The collection contains the personal and professional papers of M. Norvel and Helen Young. The bulk of the materials range
from the 1900s to early 2000s and document the Youngs' involvement with Pepperdine University; their families' lives; and
their activities while based in Tennessee, Texas, and California.
Matt Norvel Young Jr. (more commonly referred to as M. Norvel or just Norvel Young) was born on October 5, 1915, in Nashville,
Tennessee. His parents were Matt Norvel Young and Mary Ruby Morrow Young, and Norvel was the second of two children in the
family (his brother Stephen Franklin Young, commonly referred to as Franklin, was born on July 21, 1909). Norvel went to school
at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville, the same school his mother went to. He attended David Lipscomb College and received
an A.A. degree in 1934 before moving on to Abilene Christian College where he was student body president his senior year.
He graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1936 and went on to receive a master’s degree in English literature from Vanderbilt
University in 1937.
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