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Ted Lyon research

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6953

Scope and Contents

Contains various types of documents, mostly relating to the study of the Latin American author Jorge Luis Borges. The materials in the Ted Lyon research papers are largely articles, handwritten documents and miscellaneous research papers, though there are some photographs included. There is also a section of the collection that focuses solely on Jorge Luis Borges' visit to the campus of Brigham Young University.


  • 1962-2006


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 material from the Ted Lyon research 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.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collection was donated by Ted Lyon to Brigham Young University on September 23, 2007. Until 2009, the papers were maintained by Mark Grover, the Brigham Young University librarian over Latin American Studies so that they could be used for an academic project. Following the completion of this project, the materials were transferred to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ted Lyon; 2007.


LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western & Mormon Americana collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).

Related Materials

See also the Ted Lyon papers (MSS 6293).

Processing Information

Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.

Register of Ted Lyon research
Lissa Bogart
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States