|Abstract||Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and her coloratura soprano voice was world-renowned. Miss Lyne died September 2, 1935, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In November of 1935 she was re-interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.|
The collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings (loose and in scrapbooks), typewritten reviews of Miss Lyne's performances, sheet music, and assorted ephemeral material. A notable feature of the collection is the depth of newspaper coverage found in the loose and scrapbook clippings. Newspapers from around the world are included, and the clippings give a thorough printed account of the career of Miss Lyne at its peak. The scrapbooks have been photocopied.
The following items accompanied the original donation, but were not found with the collection: a pair of boots; sheet music; and opera scores. Some of the sheet music was later found in the library's sheet music collection and added to this collection.