Papers of Alexander Lowson Young, 1904-1995, arts, science, and education graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notes from Dr William Boyd's class, 1925-1927;
  • Education and Psychology lecture summaries, 1926-1927.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Lowson Young was born in Montrose, Angus, on 13 March 1904  . His father, John Young, was an art teacher, but died during his second year at university. Alexander attended the University of Glasgow from 1920-1925, taking classes in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in his first year; Mathematics (Intermediate Honours), Logic, English and French in his second; English, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy and Natural Philosophy Laboratory in his third year; Natural Philosophy and Natural Philosophy Laboratory, and Chemistry and Chemistry Laboratory in his fourth, and Chemistry and Education in his fifth and final year. He graduated with an MA in June 1923  , a BSc in November 1925  and a Diploma in Education in 1929  . He subsequently went on to became the Director of Education for the County of Aberdeen from 1945-1968  and was awarded a knighthood for his work in 1969. He died in Aberdeen on 11 July 1995.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Alexander Young : 1989

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Related Material

GB 0248 DC 130 Papers of William Boyd, 1874-1962, educationalist, Reader in Department of Education, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 3 March 2005, and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 3 March 2005. Biographical history edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 14 July 2011.

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