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Guide to the John G. Younger Papers, 1976-2001

Abstract

John G. Younger graduated from Stanford University in 1967 with a B. A. in History with Honors. At the University of Cincinnati, he earned an M. A. in Classics in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Classics in 1973. From 1973-1974, Dr. Younger taught at the Campion School in Athens Greece. From 1974-2002, he taught at Duke University, first as Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, then as Associate Professor and then Professor of Classical Archaeology. In 2002, Dr. Younger left Duke to teach at the University of Kansas as Professor in Classics and Humanities and Western Civilization.

The collection contains records and papers concerning the FOCUS program, archaeology courses, gay activism and campus diversity issues. The materials include minutes and reports of the president's and other committees, correspondence, email, printed matter, financial records, photographs and drawings, archaeological reports and student course and term papers. The material ranges in date from 1976-2001.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Younger, John G.
Title
John G. Younger papers, 1976-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains records and papers concerning the FOCUS program, archaeology courses, gay activism and campus diversity issues. The materials include minutes and reports of the president's and other committees, correspondence, email, printed matter, financial records, photographs and drawings, archaeological reports and student course and term papers. Major subjects include the University's diversity awareness program, benefits for same-sex spousal equivalents, and gay life on campus, the administration of the FOCUS program, and the history and archaeology of East and West campuses and Duke Forest. Some student papers are graded and the files include other student-identifiable records. Also includes scripts of plays written by Duke alum Kevin Patterson and other writers. Patterson was a member of Duke Players and died of AIDS in New York. One of his plays, Allen Turing: The Most Secret War, was produced on Broadway. The collection includes an early draft of this piece. The material ranges in date from 1976-2001.

Administrative Information

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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Duke Allies: brochure, flier and personal recollections, 2000
Box 1 Folder 1
Campus Reports, 1996
Box 1 Folder 2
Diversity-Identity, FOCUS, 1999
Box 1 Folder 3
Diversity, 1991
Box 1 Folder 4
Diversity, 1992
Box 1 Folder 5
Diversity, 1992
Box 1 Folder 6
FOCUS, 1998
Box 1 Folder 7
FOCUS, 1998
Box 1 Folder 8
FOCUS, 1999
Box 1 Folder 9
FOCUS, 2000
Box 1 Folder 10
Same-sex spousal equivalent, 1998
Box 1 Folder 11
Same-sex spousal equivalent sheets
Box 1 Folder 12
Domestic Partners, 1990-1994
Box 1 Folder 13
Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter, 1991, 1993, 1995
Box 1 Folder 14
Duke LGBNet
Box 1 Folder 15
Dale Martin Committee, 1992
Box 1 Folder 16
Outlines newsletter of the Duke Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Association, 1995 May
Box 1 Folder 17
Duke Forest, archaeology reports, 1976-1977
Box 1 Folder 18
Negatives and Photographs of East Campus Dig, 1992
Box 1 Folder 19
Student reports/projects from archaeology class and East Campus Dig, 1992
Box 1 Folder 20
Architecture, student papers (some with photographs), 1976-1980
Box 1 Folder 21
The Stone Chronicles of Duke University: An Archaeological and Photographic Survey of West Campus
Box 1 Folder 22
Crisis at Trinity, play by John Merritt, revised 1992 November
Box 1 Folder 23
Creative Comforts, play by Kevin Patterson, 1983
Box 1 Folder 24
Safe Harbor, play by Kevin Patterson, 1983
Box 1 Folder 25
Allen Turing: The Most Secret War, early draft, by Kevin Patterson, 1986
Box 1 Folder 26
Unidentified Play
Box 1 Folder 27
Sancutary
Box 1 Folder 28
A Most Secret War program and flier for Fascination Cha-Cha, Kevin Patterson plays
Box 1 Folder 29
Five O'Clock Ladies, play by James Drew, 1981
Box 1 Folder 30
Ulysses in Traction, by Albert Innaurato
Box 1 Folder 31

Historical Note

John G. Younger graduated from Stanford University in 1967 with a B. A. in History with Honors. At the University of Cincinnati, he earned an M. A. in Classics in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Classics in 1973. From 1973-1974, Dr. Younger taught at the Campion School in Athens Greece. From 1974-2002, he taught at Duke University, first as Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, then as Associate Professor and then Professor of Classical Archaeology. In 2002, Dr. Younger left Duke to teach at the University of Kansas as Professor in Classics and Humanities and Western Civilization.

During his career, Dr. Younger has participated in excavations in Greece, Italy and Israel and is a member of both the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece and the British School of Archaeology at Athens. His areas of specialization are the art and archaeology of pre-classical and classical Greece, Aegean seals, classical sculpture, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gendered/Queer issues in academe, and internet technology and humanities computing.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 ()
  • Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John G. Younger Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John G. Younger Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Accession A2001-86 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.