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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lyon (Elva) Louisville history student paper collection, 1937-1942
Creator
Lyon, Elva
Extent
35 volumes
Subjects
History
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

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.