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C. H. Lyle Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-589
The C. H. Lyle Papers documents Lyle’s personal and extensive business activities in Johnson City, Tenn., especially as owner of the newspaper The Comet. Material in the collection includes correspondence, post cards, income tax forms, receipts, school report card and other personal items, miscellaneous publications, printed ephemera, and business ledgers for the newspaper The Comet.


  • 1886-1955 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


4.50 linear feet (5 boxes)


The collection is arranged in two series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1905-1955 and undated; and Series 2, Business Ledgers and Miscellaneous Publications, 1886-1925 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The C. H. Lyle Papers were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from the Reece Museum on May 17, 2001.

Processing Information

Mary Dykes and Ned Irwin completed processing the collection in March 2008.
Mary Dykes and Ned Irwin
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA