Guide to the Caroline F. Youngs Collection ca. 1920-1977

Collection Number Mss 19972

G.A. Pfeiffer Library, Mary Fisher Floyd Archives & Special Collections

Collection Information

Abstract: This small collection primarily documents the last years of a former Mitchell School superintendent. They include correspondence of Ms. Youngs from the 1940s, some photos of Ms. Youngs, and information pertaining to her final illness and death.

Contact Information:
Pfeiffer University
G.A. Pfeiffer Library
PO Box 960
Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109-0960 USA
Phone: 704-463-3361
Fax: 704-463-3356
Processed by
J. Timothy Cole
Date Completed
March 1997
Encoded by
Jonathan C. Hutchinson

Descriptive Summary

Pfeiffer University
Caroline F. Youngs Collection
Call Number
Mss 19971
1 archival box, .2 linear feet
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Pfeiffer University Archivist.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access
This collection may have restrictions to access. Please contact the Pfeiffer University Archivist for more information.
Acquisitions Information
The majority of items were acquired by unknown means. A portion of the materials were donated by Ms. Esther Phillips in 1977.
This is an artificial collection which was originally housed under several headings within the subject-based system developed by Dr. Bernard Russell.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Caroline F. Youngs Collection, Mary Fisher Floyd Archives, Pfeiffer University.
Copyright Notice
Certain restrictions as to the use or copying of the materials in these papers may apply. Please contact the Pfeiffer University Archivist for more information.

Biographical Note

Caroline Flagg Youngs (1866-1947) was a native of Ogle County, Illinois. After graduating high school in 1884, Ms. Youngs taught in Rockford, Illinois, until 1908. Following a two-year teaching stint in West Virginia, she entered the University of Wisconsin, from which she matriculated in 1913. She then served as superintendent of education at the State Industrial School for Boys in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Youngs came to Misenheimer to superintend Mitchell School in 1920. She was instrumental in the establishment of Mitchell Junior College and served as first President of the College before her return in 1933 to Rockford. During World War II, Youngs taught at the Big Smoky School near Austin, Nevada. She died in Rockford in 1947 after contracting pneumonia.

Scope and Content Note

Types of materials in this collection include: correspondence, eulogies, photographs, a scrapbook and clippings.

Online Catalog Headings

Caroline F. Youngs Collection.
Mary Fisher Floyd Archives.
Pfeiffer University.
Mitchell Home School.
Youngs, Caroline F.
United Methodist Church.
Misenheimer--North Carolina.

Organization of Collection

The collection is divided into 5 series.

Correspondence, 1943-1977.
Literary, ca. 1947
Photographs, ca. 1920-1940
Printed Materials, ca. 1947
Scrapbook, nd

Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence, 1943-1977.
9 folders

- Much of the correspondence series consists of Ms. Young's correspondence with students and friends during the 1940s. Two of the letters are a correspondence between Ms. Esther Brooks and Dr. Douglas Sasser, Pfeiffer president in the 1970s, concerning the donation of items.

Literary, ca. 1947
1 folder

- The Literary series consists of the eulogy given by Dr. J. Richard Sneed at Ms. Youngs funeral.

Photographs ca. 1920-1940
1 folder

- This series contains photographs of Ms. Caroline F. Youngs.

Printed Materials, ca 1947.
1 folder

- Contains clippings concerning Ms. Youngs' death.

Scrapbook, nd.
1 folder

- A scrapbook created by Ms. Youngs about her time at Mitchell Home School. Refer to the Mitchell Home School Collection for more information concerning the school.

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