TRENT UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Fonds Level Description

Young, Scott, 1918-2005

90-003

TITLE

Scott Young fonds. -- 1936-1990. -- 9.5 m of textual records and other material.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

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.

NOTES

Title based on creator of fonds.

Includes 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 and 1 signed hockey puck (1956-57).

This fonds was donated by Scott Young.

Some of the correspondence and notes are in French.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

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

FINDING AID

Series A: Correspondence (see also Series S)

Series B: Personal/Family Papers

Series C: Legal/Business Papers

Series D: Royal Commission On Violence in the Communications Industry

Series E: Newspaper/Magazine Articles

Series F: Short Stories, Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Research Material

Series G: Books - Several Titles Murder in the Arena From the Sea We Came The Flood "Store" novel War on Ice Best Talk in Town Face-Off in Moscow Face-Off 100 Years of Dropping the Puck Murder in a Cold Climate "Mystery Two" (computer diskette) "NWT" (computer diskette) Boy at Leaf's Camp

Series H: That Old Gang of Mine

Series I: Heaven and Hell in the NHL - with Punch Imlach

Series J: Hello Canada! The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt

Series K: Starring Gordon Sinclair: A Biography

Series L: Conn Smythe: If You Can't Beat 'Em in the Alley

Series M: Lori: An Original Screenplay

Series N: Neil and Me

Series O: Speeches and Jokes

Series P: CBC Radio Serial and CBC Talk Show

Series Q: Interviews with Harold Ballard

Series R: Reviews

Series S: Miscellaneous Categorized Correspondence

Series T: Sports related Newspaper/Magazine Articles and Memorabilia

Series U: Miscellaneous includes: Notes and Messages (not family related) Robert Bateman original logo Travel Brochures, Maps, Restaurant Menus, etc. The Queen's Coronation: 1953 The Story of the 40th Battery: 1915- 1919 Miscellaneous file  

SERIES A: CORRESPONDENCE  

Box 1

Folder:

1: Correspondence 1936

2: Correspondence 1937

3: Correspondence 1938

4: Correspondence 1939

5: Correspondence 1940

6: Correspondence 1941

7: Correspondence 1942

8: Correspondence 1943

9: Correspondence 1944

10: Correspondence 1945

11: Correspondence 1946

12: Correspondence 1947

13: Correspondence 1948

14: Correspondence 1949

15: Correspondence 1950

16: Correspondence 1952

17: Correspondence 1953

18: Correspondence 1954

19: Correspondence 1955

20: Correspondence 1956

21: Correspondence 1957

22: Correspondence 1958

23: Correspondence 1959 (1st folder of 4)

24: Correspondence 1959 (2nd folder of 4)

25: Correspondence 1959 (3rd folder of 4)

26: Correspondence 1959 (4th folder of 4)  

Box 2

Folder:

1: Correspondence 1960 (1st folder of 3)

2: Correspondence 1960 (2nd folder of 3)

3: Correspondence 1960 (3rd folder of 3)

4: Correspondence 1961

5: Correspondence 1962

6: Correspondence 1963

7: Correspondence 1964

8: Correspondence 1965

9: Correspondence 1966

10: Correspondence 1967 (1st folder of 4)

11: Correspondence 1967 (2nd folder of 4)

12: Correspondence 1967 (3rd folder of 4)

13: Correspondence 1967 (4th folder of 4)

14: Correspondence 1968 (1st folder of 2)

15: Correspondence 1968 (2nd folder of 2)

Box 3

Folder:

1: Correspondence 1969

2: Correspondence 1970

3: Correspondence 1971 (includes correspondence from Robertson Davies)

4: Correspondence 1972

5: Correspondence 1973

6: Correspondence 1974 (1st folder of 3)

7: Correspondence 1974 (2nd folder of 3)

8: Correspondence 1974 (3rd folder of 3)

9: Correspondence 1975 (includes correspondence from Robertson Davies)

10: Correspondence 1976

11: Correspondence 1977

12: Correspondence 1978

13: Correspondence 1979

14: Correspondence 1980

15: Correspondence 1981

16: Correspondence 1982 (1st folder of 2)

17: Correspondence 1982 (2nd folder of 2)

18: Correspondence 1983 (1st folder of 2)

19: Correspondence 1983 (2nd folder of 2)  

Box 4

Folder:

1: Correspondence 1984

2: Correspondence 1985 (1st folder of 2)

3: Correspondence 1985 (2nd folder of 2)

4: Correspondence 1986 (1st folder of 3)

5: Correspondence 1986 (2nd folder of 3)

6: Correspondence 1986 (3rd folder of 3)

7: Correspondence 1987 (1st folder of 4)

8: Correspondence 1987 (2nd folder of 4)

9: Correspondence 1987 (3rd folder of 4)

10: Correspondence 1987 (4th folder of 4)

11: Correspondence 1988 (1st folder of 3)

12: Correspondence 1988 (2nd folder of 3)

13: Correspondence 1988 (3rd folder of 3)

14: Correspondence 1989 (1st folder of 2)

15: Correspondence 1989 (2nd folder of 2)

16: Correspondence 1990

17: Correspondence - undated  

SERIES B: PERSONAL AND FAMILY PAPERS (excluding correspondence)

Box 5

Folder:

1: Family photographs

2: Miscellaneous photographs

3: Family notes and messages

4: Bob Young (includes correspondence)

5: Family/Personal: miscellaneous

6: Greeting cards and invitations

7: Diary notes: miscellaneous

plus loose in box: Diaries for 1967, 1976-1988 Telephone Index

8: Scott Young's French language study notes (includes some French correspondence)

9: Bibliographies of published works and biographical sketches    

SERIES C: LEGAL/BUSINESS PAPERS  

Box 6

Income tax records and receipts: 1954- 1955, 1958, 1976-1978 Miscellaneous receipts and financial records: 1977-1978

Box 7

Income tax records and receipts: 1979- 1981 Folder entitled: "Income tax returns: 1978-1983 inclusive"

Box 8

Income tax records and receipts: 1982- 1984 Miscellaneous folder of income tax receipts for 1984-1985

Box 9

Income tax records and receipts: 1985- 1987

Box 10

Income tax records and receipts: 1988 (loose in box)

Folder:

1: Correspondence re: R.R.#2, Cavan Township

2: OHIP-Blue Cross

3: Ascot Productions Ltd.

4: Auto insurance 1977-1983

5: Legal business papers (miscellaneous)

6: Legal business papers (miscellaneous)

SERIES D: ROYAL COMMISSION ON VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY  

Box 11

Folder:

1: "A descriptive study of the perceptions and attitudes of newspaper and television journalists in the Province of Ontario" /by Andy Osler - manuscript

2: "Magazines and violence" /by Earle Beattie - manuscript

3: An analysis of some aspects of newsflow patterns and influences with special consideration of newspapers in the Province of Ontario" /by Andy Osler - manuscript

4: "Imitation of media violence" /by Paul Stanley - pre-publication copy

5: "Film" (no author cited) - manuscript

6: Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry: Content Analysis of News - correspondence and manuscripts

7: "The media and perceptions of violence" /by Anthony Dobb and Glenn Macdonald - manuscript

8: Appendix entitled "A brief history of children's television programmes in Canada"

9: "Future mass media" /by Gordon Thompson - draft

10: "Economics of film and T.V. violence" - T.V. chapter /by Hugh Edmunds et al - manuscript (appendices included)

11: "Laboratory/field research on the immediate and intermediate term effects of media exposure to pro and anti-social behavior models on children ..." /by Anne McCabe et al - manuscript

12: "The control of mass entertainment media: a brief history" /by Garth Jowett et al - bound copy

13: "Children and television: inter- relations among family, child and TV- viewing characteristics and effects of watching television" /by Gregory Forets - manuscript

14: News briefing materials related to violence and the media

plus loose in box: Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry: Interim Report 1976 - published copy

Box 12

Folder:

1: `Briefs' presented to the Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry by organizations, associations, individuals, etc. (1st folder of 3)

2: (as above) - (2nd folder of 3)

3: (as above) - (3rd folder of 3)

4: Correspondence, minutes, memorandums, etc.

5: Sixth National Symposium on Children's Television - addresses by various countries - (1st folder of 2)

6: (as above) - (2nd folder of 2)

7: Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry - research material

8: Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry - projections and estimated cost of final report ?? (*note: these documents were received together with Royal Commission materials but no actual reference on documents to signify that figures refer to the Final Report)  

SERIES E: NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLES  

Box 13

Newspaper article drafts

Box 14

Newspaper article drafts

Box 15

Newspaper/magazine clippings (includes clippings related to Neil Young's chicken business)

plus loose on shelf: Newspaper clippings and photocopies of clippings

Box 16

Folder:

1: The Wayne Lonergan case - research materials and newspaper clipping

2: Halcyon magazine article by S. Young - related correspondence and computer diskette

3: Keith Davey - research material, typescripts, and newspaper clipping

4: Wayne Gretzky - research material, drafts, and published magazine article

5: Imperial Oil 100 Years: Glory Days on the Gridiron - research material and published magazine article

SERIES F: SHORT STORIES, MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS AND RESEARCH MATERIAL  

6: Markets of Ontario: Introduction - manuscript

7: Leafs 1st 50 Years - manuscript

8: Lee Trevino - manuscript

9: An Oldtimer's Letter Home From the World Cup - manuscript

10: Is it Cruel to Freeze a Horse - manuscript

11: Christmas Fiction - draft manuscripts and newspaper clippings

12: Northwest Territories - research notes, brochures and newspaper clippings on the NWT and mining [c:1963]

13: "Heavy Love" - notes

14: James Bay Goose Hunt - research material, drafts, etc.

15: Hockey Holiday - research material, drafts, etc.

