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J. Adair Lyon papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-344

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.

Dates

  • 1898-1953

Creator

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged by document type and chronologically.

OCLC/WorldCat

OCLC #950471146

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1962 from the estate of Dr. J. Adair Lyon of New Orleans, LA.
Title
J. Adair Lyon papers finding aid
Author
Written for OCLC by Susanna Powers.
Date
2016 May 24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US