Creator: Lyons, Nick

Provenance Note: The records of Nick Lyons' publishing and writing career were donated by Tony Lyons of New York City on January 6, 2014. This collection supplements an earlier accession from Lyons purchased by Montana State University in 2005 and processed as the Nick Lyons Ephemera Collection, 1932-2005, Collection 2475. Additional materials donated by Nick Lyons November 20, 2016 and Tony Lyons on March 13, 2017.

Historical Note: Nick Lyons was born on June 5, 1932 in New York, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, Bard College, and the University of Michigan, from which he earned a doctorate in 1963. Lyons married in 1957 to artist Mari Blumenau and the couple had four children; Paul, Charles, Jennifer, and Anthony (Tony). Lyons academic career began at the University of Michigan where he taught English prior to accepting a position at the Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1961. He remained on the faculty of CUNY until 1988. He also worked as the executive editor of Crown Publishers from 1964-1974. An avid fisherman, Lyons found a way to combine his avocation and profession in 1977 when he created his first publishing company, Nick Lyons Books, as an American subsidiary of the British publisher Benn Brothers Ltd. In 1984, he bought out the subsidiary rights and incorporated as Nick Lyons Books, Inc. It earned the reputation as one of the premier publishers of fishing books, but the company also printed works on nature, camping, adventure, gardening, woodworking, travel, the sea, history, food and wine, art and reference, hunting, general sport, and a few fiction titles. In 1989, in partnership with Peter Burford the name was changed to Lyons and Burford, Publishers. When Peter Burford left the company in 1997, it became the Lyons Press. In 1999, Tony Lyons, Nick's son, took over as President and Publisher of the firm with Nick remaining as Chairman of the Board. During its final full year of production in 2000, Lyons Press published 190 titles and had sales estimated at more than seven million dollars. In 2001 Lyons Press was acquired by Globe Pequot Press of Guilford, Connecticut. As well as being a book publisher Nick Lyons is a prolific writer and has produced several books on fly fishing. He has written introductions, forewords and prefaces for many Lyons Press books and also had a feature column of essays named the "Seasonable Angler" in Fly Fisherman Magazine for many years. Lyons has written articles for many other periodicals including Field and Stream and the New York Times, and several anthologies of these essays have been published. He is also a frequent speaker at functions devoted to fishing including museum openings, conventions, and meetings of assorted fly fishing organizations and clubs.

Content Description Note: The Nick Lyons collection includes the corporate documents of Nick Lyons Books, Lyons and Burford, and Lyons Press in the form of legal documents, correspondence, contracts, and proposals. Original editorial manuscripts and galleys of books published by Lyons Press are included as well as assorted Lyons catalogs. In addition, this collection includes original rough drafts, with notes and hand written editorial notations, of books, articles, and columns written by Nick Lyons for publications including Fly Fisherman Magazine, Field and Stream, and the New York Times. Also contained in the collection are ephemera, photographs, and artwork.

New Material can be found in Box 14, Folders 20-21, as well as Boxes 17-18.

Restrictions: Permission to publish any documents created by Nick Lyons and unpublished prior to January 6, 2014 cannot be granted by Montana State University, and Montana State University holds no copyright of any kind for any material created by parties other than Nick Lyons, including (but not limited to) literary or manuscript copyright or copyright in any of the works of art.

Contents

Series 1 Nick Lyons Books, Lyons and Burford, and Lyons Press Records, 1968-2013
Series 2 Writings and Articles, 1972-2006
Series 3 Ephemera, Photographs, and Artwork, 1824, 1988-2002
Series 4 Skyhorse Publishing, Lyons Press, and Lyons and Burford Publishers Records, 1956-2015

Series 1: Nick Lyons Books, Lyons and Burford, and Lyons Press Records, 1968-2013

Materials in this series include legal documents, letters of agreement, contracts, and book proposals. Also included are notes, memos, emails, and correspondence to Nick and Tony Lyons and other staff members. Other items present include company catalogs, original manuscripts with editor/proofreader remarks and changes, passes, and galleys. Writings authored by Nick Lyons have been separated from the series for inclusion with Series 2, the separation is denoted by an asterisk (*) next to the folder from which material was removed. For additional information please see box 4, folder 2, and box 5, folder 2.

