summer, 1981.

Addition: Deborah K. Wright; 06/22/1983.

Addition: Catherine Anderson; July 11, 2000.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Lydians
Author
Elizabeth Agard
Date
01/07/1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635