Frank Lyons Papers

Frank Lyons  (1894-1974) was a lawyer, politician and civic leader active in Cleveland, Ohio’s African-American community. The collection consists of correspondence dealing with Lyons’ law career, political involvement, and personal life, as well as organizational records, political campaign files, appointment books and journals, and legal case materials, including discrimination suits Lyons handled for the Future Outlook League and Robert Woodall. The collection pertains to Lyons’ political aspirations and activities in various ward clubs, his community service in such organizations as the Urban League, St. Marks Presbyterian Church, and the Woodland Center Neighborhood House, and his discrimination cases.