Folders within the Lyons Archives binders 1-14 and 23-25 reflect the subdivisions imposed by the creator. Some divisions pertain to a particular author, other divisions pertain to a particular text, while some divisions pertain to publishing issues, proposals, submissions, etc.; no master list was included with the collection to direct the user to the items included within each division. Each folder within a specific binder represents a series of documents within each division. Binders 23-25 contain correspondence between Lyons and the United Kingdom Authors. Correspondents within the Lyons Archives binders include: Tom Rosenbauer, Gary LaFontaine, Charles E. Brooks, Paul Schullery, Bud Lilly, William Humphrey, and Sylvester Nemes.

Box 1
1. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
2. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
3. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
4. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
5. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
6. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
7. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
8. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
9. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
10. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
11. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
12. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
13. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
14. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
15. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
16. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
17. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
18. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
19. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
20. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
21. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
22. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
23. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
24. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
25. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
26. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
27. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
28. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
29. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
30. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
31. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
32. Lyons Archives, Binder 1, 1971-1995
33. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
34. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
35. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
36. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
37. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
38. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
39. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
40. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
41. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
42. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
43. Lyons Archives, Binder 2, 1977-1997
44. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
45. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
46. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
47. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
48. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
49. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
50. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
51. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
52. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
53. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
54. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
55. Lyons Archives, Binder 3, 1977-1996
56. Lyons Archives, Binder 4, 1980-1998
57. Lyons Archives, Binder 4, 1980-1998
58. Lyons Archives, Binder 4, 1980-1998
59. Lyons Archives, Binder 4, 1980-1998
60. Lyons Archives, Binder 4, 1980-1998
61. Lyons Archives, Binder 5, 1980-1998
62. Lyons Archives, Binder 5, 1980-1998
63. Lyons Archives, Binder 5, 1980-1998
64. Lyons Archives, Binder 5, 1980-1998
65. Lyons Archives, Binder 5, 1980-1998
66. Lyons Archives, Binder 6, 1977-1997
67. Lyons Archives, Binder 6, 1977-1997
68. Lyons Archives, Binder 6, 1977-1997
69. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
70. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
71. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
72. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
73. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
74. Lyons Archives, Binder 7, 1978-1998
75. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
76. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
77. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
78. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
79. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
80. Lyons Archives, Binder 8, 1973-1997
81. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
82. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
83. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
84. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
85. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
86. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
87. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
88. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
89. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
90. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
91. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
92. Lyons Archives, Binder 9, 1976-1995
93. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
94. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
95. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
96. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
97. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
98. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
99. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
100. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
101. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
102. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
103. Lyons Archives, Binder 10, 1976-1998
104. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
105. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
106. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
107. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
Box 2
1. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
2. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
3. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
4. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
5. Lyons Archives, Binder 11, 1970-1998
6. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
7. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
8. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
9. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
10. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
11. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
12. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
13. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
14. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
15. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
16. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
17. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
18. Lyons Archives, Binder 12, 1971-1994
19. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
20. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
21. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
22. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
23. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
24. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
25. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
26. Lyons Archives, Binder 13, 1980-1996
27. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
28. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
29. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
30. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
31. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
32. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
33. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
34. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
35. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
36. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
37. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
Box 3
1. Lyons Archives, Binder 14, 1976-1997
2. Lyons Archives, Binder 23, 1981-1999
3. Lyons Archives, Binder 23, 1981-1999
4. Lyons Archives, Binder 23, 1981-1999
5. Lyons Archives, Binder 23, 1981-1999
6. Lyons Archives, Binder 24, 1958-1998
7. Lyons Archives, Binder 25, 1976-1995
Box 4
1. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Legal Documents, Contracts, and Agreements, 1986-2011
2. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Legal Documents, Contracts, and Agreements, 1983-2008*
3. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 1995-2004
4. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 2003
5. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 2002-2003
6. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 2002-2003
7. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 1999-2003
8. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 2003-2007
9. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Legal Documents, and Contract Negotiations, 1999-2006
10. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1997-2012
11. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Memos, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1986-2011
12. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1998-2012
13. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1996-2006
14. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1981-2006
15. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1980-2007
16. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1985-2007
17. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1994-2007
18. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Contracts, 1994-2008
19. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1999-2013
20. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1996-2012
21. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1984-2013
22. Nick and Tony Lyons Letters, Notes, Emails, and Proposals, 1994-2006
Box 5
1. Lyons Press Problems, 1996-2007
2. Lyons Press Problems, 1994-2006*
3. Lyons Press Problems, 1997-2002
4. Lyons Legal, 1997-2002
5. Lyons Legal, 1997-2007
6. Lyons Legal, 1999-2002
Box 6
1. Lyons Legal, 1998-2004
2. Allworth Press Sale Proposal, 2007-2011
3. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Formation Letters, 1997-2007
4. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Formation Letters, 2004-2007
5. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Formation Letters, 2012-2013
6. Contracts, Agreements, and Negotiations, 1973-2006
7. Contracts, Agreements, and Negotiations, 1989-2008
8. Contracts, Agreements, and Negotiations, 2011
9. Contracts, Agreements, and Negotiations, 1969-1991
Box 7
1. Catalogs - Judith Bowman Books, Catalog Sixty
2. Catalogs - Sportsmen Encore, Spring 1981-Spring 1983
3. Catalogs - Tony Lyons, 1985
4. Catalogs - Nick Lyons Books, Spring 1985-Fall 1988
5. Catalogs - Lyons and Buford Publishers, Spring 1989-Fall 1989
6. Catalogs - Lyons and Buford Publishers, Fall 1989-Fall 1991
7. Catalogs - Lyons and Buford Publishers, Spring 1992-Fall 1992
8. Catalogs - Lyons and Buford Publishers, Spring 1993-Spring 1996
9. Catalogs - Lyons and Buford Publishers, Fall 1996-Fall 1997
Box 8
1. Catalogs - Lyons Press, Spring 1998-Spring 1999
2. Catalogs - Lyons Press, Spring/Summer 2000-Spring/Summer 2001
3. Catalogs - Lyons Press, Fall 2001/Winter 2002-Fall 2002/Winter 2003
4. Catalogs - Lyons Press, Fall 2003/Winter 2004
5. Catalogs - Skyhorse Publishing, Spring/Summer 2007-Spring/Summer 2010
6. Catalogs - Skyhorse Publishing, Fall 2009/Winter 2010-Fall 2011/Winter 2012
7. Catalogs - Skyhorse Publishing, March 24, 2008-March 29, 2010
Box 9
1. Fly Fishing, An Exhibit for Those Who Love Fly Fishing and for Those Who Would be Fly Fisherman, March 17-April 19, 1968
2. Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume L Number 2 Winter 1989
3. Book Proposals, 2005
4. Book Proposals, 2010
5. Book Proposals
6. Hemingway Research - Hemingway on Fishing, 2000-2002
7. Bass, Rick. The New Wolves - Original Blues
8. Barich, Bill. The Sporting Life: horses, boxers, rivers, and a Soviet ballclub - Original
9. Ford, Pat. Fly Fishing Day Dreams - Original Manuscript, Master
10. Ford, Pat. Fly Fishing Day Dreams - Original Manuscript, Copy
11. Gierach, John. Favorite Flies - Original Manuscript
12. Kreh, Lefty. My Life was This Big - Galleys
13. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Original Manuscript
14. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Original Manuscript (cont.)
15. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Manuscript Draft
16. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Manuscript Draft (cont.)
17. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Pass 1
18. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Pass 2
19. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Pass 3
20. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Pass 4
21. Leeson, Ted. Inventing Montana - Corrections
22. Maslin, Jamie. Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn - Manuscript
23. Nova, Craig. Brook Trout and the Writing Life - Final Manuscript
24. Rosenbauer, Tom. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing - Correspondence
25. Rosenbauer, Tom. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing - Original Manuscript
Box 10
1. Rosenbauer, Tom. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing - Pass 1
2. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Correspondence
3. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Original Manuscript
4. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Pass 1
5. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Pass 2
6. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Pass 3
7. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Final Pass
8. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Final Pass
Box 11
1. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Galleys
2. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
3. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
4. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
5. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
6. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
7. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
Box 12
1. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
2. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
3. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript
4. Whitlock, Dave. Trout and Their Food - Manuscript

