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Accession Number: 11-010


Scott Young fonds. Additions. -- 1980-2010. -- 35 cm of textual records.

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).

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of royalty statements, correspondence, reviews, newspaper clippings, project proposals, contracts and agreements, relating to Scott Young.


Custodial History: This fonds was in the custody of Linda E. McKnight before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2011.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired in 2011 from Linda E. McKnight.

Restrictions: Permission of the University Archivist required.

Accruals: This fonds, along with: 92-013, 95-001 and 96-002 is an addition to 90-003.

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Box 1


1: Scott Young, 1990-1991; Correspondence and excerpt from article Turnaround in Toronto about Punch Imlach for Sports History magazine; March,1990.

2: M&S, Neil and Me, 1984-1997, 2005; Newspaper clippings, (including obituary), correspondence, book reviews.

3: Young and Hogan, 1988-1991; correspondence relating to book deals.

4: Royalty statements (statements) and correspondence, 2002-2010.

5: M&S - Scrubs, Boy on Defense, Boy at Leaf's Camp, 1983-2007; correspondence and magazine advertisements.

6: Angel Blob, 1989-1991; Correspondence, contracts, internal file notes.

7: Film, TV options etc., 1981-1992; Correspondence, contracts and agreements.

8: Proposal file, 1989-1992; Correspondence and brief outlines.

9: General Correspondence, 1980-1995; Includes a Christmas card from Young and Hogan with a photo of an unnamed woman with baby Emily.

10: General Correspondence, 1995-1998.

11: Articles - Various, 1985-1990; Correspondence and material submitted for publishing.

12: A Writer's Life - Doubleday, 1985, 1993-2002; Correspondence, reviews, editor's notes and a copy of a proposal for an autobiography.

13: Clippings - 1983-1994; Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, v.1, no.5 June 1985 issue of Sport Report, article about Lee Trevino, A very human, human being.

14: Sharmen [sic] Murders - Viking U.S., 1990-2000; Statements, correspondence, agreement.

15: Heaven and Hell in the NHL - M&S/Formec, 1982-1991; Statements, correspondence.

16: Gordon Sinclair - Mac./RHC, 1987-1997; Statements, correspondence.

17: That Old Gang of Mine - Harper Collins, 1990-1994; Correspondence.

18: That Old Gang of Mine - Rose and Ruby, 1980-1982; Draft agreement and correspondence.

19: Murder in a Cold Climate - Viking, 1988-2000; Statements, correspondence.

20: One Hundred Years of Dropping the Puck: a History of the OHA, 1988-1995; Statements, correspondence.

21: Conn Smythe - Conn Smythe: if You Can't Beat 'Em in the Alley, M&S, 1981; Correspondence.

22: Face-off in Moscow"- Nelson, 1987-1988; Correspondence.

23: Foster Hewitt - M&S/Seal, Hello Canada: The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt, [1985], Book cover, correspondence.

24: Young and Hogan - Home for Christmas - MAC, 1989-1994; Correspondence

25: Murder in a Cold Climate - Macmillan, 1989-1995; Statements, correspondence, book cover.

26: The Shamen [sic] Murders - Macmillan, 1989-1995; Statements, correspondence.

27: Dormant - Miscellaneous. Royalties, 1989-1994; Statements.

28: The Boys of Saturday Night: inside Hockey Night in Canada - Macmillan, 1989-1994; Statements, correspondence.

29: Young and Eagleson - Power Play: the Memoirs of Hockey Czar Alan Eagleson - M&S, 1989-1999; Statements, correspondence, newspaper clippings and reviews.

30: Seven Parts of a Ball Team - H&C - 1990-2008; Correspondence, agreements.

31: Pinch Hitter and Other Sports Stories - HC - Contract File, 1990-2008; Correspondence, agreement, review.

32: Contracts - 1980-2008; Contracts, correspondence.