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Oral history interviews with Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman

Oral history interviews with Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman

Dates: 1970, 1973

Oral history interviews with Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman, conducted by Charles Peterson, Gary Shumway and Stanley Bronson on 4 February 1970 and 23 August 1973 for the Utah State Historical Society and the California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. Albert and Gladys relate their experiences as the first settlers of Blanding, Utah. A lot of the discussion includes experiences with and stories of the of Native Americans in the area. Albert is the sole interviewee in the 1973 transcript as his wife had passed away by this time. Bound manuscript, 38 pages, index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bronson, Stanley Warren. -- Lyman, Albert R. (Albert Robison), 1880-1973. -- Lyman, Gladys Perkins, 1888-1972. -- Peterson, Charles S.. -- Shumway, Gary L.
  • Call Number: MSS 6724
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the oral history interviews with Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman 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 6724; Oral history interviews with Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6724, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Related Material
CT 275 .L95 L95x, The old settler: a biography of Albert R. Lyman, by Karl R. Lyman; F 832 .S4 L9 1980, Indians and outlaws: settling of the San Juan frontier, by Albert R. Lyman; F 832 .S4 L86x 1965, History of San Juan County: 1879-1917 , by Albert R. Lyman; MSS 1425, Journals, 1893-1973, by Albert R. Lyman.
Subject Terms
Blanding (Utah); Indians of North America--Utah; Material Types; Oral Histories; San Juan County (Utah)
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 5 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6724
Finding Aid Title
Lyman (Albert R. and Gladys Perkins), oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-13T13:44-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Albert Robison Lyman (1880-1973), and his wife Mary Ellen Perkins were the first settlers of Blanding, San Juan, Utah. He wrote an autobiography, poetry and historical biographies.

Albert Robison Lyman was born on 10 January 1880 in Fillmore, Utah to Platte De Alton Lyman and Adelia Robison. He married Mary Ellen Perkins 26 June 1902 in Salt Lake City. She died in May of 1939 and he remarried to Mary's widowed sister, Gladys Perkins, on 24 July 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Albert and his wife Mary were the first settlers of Blanding, San Juan, Utah. He enjoyed writing and learning and wrote an autobiography, poetry, and historical biographies. Albert died 12 November 1973 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Gladys Perkins Lyman was born 5 June 1888 in Teasdale, Wayne, Utah to Sarah Williams and Benjamin Perkins. She died 10 April 1972 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah.



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John Murphy
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