Reverend M. J. Young papers
The Reverend M. J. Young papers are those of a long time Kansas City, Kansas resident who served as pastor of the Young Memorial Church of God in Christ in that city.
- 1910 - 1983
- Young, Melvin J., -1991 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of M. J. Young
Melvin J. Young was born in c1900 in Sebree, Kentucky to the Reverend and Mrs. D. J. Young. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1916, the same year his father established the Kansas City, Kan. Church of God in Christ. Young was ordained in the 1920s. In 1953, he succeeded both his father and a brother as pastor of his father's church. Two years later, the Church board voted to change the name to Young Memorial Church of God in Christ. Young remained pastor for several decades; he died on May 22, 1991 in Shawnee, Kansas.
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Scope and Contents
The Reverend M. J. Young papers date from 1910 to 1983 and are arranged in one series of papers. Folders are arranged alphabetically. The majority of the papers relate to Reverend Young's time as pastor of Young Memorial Church.
Photographs from the Reverend M. J. Young Collection are located at RH MS-P 682.
RH MS 682
RH MS-P 682
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Rev. M. J. Young, 1986.
- Guide to the Reverend M. J. Young Collection
- Reverend M. J. Young papers
- Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010
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- Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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- Preferred citation
Reverend M. J. Young Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 682, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries