Finding aid to the Lions Club, Lynchburg, Virginia Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
LIONS CLUB, LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA, PAPERS
The collection includes presidents' reports, histories of the club, celebration programs,
photograph albums for the 35th anniversary of the club in 1957, and microfilmed records
of the club. Also included are souvenirs of the visit of the French "Merci" Train to
Lynchburg, Virginia, on 8 February 1949. The Merci Train toured the United States in
1949 to bring thanks from the French people to the United States for its help in World
War II. The visit to Lynchburg was planned by the Lions Club and the collection
includes photographs of the visit, a broadcast record of speeches given and several books
about France.
BOX 1

1-1 Presidents' Reports
1-2 History
1-3 Anniversary Celebrations
1-4 Newsletter
1-5 "Lionism in Virginia" (50th anniversary)
1-6 Photographs (Officers, Presidents 1922-1957)
1-7 Photographs (Members, A-G, 1957)
1-8 Photographs (Members, H-N, 1957)
1-9 Photographs (Members, O-Y, 1957)
1-10 Minutes 1921-1986 (Microfilmed record)
1-11 French Merci Train - Gifts
1-12 French Merci Train - Historical Record 1949
1-13 Organization committees (1937), Membership (1944, 1957),
Club song

BOX 2

Broadcast record, French Merci Train visit, 1949

[BOX 3]

Painting, "Petit Jalna," Gift of French Merci Train, 1949

*Also available are digitized photos and clippings in newspaper archives, see NA0117*

MS1122

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
LIONS CLUB, LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
The Lions Club of Lynchburg, Virginia, was organized in 1921. Also known as the
"Lynchburg Host Lions Club" and the "Downtown Lions Club," the group was chartered
as "The Lions Club of Lynchburg" in 1922. The organization has participated in
numerous service projects in its history, including summer camping programs for youth,
the organi-zation of the Lynchburg Safety Council, work with the blind, assisting in
community fundraising campaigns for the Community Chest, the Red Cross, and the
YMCA.
[Lions Club, Lynchburg, Virginia, Papers, Mss., MS1122, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1122

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Title

Finding aid to the Lions Club, Lynchburg, Virginia Papers

Subject

Finding aids
Lions Clubs International
clubs
Merci Train

Description

Finding aid to the Lions Club, Lynchburg, Virginia Papers held at Jones Memorial Library

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1122FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Lions Club, Lynchburg, Virginia Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed May 29, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/144.