Fonds 92-013 - Scott Young fonds. 1992 additions

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Scott Young fonds. 1992 additions

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    • 1938-1992 (Creation)
      Young, Scott

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    1.5 m of textual records.
    3 photographs.
    31 audio cassettes.
    2 5.25 diskettes.

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

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    This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, interview tapes and drafts of manuscripts written by Scott Young such as Powerplay: The Memoirs of Hockey Czar Alan Eagleson and The Boys of Saturday Night. The fonds also includes interview tapes of Don Cherry, Ron Harrison, Bill Hewitt, and other hockey coaches, players and team owners. There is also an autographed copy of War on Ice; personal correspondence and greeting cards. We have copied out Scott's famous spaghetti sauce recipe (see note below).

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    This fonds was donated by Scott Young.


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        This fonds, along with 95-001, 96-002, 06-002, and 11-010, is an addition to 90-003.

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        SERIES A: SHORT STORIES by Scott Young (manuscripts, typescripts with notes, etc.)

        Box 1


        1: Five Bottles of Champagne (2 copies, 1 with revisions)

        Seven Parts of a Ballteam

        "I Know the Picture is Waiting for Me...": An Introduction to Boris Spremo

        2: The Englishman

        The Man Who Said No to the King

        The Mastermind (2 copies, 1 with revisions)

        Player Deal

        An Englishman in Town

        We Won't Be Needing You, Al

        3: The Pinch Hitter

        The Lost Rookie (2 copies, 1 with revisions)

        "Lead Christmas Story"

        Change of Heart

        The Barbotte Buster

        The Bed (2 copies, 1 with revisions)

        4: Summer Holiday

        Something in Common

        Meeting by Moonlight

        The Old Doc

        The Hunter

        A Chance to Get Even

        5: The Choice

        Day of Reckoning

        The Punishment of Ordinary Angel Blobs

        Turnabout (with correspondence)

        A Boy at Leaf's Camp (with correspondence)

        • plus 2 untitled manuscripts -

        6-8: Fiction ideas with partial typescripts, related correspondence, notes, research material, etc. (3 folders)

        9: Introduction by Scott Young for The Plate: A Royal Tradition by Lou Cauz

        SHORT STORIES (published copies)

        10-11: numerous published short stories and articles dating mostly 1948-1960's, with a few later exceptions, in magazines such as: - Canadian Home Journal - Family Herald - New Liberty - The American Magazine - Farmer's Magazine - Chatelaine - Mother and Home - Ladies' Home Journal - John Bull - The Saturday Evening Post - Weekend Picture Magazine: The Telegram - Maclean's - Collier's - Woman: The National Home Weekly - Toronto Life (1982) - Imperial Oil Review - The Imperial Life Guard - The Catholic Digest - The Canadian Author and Bookman - Saturday Night - The Whig-Standard Magazine (1990)


        Box 2


        1: "Mostly old stuff & early Globe columns" - newspaper columns 1938-1963

        2: "Globe & Globe magazine columns - mostly 1963" - includes published newspaper columns and some typescripts of columns with notes


        Loose in Box 2:

        War on Ice: Canada in International Hockey / by Scott Young. 1976 (autographed copy)

        SERIES D: ONTARIO CANADA: WILD FOWL HUNTING plus HELLO CANADA!... (book jacket) by Scott Young

        3: brochure entitled "Ontario Canada: Wild Fowl Hunting" with article by Scott Young entitled "Bag Your Limit" [1974]. Ministry of Industry and Tourism, Government of Ontario.

        book jacket for Hello Canada! The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt/ by Scott Young

        SERIES E: HALCYON; & MYSTERY by Scott Young

        4: two computer diskettes: 1. "Backup - Halcyon 22" 2. "Backup - Mystery 02"

        SERIES F: THE BOYS OF SATURDAY NIGHT by Scott Young. 1990

        Box 3

        23 cassette tapes of interviews with NHL hockey executives, coaches, etc. (see Box 4 for transcripts) labelled: - #1 - #6 (6 tapes) - Edmon-Tor March 10 - Hough, Selke, Cherry game - Cole & Harry - Mar 3 / Cherry / Alan Clarke - Gerry Renaud - Feb 3 / Cherry / Neal & Cole - Horler 9/11/89 - Truck & Cherry - Cornell - Hough 7/15/89 - Bob Gordon (early) - Reed Turner Nov/89 - Hough & Selke - Ron Harrison - Mellanby - Retzlaff - Montreal - Pitt Feb 20 - Neale

        Box 4

        transcripts of interviews corresponding to tapes in Box 3 (ie. with folders entitled: - Cherry, Don - Play [up] play men - Cole, Bob; Robson & others - Cornell - Alpha List (Bob Gordon's & others) - Correspondence, etc. - Bob Gordon - Harrison, Ron and other producers & directors - Hewitt, Bill - Hodge - Horler - Hough - Mellanby - Neale, Harry - Retzlaff - Montreal - Saucier et al - Selke Jr. - Turner

