Herrick Black Young Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 3 YOUNG

Dates

  • 1956-1968 (Creation)
  • 1953-1969 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials relating to the presidency of educator and administrator Herrick Black Young who served as President of Western College form 1953 to 1969. Materials in the collection include correspondence with administrators, photographs, presidential reports.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: I. Correspondence II. Publications III. Tunghai University IV. Correspondence V. Photographs VI. Presidential Report VII. Board of Trustees, Correspondence IX. Convocation, Addresses X. Inauguration XI. Public Addresses XII. Correspondence Arranged chronologically within each series.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University

  • Method of Acquisition

    Materials acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    Cite as: Herrick Black Young Collection, Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=63

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Herrick Black Young served as President of Western College from 1953 to 1969. Born in Wisconsin in 1904, he was educated at Indiana University (AB) and Columbia (MA). He served as Executive Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions for 15 years and Executive Director of Columbia University's International House Association. The group had international houses in 33 countries and Herrick Young visited every one of them. Young traveled extensively establishing connections in many countries and was considered an expert on international education. He made many significant decisions while at Western. Young was responsible for the recruitment of international students and the reinstatement of overseas seminars to the college. He allowed Civil Rights workers to train on the Western campus in the summer of 1964 before going to Mississippi to register African American voters. Three of the volunteers who trained at Western that summer entered Mississippi and were murdered. This brutal act focused national attention on the Civil Rights Movement. Thomson Hall was completed during his administration in 1963. Following his departure he worked as a consultant to the President of Tunghai University in Taiwan and also served as President of the Near East Foundation.

  • Related Materials

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/index.php

  • Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, reports and printed material mainly related to Young's term as Western College President from 1953 to 1969. Also includes Young's correspondence to members of the Western College Board of Trustees, Lilian W. Johnson, President Emeritus, Western College and his presidential addresses to various organizations.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by the Archivist of the Western College Memorial Archives

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