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Series 2: Writings and Articles, 1972-2006

Items in this series consist of hand written and typed manuscript drafts with notes and editorial corrections of Lyons books, articles, and reviews. Writings are grouped as manuscripts, articles, and reviews. Where publications and dates have been determined the materials are by publication in chronological order, all other writings are organized chronologically then alphabetically.

Additional materials in this series include early handwritten and typed drafts of articles by Nick Lyons. Included are drafts of “Mari, Montana, the Sphinx, and Me”, “The View from Manhattan (NY)”, and “City Angler”.

Box 13
1. Quotable Fisherman - Original Manuscript
2. Quotable Fisherman - Pass 1
3. In Praise of Wild Trout - Book Block
4. A Flyfisher's World - Design Pages
5. Article: 'Where Bigfoot Walks,' Baltimore Sun - June 26, 1995
6. Article: 'The Judge's Swim Pond,' Field and Stream - October 1996
7. Articles: 'Fishing Books: Hot new profit-maker for tackle dealers;' 'Book Displays That Sell;' 'Fishing Books Can Increase Christmas Sales;' Fishing Books-Dual Profit Bonus: Books train the customer and explain the equipment,' Fishing Tackle Trade News - August 1972; September 1972; October 1972; August 1973
8. Article: 'Day of Rest,' Fly Fisherman - March 1995
9. Article: 'Fly Fishing in Bed,' Fly Fisherman - May 1995
10. Article: 'The Happy Book Collector,' Fly Fisherman - July 1995
11. Article: 'Space Age Stuff,' Fly Fisherman - July 1995
12. Article: 'The Things of Fly Fishing,' Fly Fisherman - September 1995
13. Article: 'Records,' Fly Fisherman - December 1995
14. Article: 'A Parliament of Skills,' Fly Fisherman - February 1996
15. Article: 'Head Waters,' Fly Fisherman - May 1996
Box 14
1. Article: 'Fishing, Yea, Yea.' Fly Fisherman - May 1996
2. Article: 'Fly Fisher's Gifts,' Fly Fisherman - December 1998
3. Article: 'A Tale of Two Ponds,' Fly Fisherman - December 1986
4. Article: 'Splat, Splat,' Fly Fisherman
5. Article: 'Books for Steadier Profits,' Fly-Tackle Dealer - Early Season 1984, Volume 4, Number 4
6. Article: 'Blackmail Among the Wholesalers,' Fly Tackle Dealer
7. Article: 'Fifteen Favorite Trout Flies,' Men's Journal - November 1993
8. Article: 'Hawking Your Books,' Outdoor Book Publisher - Fall, 1993, Volume 1, Number 1
9. Article: 'Limitations, Consolations: Pickup basketball is out of the question, but there is more time for nostalgia,' The Pennsylvania Gazette
10. Article: 'My Secret Fishbook Life'- January 1, 1996
11. Article: 'Bobbers and Little Boys,' - May/June 2006
12. Article: 'Finding Father'
13. Article: 'Lassiter'
14. Article: 'A Little Boy, A summer's Night, A Bobber'
15. Article: 'Outdoors: Getting hooked on Connecticut's Bass'
16. Article: 'Sparse's Library'
17. Review: 'It's Not About Catching Fish,' The New York times Book Review
18. Review: 'Fiscal Collapse in Fun City,' Off the Shelf - circa February 1, 1980
19. Review: 'A Novel About the Fishing Life and the Fragile Life of Rivers'
20. Review: 'No, No A Thousand Times No' - responses  
21. Review: 'No, No A Thousand Times No' - responses  
Box 18 (Cont.)
9. Nick Lyons: “At Great Pond,” Draft, 2001
10. Nick Lyons: “Bad Sport,” Draft, 1981
11. Nick Lyons: “Big Buy Out,” Draft
12. Nick Lyons: “Blackmail Among the Wholesalers”
13. Nick Lyons: “Books and Me,” 1st Draft, 2001
14. Nick Lyons: “City Angler,” Draft
15. Nick Lyons: “Connett’s Derrydale Press”
16. Nick Lyons: “Filling the Holes of Life with the Help of a Fly Rod,” 3rd Draft
17. Nick Lyons: “Gierach”
18. Nick Lyons: “Gierach,” Draft #2
19. Nick Lyons: “The Happy Book Collector,” 1995
20. Nick Lyons: “The Happy Collector,” 1988
21. Nick Lyons: “Less is Considerably More,” Draft, 1995
22. Nick Lyons: “Mari, Montana, The Sphinx, and Me”, 1st Draft, 1996
23. Nick Lyons: “Mari, Montana, The Sphinx and Me”, Draft
24. Nick Lyons: “Mari, Montana, The Sphinx, and Me”, Draft
25. Nick Lyons: “Mari, Montana, The Sphinx, and Me”, Final Printed Copy
26. Nick Lyons: “My Secret Fish-Book Life”
27. Nick Lyons: “Numbers Change”, 2nd Draft, 1995
28. Nick Lyons: “Numbers Change”, Final Draft, 1996
29. Nick Lyons: Unidentified Draft
30. Nick Lyons: “The View from Manhattan (NY)”, Draft
31. Nick Lyons: “The View from Manhattan (NY)”, 2nd Draft, 2001

