Marguerite Lyon Essay Book

MC 2418

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Lyon, Marguerite, 1892-1955
Marguerite Lyon Essay Book
Inclusive Dates
circa 1940-1955
MC 2418
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Book containing six essays by Marguerite Lyon on Ozark culture and folklife.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Marguerite Lyon Essay Book was donated to the Special Collections Department by Kayle Rice of Marquette, Michigan, in December 2005. Rice believed the book was likely collected by her husband, a bookseller.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed September 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Marguerite Lyon Essay Book (MC 2418), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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Biographical Note

Marguerite Lyon (1892-1955) was an American writer.

Marguerite Kemp Lyon was born to Louis B. Kemp and Rose E. McDaniel Kemp in 1892, and grew up in the Chicago area. Lyon later lived in both Centerville and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and much of her writings focuses on Arkansas and the Ozarks. Her published works include Take to the Hills: A Chronicle of the Ozarks (1941); And the Green Grass Grows All Around (1942); And So to Bedlam: A Worm's Eye View of the Advertising Business (1943); Fresh from the Hills (1945); and Hurrah for Arkansas!: From Razorbacks to Diamonds (1947).

Scope and Content Note

Book containing six handwritten essays on Ozark culture and folklife: "Ozark Home Remedies," "Rain or Shine," "What! No Almanac," "Ozark Talk," "Mess O’Greens," and "Ozark Jewels."

Handwritten initials on the inner cover are "TCK." While the essays have been attributed to Marguerite Lyon by the processing archivist, based on correspondence to published works by Lyon, it is unknown if the book itself was compiled by Lyon. "What! No Almanac" was published as Chapter 7 of Lyon's Fresh from the Hills (1945); a revised version of "Ozark Jewels" was published as Chapter 8, "A Slick Chick - and Diamonds" in Lyon's Hurrah for Arkansas!: From Razorbacks to Diamonds (1947).

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:


Ozark Mountains--Social life and customs

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Section MC 2418 Folder 1

    Essay book, circa 1940-1955


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