Matthew Nemiroff Lyons
Literary Trustee, Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust
Co-Trustee, The Lorraine Hansberry Properties Trust
Literary Trustee, Estate of Robert Nemiroff
Matthew Nemiroff Lyons is a Trustee of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Lorraine Hansberry Properties Trust that manages Hansberry’s intellectual properties. Between 1995 and 2000, as an assistant to Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff, he organized and inventoried the Lorraine Hansberry Papers as preparation for transferring the collection to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Lorraine Hansberry Papers include virtually all of Hansberry’s writings, autobiographical materials, journals, personal and professional correspondence, as well as related materials generated by Robert Nemiroff and Jewell Gresham-Nemiroff as executors or her estate. Mr. Lyons maintains a particular interest in promoting access to the Hansberry Papers and strengthening the partnership between the LHLT and the Schomburg Center.
Mr. Lyons is Director of Archives and Collections Management at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries. He holds a Master of Library Service from Rutgers University and previously worked at Cornell University Library’s Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. He is co-author with Chip Berlet of Right-Wing Populism in America (Guilford, 2000), has written numerous articles about right-wing politics and social movements, and is currently working on a book about the U.S. far right for the German publisher Unrast Verlag.