Elmer A. Lyman reference collection

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Lyman, Elmer
Elmer A. Lyman reference collection
Date [inclusive]
0.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box
The Elmer A. Lyman papers document the tenth president of Michigan State Normal College, who served from 1900 to 1902. His papers include such materials as researcher biographies, clippings, correspondence, and publications.

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Biographical Note

Elmer A. Lyman was born on July 27, 1861 in Manchester, Vermont; he relocated to Indiana in 1869 and attended the Kendalville public schools. Lyman graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1886. He worked in Kansas and Ohio as a teacher, and returned to the University of Michigan as an instructor and graduate student in 1890. In 1898, Lyman was appointed as professor of mathematics at Michigan State Normal College, and was elected President in 1899. In 1902, Lyman became head of the expanded Department of Mathematics, a position he held until his death in 1934.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 February 14

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For more on Elmer A. Lyman, please see the Biographical and Photograph files in the University Archives file collection; see also the Presidential Correspondence records.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • College presidents
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographies 1933-1963 

1 1

Clippings 1902-1971 

1 2

Correspondence 1934-1950 

1 3

Florence Lyman Obituary and Memorial 1942-1943 

1 4

Math Textbook, with notes 

1 5

Programs and Invitations 1899-1902 

1 6

Suggestions from the History of Elementary Mathematics 1910 

1 7