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Lyon, T. Edgar


biographical statement

LCCN 99-391011: Lyon, T.E. The trek to Utah, p1976: (usage: T. Edgar Lyon)

Lyon, T. E. Research collection on his father, 1903-2000 (T. Edgar Lyon))

Whittaker, D. Brigham Young University L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, 2003 (Thomas Edgar Lyon; b. 1903 d. 1978)

Family Search, via WWW, Dec. 29, 2003 |b (Thomas Edgar Lyon; b. 9 Aug 1903, Salt Lake City, Ut.; d. 20 Sept. 1978, Salt Lake City, Ut.)

Lyon family collection, Oct. 8, 2013 (b. Aug. 9, 1903 in Salt Lake City Utah to David Ross and Mary Cairns Lyon; educated in Salt Lake City public schools; attended LDS High School; earned degrees from University of Utah and University of Chicago; served a mission in the Netherlands from 1923-1925; married Hermana Forsberg in Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 16, 1927; had six children; served as president of the Netherlands Mission from 1933-1937; appointed associate director of Salt Lake Institute of Religion; served in this role until 1975; author of many studies and articles on D&C, Pearl of Great Price, and Protestant missionary activity; authored a Priesthood manual on the Apostasy and Restoration; was preparing a history of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during Nauvoo period; worked as research historian for NRI from 1964-1975; served as president of Salt Lake Historical Society and MHA; received David O. McKay Humanities Award in 1976; served on high council of Emigration and East Millcreek Stakes; served as patriarch of Salt Lake Canyon Rim Stake; d. Sept. 20, 1978 in Salt Lake City)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Lyon and family papers, 1915-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2341 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Publications written by the Lyon family.

Dates: Other: 1915-1971

Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2372
Scope and Contents

Contains research material on T. Edgar Lyon, Sr., drafts of the T. Edgar Lyon biography, miscellaneous materials regarding T. Edgar Lyon, cassette tapes of oral interviews regarding T. Edgar Lyon, and transcripts of the cassette tapes.

Dates: 1903-2000

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder 14: [Barcode: 31197232566841]
Identifier: MSS 2341
Abstract The collection contains: 1. about 320 letters of T. Edgar Lyon to his younger sister, Janette, and her family. 2. a copy of the oral history of T. Edgar Lyon, interviewed by Davis Bitton for the LDS Church Historical Department. 3. T. Edgar Lyon's 1962 dissertation and other publications. 4. additional items relating to Laura Hermana Forsberg and family. 5. microfilm copies of the papers of T. Edgar Lyon (50 reels) from the LDS Church Historical Department. 6. several books read and marked...
Dates: 1802-1991

T. Edgar Lyon papers, approximately 1836-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7955 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains research and composition files on Nauvoo and Mormonism, teaching files, correspondence, personal documents and memorabilia, family documents, and personal library, approximately 1836-2005.

Dates: approximately 1836-2005

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. microfilm reels, 1923-1979

 Series — Carton 4: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231567196]
Identifier: MSS 2341 Series 3

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. outgoing correspondence, 1945-1978

 Series — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197232480712]
Identifier: MSS 2341 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Lyon's outgoing correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1945-1978