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Lindsay Young Endowment Files

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0681

This collection houses materials (primarily requests and recommendations for purchases) documenting the University of Tennessee Libraries' Lindsay Young Endowment.

Dates

  • 1993-2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses materials (primarily requests and recommendations for purchases) documenting the University of Tennessee Libraries' Lindsay Young Endowment.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lindsay Young was born to Robert Smead and Lillie Young on January 13, 1913. He entered the University of Tennessee in 1930 and graduated with his Bachelor of Laws on June 3, 1935. After graduation, Young joined the law firm of Baker, Young, Young, and Baker (headed by Tennessee Representative Howard H. Baker Sr.) and specialized in corporate law. He later became a partner in McCampbell and Young, where he practiced law with his twin brother, Robert Smead Young, Jr. Lindsay Young also served on the boards of several local organizations, including the East Tennessee Foundation, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Opera Company, the Knoxville Symphony Society, and Knoxville College.

As a result of his investments, Lindsay Young was also one of the wealthiest men in Knoxville. He donated this wealth freely to numerous local organizations, including the Knoxville-Knox County Animal Center (now called the Young-Williams Animal Center in honor of its two most generous donors), the Knoxville YMCA, and the University of Tennessee. One of Young's donations to the University established the Lindsay Young Endowment, which provides the University Libraries with funds to purchase research materials in the humanities. Young died on February 9, 2006 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of eight folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was transferred to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480