Lyon family papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains research files, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, and other materials related to the Lyon family. Includes professional materials associated with various family members, as well as historical information on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials date from approximately 1836 to 2007, with most from between 1899 and 1995.
- approximately 1836-2007
- Lyon (Family : Lyon, T. Edgar) (creator, Family)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish from the Lyon family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The T. Edgar Lyon family began when Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. (1903-1978) of Salt Lake City, Utah, married Laura Hermana Forsberg (1906-1980) in 1927. They raised six sons: David Waldemar, John Forsberg, twins Allyn Laurence and James K., and twins Thomas Edgar, Jr. and Joseph Lynn. The family lived primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. is the eigth child and seventh son of David Ross Lyon (1864-1940) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mary Cairns (1866-1948) of Govan, Scotland.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
9 cartons (9 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged into six series: 1. T. Edgar Lyon papers. 2. James K. Lyon papers. 3. David R. Lyon papers. 4. Janette Lyon Ermisch papers. 5. David Waldemar Lyon family newsletters. 6. Lyon family newsletters.
Donated to Special Collections in several installments by James K. Lyon and Ted Lyon between 2011 and 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; James K. Lyon, Ted Lyon; 2011-2012.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processed; David Whittaker, curator, and Amanda Crandall, manuscripts specialist; 2012-2013.
- Register of Lyon family papers
- David Whittaker, curator; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts specialist
- 2013 June 10
- 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.