Neely Young papers
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Neely Young papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Young, Benjamin Neely.
Title: Neely Young papers
Dates: 1948-2008
Extent: 4.0 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Identification: MS 2371

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Neely Young is a leading figure in the Georgia journalism and publishing industry. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1965. In 1999 he purchased Georgia Trend, a monthly magazine reporting on Georgia's business and political environments. He is currently the publisher and editor of Georgia Trend, and formerly the publisher of The Daily Citizen-News of Dalton, Georgia. Young is a former president of the Georgia Press Association and CEO of the Morris Newspaper Corporation, Savannah. He has written columns for Clayton News/Daily and The Regional Dialogue of Jonesboro, Georgia, and Georgia Trend. Young is involved with the Clayton County Rotary Club, and served as president from 1995-1996.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines, correspondence, a DVD of Neely Young's Young Family History presentation at the Polk County Historical Society (39 min), November 27, 2007 and a CD-R disc containing several formats of digital files: .wps; .123; .xls; .doc; .jpg; ,pdf; .html; .wk4; .rtf; .mhtml; .wks; .invc; .bak; .txt; .dat; .tmp; .gif; and .css. The content of the digital files includes articles, personal and professional emails, tax information and newspaper finances.

These documents predominately relate to Neely Young's professional career as a publisher and journalist. The newspaper and magazine clippings are either opinion pieces or columns written by Young, or columns and articles which are about or mention Young in both a professional and social aspect. There is some correspondence between Young and fellow publishers, as well as readers, including Newt Gingrich. Included in the collection are photographs of Young at professional and business events, personal photographs and photographs of genealogical significance. Two boxes contain exclusively issues of Georgia Trend from 1999-2007. There are four binders in the collection, two of which contain photocopies of genealogical documents on Young's maternal and paternal lineage; one of which contains the 1995-1996 Clayton County Rotary Club's President's Report, and one of which contains photocopies Young's column for The Daily Citizen-News from 1983. There are financial and legal documents regarding the estate of James Young, father of Neely Young.


This collection is arranged into 4 boxes:

Box 1: Box 1: Newspaper clippings and magazines about or mentioning Neely Young, 1980-2005; Neely young school certificates and photographs, 1948-1955; Professional and personal photographs; 1948-2008; financial statements regarding the death and estate of James Young, 1980s; Two binders of photocopies of genealogical documents on Young's maternal and paternal lineage, 2007; Georgia Trend, 2000-2001.

Box 2: Newspaper clippings and magazines about, by or mentioning Neely Young, 1980-2007; legal statements regarding the death and estate of James Young, 1981; Binder holding the Rotary Club of Clayton County President's Report, 1995-1996, which includes Rotary banners from Valparaiso, Chile; Kandy, Sri Lanka; and Vienna, Austria; a binder of Young's articles from The Daily Citizen-News, 1983; Letter from Newt Gingrich, 1990.

Box 3: Issues of Georgia Trend from 1999-2003.

Box 4: Issues of Georgia Trend from 1999-2007.

Index Terms

Black-and-white negatives.
Clayton County (Ga.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia Press Association.
Jonesboro (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Magazines (periodicals)
Newspaper publishing--United States.
Rotary International.
Young, Benjamin Neely.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.