Welcome to the Regional Studies Center of The Mabee-Simpson Library. The Regional Studies Center at Lyon College strives to preserve, present, and interpret the history and culture of the Ozark region and its surrounding areas. It promotes scholarship, collects materials relating to the region's history and folklife, and coordinates activities that enhance the public's knowledge of the Ozark region and surrounding areas.
Special collections include the John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection, the Stroud Collection of historic papers, the Craig Genealogy Collection, the Folklore and Oral History Collections, the Presbyterian Collection, the Kennard Collection, and collections of rare books and historic photographs. The Regional Studies Center also serves as caretaker for the Grigsby House, a nineteenth-century cabin on the Lyon College campus.
The Regional Studies Center also has an extensive collection of regional books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and genealogical materials, as well as the Lyon College archives and a collection of materials related to the history of Lyon College.
The Sydenstricker Room contains historical material about Arkansas, this region, and Batesville. (Opens in a new tab.)
The Genealogy Collection of The Mabee-Simpson Library contains materials about genealogy including local and regional records. (Opens in a new tab.)
Special Collections are materials that are so fragile they are located in secured areas with special climate control. (Opens in a new tab.)
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When off-campus, Lyon College faculty, staff, and students please use your Lyon user ID of: firstname.lastname@example.org and your password to login. You no longer have to use RDS to log in. Find your browser, your web page, your database, search the database, and when the authentication screen pops up, use your student ID and password. You only have to do this once a session.
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