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Correspondence, 1942 - 2001

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 5

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

Papers comprising manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, research data, diaries, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, video and audio tape recordings.

The bulk of the collection is formed by Michael Young's correspondence subject files about organisations he was involved in starting up or with existing organisations who collaborated in his ventures. There is also substantial correspondence with individuals, including family, friends, colleagues and financial backers. A full series of articles and lectures is included, most notably a large number of lectures given at Cambridge University, but there is very little material about books. Valuable biographical information is contained in the transcripts, videos and audio tapes of interviews.


  • 1942 - 2001

Language of Materials



Michael Young's correspondence was originally organised in two series, called "Personal" and "Miscellaneous", arranged chronologically. There appeared to be no important distinction between the two series so they were brought together and rearranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Substantial correspondences with individuals, numbering more than fifteen items, have been separated from the main sequence and given their own catalogue and index entries. Correspondence with family members has been listed under Family and Personal Papers (reference: YUNG 7/16).

Finding aid date

2003-06-30 12:57:19+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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