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Series 2
Personal papers, 1893-2004
Boxes 31-88

Scope and Content Note

The personal papers series, circa 1920s-2004 (29 linear ft.) includes papers related to personal life and family of James Harvey Young. The correspondence subseries contains all letters unrelated to research and Emory University matters, and spans Dr. Young's life, with letters to and from family and friends discussing daily life and personal events. There are also a few pieces of correspondence between Young and John F. Kennedy on the topic of federal food and drug regulation. The family papers subseries contains materials related to Dr. Young's parents and grandfather, some photographs of Dr. Young and his family, and genealogical materials related to the Young and DeBra families. There is a sizable portion of correspondence to James Young (Young's grandfather), W. Harvey Young (Dr. Young's father), and Blanche DeBra Young (Young's mother). Also of note in this subseries is a scrapbook compiled by Blanche DeBra Young documenting her 1911 tour of Europe. It contains postcards and ephemera from the numerous countries and landmarks she visited, as well as receipts and tickets from lodging and transportation. The groups and organizations subseries consists of materials related to various organizations that Dr. Young belonged to. Though most are professional organizations, there is a sizable portion of papers related to the Glenn Memorial Couples Class, a church group that both Young and his wife participated in.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (2.1) Correspondence, (2.2) Family papers, and (2.3) Groups and organizations.

Description of Subseries