6100 Main St, Houston, Texas, United States
Crist graduated from Rice University in 1969.
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Crist graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1980.
Crist received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and a Master of Arts degree in 1969 from Rice University. In 1980, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Tennessee.
Crist began her career as a research assistant at the University of Tennessee in 1973. Three years later she took a position of an associate editor of the project "The Papers of Jefferson Davis" at Rice University. Then in 1979, Lynda was appointed an editor of the same project at Rice University, where he worked until 2016.
Crist is a member of Southern History Association, Southern Association of Women Historians, Association for Documentary Editing and Houston Civil War Round Table.
On April 2, 1977 Crist married William Britton Crist.