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Lona Harper Tyner papers


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Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 174

Primary Creator: Tyner, Lona Harper, (1914-2007)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized into ten series: (1) Tyners, (2) Harpers, (3) Letters and general information about various surnames, (4) Actual Family Items, Letters, etc., (5) Research Notes, (6) Genealogical Tools, (7) Maps, (8) Historical Societies, (9) Books and Ledgers, (9) Misc. Publications, Manuscripts, Documents and Letters.

Subjects: Hampton-Dunn family., Harper family., Snyder family., Stafford family., Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007., Tyner family

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Manuscripts for publication., Records (documents), Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007. - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is a vast, eclectic mix of historical documents and personal papers collected or written by Lona Harper Tyner. There are a number of families represented in the collection: Tyners, Harpers, Hampton-Dunn, Snyder, Stafford, among others. Also in this collection are Lona Tyners' research notes, including a handwritten excerpt written by Lona of an excerpt from George Washington's diary. Finally there are large amounts of miscellaneous local history information including information on historical societies, maps, and source material by various writers and collectors.

Biographical Note

Lona Tyner was born June 19, 1914, in Williamson County. She married Eugene Tyner, and had two daughters, one of whom died. Lona was very involved in local history and wrote "The Slighted: An Index to the War History of Williamson County". Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She died on Jan. 30, 2007, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Subject/Index Terms

Hampton-Dunn family.
Harper family.
Snyder family.
Stafford family.
Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007.
Tyner family

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lona Harter Tyner papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Harper FamilyAdd to your cart.

1980 May 11, Letter from Sue and Bob Krone, with information on "History of Slavery and the Slave Trade" compiled by W.O. Blake, 1858, copy of title page and pages 126-129

Letter dated 1961 January 7-1976 February 1

Thomas Harper military papers (photocopies)

State of Illinois Second Grade Teacher's Certificate for H.H. Harper, 1904

Miscellaneous information on Harper Family

Article Harper's Ferry, WV, 2 pp.

Folder 2: Harper researcher notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Henry Harper, composition book & letter of recommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: James Harper, information from "Noble and Heroic Deeds of Men and Women"  pp. 131-133Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Webster Harper, composition book with drawingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Harper Baronets in England, TMs, 32 pp., 1066-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Genealogical letters written to Lona TynerAdd to your cart.

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Folder 8: Letters from Barbara Burr Hubbs, 1975 July 17-1981 August 14Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Correspondence, 1963 September 1-1982 February 19Add to your cart.

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