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Lyon (Elva) Louisville history student paper collection, 1937-1942

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Lyon (Elva) Louisville history student paper collection




University of Louisville Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Elva Lyon's Louisville history student paper collection, 1937-1942, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.


35 volumes

Scope and Content

Elva Lyon taught English composition at the University of Louisville in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She assigned her students to research and write papers on some aspect of Louisville or Kentucky history, culture, or geography with the major objective being to record facts not recorded previously concerning the history of Louisville. She then grouped the papers by subject heading (athletics and recreation, buildings and old homes, Catholic schools and churches, churches and synagogues, communications, family history and biography, financial institutions, health organizations, hospitals, hotels, industry and business, music and art, my home town, neighborhoods, theaters) and had them bound into thirty-five volumes. Many of the papers include maps, photographs, and other illustrations that are invaluable to researchers, as well as citations to unusual and obscure sources.


  • History

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