Scope and Contents note
The Robert Morgan Lyon papers document the history of Lyon family in the United States and Robert Morgan Lyon's military career. The papers include a type and handwritten manuscript of Lyon's autobiography, family letters and photographs, and genealogical information about the Bass-Lyon family. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the diaries of Robert Morgan Lyon and his father Parish Bass Lyon written in Vermont, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, and Indiana between 1866-1960.
- Lyon, Robert Morgan, 1878-1963 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Robert Morgan Lyon (1878-1963) was an active duty Lieutenant Colonel, who served as a member of the infantry during the First World War, and was assigned to head the Military Science and Tactics department at the University of Oregon during World War II. Lyon was born in Harvard, Nebraska in 1878, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1903. He served as a member of the infantry until 1911, when he began teaching English and History at West Point. During World War I, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and was second in command of the 177th Infantry, 30th Division, Allied Expeditionary Forces in France. As part of this unit, he was involved in the Somme Offensive. After the war he returned to teaching at West Point. From 1942 to 1947 he was a professor at the University of Oregon. He died in Eugene, Oregon in 1963, and was buried at West Point.
2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box and 1 legal size manuscript box
Language of Materials
Robert Morgan Lyon (1878-1963) was an active duty Lieutenant Colonel, who served as a member of the infantry during the First World War, and was assigned to head the Military Science and Tactics department at the University of Oregon during World War II. The Robert Morgan Lyon papers document the history of Lyon family in the United States and Robert Morgan Lyon's military career and include an autobiography manuscript, letters, photographs, and diaries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Emma H. Lyon, date unknown.
Processing Information note
Collection was processed by staff.
- Guide to the Robert Morgan Lyon papers
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- Finding aid written in English