Roscoe C. Young autobiography

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Young, Roscoe C.
Roscoe C. Young autobiography
1.0 folder
Mixed materials [Folder]

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the Roscoe C. Young autobiography, MSS-130, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the autobiography of Roscoe Cyprian Young, including his life in Blue Earth, Minnesota; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Escanaba and Marquette, Michigan. Of special interest is his account of life and work in the late nineteenth century, including working for civil engineer S. H. Selden, his work on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad beginning in 1883, and the building of the railroad across the Upper Peninsula and points south and west. Included after receipt of the documents are census records and Pedigree Resource File records used to verify some of the information in the autobiography.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/10/10

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855

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Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Jean Brown of the Alger County Historical Society in Munising, Michigan, gave this autobiography to the Archives. Ms. Brown did not have any information on the provenance.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago and North Western Railway Company.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Escanaba (Mich.)--Economic conditions.

Personal Name(s)

  • Young, Roscoe C.


  • Railroads--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.

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