Fonds 90-003 - Scott Young fonds

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Scott Young fonds

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  • Textual record
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90-003

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  • 1936-1990 (Creation)
    Creator
    Young, Scott

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9.5 m of textual records.
270 photographs.
29 slides and 19 negatives.
1 drawing : pencil crayon.
17 maps.
63 audio cassettes.
8 audio disks.
2 albums.
12 diskettes: 2 3.5 diskettes and 10 5.25 diskettes.
2 identity pins.
1 metal address book.
1 signed hockey puck (1956-57).

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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).

Custodial history

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Scott Young before he donated it to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of correspondence, draft manuscripts, interview tapes and research notes pertaining to biographies of Foster Hewitt and Conn Smythe, etc.; notes and records resulting from Mr. Young's participation in the Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry; and correspondence between Young and fellow media personalities including Robertson Davies, Peter Trueman, John Bassett and Pierre Berton. One of the largest series of records relates to the biography of his son, Neil Young.

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This fonds was donated by Scott Young.

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Some of the correspondence and notes are in French.

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None.

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Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

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Additions to this fonds include: 92-013, 95-001, 96-002, 06-002, and 11-010.

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