Fonds 06-002 - Scott Young fonds. Additions

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Scott Young fonds. Additions

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  • 1955-1999 (Creation)
    Scott Young

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60 cm of textual records.
43 photographs.
10 audio cassette tapes.
6 video tapes.
13 computer discs

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Scott Young was born in 1918 in Cypress River, Manitoba. He started his writing career at age 18 for the Winnipeg Free Press in 1936. He was soon writing sports columns in Winnipeg, and later Toronto, and in 1949 published the first of 40 books. He has written a number of books which cover parts of his own life such as "Neil and Me"-- a book about his son Neil Young; and "A Writer's Life"-- an autobiography. His career in journalism has produced thousands of articles for "The Globe and Mail", "The Telegram", "Sports Illustrated", "Maclean's" and other magazines during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Scott served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II (1944-1945). Previous to this he was sent to England by Canadian Press (CP) to cover the news of the War. He has received numerous awards and a Doctorate of Letters, Honoris Causa, from Trent University. He has been married three times (Edna Blow Ragland aka Rassy; Astrid Carlson Mead; and Margaret Hogan) and has a number of children and step-children (Neil, Bob; Deidre, Astrid; Maggie, Caitlin and Erin).

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Fonds was in the custody of Margaret Hogan before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2006.

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Fonds consists of manuscripts of books and articles by Scott Young, correspondence with publishers, royalty statements, newspaper articles, VHS and cassette tapes, computer discs, photographs, and materials relating to the naming of Scott Young Public School. Also included are family photographs and memorabilia relating to his son, Neil Young.

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This fonds was acquired from Margaret Hogan in 2006.


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Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario and Library and Archives Canada.

This fonds along with 92-013, 95-001, and 96-002 is an addition to 90-003.

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Box 1

VHS Tapes
1)Hockey Hall of Fame 1992, Convocation Lakehead 1992
2) Maple Leaf Gardens: A Hockey Night in Canada Farewell February 11, 1999
3)1988 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductions
4) Christmas Tape for Bob from the Youngs at 1992 Cypress River
5) Suzanne Live, October 17, 1990
6) Lakehead University Convocation 1992

Cassette Tapes
1) Scott Young interviews - Smythe & Sinclair Books - 1981
2) Side One: Chicago September 15, 1983, Dave and Scott
Side Two: Trip to Bloomington plus breakfast at Neil and E[ ]
3) Lishman 7
4) Neil - NY, February 1984
5) Busher Jackson, Sunday Morning III, February 23, 1986
6) NWT, May 1989
Side One: NWT notes - 15-11-89
Side Two: NWT - 2 (and letters)
7) Imlach
8) Lishman 1&2
9) Lishman 3&4
10) Lishman 5&6

Flip 'N' File - Container of 13 computer discs
1) Spare Final Matteesie 2, October 10, 1991
2) Correspondence later and some Matteesie II backing, and fan letter
2 disk OHA, May 3, 1989
3) Final Matteesie 2
4) Backup Matt - 2, Chapters 1-10, August 19, 1990
5) Late Chapters Matt 2, Starting Chapter 11, September 1, 1990
6) Memoir - 1
7) Hewitt, MAC Files
8) Matteesie Two, May 31, 1989
9) Backup Eagle 1, January 21, 1991
10) Downfall Disk 2
11) Eagleson, December 14, 1990
12) Downfall #1 (Book 3 Matteesie)
13) Memoir - 2


1: Photographs

1) Two negatives of Scott Young, 1989
2) Robert on far left, Scott in middle and Percy on far right
3) Scott on left and Neil on right in Hawaii, 1999
4) Photo of Scott looking at a photo of himself, 1993
5) Photo of Scott holding book in front of library book shelf
6) Photo of Scott's grandparents
7) Photo of Scott's grandparents in their senior years
8) Photo of Scott's brother Bob on left and his wife Merle on right, 1980's
9) Landing Aunt Kate (boat) two unidentified men in picture, 1987
10) Zeke Young, November 1993
11) Neil (on left) and his Aunt Dorothy (on right) taken after a concert, possibly WPQ Concert
12) Pegi (on left) and Neil (on right), January 1994
13) Neil (on left) and Scott (on right), 1992
14) Neil performing at a concert in Winnipeg
15) Scott opening birthday present on his 70th birthday, on the farm, April 1988
16) Scott dancing, 70th birthday party on farm, April 1988
17) Scott reading book in front of library shelves
18) Scott Young (far right) at a conference, other men in picture are unidentified
19) Scott at desk smoking pipe, as the Assistant Editor with Maclean's in either 1946 or 1947
20) Scott at desk holding pipe
21) Scott Young (on right) looking at a paper, man on left is unidentified
22) Scott driving boats on the Pigeon River, near Omemee, possibly in the 1950s
23) Scott (second from left) speaking with three other unidentified men
24) Scott (second from right) with friends, Bob Maguire (second from left) friend of Scott's, other men in picture are unidentified
25) Scott Young in uniform
26) Scott kneeling in centre, is interviewing native people. Calgary 1973. (Peter Worthington photo)
27) Copied wedding picture of Scott's parents Jean Ferguson Paterson (in wedding dress) and Percy Andrew Young (standing to left of Jean) along with unidentified wedding guests, September 1, 1917
28) Photo of Scott wearing medal (left) and Neil (right), speaking to unidentified man
29) Photo of Scott (on far right) Scott's sister Dorothy (lifted up) Scott's brother Bob (on left) and mother Jean (standing in middle)
30) Photo of Scott (right) and his brother Robert (left) as children
31) Scott Young on tractor at farm, 1975
32) Neil (centre) autographing a guitar for two unidentified men, 1990
33) Neil (far left) signing an autograph, 1990
34) Scott Young sitting outside at farm, 1988
35) Photo of Jean (far left) Robert in uniform (second from left) Dorothy (second from right) and Percy Young (far right)
36) Neil (second from left) with three women (unidentified) at Dublin Concert, July 1996
37) Neil speaking to unidentified man and woman, Dublin Concert, July 1996
38) Scott Young speaking to unidentified woman, Dublin Concert, July 1996

2: Articles written by Scott Young about animals (April 1, 1962 - February 3, 1969)

3: Articles written by Scott Young about animals (November 11, 1971 - October 18, 1974)

4: Articles written by Scott Young about animals (May 9, 1975 - May 11, 1977) Also includes some undated articles.

5: Articles written by Scott Young (September 1955 - December 1972)

6: Articles written by Scott Young (February 1973 - 1997) including undated articles.

7: Articles written by Scott Young about Christmas (December 15, 1962 - December 24, 1986)

8: Paper copies of children's books written by Scott Young (1973) - Includes: Face-off in Moscow, Learning to be Captain, The Silent One Speaks Up, and The Moscow Challengers.

9: O'Brien: From Water Boy to One Million a Year. (June 30, 1982 - March 24, 1994) - Includes: contract, General Store Publishing House Catalogue, and correspondence with publisher.

10: The Boys of Saturday Night. (October 17, 1990 - December 22, 1990) - Includes: Reviews, newspaper clippings, and book catalogues.

11: No Surrender (February 25, 1991 - August 26, 1991) - Includes: Correspondence with publisher.

12: Power Play: The Memoirs of Hockey Czar A. Eagleson. (October 22, 1991 - October 26, 1991) - Includes: Reviews, and correspondence from Alan Eagleson.

13: Lori (screenplay) (May 31, 1988 - December 1, 1991) - Includes: The screenplay, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to horse racing.

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1: Murder in a Cold Climate (December 13, 1988 - September 22, 1992) - Includes: Book cover proofs, correspondence with Viking Penguin, royalty statement, copy of contract, reviews.

2: Shaman's Knife (May 1988 - August 1993) - Includes: Book reviews, correspondence with editors, royalty invoices, colour copy of book cover proof, federal express shipping receipts, newspaper articles pertaining to Inuit people, Maps of the Great Circle Route to Japan, maps of Canada, business cards, research pertaining to the RCMP.

3: North West Territory research for Shaman's Knife (March 1988 - November 1997) - Includes: Copy of the RCMP Capture of Prisoners of War, business cards, correspondence, newspaper articles, New York Times Magazine article about Tony Hillerman, Maclean's X for Escape article.

4: The Murders at Steensby Inlet (September 20, 1995) - Includes: Manuscript and correspondence.

5: The Murders at Steensby Inlet (July 17, 1991 - November 11, 1993) - Includes: book review, and correspondence with publisher.

6: A Writer's Life (July 16, 1994 - December 17, 1994) - Includes: Manuscript, revisions, correspondence with the publisher, publicity itinerary, newspaper reviews, photograph proofs of Scott Young, folder with picture of Scott Young.

7: A Writer's Life, manuscript (August 1994 - December 12, 1994) - Includes: Entire manuscript, included are photocopies of pictures used in the manuscript.

8: Neil and Me (June 17, 1996 - November 28, 1996) - Includes: Correspondence, Neil's discography, manuscript with suggested changes.

9: Neil and Me - 2nd edition (October 1984 - July 2, 1997) - Includes: Correspondence with publisher, listing of photographs used in book, contract , photocopies of the photo sections with captions, newspaper clippings about book, photo pages taken directly from book, The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards program dated November 4, 1994.

10: Articles written about Neil Young ( May 24, 1992 - April 25, 1999) - Includes: Newspaper articles, Neil Young Sightseeing Tour.

11: Broken Arrow : Neil Young Appreciation Society Booklets (May 1990 - April 1999) - Includes: Broken Arrow issues 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63.

12: Neil Young Correspondence ( May 1, 1997) - Includes: Letter from Neil to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, thanking them for inducting him as a member of Buffalo Springfield, and declining to attend the VH1 TV presentation.

13: Neil Young Memorabilia (August 18, 1995 - November 7, 1996) - Includes: The Complete Guide to the Music of Neil Young, listing of Neil Young and & Crazy Horse albums, Neil Young Unplugged cassette cover, two Neil Young concert ticket stubs, three photographs of Neil's tour bus Nitetrain, and a list of concert dates and fellow performers.

14: Scott Young Public School (November 4, 1993 - June 15, 2001) - Includes: Seven invitations to the Official opening, envelope, newspaper clippings, opening program, school letterhead, notes for speech.

15: Personnel Correspondence (December 17, 1990 - February 13, 1997) - Includes: Spaghetti recipe, letters from Jim McDonough, Christmas notes.

16: Stan Liss (February 18, 1999) - Includes: Copy of eulogy, thank you card, service program, 2 photos, one of Stan and one of Dorothy Jean.

17: Royalty Statements (November 1, 1989 - March 31, 2003) - Includes: Face-Off in Moscow, Neil and Me: Revised, Neil and Me, Boy on Defense, Scrubs on Skates, Boy At Leafs Camp, Hockey Stories (box set of 3) The Pinch Hitter, Seven Parts of A Ball Team.

18: Fan mail (September 27, 1982 - April 16, 1996) - Includes: mail from elementary school children regarding his children's books on hockey.

19: NHL Awards (July 3, 1995 - July 8, 1995) - Includes: NHL awards presenters agenda, newspaper clippings, transportation schedule.

  1. Scott Young Miscellaneous items (October 10, 1989- October 9, 1997) - Includes: Press Cards, publisher correspondence, newspaper articles about Scott Young.

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