J. Adair Lyon papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of J. Adair Lyon of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, post cards, financial and medical documents, graphs and charts of astronomical observations and spectroscopy, essays, school papers such as roll books with attendees and grades, articles, newspaper clippings and other printed items. Correspondents include Pierce Butler and Roger McCutcheon.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
James Adair Lyon (1876-1962) was a professor of physics and astronomy at Newcomb College in New Orleans in the early twentieth century. His father, James Adair Lyon (1852-1915), was an educator and physicist; his grandfather, a minister, also had the same name.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Arranged by document type and chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired in 1962 from the estate of Dr. J. Adair Lyon of New Orleans, LA.
- McCutcheon, Roger Philip, 1889-1965.
- Astronomers -- United States Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Butler, Pierce, 1873-1955
- Education -- Louisiana Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Educators -- Louisiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Educators -- United States Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Lyon, J. Adair (James Adair), 1876-1962
- New Orleans (La) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Newcomb College.
- Physicists -- Louisiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spectrum analysis Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- J. Adair Lyon papers finding aid
- Written for OCLC by Susanna Powers.
- 2016 May 24
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