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Young (Love), Eleanor
Birth Year : 1922
Death Year : 2006
Young was born at Lincoln Ridge, KY. She held many academic positions, including librarian at Lincoln Institute. In 1955, she became the first African American librarian at the University of Kentucky and later was the first African American dean at the University of Louisville. Young received her library science degree from Atlanta University [now Clark Atlanta University], her M.Ed. from the University of Louisville, and her D.Ed. from the University of Illinois. In addition to being a librarian at Lincoln Institute, she was a librarian at Florida A & M University and Bergen Jr. College. She was the daughter of Laura R. Young and Whitney Young, Sr. For more see Notable Black American Women, book II, ed. by J. C. Smith; and Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton. The Eleanor Young Love oral history recordings and transcript are available online at the University of Louisville Digital Collections.
Subjects: Education and Educators, Librarians, Library Collections, Libraries
Geographic Region: Lincoln Ridge, Shelby County, Kentucky / Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky / Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky