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Stanley Paul Young papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 295

Scope and Contents

The collection (1940s-1960s) contains manuscript material, photographs, and minor correspondence.

Manuscript material is organized by book title, and within that, by chapter number or title. There is also a folder containing photographs of American wolves, coyotes, and big cats.


  • 1940s-1960s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Stanley Paul Young (1889-1969) was born in Astoria, Oregon, and educated at the University of Oregon, where he received a degree in mining engineering, in 1911. He later earned a masters in Biology. He would go on to hold numerous positions in the federal government, including the Department of the Interior.

His first assignment was in 1927, as Assistant Head of the Division of Predatory Animal and Rodent Control. In 1939, he served as the senior biologist in the Branch of Wildlife Research. In 1957, he served as Director of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories until his retirement on October 31, 1959.

He wrote articles for magazines and journals. He was also an author of books, largely about America's wolves, coyotes, and big cats, and many of these books were for young audiences.

[Source: Manville, Richard H. "Stanley Paul Young." Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 51: No. 1. pp. 131-141. American Society of Mammalogists, 1970.]


1.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 3 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Stanley Paul Young (1889-1969) became a biologist who held many positions in the federal government, including in the Department of Interior, and also authored articles and books, including literature for children, regarding America's wolves, coyotes, and big cats. The collection (1940s-1960s) contains manuscript material, photographs, and minor correspondence.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA