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Patrick Young Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Patrick Young Collection, 1985-2015Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1991-2007

ID: OCH/PYC

Primary Creator: Young, Patrick (1917-)

Extent: 0.63 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/19/2015

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Patrick Young was a member of the Hong Kong Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War II and was interned by the Japanese Army during his service. Consisting mainly of newsletters dedicated to the experiences of military personnel in Asia during WWII, the Patrick Young Collection also includes personal accounts of China collected by Young and a small selection of articles on the topics of Shanghai and World War II-era prisoners of war.

Biographical Note

Patrick Elliott Young was born in Shanghai, China on March 6, 1917 to British parents. During his youth his family moved to Hong Kong and traveled to England every few years for extended visits with family. In 1935, Patrick returned to Shanghai, where his parents were living, and took a job with a water and heating company. In 1939, he began working as a stenographer for the Canadian Pacific Steamship until joining the Hong Kong Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1940. During WWII, Patrick Young was taken prisoner by the Japanese Army and was sent to North Point and then to Yangtzepoo; he was interned for 3 years and 9 months. In March of 1946 he returned to England and was reunited with his sweetheart, Sadie, who had also been interned in China during the war. The two married soon after and returned to Shanghai where Patrick took a job with the Shanghai Shipping Company. Patrick and Sadie had two daughters while in Shanghai and left the city in 1950, traveling first to Scotland and then Tokyo before moving to San Francisco in 1953. Today Patrick and Sadie Young reside in Portland, Oregon.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Patrick Young Collection consists mainly of newsletters published by various organizations dedicated to the experiences of military personnel stationed in Asia during the first half of the 20th century. Related ephemera such as an association membership card, subscription receipts, and an event program are also included, as well as a small selection of articles on the topics of Shanghai and World War II-era prisoners of war.  The collection also contains biographical notes written by Patrick Young, correspondence with his friends and family, and several accounts of China collected by Mr. Young. Materials range from 1985-2015, with the bulk of items dating from 1991-2007. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Patrick Young

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Christine Hertzel and Inderdeep Kaur, 2015


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Folder 1: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, July 1991-December 1992Save to your list.
Folder 2: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 1993-December 1994Save to your list.
Folder 3: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 1995-December 1996Save to your list.
Folder 4: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 1997-December 1998Save to your list.
Folder 5: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 1999-December 2000Save to your list.
Folder 6: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 2001-December 2001Save to your list.
Folder 7: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Newsletter, January 2002-March 2004Save to your list.
Folder 8: Hong Kong Prisoners of War Association Subscription Receipts and Service Program, 1995-1996, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 9: Japanese Labour Camp Survivors Association Membership Card, 1999Save to your list.
Folder 10: Japanese Labour Camp Survivors Association Newsletter, Issues 50-52, 54, 63-64, 66, and Special Editions, 1996-1997, 2001, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 11: Various Articles, 1992-1997, 2000Save to your list.


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