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Series 3: Ephemera, Photographs, and Artwork, 1824, 1988-2002

Images in this series include an announcement for the sale of Lyons Press, a photographic print, original watercolors, tied flies, and an original oil painting. Some images are framed or mounted. Where identified the title of the image has been included, along with the name of the artist.

Box 15
#1 Ephemera: Nick Lyons and Tony Lyons, Lyons Press sale to Globe Pequot, May 2001
#2 Photograph: Nick Lyons
#3 Artwork: Painting by Jordyn Slack 1989, framed with flies tied by George Harvey, June 1, 1988
#4 Artwork: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout by Alan Johnson, framed with flies
#5 Artwork: Ritual Dancer, designed and tied by Paul Rossman, 1994, framed
#6 Artwork: Fishing, Drawn and Etched by H. Alken, 1824
#7 Artwork: Watercolor by Mari Lyons
#8 Artwork: Watercolor by Mari Lyons
#9 Artwork: Watercolor by Mari Lyons
#10 Artwork: Watercolor by Mari Lyons
#11 Artwork: Trout and Fly watercolor by Mari Lyons
Box 16
#12 Artwork: Painting by Mari Lyons, 2002

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Series 4: Skyhorse Publishing, Lyons Press, and Lyons and Burford Publishers Records, 1956-2015

Materials in this series include correspondence between Nick and Tony Lyons, correspondence between Lyons Press and famous individuals such as renowned writers like John Irving, Norman McLean, Margret Atwood, Thomas McGuane, and Jon Krakauer, as well as letters received from famous United States politicians such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Max Baucus. Other business materials include: business correspondence, financial documents, publishing agreements, author contracts, publishing documents, catalogues, and special sales information. Titles located on the Lyons Archives Binders have been preserved in the folder titles, as well as the creator’s arrangement.

