University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

It Was All Quite Different: the Friendship of Lisa Lyons and Vicki Baum


By: Amanda Ball

“Dear Elisabeth, If you had known what a nuisance I’m turning out to be you wouldn’t have started this correspondence, or would you, in spite of it all?” (4/10/1958) The Penn Museum archives received Vicki Baum’s letters at long last and quite by chance. When Lisa Lyons died, she left her records to the Museum, […]

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