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Daisy F. Young papers

Identifier: 401

Scope and Contents

The Daisy F. Young papers contain material related to Young and her family. Although some materials document Daisy Young's life and associations, most relate to the life and career of her son, civil rights activist and politican Andrew Young. Materials include correspondence, photographs, collected news clippings and publications, speeches, and materials related to Andrew Young's various political campaigns and tenures.

Correspondents include: Jimmy Carter, Henry Chauncey Jr., William T. Green, Carlton J. Johnson, Donald O. Newby, Thelma D. Smith, Norma Stauffer, Homer L. Vail, J. Coleman Wililams, Andrew Young, and Jean Young. The majority of the letters are from Andrew to his parents at various stages in his life. Of note is a 1979 letter from President Jimmy Carter to Daisy Young following Andrew Young's resignation as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Photographs document both the Young family and Andrew Young's careers as minister and politician. Newspaper clippings and collected publications document various aspects of Andrew Young's career, from his early work with the Southern Chrisitian Leadership Conference (SCLC) through his later political campaigns and terms. The collection contains two scrapbooks kept by Daisy Young. Due to preservation concerns, material from the first scrapbook was removed to folders; it documents Andrew Young's SCLC years and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Oversized materials are housed in box 4.


  • Created: 1938-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


2.59 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged by format type and then chronologically or alphabetically within each format.

Physical Access Requirements

Newspaper clippings are acidic and fragile. Researchers required to use preservation photocopies.

Source of Acquisition

Daisy F. Young

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

This collection documents the family of Daisy F. Young, mother of civil rights activist and politican Andrew Young. The majority of the material in the collection relates to the life and career of Andrew Young.

Related Materials

John Lee Tilley papers Tom Dent papers The papers of Andrew J. Young are held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Georgia.

Related Publications

Young, Andrew. An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Richard Hemmings and Christopher Harter, May-July 2010.

Daisy F. Young papers
Christopher Harter
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Repository Details

Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

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