Box 17
1. Author Contracts, B-L
2. Author Contracts, M-S
3. Correspondence with Annie Proulx, 1980-1991
4. Correspondence with Famous Authors, 1979-1999
5. Correspondence with Famous Authors, 2000-2013
6. Correspondence with Jon Krakauer, 1989-1994
7. Correspondence and Material about Slavomir Rawicz’s “The Long Walk”, 1960-1997
8. Correspondence and Material about Slavomir Rawicz’s “The Long Walk”, 1960-1997
9. Correspondence with Norman Maclean, 1981-2002
10. Correspondence with Politicians, 1988-2016
11. Correspondence with Sir Roger Bannister, 1988-1990
12. Lyons Archives, Binder 26, Agreements and Letters, 1990-1991
13. Lyons Archives, Binder 26, Agreements and Letters, 1990
14. Lyons Archives, Binder 26, Agreements and Letters, 1990-1991
15. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 2001-2014
16. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 2006-2014
17. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 2006-2007
18. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 1998-2001
19. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 1983-2006
20. Lyons Archives, Binder 27, Publishing Contracts, 1998-2013
21. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
22. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
23. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
24. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
25. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2000-2001
26. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
27. Lyons Archives, Binder 28, 2001
28. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2001
29. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2001
30. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 1998-2001
31. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2000
32. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2000
33. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2000
34. Lyons Archives, Binder 29, 2000-2001
35. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Interference, 2007
36. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Threats, 2006-2007
37. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Threats, 2006-2007
38. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Publicity, 2006-2007
39. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Publicity, 2007
40. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Publicity, 2007
41. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Catalog, 2006-2007
42. Lyons Archives, Binder 30, Special Sales, 2007
43. Lyons Archives, Binder 31, Agreements, 2008-2011
44. Lyons Archives, Binder 31, Agreements, 1995-2012
45. Lyons Archives, Binder 31, Agreements, 2006
46. Lyons Archives, Binder 32, Publishing Documents and Letters, 2006-2013
47. Lyons Archives, Binder 32, Publishing Documents and Letters, 2014-2015
48. Lyons Archives, Binder 32, Publishing Documents and Letters, 2015
49. Lyons Archives, Binder 32, Publishing Documents and Letters, 2007
50. Lyons Archives, Binder 33, Letter Agreements, 2011
51. Lyons Archives, Binder 34, Personnel Info, 2015
52. Lyons Archives, Binder 34, Personnel Info, 2015
53. Lyons Archives, Binder 34, Personnel Info, 2015
54. Lyons Press: Sales Materials
55. Nick and Tony Lyons Correspondence, 2001-2006
56. Nick and Tony Lyons Correspondence, 2007-2012
57. Nick and Lyons Correspondence, 2008-2015
58. Nick and Tony Lyons Correspondence, 1972-2015
59. Nick and Tony Lyons Correspondence, 2007
60. Nick and Tony Lyons Correspondence, 2007
61. Nick and Tony Lyons, Letters, Legal Documents, Contracts, and Agreements, 1996-2014
62. Nick and Tony Lyons, Letters, Legal Documents, Contracts, and Agreements, 2010-2014
Box 18
1. Nick and Tony Lyons Letter, Legal Documents, Contracts, and Agreements, 2001-2013
2. Skyhorse Publishing and Lyons Press, Business Material and Letters, 2010
3. Skyhorse Publishing and Lyons Press, Business Material and Letters, 1980-2013
4. Skyhorse Publishing and Lyons Press, Business Material and Letters, 2011
5. Skyhorse Publishing and Lyons Press, Business Material and Letters, 2002-2015
6. Skyhorse Publishing, Lyons Press, and Lyons and Burford Publishers, Publishing Documents and Letters, 1989-2015
7. Skyhorse Publishing, Lyons Press, and Lyons and Burford Publishers, Publishing Documents and Letters, 1995-2006
8. Skyhorse Publishing, Lyons Press, and Lyons and Burford Publishing, Publishing Documents and Letters, 1998-2007

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