The collection consists of the papers of E. (Elijah) Wilson Lyon (1904-1989) and his wife, Carolyn Bartel Lyon (1908-2006).
E. Wilson Lyon was appointed the sixth President of Pomona College in Claremont, California, in 1941 and led the college for
almost three decades - the longest serving president in the college’s history - retiring in 1969. E. Wilson Lyon’s papers
consist of files from his scholarly and administrative work, extensive file material bearing on his scholarly interests in
history and in higher education, as well as the raw material from his book research and publishing, most notably from his
History of Pomona College 1887-1969. Mrs. Lyon’s papers prominently feature a broken run of personal diaries from 1952-1988.