        Box 5

        manuscripts, drafts, correspondence (1989-1990), notes, editing suggestions, research materials, clippings, folders re: technical aspects of publishing, etc. entitled: - Commercials - Westgate et al - Crises - Game (foreign shows) - Color men - Contract - Sources - Misc. - Radio - CBC & others - History - Technical

        SERIES G: POWERPLAY: THE MEMOIRS OF HOCKEY CZAR ALAN EAGLESON by R. Alan Eagleson and Scott Young. 1991

        Box 6

        manuscripts, drafts, correspondence (1989-1991), notes, editing suggestions, research materials, clippings, Eagleson/Young agreement, etc.

        Box 7

        6 cassette tapes of interviews with Alan Eagleson, etc. (all 6 tapes were received in package entitled `Eagle') - tapes are individually labelled as follows: - Eagle #1 - Eagle 1-17-90 - Eagle 4-4 - Eagle (MGA copy for promotion) - Eagle - Linda and Carol - Bloomington to [Dayton] - Blair's story of the Whitby Dunlops

        transcripts of tapes, related newspaper clippings, etc.


        Box 8


        1: Correspondence 1968; 1978

        2: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. 1986-1988

        3: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. 1989

        4: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. January - April 1990 (plus month unspecified, 1990)

        5: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. May - August 1990

        6: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. September - December 1990

        7: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. 1991

        8: Correspondence, greeting cards, etc. 1992

        9: Miscellaneous greeting cards [1989 - 1992]

        SERIES I: MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL MATERIAL, ie. notes, biographies, etc.

        Box 9

        Appointment planner 1986 (red hardbound)


        1: Miscellaneous personal material: - handwritten notes - "Scott Young's spaghetti recipe" - Globe and Mail biographical sketch of Scott Young - Who's Who in America' biographical sketch of Scott Young -Scott Young' biographical sketch including published books - Trent University Fortnightly (September 27, 1990) announcement re: forthcoming presentation of honourary degree to Scott Young - article entitled: ""To the Great Land of Hope and Promise": The Young's Journey West"/ by May Nichol Young - 1988 (historical account) - The Whitehorse Star, May 2, 1990 article re: Scott Young - golf score cards - map [possibly of property in Ireland] - list entitled "Hospital for Sick Children Telethon Cameos" including the name Neil Young, and others - etc.


        Grapes: A Vintage View of Hockey / Don Cherry with Stan Fischler. 1982

        Now Back to You Dick: Two Lifetimes in Hockey / Dick Irvin. 1988

        Chatelaine. "Coronation Souvenir Issue". June 1953

        The Toronto Sun. Extra. "Team Canada vs. Soviet Union". September 2, 1972

        2: 3 pamphlets concerning research procedures at Archives of Ontario - Guide to Healthful Eating for Older Adults - Golden Bough Tree Farm 1990 Catalog - Pinestone Inn and Country Club brochures - C.W.C.A. (Canadian War Correspondents Association) Newsletter. March 1992 - miscellaneous newspaper clippings (ie. re: other authors, hockey, etc.)

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        Scott Young's Spaghetti Recipe

        Transcribed from 92-013/009(01)

        Start with two pounds of minced beef, the best you can afford. Place this in a large pot with the contents of a large can of stewed tomatoes and one 4-ounce can or two (depending on taste) of tomato paste. Add a tablespoon of salt, a half-teaspoon of black pepper, a tablespoon of curry powder, a tablespoon of sugar, a pinch of rosemary, a tablespoon of oregano or pre-mixed Italian seasoning, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Crush two to four cloves of garlic in a garlic press over the pot, and then scrape the crushed buds into the sauce along with the juices.

        Stir well with a long fork to make the meat break up into a sauce without lumps.

        Cut five medium-sized onions (red Italian or Bermuda preferred but cooking onions okay) into the pot. Wash a pound of muchrooms and add without browning, unless you happen to be a nut on browning mushrooms. Cut a green pepper or two into long strips and hold ready to add later.

        When the mixture begins to simmer boldly, let it cook for a minimum of one hour, a maximum of two. About 30-35 minutes before you plan to serve, add the green peper strips and one six or eight-ounce (or so) smoked sausage for every intended serving (these only need time to heat through; I use Schneider's).

        Cook the spaghetti itself (I use Lancia), about one-quarter pound per person, about 15 minutes after it begins to boil. Drain and place on plates.On top of each mound of spaghetti, place one sausage and generous portions of the meat sauce. Your table should aalso have grated parmesan or romano cheese; cold celery, radishes and dill pickles; the small dish of ground red peppers for customers who like the sauce hotter.

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