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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Young, Loy, 1923-2015. Oral History Interview, 2007.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Young, Loy, 1923-2015. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1743

Young, Loy, 1923-2015. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1743. 1 folder, 1 audiocassette tape, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Loy Young collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Young and Joni Myers in July 2007. In this interview, Young talks about high school, his military career, his time as a student at Mankato State College, and his experience as Assistant Football Coach and teaching in the Health department at Mankato State University.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the Tell Your MSU Story Oral History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Biographical Note:

Loy Young was born January 21, 1923 in Sumner, Iowa. His family moved to Mankato where he attended Teachers College High School and graduated in 1940. He attended Mankato State Teachers College until World War II when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. When Young was released from the Air Force, he returned to Mankato State Teachers College where he was the captain of the basketball team. He graduated in 1947 with a double major in physical education and social studies and a minor in biology. Young went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Education from Oregon State University. He eventually returned to Mankato State College as Assistant Football Coach and also taught in the Health department. He retired in 1984. Young married while in the service and had three children, two of whom are Minnesota State University graduates.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Young, Loy, 1923-2015. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1743, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Loy Young donated this collection on July 13, 2007.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in January 2016.

Related Collections:

Visit the Tell Your MSU Story website for a list of all interviews completed as part of this project.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Young, Loy, 1923-2015, interviewee.
Young, Loy, 1923-2015--Interviews.
Myers, Joni, interviewer.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State University.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1743



Biographical information and interview outline, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 2007