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Finding Aid for the Charles Wesley Lyon Papers, 1914-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Wesley Lyon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1960
    Collection number: 853
    Creator: Lyon, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1887-1960
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles W. Lyon (1887-1960) practiced law until 1955, and served as a state assemblyman and state senator. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, speeches, and awards related to Charles W. Lyon while serving as a California state senator and as a Speaker of the California State Assembly.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lyon, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Wesley Lyon Papers (Collection 853). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Lyon was born September 13, 1887 in Los Angeles, California; admitted to the California bar in 1910 and practiced law until 1955; city attorney, Venice, California, 1911-14; California state assemblyman, 1914-18; California state senator, 1918-26; returned to California State Assembly, 1932-46; speaker of the California State Assembly, 1942-46; re-elected to the California State Assembly, 1950-54; married Nancy Player in Los Angeles, California, on September 21, 1911; died in Beverly Hills, California, on July 20, 1960.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, speeches, and awards related to Charles W. Lyon, a California state senator and Speaker of the California State Assembly. Includes two letters (1945-47) from Earl Warren.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lyon, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1887-1960--Archives.
    California. Legislature. Assembly.
    Legislators--California--Archival resources.