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Inventory of the George F. W. Young papers
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  • Title: George F. W. Young papers
    Date (inclusive): 1845-1994, 2012
    Collection Number: 2013C25
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Material: In German, English, Spanish,and French.
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 microfilm box (5.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Photocopies of studies, government documents, business records, corporate reports, and other printed matter relating to German business investment in Latin America before World War II, and especially in the period before World War I, used as research material for journal articles by Young. Copies of some of Young's articles and his notes are also included.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Young, George F. W., 1937-


    The collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George F. W. Young papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical note

    Born November 13, 1937 in Buffalo, New York, George Frederick William Young is an American-Canadian historian and Emeritus Professor of History at Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia. Young received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his master’s degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Chicago. He spent some time in Chile from 1964 to 1965 studying as a Fulbright Scholar. Young then began his career in academia at the State University of New York at Buffalo as a lecturer in history in 1965. After achieving his doctoral degree, he became an assistant professor of history at Saint Mary’s University, where he would continue the rest of his career. Young is also an amateur musician and was, for a short time, CEO of a small utilities company in Northern Pennsylvania. He married in 1963 and has three children.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection consists primarily of photocopies of printed matter (articles and book excerpts) and reproductions of archival materials from other repositories including, among others, the U.S. National Archives, the British Museum, the Weltwirtschafts-Archiv in Hamburg, and the Institut für Seeverkehr in Kiel, relating to German business investment in Latin America before World War II, especially in the period before World War I. Some of the articles Young wrote using these research materials are included, as are his notes.
    Also included are seven microfilm reels containing selected documents relating to German banking and investment, dating from 1845-1938. These documents were used as research material for journal articles by Young.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Banks and banking--Germany.
    Germany--Commerce--Latin America.
    Investments, German--Latin America.
    Latin America--Commerce--Germany.