Lorenzo Snow Young papers, 1830s-1970s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Young, Lorenzo Snow
Title
Lorenzo Snow Young papers
Dates
1830s-1970s (inclusive)
Quantity
5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0497
Summary
The Lorenzo Snow Young papers biographical materials including photocopied pages of a diary (1918), correspondence, articles describing architectural projects, an oral history transcript, and a biography which includes a list of projects. Included are architectural drawings of the University of Utah Marriott Library designed by Lorenzo Snow Young and Partners. Also included are biographical materials relating to Lorenzo Snow's wife, Aleine Margetts Young. Snow was a prominent Salt Lake City, Utah, architect; designer of over 700 buildings, including several at the University of Utah and at Brigham Young University.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lorenzo Snow (Bing) Young, a predominant Utah architect and the grandson of two presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Brigham Young and Lorenzo Snow), a man who had a zest for life and all that it offered died in 1968 at age 73.

Bing was born in Salt Lake City in 1894 to Brigham Morris Young and Celestia Armeda Snow, the ninth of their children. Apparently he was never called by given name; his children believe he was named after the family dog. Some who did not know him except by reputation wondered of he was Chinese.

Bing's father was always struggled financially, but according to Bing's brother, Gaylen, the years from 1900 to 1907 were an especially difficult period. Little is known of Bing's early life. He did leave high school without graduating and went to work at the Oregon Short Line Railroad where he became a draftsman. Although the time sequence is unclear, he later returned to Salt Lake City's LDS High School and graduated with the class of 1917 at age 22. Although he had known earlier, it was there that he also deepened his friendship with Catherine Aleine Margetts, who was later to become his wife.

In 1918, he joined the U.S. Army as a buck private and was soon shipped to France where he served in a communications outfit as a runner. During his service he was shot through his hand. Included in his papers are letter he wrote to Aleine from France. He received his discharge papers in 1919, returned to Salt Lake City, and decided he wanted to become an architect.

In 1919, he went east to study architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After completing his first year at Pratt, he returned to Salt Lake and on September 17, 1920, he married Aleine. The two of them returned to Brooklyn where he finished his second year at Pratt. After graduation, he spent a summer at Columbia taking additional architecture classes. He next enrolled in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania to study under Paul Cret, who had been responsible for designing many of the beaux arts buildings in Washington D.C. Two years later, Bing graduated with honors and was one of two students invited into the T-Square Club in Philadelphia.

Bing initially practiced architecture in Philadelphia. In 1924, the couple returned to Utah to make their home. He was employed as an architect by the LDS Church, but found that not to his liking. The head of the architectural office at that time was Col. Willard Young, of whom Bing said in his oral interview, to paraphrase, that he probably knew a lot about military service but nothing much about architecture. Also in the office was Joseph Don Carlos Young Jr. son of Joseph Don Carlos, Bing's second cousin, and also a grandson of Brigham Young; the Hansen was Ramm Hansen.

Within a few years Bing entered into practice with Edward O. Anderson. Together, they received their first large commission: to design Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. Success was initially short lived because of the Depression. However, during the 1930s several commissions came their way and the firm Anderson and Young continued until 1937, when Anderson left. In 1936, Arnold Ehlers joined the firm and continued with Bing until 1953.

By 1934, Bing and Aleine's family was complete. Dick and Renee, the two oldest, were born in the early 1920s; Janet in 1929; and Bob in 1934. By 1937 the family was living in a home designed by Bing and located at 1608 Michigan Avenue. This was a Tudor-style home, at one time featured in Better Homes and Gardens , and was where Bing and Aleine spent the rest of their married lives.

In the late 1930s, the LDS Church formed a committee of six prominent Mormon architects, the Temple Board of Architects, who were to be responsible for designing two new temples--one in Los Angeles and one in Arizona. It was undoubtedly an honor to be on the board, but it turned into an exercise in frustration both for the architects and the First Presidency of the LDS Church--no one could agree on the design work. While on board, Bing continued to design a number of chapels for the church.

