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archivist , History educator

Laura Lyons McLemore, American archivist, history educator. Named Outstanding Graduate Student in History, University of North Texas, 1995-1996; recipient Hatton W. Sumners Dissertation fellowship, 1996.


McLemore, Laura Lyons was born on July 21, 1950 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Val Alexander and Bobbie Chennault Lyons.


Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1971. Master of Arts, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University of North Texas, 1998.


College archivist Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1987—2004. Adjunct instructor Grayson County College, Denison, since 1998. Archivist Louisiana State University, Shreveport.


Member History Preservation Advisory Board, Denison, 2003—2004. President Red River History Museum, Sherman, 1996—1997. Member Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, since 2005.

Member of North Louisiana History Association, Louisiana History Association, Texas State History Association (John H. Jenkins Research fellowship 1996), Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, Academy of Certified Archivists (regent for outreach since 2004), Society of Southwest Archivists (president 1998-1999), Society of America Archivists, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Choral singing, gardening, bridge, reading, tennis.


Married Jim Ray McLemore, June 7, 1975. Children: Havard Roland, Austen Laurence, Ivy Elizabeth.

Val Alexander

Bobbie Chennault Lyons

Jim Ray McLemore

Havard Roland McLemore

Austen Laurence McLemore

Ivy Elizabeth McLemore