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Tyler, S. Lyman (Samuel Lyman), 1920-1998



  • Existence: 1920 - 1998

Biographical History

S. Lyman Tyler (1920-1998) was director of libraries at Brigham Young University, historian, author, and advisor to the University of Utah's Center for Studies of the American West and Brigham Young University's Charles Redd Western History Center.

Indian affairs, 1964: title page (S. Lyman Tyler)

An approach to the historiography of the American West, 1978: title page (Samuel Lyman Tyler)

Information from 678 converted Dec. 17, 2014 (Ph.D.)

Deseret News, issue of Sept. 1, 1998, via WWW, viewed Jan. 13, 2015 (S. Lyman Tyler, born March 27, 1920, Attica, Arkansas; died Aug. 31, 1998, Salt Lake City; Ph.D. in History from University of Utah; Director of Libraries for Brigham Young University; history professor at BYU and University of Utah; Director of American West Center; scholar of American Indiah history)

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Institute of American Indian Services and Research office records, 1971-1974

 Series — Box 16: Series 5 [Barcode: 31197231243731]
Identifier: UA 623 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains office files, including meeting minutes and materials, news releases, teacher development, fireside talks, handouts, essays, Indian tribe materials, and news clippings.

Dates: 1971-1974

Institute of American Indian Services and Research records

Identifier: UA 623
Scope and Contents

Contains office information, financial files, correspondence, missionary files, project files, personal files, and other miscellaneous materials associated with the collection.

Dates: 1956-1978

Institute of American Indian Services and Research records on curriculum, education, and projects, approximately 1956-1978

 Series — Box 18: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197231243756]
Identifier: UA 623 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains files on building trades, business courses, automotives, graphic arts, education proposals and supplements, and project files.

Dates: approximately 1956-1978

Institute of American Indian Services and Research records on Regional Representatives, 1961-1972

 Sub-Series — Box 14: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197231243715]
Identifier: UA 623 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, Priesthood leadership meeting notes, lectures, and outlines, mission president's report of release, missionary tools (talks, reports, etc.), copy of 'The True Shepherd' (poem on effective leadership), missionary scripture notes, Zone Meeting agendas, reports, workshops, and notes, baptismal goals and results, District Presidency Meeting agendas, memos, talks, and notes, missionary lessons and booklets, and issues of the Missionary Bulletin.

Dates: 1961-1972

S. Lyman Tyler papers on church service, 1959-1968

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231244846], Folder: 3-9
Identifier: UA 614 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains agendas, minutes, clippings, floor plans, and reports related to committees of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes information on the Church Office Building, church libraries, and educational planning. Materials date from betwen 1959 and 1968.

Dates: 1959-1968

S. Lyman Tyler personal papers, 1960s

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231244846], Folder: 1-2
Identifier: UA 614 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains a personal history statement, Christmas list, cards, and other information summarizing or relating to Tyler's life and training. Materials date from the 1960s.

Dates: 1960s

S. Lyman Tyler professional papers, 1949-1979

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 614 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains research and reference files, notes, drafts, minutes, correspondence, and other materials produced by Tyler during his career at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Includes information on Native American tribes, environmental issues, historiography, and Utah history. Also includes administrative records related to Utah educational and historical institutions. Materials date from between 1949 and 1979.

Dates: 1949-1979

S. Lyman Tyler research on Native American water rights, approximately 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 614 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains research material and other files on Southwest Indian land and water rights, including copies of articles and books, court cases, legislation, treaties and other government documents, correspondence, and reports.

Dates: approximately 1972

S. Lyman Tyler correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2316
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and handwritten correspondence, brochures, and galley proofs for publications. The correspondence is chiefly with Fred A. Rosenstock of Denver, Colorado and deal with matters relating to the purchasing of rare books. The brochures and galley proofs relate to rare books that were being offered for sale by various dealers.

Dates: 1956-1973

S. Lyman Tyler papers

Identifier: UA 614
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence (1952-1976), notes, research files and newsclippings, as well as drafts of books, articles and addresses by Tyler. Also found within this collection are assorted reports, budgets, minutes of meetings and correspondence of agencies and committees on which Tyler served. These agencies and committees include the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, the BYU Library, Utah Historical Society, the BYU Institute of American Indian Studies, the University of Utah Division of...
Dates: approximately 1949-1979