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Series 3
Research and publications, 1940-2003
Boxes 89-133

Scope and Content Note

The research and publications series, 1940-2003 (22 linear ft.), consists of manuscripts and drafts of writings and speeches by Dr. Young, notes, research correspondence, book reviews, and printed materials. The "American National Biography" entries subseries contains the biographical sketches written by Young. The Anna Dickinson materials subseries is comprised of notes, research, manuscripts, and correspondence that Dr. Young compiled and wrote during graduate school and early in his career. The Conference materials subseries consists of correspondence, speeches, and papers related to a multitude of conferences attended by Dr. Young. The Correspondence subseries contains scholarly correspondence on topics that Young was researching or writing about. The History of the FDA interview transcripts subseries is comprised of typed transcripts of interviews conducted by Young (and others) with individuals who were influential in the early days of the Food and Drug Administration. The Toadstool Millionaires subseries is comprised of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, and notes about The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation, published in 1961. The Medical Messiahs materials subseries contains manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence about The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America, a continuation of the content covered in The Toadstool Millionaires. The Notes subseries includes notes and research on a variety of subjects of interest to Young, from Coca-Cola to photography. The Printed Materials by Young subseries documents the numerous published papers, speeches, and book reviews written by Young, with a variety of journals and other scholarly publications playing host to his writing. The Pure Food materials subseries contains manuscripts of his 1989 book Pure Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act if 1906, an authoritative text which documents the history of the FDA and its implications. The Writings and Speeches subseries consists of typed and handwritten manuscripts of articles, papers, and speeches written by Dr. Young, and the Writings by Other subseries contains handwritten, typed, and printed articles written by Young's contemporaries.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 12 subseries: (3.1) "American National Biography" entries, (3.2) Anna Dickinson materials, (3.3) Conference materials, (3.4) Correspondence, (3.5) History of the FDA interview transcripts, (3.6) Toadstool Millionaires materials, (3.7) Medical Messiahs materials, (3.8) Notes, (3.9) Printed materials by Young, (3.10) Pure Food materials, (3.11) Writings and Speeches, and (3.12) Writings by Others.

Description of Subseries