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Chester R. Young Papers

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Correspondence

Personal documents and records

Personal education

Mission Work

Cumberland College

Manuscripts

Photographic Materials

Audio tapes

Microfilm and Slides



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Collection Overview

Title: Chester R. Young PapersAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1931-1998

Primary Creator: Young, Chester Raymond -- 1920-1999

Extent: 74.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The collection has been arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Personal documents and records

Subseries 1: Boy Scouts

Subseries 2: Family History

Subseries 3: General

Series 3: Personal education

Subseries 1: High School and undergraduate

Subseries 2: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Subseries 3: University of Hawaii

Subseries 4: Vanderbilt University

Series 4: Mission work

Subseries 1: Foreign Mission Board

Subseries 2: Community mission work

Subseries 3: Hawaii religions

Subseries 4: Kentucky Baptist Convention

Series 5: Cumberland College

Subseries 1: General

Subseries 2: Phi Alpha Theta, Upsilon Upsilon chapter

Subseries 3: Kentucky History class

Series 6: Manuscripts

Subseries 1: Research and notes

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 1: Dictionary of Oceania

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 2: Westward into Kentucky

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 3: To Win the Prize

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 4: Baptists on the American Frontier

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 5: “The Effects of the French and Indian War on Civilian Life in the Frontier Counties of Virginia, 1754-1763”

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 6: Cumberland College History

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 7: Baptist History

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 8: American history

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 9: Kentucky history

Subseries 1-Sub-subseries 10: Miscellaneous research

Subseries 2: Publishing contracts and correspondence

Subseries 3: Marketing and public relations

Subseries 4: Manuscripts and typescripts

Subseries 5: Note cards

Series 7: Photographic materials

Series 8: Audio tapes

Series 9: Microfilm and slides

Date Acquired: 07/00/1996

Subjects: Adair County (Ky.) -- History., American University (Washington, D.C.), Baptists -- History., Berea College, Cumberland College (Williamsburg, Ky.)., Hawaii -- History., Hawaii -- Religion., Jones, Loyal -- 1928-, Lindsey Wilson College., Missionaries -- Hawaii., Southern Baptist Convention., Southern Baptist Convention. Foreign Mission Board., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary., Taylor, John -- 1752-1835, Trabue, Daniel -- 1760-1840, University of Hawaii at Manoa., Vanderbilt University., Young, Chester Raymond -- 1920-1999

Abstract

Chester Young was born July 2, 1920 in rural Adair County, Kentucky to parents Joseph and Sarah Young and moved to Columbia, Kentucky at the age of three.  During his childhood, Young was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, the Royal Ambassadors and the Boys Scouts, later becoming a Scoutmaster and a Star Scout.

Young graduated from Columbia High School in 1938, then graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1940, received his B.A. from Berea College in 1943 and attended briefly attended American University in Washington, D.C., studying archival practices. He received a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1949 and his Masters of Theology in 1959, a Masters in History from the University of Hawaii in 1964 and his Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University in 1969.

Young served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Washington, D.C. and in Hawaii from 1942-1946 and joined the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board as a missionary to Hawaii in 1949 where he lived with his wife Florence and three children, Charlotte (Cookie), Virginia and Chester Jr., until moving back to the mainland in 1964.  While in Hawaii, he edited the Hawaii Baptist from 1949-1952, served as President of the Hawaii Baptist Convention from 1952-1954, and pastored Kalihi Baptist Church from 1950-1964.

After living in Nashville and Jellico, Tennessee, Young moved to Williamsburg, Kentucky to teach history at Cumberland College, a Baptist college. He started the Upsilon Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honors society, and served as advisor of the organization from 1974-1985.  The chapter received the Best Chapter in the Nation award for 18 out of 19 years.  He retired from teaching in 1985.

Young was the author of three books: Westward Into Kentucky: The Narrative of Daniel Trabue, published by the University Press of Kentucky in 1981; To Win the Prize, a history of the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, Ky. published in 1983; and Baptists on the American Frontier, the edited work of John Taylor, published by Mercer University Press in 1995.  He also wrote historical and religious articles for various publications, including entries for the Encyclopedia of Southern Religions.  He was awarded the Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History in 1982 for Westward into Kentucky, and the DAR National History Award by the Office of the Historical General, Washington, D.C. in 1996 in recognition of his scholarship and commitment to American history.

Chester R. Young died in 1999.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes material related to the education, work, research, writing, and personal life of Chester R. Young.  These materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, manuscripts, research notes, publications and documents.  They cover a wide range of subject matter, including mission work, some Hawaiian archives and history, Kentucky and Virginia history, religious topics, and education.  Portions of Young’s Hawaiian material were transferred to the Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library in 2011.

Biographical Note

Chester Raymond Young (1920-1999) was born in Adair County, Ky.; graduate of Berea College; graduate degrees from both Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and University of Hawaii; Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University.

Subject/Index Terms

Adair County (Ky.) -- History.
American University (Washington, D.C.)
Baptists -- History.
Berea College
Cumberland College (Williamsburg, Ky.).
Hawaii -- History.
Hawaii -- Religion.
Jones, Loyal -- 1928-
Lindsey Wilson College.
Missionaries -- Hawaii.
Southern Baptist Convention.
Southern Baptist Convention. Foreign Mission Board.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Taylor, John -- 1752-1835
Trabue, Daniel -- 1760-1840
University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Vanderbilt University.
Young, Chester Raymond -- 1920-1999

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Certain records within the collection are restricted (as noted on the Box List).  Federal copyright regulations apply to all materials.

