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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.


  • 1903-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is to be used for research only. No photocopies are allowed.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ted Lyon (b. 1939) is a researcher, writer, and ecclesiastical leader in Latin America.

Thomas Edgar (Ted) Lyon, Jr. was born on May 13, 1939 in Salt Lake City to T. Edgar Lyon and Laura Hermana Forsberg. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature. He subsequently received a scholarship to study at the University of California-Los Angeles and attained his doctorate there. During his academic career, Lyon taught at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Wisconsin, and finally at Brigham Young University in the Spanish department. During his stay at BYU, Lyon wrote several publications in the form of books and articles, which were published mainly in South America. With his wife, Cheryl, Lyon served for three years as a mission president in Osorno, Chile from 1996 to 1999. Shortly thereafter, Lyon was called to serve as a MTC president in Santiago, Chile from 2002 to 2004. In 2006, Lyon was named Honorary Consul of Chile, a position expected to last five years. Additionally, Lyon has traveled to every Spanish-speaking country in Latin America. Among these visits, Lyon participated in service projects in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Lyon and wife Cheryl have five children and multiple grandchildren. He currently resides in South America and holds permanent resident status in Chile.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Some of the boxes have maintained their original organization, while others have been reorganized to better facilitate research.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections on December 17, 2001 by Ted Lyon, the creator of the collection. The collection was created over a number of years as the donor gathered information for his biography, T. Edgar Lyon: A Teacher in Zion. Thus the researcher will find the donor's marginal notes throughout the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas Edgar [Ted] Lyon; 2001.


Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Originals

T. Edgar Lyon Collection (MS 9468) Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Related Materials

See also John Lyon papers (MSS 1595), John Lyon collection (MSS 2371), David Ross Lyon collection (MSS 2370), and Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. collection (MSS 2341).


Ted Lyon, T. Edgar Lyon: A Teacher in Zion (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2002).

Processing Information

Processed; David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman; September 2002.

Register of Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon
David J. Whittaker & Erin Chapman
September 2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States