During the 1940s, because of World War II, there was little construction. Bing joined the army in 1943 and served until 1946. He was stationed at Utah's Fort Douglas, where he spent time inspecting government buildings. Later he was in charge of the western region of the country while determining for the government the costs of converting military buildings from war time to civilian uses. In 1946, he resumed his professional practice.

During the late 1940s, Bung became embroiled in a disagreement with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a group for which he had been president in the 1930s. He had commissioned by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) to design their museum in Salt Lake located at the top of Main Street just West of the State Capitol. Rather than doing a contemporary design, he designed a replica of the old Salt Lake Theatre razed almost twenty years before, a demolition that had been protested by the ladies of the DUP. Therefore, the replica seemed fitting for the group, but not in the eyes of many of his professional peers, who thought that in the new era following World War II, important public buildings contemporary in design. At that time he resign his membership in the AIA but the letters later appear as part of his professional title.

In the 1950s, his firm designed a number of homes, schools, and commercial buildings. The firm grew during this decade and many architects who went on to head their own firms worked for Bing. According to Richard Jackson, an architect and historian of the Salt Lake City architectural scene, "people liked to work in his office because of the excellent training to be received and the wide variety of work to be done. When you worked for Bing you worked very hard indeed." He worked the week around, even on Sundays. According to the family members, he loved the practice of architecture and, as a perfectionist; no effort would be spared in making sure all projects were competed correctly.

During the 1950s and 1960s, there were fewer direct commissions for LDS Church chapels, but Bing did received commissions for two large projects at Brigham Young University: the J. Ruben Clark Library (later renamed in honor of Harlod B. Lee) and some campus residence halls. He was asked to design his own LDS Church ward house, the Bonneville Stake Center. The style of the center was colonial revival, of which Richard Jackson stated, "he was a master." Many large projects came to the firm in the 1960s, including the College of Law, the J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Special Events Center at the University of Utah; just prior to his death, the design of the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University was also under contract to the firm.

During the 1950s, he and Aleine began traveling. Renee, the oldest daughter, had married Lowell Christensen from Honolulu, so there were many trips to Hawaii. Bing was a member of the LDS Church's Mormon Tabernacle Choir for nineteen years, so they also traveled to Europe with the Choir in the 1950s. Aleine, a member of the General Board of the Relief Society for the LDS Church, often was assigned to speak at regional conferences in the United States and other countries. When Bing could leave, he would often accompany her on these trips. Closer to home, the couple made frequent trips to Salmon, Idaho, where Dick, the oldest son who had by now married Barbara Weaver, was practicing dentistry.

Janet had married Douglas Denkers. After first living in Salt Lake for a few years, the Denkers moved to England, which they found much to their liking and where they stayed until after Bing's death in 1968. So, Bing and Aleine also visited the Denkers. Doug, an architect, had worked with Bing and it was expected that he would eventually take over the firm, but that did not happen. Bob, who married Nancy Valentine, was the only child in Salt Lake in the 1960s and 1970s. He was in the advertising business and later managed a radio station before opening his own insurance agency.

In the 1960s, when it became clear that Doug would be not returning to the firm, a partnership was formed with Bob Fowler and Shirl Cornwall. From 1961 through 1964, the firm was Lorenzo S. Young and Partners. In 1965, the firm was titled Young and Fowler Associates. In 1968, the partnership agreement between Bing and Bob had expired but no new agreement was signed. Bing died unexpectedly in March 1968 and his firm expired with him. A succeeding firm, headed by Bob Fowler, FFKR, went on to complete projects begun during Bing's lifetime, Such as the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University. FFKR became one of the leading architectural firms in Utah, to some extent of legacy of the work of Lorenzo Snow Young.

Bing was a gregarious person who belonged to many organizations. He took up golf the last few years of his life. His son, Bob, despaired of playing with his father and friends because they had their own score keeping system which would have never been sanctioned by the Professional Golf Association. As a very young man, he was a skier and, until the late 1950s, had walked to work from his home on Salt Lake's east bench to the Continental Bank Building in downtown Salt Lake. In 1967, he began to experience back problems, accompanied by significant pain and an inability to stand erect. In order to try to correct the condition, he went to Hawaii for an operation. Unfortunately, he died as a result of some of the post-operative procedures.

