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Anne Wheeler Young was a Philadelphia resident with an interest in the sensational news events of the first half of the 20th century.
Young was born on December 22, 1902, and raised in Massachusetts. During the 1930s and 1940s, she resided in the suburbs of Philadelphia and maintained an avid interest in current events. Anne Wheeler Young's son, William Young, was a graduate of Eddystone High School and attended the Philadelphia Conservancy to pursue a musical career. After obtaining his degree from the Conservancy, he served in the U.S. Navy and obtained a B.S. in Education from Temple University in 1958. Mr. Young taught vocal and instrumental music at several schools in Wilmington, Delaware: Howard High School, Wilmington High School, Delcastle Tech High School, The Tatnall School, and Tower Hill School. Mr. Young also obtained a MEd in music from West Chester University and was passionately active in the Wilmington music community.
William Wheeler Young obituary.News Journal, June 5, 2010.
This collection comprises eight scrapbooks and special periodical issues assembled and collected by Philadelphia resident Anne Wheeler Young, who was interested in sensational news such as the trial and execution of Bruno Hauptmann for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., and celebrity coverage of British royalty, particularly King George V, King Edward VII, and Queen Elizabeth II. The collection also includes a scrapbook complied by Mrs. Young’s son, William Young, for an eighth-grade American history assignment.
These nine 20th-century American scrapbooks, periodical issues, and loose clippings are organized into four series. The scrapbooks in Series I and II were assembled by Anne Wheeler Young. Series I consists of scrapbooks 1 through 5, which document the arrest of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German-born American carpenter, for the abduction and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., in 1934. The scrapbooks contain news clippings from Philadelphia-area newspapers chronicling Hauptmann’s arrest, trial, and subsequent execution.
Series II documents British royalty, particularly King Edward VII. Scrapbooks 6 through 8 record Edward’s ascension to the throne following the death of his father, King George V, Edward’s abdication of the throne, and his marriage to Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson.
Series III consists of a scrapbook complied by Mrs. Young’s son, William Young, for an eighth-grade American history assignment in 1944. Finally, Series IV includes periodical issues collected by Anne Wheeler Young related to the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne in 1952.
- I. Lindbergh Kidnaping, 1935-1937
- II. British Royalty and King Edward VIII, 1936-1937
- III. William Young scrapbook, 1944
- IV. Periodicals related to Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, 1952-1953
- Item 0003: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 Folio +
Gift of William Young, 2004.
Processed by Theresa Hessey, May 2004. Encoded by Anita Wellner, December 2007.
- Young, Anne Wheeler
- Hauptmann, Bruno Richard, 1899-1936
- George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
- Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986
- Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972
- Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
- Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
- Lindbergh, Charles Augustus, 1930-1932--Kidnaping, 1932
- Young, William
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2007 December 21
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
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Five scrapbooks and two folders of loose clippings related to the Lindbergh Kidnaping, including the arrest, trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.Physical Description
5 volumes and 3 folders
Articles cover the start of the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the attempts made to discover an accomplice, and up to day twelve of the trial.Physical Description
Articles covering the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.Physical Description
1 folder of loose clippings originally laid in scrapbook Vol. 1.
Articles covering the trial, including stenographic records of testimony.Physical Description
Articles include the stenographic records of testimony, the conclusion of testimony and closing statements, and the beginning of jury deliberations.Physical Description
Articles cover the jury’s verdict of death and the Lindbergh’s subsequent move to England as well as the beginning of the appeal process.Physical Description
Includes articles on the appeal process, the involvement of New Jersey Governor Hoffman, the execution of Bruno Hauptmann, and the case of Ellis Parker, Sr., and Ellis Parker, Jr., accused of torturing a confession from Paul Wendel regarding the Lindbergh Kidnaping. Also includes articles on the Hindenberg disaster.Physical Description
Clippings related to Hauptmann's trial and execution which were originally laid in scrapbook Vol. 5.Physical Description
1 folder of loose clippings
Oversize clippings related to Hauptmann's trial and execution which were originally laid in scrapbooks Volumes 1-5.Physical Description
1 folder of loose clippings
The scrapbooks and loose clippings cover the death of King George V and the ascension of Edward VIII, as well as Edward VIII's abdication, self-imposed exile, and marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson. Also chronicles the coronation of King George VI.Physical Description
3 volumes and one folder
Scrapbook containing clippings regarding the death of King George V and the ascension of Edward VIII.Physical Description
Clippings regarding the death of King George V and the ascension of Edward VIII.Physical Description
1 folder of loose clippings
Scrapbook containing clippings regarding the abdication of King Edward VIII, the coronation of King George VI, and Edward VIII’s self-imposed exile and speculation regarding his upcoming wedding.Physical Description
Articles related to the marriage of Edward VIII to Wallis Warfield Simpson.Physical Description
Scrapbook created by William Young.Physical Description
Scrapbook created by William Young for an eighth-grade assignment for an American History class in 1944. The scrapbook includes information regarding the United States from discovery until the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as president in 1933. Also includes information regarding the history and design of the flag of the United States.Physical Description
Four periodical magazines reporting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.Physical Description
Magazine for the week ending May 2, 1953, plus pages from magazines for January 3, 1953, and December 13, 1952. The focus is Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation.Physical Description
Coronation number, consists largely of photographs of the coronation and genealogy of the royal family.Physical Description
Special coronation souvenir number (Vol. 59, No. 11).Physical Description
Issue featuring the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.Physical Description