Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon

Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon

Dates: 1903-2000

Collection 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.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lyon, Ted
  • Call Number: MSS 2372
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
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.
Some of the boxes have maintained their original organization, while others have been reorganized to better facilitate research.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2372; Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2372, LTPSC.
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.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Thomas Edgar [Ted] Lyon; 2001.
Ted Lyon, T. Edgar Lyon: A Teacher in Zion (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2002).
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2372.xml
Related Material
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).
Subject Terms
Arrington, Leonard J.; Bennion, Lowell E.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Netherlands; Hanks, Marion D.; Lyon, T. Edgar; Salt Lake Institute of Religion; University of Chicago; Home and Family; Mormon Church--Missions--Netherlands; Nauvoo (Ill.); Netherlands--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Biography; Diaries; Drafts (Documents); Letters; Oral histories; Transcripts
Processing Information
Processed; David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman; September 2002.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Lyon (Ted) research on T. Edgar Lyon
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by David J. Whittaker & Erin Chapman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:05-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

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.

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