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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Patrick Young Collection
    Creator: Young, Patrick, 1917-
    Identifier/Call Number: OCH.PYC
    Extent: 0.63 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1985-2015
    Date (bulk): 1991-2007
    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.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    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

    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 20 th 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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Patrick Young, 05/19/2015

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    Processing Information:

    Christine Hertzel and Inderdeep Kaur, 2015

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