Bing Young designed somewhere between 500 and 700 buildings and took a leadership role in many professional and civic organizations. His personal life was full with his family and their activities, a host of friends, membership in many organizations, and his church callings. He was very proud of the fact that both his grandfathers and been presidents of the LDS Church and he remained faithful to his Mormon Heritage.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Lorenzo Snow Young papers (1830s-1980s) consists of personal and professional papers, photographs, and architectural drawings. Bing, as he was called by everyone, who knew him, was born in 1894 and died in 1968. At the time of his death, a Salt Lake Tribune article credited him with having design 700 buildings. His office files show more than 500 projects. Although the collection features few of his drawings, it does document his architectural work form the 1920s to the end of the 1960s through office files, information gathered by others, newspaper articles, and his correspondence. Information about his personal life is found in family histories, his journal, an oral interview, certificates, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints materials, correspondence, news articles and financial documents. To a lesser extent, there is information about his wife, Aleine Margetts Young (1898-1978) and their family. Many of the materials in the collection are original, but some are photocopies.

Sections I (boxes 1 and 2) of the collection contain biographical, personal and family materials from the 1830s through the 1970s. In regards to Bing, there are biographical sketches, journal entries from his World War I service, certificates, LDS Church items, a family oral interview from the 1960s, and a great deal of correspondence, form 1916 through 1970s, between Bing and Aleine and other family members. Financial information, and sympathy cards and letters provide interesting information about his life. Although there is far less biographical material about Aleine, the most useful is found in the talk given at her funeral by the president of the General Board of the Relief Society of the LDS Church, Belle S. Spafford, located in box 2, folder 17.

Section II, Professional Material, offers additional documentation about Bing's architectural practice from 1920 to 1960. Included are photocopies of some project files; notes from the files of Richard Jackson, a local architect and historian of Mormon architects; a copy an article examining Mormon architecture between 1925 and 1945; programs about building dedications; published articles about his projects; and financial materials and other files showing changes in firm partnerships during the 1960s. Although all of this is contained in just one box of material (box 3), it dies provide an overview of his practice, particularly during the 1960s.

Section III (boxes 4-6) contains published and bound items, dating from 1914 to the 1970s, which provide information about Bing's personal, civic, and professional work, as well as Aleine's to a lesser extent. News clippings from the 1930s into the 1970s feature stories about the buildings he completed, civic groups in which he held membership, and Aleine's General Board events. The bound items rang from a 1914 LDS High School yearbook, to Aleine's personal financial record, which she maintained from 1969 through 1977. Included in this section are funeral registers for Bing, Aleine, and relatives, and also publications about LDS Church organizations.

Sections IV, Drawings, 1960s, includes architectural drawings in boxes 8 and 9. These drawings are plans for the University of Utah Learning Center, later the J. Willard Marriott Library. In addition, there are some original sketches by Bing. One was removed from one of the bound items and placed in box 6, folder 2, while there are two oversized items in box 7. One is a sketch of Bonneville Stake Center, and the other is of religious figures. The library's Arnold Ehlers Papers (Accn 1495) offers drawings from the partnership of Young and Ehlers, including Highland and Olympus high School. Rosslyn Heights and Tooele elementary schools, and Capital Junior High School (now Evergreen Junior High).

The Lorenzo Snow Young Photograph Collection (P0459), housed in the Multimedia Section of the Manuscripts Division, contains both personal and professional photographs. Pictured are family members and several architectural projects. Of particular interest to those wishing to know more about the history of buildings on the University of Utah campus is the group of photographs showing the various states of the completion of the building of Kingsbury Hall.

In addition to Bing, several male descendants of Brigham Young became important Utah architects. The library hold the following collections: Georgius Young Cannon Papers (a grandson, Ms 252), Don Carlos Young, Jr. Papers (another grandson whose collection also contains material from his father, architect Joseph Don Carlos Young, Ms 465), and the Richard Wright Young Collection (which holds more material from Joseph Don Carlos Young, George Cannon Young, a grandson, and Richard Wright Young, a great-grandson, Ms 536).

Following Bings's death, most of his office files and all of his drawings remained with his firm, which was taken over by Bob Fowler. Many family materials, especially those having to do with Aleine's life, were probably not taken by her when she moved from the family home to a condominium in the 1970s.

