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Oral history interview with Don L. Young

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6722

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of an interview performed by Brad Westwood with Don L. Young and his wife Louise on April 3, 2007. It is an oral history about his life. It concerns his artwork, which is Western and Cowboy themed. The collection also contains some photographs of his artwork. Dated 2007.


  • 2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Don L. Young oral history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Don L. Young (1919- ) was a resident of Springvile, World War II veteran, and worked for U.S. Steel as a millwright.

Don L. Young was born in Payson, Utah on September 11, 1919. He lived in Payson until he was 17. Then he moved around bit and finally settled in Salt Lake City until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 during World War II. He came back from the army in early 1946 and settled in Springville, Utah and he has lived there ever since. He built his home during the late 1940s. He was married sometime during the early 1940s and had a son in 1942 before he went to war. His first wife passed away around the time of the birth of their second child in 1953. He remarried three years later in 1956 to Louise Kinsey. They had two children together. He worked for U.S. Steel as a millwright until he retired in 1982. Since then he has developed various hobbies and done many projects, especially in the area of welding. He became very good at creating things with metal. He also did a lot of work on the American Legion pavilion at Kelly's Grove up Hobble Creek Canyon.


2 folders (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



An oral history of Don Young retrieved through an interview given by Brad Westwood on April 3, 2007.

Custodial History

Interview given by Brad Westwood in April 2007. The recording was then transcribed by Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Don Young; 2007.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, August 2007.)

The collection describes the life of an LDS man living his life in Utah County. He describes his contributions to the community and how things have changed over time.

Processing Information

Processed; Whitney Parry, student assistant; 2009.

Addition processed Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of Oral history interview with Don L. Young
Whitney Parry, student assistant
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States