Collection 2020.1 - Young, Rev. William Atkinson, papers

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US IlHpHS 2020.1


Young, Rev. William Atkinson, papers


  • circa 1937-1968 (Creation)

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.5 Linear feet

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Biographical history

Born August 27, 1910 in Kansas City, Missori, Reverend Young served as minister of Highland Park Presbyterian Church from 1948 to 1969. Before coming to Highland Park, he served as minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois from 1933-1948. After leaving Highland Park, he served at the United Church of Christ in Waukegan, Illinois from 1969 until his retirement in 1976. Rev. Young was a graduate of Park College in Missouri, and was ordained in 1934 from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Reverend Young’s wife Elizabeth Young was a long-time first grade teacher at Highland Park’s Indian Trail School.
Young died May 25, 1991 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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Donated by minister's son.

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Materials documenting the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in the mid-20th century, including church histories, bulletins, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other ephemera.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Processed by Diane Grauer, 2021 October.

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