John G. Younger papers, 1976-2001

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Summary

Creator:
Younger, John G.
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.
Extent:
1.5 Linear Feet
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
UA.29.02.0090
University Archives Record Group:
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates > 02 -- Individuals

Background

Scope and content:

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.

Biographical / historical:

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.

Acquisition information:
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.

Updated to include restrictions notes and updated collection notes, Tracy M. Jackson, December 2018.

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Subjects:
Homosexuality and education -- North Carolina
Plays -- Collection
Archaeology -- Study and teaching
Names:
Duke University -- Buildings -- History -- 20th century
Places:
Duke Forest (N.C.)

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