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

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

Collection number: 853

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Saundra Taylor, June 1972
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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Restrictions on Access

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

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  • 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.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, incoming, ca. 1943-1953.

Box 1, Folder 1

Willkie, Wendell. New York City. October 18, 1943.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Dewey, Thomas E. Albany, New York. April 1, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Swan, John Harold. Berkeley, California. September 11, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Warren, Earl. Sacramento. June 17, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Also 2 copies - typed transcripts.
Box 1, Folder 1

Fischer, Will H. Los Angeles. July 10, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Mayo, Claude B. Vallejo, California. September 23, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

McNeill, D.R. Jr. Los Angeles. December 17, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Warren, Earl. Sacramento. December 10, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Kuchel, Thomas. Washington, D.C. January 8, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 1

Brownell, Herbert, Jr. Washington, D.C. February 17, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typewritten letter signed.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, outgoing. 1949.

Box 1, Folder 2

General Drum. November 29, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 2

John D. Drum. November 29, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 2

John Raskob. November 29, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript (carbon).
 

Speeches by Charles W. Lyon

Box 1, Folder 3

Address following election as permanent chairman of Republican State convention. ca. 1944.

Physical Description: 4 leaves, typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 3

Broadcast. April 8, 1944, over KFWB.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 3

Address: The Constitution. September 19, 1945.

Physical Description: 9 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 3

Republicanism vs. un-Americanism in November. 1950.

Physical Description: 15 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 3

What Does the Republican Party Stand for? n.d.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 3

Memorandum for Charles W. Lyon.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript. 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Seems to be related to above address on Republican party.
Box 1, Folder 3

Mother's Day address. n.d.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 3

No title - re horse racing in California. n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 4

History of Charles W. Lyon.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript & carbon. 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes and memorabilia.

Box 1, Folder 6

Honors, citations, etc. ca. 1934-1953.

Box 1, Folder 7

Campaign material (letter head, stickers, etc.).

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings. 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Mounted on pages removed from a scrapbook.
Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings, ca. 1914-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Loose, unsorted.
Box 1, Rolled 4

California Assembly Resolutions re Charles W. Lyon.