DATE: ca. 1960-1990
CREATOR: Young, Robert A. III (1923-2007). Missouri politician.
SCOPE: The collection is composed primarily of two major sections.
- Series 1 contains approximately 70 scrap books spanning the time period of 1952 to 1981, primarily newspaper clippings which chronicle his political career.
- Series 2 is comprised of a oral history transcripts taken over a series of interviews with the Congressman.
EXTENT: Approximately 6 linear feet of holdings.
HISTORY & PROVENANCE: One of St. Louis´ most influential political voices of his time, Robert A. Young III (b. 1923) served in a number of political positions including: United States Representative (Mo-2nd), 1976-1986; Missouri State Senator, 1962-1976; Missouri House Representative, 1956-1962. This collection was donated by the Congressman in 2001
ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-238 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.
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