TRENT UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Fonds Level Description

Young, Scott, 1918-2005

92-013

TITLE

Scott Young fonds. Additions. -- 1938-1992. -- 1.5 m of textual records and other materials.

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 it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

NOTES

Title based on creator of fonds.

Includes 3 photographs, 31 audio cassettes and 2 5.25 diskettes.

This fonds was donated by Scott Young.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located in the Archives of Ontario.

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

FINDING AID

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

Box 1

Folder

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)    

SERIES B: NEWSPAPER ARTICLES by Scott Young

Box 2

Folder

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    

SERIES C: WAR ON ICE

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.    

SERIES H: CORRESPONDENCE, GREETING CARDS, etc.

Box 8

Folder

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)

Folder

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.    

SERIES J: MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, ETC. (not written by Scott Young)

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 proceedures 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.)