16: Slugger's Return - 2 draft copies

17: Kellogg's Vignettes - set of approximately 30 short vignettes commissioned by Scott Young to appear in breakfast ads in Toronto - correspondence and draft copies

18: The Winnipeg Canoe Club- correspondence and manuscript

19: Those Magnificent Pesky Ducks - research material, manuscript, and photographs

20: The Honest Blocker - manuscript

21: The Cabbage Leaves - notes and manuscript

22: The Hunter - manuscript

23: Miscellaneous short stories and research notes  

SERIES G: BOOKS - Several Titles  

Box 17

Folder:

1: Murder in the Arena - drafts and correspondence

2: From the Sea We Came - drafts

3: From the Sea We Came - drafts and research material

plus loose in box: The Flood (Manitoba book) - research notes, newspaper clippings, brochures, partial drafts, correspondence

Box 18

Folder:

1: "Store" novel - notes and drafts

2: War on Ice - manuscript, correspondence, newspaper reviews

3: Best Talk in Town - research material, correspondence

4: Face-Off in Moscow - manuscripts

5: Face-Off - partial drafts

6: 100 Years of Dropping the Puck - McClelland and Stewart publicity

7: Murder in a Cold Climate - research material and correspondence

8: Murder in a Cold Climate - manuscripts and correspondence

9: Murder in a Cold Climate - master manuscript

10: Murder in a Cold Climate - draft manuscript

11: Murder in a Cold Climate - draft manuscript

plus loose in box: Murder in a Cold Climate - computer diskette Mystery Two - computer diskette NWT - computer diskette

12: Boy at Leaf's Camp - manuscript  

SERIES H: THAT OLD GANG OF MINE  

Box 19

That Old Gang of Mine - manuscripts, drafts, correspondence    

SERIES I: HEAVEN AND HELL IN THE NHL - with Punch Imlach  

Box 20

Heaven and Hell in the NHL - with Punch Imlach - manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, research material, newspaper clippings, scrapbook of newspaper clippings, cassette tapes of interviews

plus loose on shelf: scrapbook of newspaper clippings  

SERIES J: HELLO CANADA! THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FOSTER HEWITT  

Box 21

Hello Canada! The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt - manuscripts, research material, cassette tapes of interviews with Hewitt family, computer diskettes relating to book, publishing agreement with McClelland & Stewart-Bantam

SERIES K: STARRING GORDON SINCLAIR: A BIOGRAPHY  

Box 21

Starring Gordon Sinclair: A Biography - manuscripts, research material, cassette tapes of interviews, other published biographies of Gordon Sinclair

Box 22

Starring Gordon Sinclair: A Biography - research material, drafts, manuscripts, Gordon Sinclair's scripts of television show "Let's be Personal", correspondence  

SERIES L: CONN SMYTHE: IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM IN THE ALLEY  

Box 23

Conn Smythe: If You Can't Beat 'Em In the Alley - manuscripts

Box 24

Conn Smythe: If You Can't Beat 'Em In the Alley - drafts, research material, correspondence

Box 24a

Conn Smyth: If You Can't Beat 'Em In the Alley - cassette tapes of interviews

Box 25

Conn Smythe: If You Can't Beat 'Em In the Alley - reviews, correspondence, manuscripts  

SERIES M: LORI: AN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY  

Lori: An Original Screenplay - screenplay and research material, examples of other screenplays, cassette tape, book entitled Screenplay and the Foundations of Screenwriting  

SERIES N: NEIL AND ME  

Box 26

Neil and Me - draft manuscripts, tapes with interviews and music, research notes, photographs, childhood memorabilia

Box 27

Neil and Me - newspaper clippings and articles, childhood memorabilia and correspondence

Box 28

Neil and Me - draft and final manuscript

Box 29

Neil and Me - Neil Young fan magazines "Broken Arrow" and "Wooden Nickel"  

SERIES O: SPEECHES AND JOKES  

Box 30

1: Speeches and Jokes - notes and drafts  

SERIES P: CBC RADIO SERIAL & CBC TALK SHOW

2: CBC Radio Serial - 1982 - draft manuscripts

3: CBC Talk Show - 1962 - correspondence, notes, related transcripts and published articles not written by Scott Young  

SERIES Q: INTERVIEWS WITH HAROLD BALLARD  

4: Interviews with Harold Ballard - transcripts  

SERIES R: REVIEWS  

5: Book reviews by Scott Young

6: Reviews and clippings about Scott Young and his works  

SERIES S: MISCELLANEOUS CATEGORIZED CORRESPONDENCE  

7: Correspondence: Yuri Smirnov (Russian translator of Scott Young's books)

8: Correspondence: Jack Kent (includes photos)

9: Correspondence: Writer's Union of Canada

10: Correspondence: Canada Council (includes applications, etc.)

11: Correspondence: Children's Book Festival: 1986  

SERIES T: SPORTS-RELATED NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLES AND MEMORIABILIA  

Box 31

Sports-related newspaper/magazine articles and memorabilia (collected by Scott Young but not written by him) - includes Games of the XXI Olympiad issues, hockey fact books, hockey photos, signed hockey puck, newspaper and magazine articles, etc.  

SERIES U: MISCELLANEOUS  

Folder:

1: Notes and messages (not family-related)

2: Robert Bateman - original logo

3: Travel brochures, maps, restaurant menus, etc.

4: The Queen's Coronation: 1953 - newspaper/magazine articles

plus loose in box: The Story of the 40th Battery: 1915-1919 /by A.L.S. Nash

5: Miscellaneous file