Educator and Presbyterian minister, John C. Young served as the president of Centre College from 1830 to 1857.
Much of the collection of John C. Young Papers concern Young's efforts at fund raising, scholarships, the hiring of faculty, and discussions of slavery. Several of the letters are typed transcripts or photocopies of documents held in other repositories, and collected by Dr. Frank H. Heck, Centre College history professor.
|Folder 1||Correspondence, undated, and dated 1832-1836|
|Folder 2||Correspondence, 1837-1851|
|Folder 3||Correspondence, 1853-1857|
|Folder 4||Reports to Board of Trustees, dated 1840, 1844, and 1845; "Students at different periods at Centre College" (transcript, original Breckinridge Family Papers, Library of Congress)|
|Folder 5||Miscellaneous biographical material on John C. Young and the Young family; wills of John C. Young and Zillah Y. Jacobs; agreement between the Centre College Trustees and Eugenia Young, Sarah L. Young, and Zillah Y. Jacobs establishing the John C. and William C.Young Foundation.|
|Vol. 1||Young, John C. Address of Rev. John C. Young Delivered at His Inauguration as President of Centre College, Danville, Nov. 18, 1830. Lexington, Ky.: T.T. Skillman, 1830|
|Vol. 2||Young, John C. Address to the Senior Class, Delivered at the Commencement in Centre College, September 22d, 1831. Danville, Ky.: J.J. Polk, 1831.|
|Vol. 3||Young, John C. Redemption by the Blood of Christ. A Sermon Preached in the Presbyterian Church, in Harrodsburg, Ky., on Sunday, March 13, 1831. Lexington, Ky.: Thomas T. Skillman, 1831.|
|Vol. 4||Young, John C. Address on Temperance: Delivered at the Court House in Lexington, Ky. Lexington, Ky.: T.T. Skillman, 1834.|
|Vol. 6||Young, John C. "Conversion of Sinners" Presbyterian Preacher, vol. 4, no. 11. Pittsburgh, 1836.|
|Vol. 7||Young family record book|
|Vol. 8||Journal of manuscript lectures, dated August 5-October 25, 1788, owned by Rev. John Young, the father of John C. Young|