The material in the collection comes form several sources. The drawings of the J. Willard Marriott Library were found in the library's Specials Collections department, probably left there when the building was completed. In 1987, Nancy and Robert L. Young, Bing's youngest son, donated family materials and some profession material that was used by Nancy to prepare a study of Bing's life and career. Also included were some photographs they had taken of buildings in the Salt Lake area attributed to Bing. In 1996 and 1997, Richard M. Young, the oldest son, donated Bing's personal and professional materials that were in his possession.

While the collection does not provide an in-depth look at the life of Lorenzo Snow Young, it does provide an overview of his Mormonism, his education, his work, and his personal life. All that he was is probably reflected to some extent in his design work. Because his name is on many important buildings and he did all kinds of work--from modest homes and office buildings to Utah's two largest libraries--this collection should be useful to those wanting to know more about the man who made so many contributions to Utah's architecture.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Lorenzo Snow Young papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Lorenzo Snow Young papers, Ms 497, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Ms 497.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Biographical Items
Included is a first person recounting of his World War I service, describing his encounter with trench warfare; a 1960s biographical sketch; and his report card from Pratt Instute, circa 1919
2
Biography
This research paper describes Bing's personal and family life, as well as his professional life as a successful architect. Included is a bibliography, footnotes and a listing of 600 buildings he designed or assiseted in designing from the 1920s through the 1960s.
1986
3
Brigham Morris Young
In this history of Bing's father written by Bing's brother, Gaylen, in 1978, there is not only information about Bing's Grandparents, Brigham Young and Margaret Pierce. Although the version in the collection is a poor photocopy, it contains many photographs and the text can be read easily. It provides insights into the life of one of Brigham Youngs's sons, who did not do well financially, and of a turn-of-the-century Utah family with a proud Mormon Heritage but few worldly achievments.
1854-1931
4
Journal Entries
Bing describes some of his World War I experiences in a communications outfit, where he was a runner delivering orders and information among various units and who, while doing so, was wounded in his hand.
1918
5
Oral Interview Transcript
This is a photocopy of a transcript of an interview, done by daughter-in-law Barbara Weaver Young and son Dick Young, with Bing and Aleine, ca 1965. Although there are never family and personal insights, some of the most useful part of the interview concerns events in his professional career. It is here that Bing offers his thoughts on how he had his partner, Ed Anderson, were able to obtain the commission to design Kingbury Hall on the University of Utah campus.
ca. 1965
6
Personal Items
Included are identification cards and some military insignia.
7
"Class Paper"
Bing attended the Lafayette School in the primary grades. This undated paper is written by an unknown author long after graduation and focuses in a humorous way on some of the students who attended the school.
8
William Rigby Genealogy
Rigby was Aleines's grandfather on her mother's side. This genealogy shows that her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Rigby, was born January 14, 1869 and died November 4, 1940.
1838-1903
9
Certificates
Included are two birth certificates for Bing, the marriage certificates of Bing and Aleine, Aleine's LDS Temple Recommend, and Bing's army discharge certificate.
10
Travel
Of interest is a 1954 decorative passanger and crew listing for the Hawaiian Mainline Stratocruiser. This airplae carried only 24 passangers and a crew of 7. The service was apparently very deluxe.
1950s-1960s
11
LDS Church Material
A few miscellaneous items including a paper entitled, "Proper Observance of the Sabbath." The Salt Lake LDS Temple Dedication pass is a photocopy of the original, which is available upon request.
1893 and 1960s
12
"Fiftieth Anniversary--LDSU
This is a commemorative booklet for the anniversary. Included as committee members were Bing and Aleine and Harold Silver and his wife. The Manuscripts Division holds the Harold F. Silver Papers (Accn 1551). In this booklet are entries about the lives of the alums. Both Bing and Aleine's entries succinctly note several of the highlights in their lives.
1917-1967
13
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Bing was a member of the choir for nineteen years. Included is correspondence about being invited to become a choir member and his 1960 letter of resignation.
1941-1960
14
Aleine's Talk
Although often called upon to give talks, particularly because of her membership on the General Board of the Relief Society, this is the only evidence of a talk. There is nothing formal about this piece of material, it is simply some notes she prepared to speak from at a Regional Conference of the LDS Chuch.
ca. 1960s
15
Property Descriptions
The family lived at 1608 Michigan Avenue, but Bing and Aleine at one time proposed building a residence at 1604 Michigan. Included is a plat plan for this never-built residence. Also included is the deed for 1608 Michigan Avenue.
16
Earl Lambert Correspondence
These are letters from Lambert to Aleine. He may have been an early suitor. He was apparently from Heber, Utah, and attended dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago.
1916
17
Aleine Correspondence
1916-1920s
18-19
Bing to Aleine Correspondence
World War I correspondence about what was happening to him and his unit in France.
1917-1918
20-22
Bing to Aleine Correspondence
From Pratt Institute where he began his study of architecture.
1919-1920
23
Bing's Personal Correspondence
This folder has only one letter, from a government agency that refers to a possible claim for vocational training, probably as a result of the wound in his hand from his World War I service.
1920
24
Correspondence
Included is the family's 1941 Christmas Card, an architectural drawing of their 1608 Michigan Avenue home, and World War II letters from Bing to Aleine.
1940s
25
Bing's Correspondence
Letters to him thanking him for his generosity and thoughtfulness on several occasions.
1940s
26
Aleine and Bing's Correspondence
Letters and cards from friends.
1968
27
Aleine and Bing's Correspondence
Cards to each other.
1960s
28
Aleine's Personal Correspondence
Cards and letter sent to her.
1960s-1970s

Family Correspondence, Financial Documents, and Estate Items, 1930s-1970sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Afton and Alex Logan Correspondence
Afton was Aleine's sister who lived in San Fransisco.
1960s
2
Family Correspondence
Included are a letter from Aleine's sister, Mildred Hocking, in which she writes about the birth of Bob and refers to him as "Little Bing;" greeting cards from family and friends; and following Aleine's death in 1978, letter between Dick and Afton Margetts, Aleine's sister-in-law, regarding the sale of Aleine's condominium to Afton.
1930s-1970s
3
Richard (Dick) Young Family Correspondence
Letter and cards to Dick and Barbara and from their family to Bing and Aleine.
1960s
4
Renee Christensen Family Correspondence
Letter from Renee and Lowell to Bing and ALeine, including some business correspondence from Lowell to Bing. It is during this period that Lowell indicates their family may move from Hawaii to Utah, as was later to happen.
1960s
5
Janet Denkers Family Correspondence
There are more letters here than from other family members, possibly becuase they were in England and there were fewer opportunities to visit. Letter are from Janet, Scott, Eric, and Robin.
1950s-1960s
6
Robert (Bob) Young Family Correspondence
There are two letters from Chris (Scooter) and some cards from other family members. Since Bob and his family remained in Salt Lake during the 1960s and 1970s, there was little reason for letters.
1960s
7
Foreign Correspondence
Cards and letter from people whom Bing had met in his travels.
1960s
8
"Get Well Cards" to Bing
Many letters were sent to Bing and Aleine during their trip to Hawaii in March 1968. The purpose of the trip was to undergo back surgery. While the surgery seemed initially seccessful, some of the post-operative procedures led to his untimely death on March 26 of that year.
1968
9
Bing's Death Announcements
Contained here is a reprint article from the Salt Lake Tribune of March 28 and a memorial tribute from the Sons of the American Revolution, of which he was a member.
1968
10
Sympathy Cards
"Shocked and dismayed at the news about Bing" is a phrase used in a telegram. This phrase probably represents the thinking of all his family, friends, and associates
1968
11
Sympathy Letters
Included are personal Letter and many from professional associates. Of interest are letters from Bruce Jensen, architect from the University of Utah, who wrote, "(we) consider the work he has done for the university to be a lasting remembrance of his greatness and dedication to our profession"; and from University President James C. Fletcher, who said : "We enjoyed our association with him."
1968
12
Family Financial Reocrds
These documents have to do with property transfers between Bing and Aleine and her parents, Charles and Catherine Margetts.
1930s
13
Family Financial Records
A listing of the financial assests of Bing and Aleine and some estate planning documents.
1950s-1960s
14
Family Tax Returns
195; 1964; 1968
15
Family Inheritance Returns
1968
16
Bing's Will and Probate Material
1968
17
Aleine's Funeral and Death Documents
A copy of the funeral talk given by the President of General Board of the Relief Society, Belle Spafford, is included, as well as Aleine's newspaper obituary notice and her printed program.
1978
18
Sympathy Cards
1978
19
Aleine's Will and Supporting Documents

Architectural Projects and Financial RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Architectural Projects
A photocopy of a case commissioned in 1939 to house documents from the Utah State Constitutional Convention; notes about Bing's career from the file of Richard Jackson, local architect and architectural historian; a photocopy of a drawing of a Washington D.C., LDS chapel attributed to the form of Don Carlos Young Jr. and Ramm Hansen, where Bing had worked at one time but probably Bing's design (see the interview in box 1, folder 5, and also the frontispiece in the register to Ms 465); a list of his drawings that have been cataloged in the LDS Church archives; photocopies of the card file from the office of FFKR, made available by Joe Rueben of that firm to Nancy V. Young in 1986; and typed listing of these projects, arranged according to building type, prepared by Nancy Young (see also box 1, folder 2).
1920s-1960s
2
"Mormon Moderne: Latter-day Saint Architecture
In this article by Paul Anderson, architectural historian, several examples of contemporary architecture commissioned and built as meeting houses by the LDS Church are discussed. Anderson writes, "Perhaps the finest integration of Art Deco in an LDS meeting house was the Minidoka Stake Tabernacle in Rupert, Idaho, by Lorenzo Snow Young."
1925-1945
3
Building Dedications
Programs for Uintah High School, 1955; Granger Senior High, 1958; Highland High, 1958; and the J. Ruben Clark Jr. Library, 1961, are included.
1950s-1960s
4
Brigham Young University Library
Photocopies of several publications about the library, from its ground breaking to its dedication.
1959; 1961
5
J. Willard Marriott Library
Photocopies of published items about the new library.
1968
6
Articles of Incorporation
This was to be the new business agreement between Bing and Bob Fowler, showing them as equal partners and shareholders in the firm. It was drawn up but not signed.
1968
7
Lease Agreement
This was the lease for the firm's new office located in the Executive Building at 455 East 400 South.
1961
8
Partnership Agreements
Documents are the Dissloution Agreement of Lorenzo S. Young and Partners, whereby Shirl Cornwall is related from the partnership, and the formation of a new three-year partnership, from January 1, 1965 and ending December 31, 1967. Lorenzo S. Young and Robert A. Fowler are shown as equal partners and each of their general duties is specified in the unsigned Articles of Incorporation Agreement.
1962-1965
9
Partnership Settlement
Items in this folder outline the sipute and resolution between representative's of Bing's estate and Robert Fowler over the disposition of the firms assests.
1968
10
Professional Correspondence
There are many items of intersest, including a 1928 letter in which Anderson and Young thank Mrs. Romney "for the words you spoke in our favor when plans for the Vernal First Ward Chapel were being disucussed. This was our first big job and the job gave us encouragment and confidence." A letter from the Brigham Young Destiny Fund uses the words "magnanimity" and "generous" in describing a contribution made by Young and Fowler. Also of interest are two office Christmas cards featuring the University of Utah's Special Event Center. Although the are undated they are assumed to be 1966 and 1967. One has the names of the members of the firm.
1928; 1950s-1960s
11
Firm Financial Records
Included is a letter from Ernest L. Wilkinson, President of Brigham Young University, thanking Lorenzo S. Young and Partners for their $10,000 pledge.
1962
12-16
Firm Balance Sheets
1956-1967
17-18
Firm Client Invoices
1962-1964
19
Firm Tax Returns
1964
20
Firm Employee Tax Returns
1955
21
Firm Tax Forms
1960-1963

News Clippings and Publications, 1930s-1970sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
News Clippings
Included is information on the dedication of an LDS Stake House in Smithfield, Utah, and an article recalling the life and church activities of Bing's mother, Armeda Snow Young.
1930s
2
News Clippings
Stories include one where Bing is pictured, over twenty years after the fact, recieveing a purple heart for his wound suffered in World War I; an article noting he was the president of Bonneville Knife Fork Club, a Salt Lake social group; and a picture and article about the Daughter of Utah Pioneers Museum.
1940s
3
New Clippings
There are several articles about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; ground breaking for the new library at BYU; and other buildings designed by Bing, including Southeastern High School that, when built, was named Highland High School. Aleine is pictured at a Relief Society General Board reception, while Janet and Aleine are pictured in an article about the pre-nuptual parties for Janet's upcoming wedding to Doug Denkers.
1950
4
News Clippings
There are more articles about the BYU library and residence halls; the University of Utah's Special Events Center and J. Willard Marriott Library; Ralph Margetts, a theater curator who was Aleine's cousin; the Nauvoo Bell Tower dedication; a picture and article about Milton Ross, who married to Aleine's aunt Minnie; and articles about Bing;s death.
1960s
5
News Clippings
Articles about Phil Margetts, an actor of great renown, who was Aleine's Great-Uncle, and the Salt Lake Theatre where he had performed; Barbara Weaver Young; and the Cedar City First Ward Chapel.
1970s
6
Publications
Of interest is the program booklet for the 1962 community tribute to David O. McKay, President of the LDS Church, to which Bing had been invited. This was an all-male affair except fo rthe presence of Ms. Mckay; the president had said he would attend only if she was invited. The event was held at the Hotel Utah and sponsored and planned by non-LDS business, civic and religous leaders. Being invited showed a certain community or religous standing.
1960s

Bound Items, 1941-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Volume
1
Fort Douglas Country Club Membership Directory
1966-1967
2
Charles P. Margetts (1865-1943) Funeral Register
Margetts was Alein's father.
1943
3
Vinnie Rigby (1880-1959) Funeral Register
This is Aleine's Aunt Vin, who mader her home with Bing and Aleine for many years.
1943
4
Bing Young (1894-1968) Funeral Register
1968
5
Aleine Young (1898-1979) Funeral Register
1979
6
Christmas Card List, Bing and Aleine
1965-1968
Folder
1
Kiwanis Club Items
A 1941 program, and a 1968 directory that includes picture, names, addresses, and professional/business listings.
1941; 1968
2
Miscellaneous Mormon Materials
Relief Society General Conference programs for 1966 and 1967; Pioneer Memoerial Museum, 1954; "The Great Mormon Tabernacle," 1967; Yale Ward directory, 1937; and "The Pioneer," 1953
1937-1967

Bound ItemsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Volume
1
Pratt Institute Yearbook
Bing is pictured on page 111 with the notation, in reference to his recent marrige, "Two Can Live as Cheaply as One, Tell us Bing Can it Be Done?"
1921
2
Aleine Young Financial Record
In this ledger, Aleine entered all income and expenses and the tithing she paid each month. Her deterioration health can be seen from her handwriting. Entered in 1977, a year before her death, is a last entery, barely readable.
1969-1977
3
Mormon Temple Record
A not attached to the inside of the inside of the volume, typed by Dick Young reads, to paraphrase, this is the hand-written temple record of the William Glover family, Dick's Great-Grandfather on his mother's side.
Folder
1
"The S Book," LDS High School
Published by the Students of the Latter-day Saints' University, Slat Lake City, Utah, in 1914. This may have belonged to Aleine, but no information about her or Bing can be sen with a casual reading. It is in poor condition, held together by masking tape.
1914
2
Drawing by Bing
This is a pen and ink drawing representation of a basketball player.
1916
3
"The Safety Semaphore,"
This is a publication by the U.S. Engineers, Salt Lake District, a government agenct. Bing is pictured receiving his purple heart with an accompanying article.
circa 1944

SketchesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 7

University of Utah Learning Center and Library, BlueprintsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 8

University of Utah Learning Center and Library, BlueprintsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Utah
  • Architecture--Utah--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Utah--History--Sources
  • Personal Names :
  • Young, Eleine Margetts
  • Young, Lorenzo Snow--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Utah. Libraries--Designs and plans
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings
  • Articles
  • Biographies
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Office files