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Robert Morgan Lyon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 274

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.

Dates

  • 1866-1962

Creator

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.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Extent

2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box and 1 legal size manuscript box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.
Title
Guide to the Robert Morgan Lyon papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA