Finding Aid for the John Lyman Papers LSC.0388

Finding aid prepared by Jasmine Larkin, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 23.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: John Lyman papers
Creator: Lyman, John, 1921-1977
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0388
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear Feet (5 cartons)
Date (inclusive): 1946-1981
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of collection unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of receipt unknown.

Biographical History

John Henry Lyman was born on May 29, 1921 in Santa Barbara, California; AB (1943), MA (1950) and Ph. D in psychology (1951), UCLA; instructor in engineering (1950-52), asst. professor (1952-56), assoc. professor in engineering and psychology (1956-63), and professor, UCLA; appointed head of biotechnology laboratory, 1971; managing editor of publications (1958-65), vice president (1959) and president (1968), Human Factors Society; Fellow, American Psychology Assn.; research interests included: engineering psychology, biotechnology, theory of self-organizing processes, perceptual and motor skills, environmental control, prosthetics, human organization and system design and management.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233345 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Lyman papers (Collection 388). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of personal papers, including class records, term papers, subject and project files, miscellaneous printed items and personal publications.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.