Homer L. Young Collection
Extent of Collection
18 reels of 8mm film totaling 4,025 feet
Language Of Materials
All of the reels were in the possession of Homer L. Young until his death on July 3, 1980, at which time they were acquired by his younger brother, James L. Young of Glenview, Illinois. Following the death of J.L.Y. on March 18, 1995, the films were in the possession of James' son, Robert "Bob" Charles Young of Fairfax, Virginia. James' daughter, Carolyn Young, acquired them from Bob in July of 2014 and soon after donated the reels to CFA.
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing.
Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films in this collection
Homer L. Young (June 23, 1896-July 3, 1980) was the third of four children of Emaline (Emma) Deal Young (1859-1881) and James Louis Young (1862-1938). Homer's older siblings were fraternal twins named Rollie (1886-1964) & Ollie (1886-1916), while his younger brother was named James L. Young (1903-1995), whom Homer fondly called "Jimmy." Homer lived in rural Ohio as a child and later came with his family to Indiana in 1909. In 1919 he married Jessie P. Hosler, who predeceased him in 1965; they had no children. Homer had a successful insurance career and retired in Cleveland from the Life Insurance Company of Virginia in 1961, after which he moved back to Noble County Indiana. He remarried in 1970 to Ester Borger, who died in 1976.