Acquisition Source: Chester R. Young

Acquisition Method: The Chester R. Young Papers were donated by Chester R. Young and accessioned into the Berea College Special Collections & Archives for disposition in the Southern Appalachian Archives in July 1996.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Chester R. Young Papers, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection opened for research in August 2008 following arrangement and description by Janice Childers, graduate intern from the University of Kentucky. Additional arrangement and integration of found materials was conducted between 2009 and 2011.  The finding aid was updated in January 2016.

Other Note: BCA 0111 SAA 111


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 3: Personal educationAdd to your cart.
Materials in this series relate to Young’s own education, spanning dates from 1914 to 1966. The series has been divided into four subseries following the chronological order of his education: High school and undergraduate; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; University of Hawaii; Vanderbilt University. Materials include class notes, research materials, homework, records, tests, papers and information about the schools.
Sub-Series 1: High school and undergraduateAdd to your cart.
This subseries includes materials from Young’s education at Columbia High School, Lindsey Wilson College, Berea College, and the American University, Washington, D.C., dating from 1914-1943. Materials are arranged in chronological order by each place of education.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Columbia High School, 1931-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lindsey Wilson College, circa 1914-1949, bulk 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Berea College, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Berea College, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American University (D.C.), 1939-1943Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Materials date from 1946-1959 and cover the two periods during which Young attended SBTS, receiving a Master of Divinity degree in 1949 and a Master of Theology degree in 1959. This is the most extensive subseries within this series, containing copious class notes, papers and coursework. Materials are arranged according to topic or class.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: OT 21, coursework, circa 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: OT 21, coursework continued, circa 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: OT 25, coursework, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "An Exegesis: Jeremiah 2:10-13", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "An Exegesis: Isaiah 11:1-10", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Jeremiah: the Prophet", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Minor Prophets", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: OT 26, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Historical Books", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "An Exegesis: Psalm 23", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Book of Psalms", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "English New Testament", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "English New Testament", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NT 32, lecture notes, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NT 32, lecture notes continued, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "Greek language", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NT 36, coursework, 1947Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Biblical Introduction", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: HOM 81, coursework, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: HOM 81, coursework continued, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "An Exegesis: The Epistle to the Philippians", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NT 37, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MISS 51, coursework, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Motive of Medical Missions", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MISS 54, coursework, circa 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MISS 57, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 10: CH 71, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Justin Martyr. Church History 71", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Peter Abelard", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Balthasar Hubmaier", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "When You Seek Him", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Illustrations", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: "The Ethical Teaching of Jesus", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Christian responsibility in the family", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Christian responsibility in the larger social life", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Public Speaking, coursework, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 20: CA 131, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Music 121, coursework, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "New Testament teaching concerning competition", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Clinical training of theological students", 1949Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Theology 41, notes, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Theology 41, notes, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Prophecies of Habakkuk and Ezekiel", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NT 32, notes, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NT 32, notes continued, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NT 32, notes, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: NT 32, notes continued, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NT 32, notes continued, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: NT 32, notes continued, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Selected Notes on New Testament", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "II Corinthians, I Timothy", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Epistle to the Hebrews", 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Epistle of I John", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Expository Notes on John's Gospel", circa 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Expository Notes on the Gospel of Matthew", circa 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: TH 41, lecture notes, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Jeremiah", 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Introduction to Old Testament theology, lecture notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Theology, lecture notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Theology, lecture notes continued, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "Notes on the history of preaching", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Notes on the history of preaching", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Notes on the history of preaching", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Pastors' Conference", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Pastors' Conference", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: NT 32, lecture notes, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NT 32, lecture notes continued, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NT 32, lecture notes continued, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NT 32, lecture notes continued, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NT 33, coursework, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NT 33, coursework continued, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NT 33, coursework continued, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: NT 33, coursework continued, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Revelation Seminar", 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Revelation Seminar", 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Revelation Seminar", 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: PR 152, lecture notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: PR 152, lecture notes continued, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: PR 152, lecture notes continued, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: PR 152, lecture notes continued, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Pastoral care of people in the choice and marriage of a mate", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Why send missionaries to the Buddhists of Hawaii?", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11: CH 72(1), notes, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: HOM 82, notes, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 13: CR 141, notes, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Marriage and family counseling", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Marriage and family counseling", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 16: CH 78b, coursework, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "History of Baptist Missions", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "History of Baptist Missions", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "History of Baptist Missions", 1959Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SBTS documents, grades, 1945-1959, 1974Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: University of HawaiiAdd to your cart.
Materials date from 1955-1964 and include coursework in French, Archives administration and history (particularly Oceanic history). Arranged by class.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous, 1959-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: French coursework, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Archives information, 1955-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: HIS 477, U.S. Economic History, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 6: HIS 711, Historical Method, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: HIS 712, Historiography, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: HIS 631, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: HIS 577, History of Hawaii, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: HIS 577, History of Hawaii continued, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: HIS 572, Pacific History, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: HIS 572 continued, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Vanderbilt UniversityAdd to your cart.
Dating from 1964 to 1966, this subseries contains materials relating to Young’s studies for his Doctoral degree in history and are arranged by class or topic.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Evolution of the Pennsylvania Assembly", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: HIS 285A, U.S. Social and Intellectual History, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: German 101, 1965Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: HIS 210, Renaissance, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: HIS 285B, U.S. Social and Intellectual History, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: HIS 345A, British Empire, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: HIS 370B, Early American History, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: HIS 371A, Middle American History, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Stress of War Upon the Civilian Population of Virginia, 1739-1760; 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: HIS 240A, History of England, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: HIS 211, Reformation, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: HIS 211, Reformation continued, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: HIS 240B, History of England, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: HIS 244, 18th century England, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: HIS 244, 18th century England, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: HIS 345B, British Empire, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: HIS 384, U.S. Social and Intellectual History, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Archives work, circa 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General: application, financial aid, commencement, 1963-1966Add to your cart.

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