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Davis Young Papers, 1960-2012 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Davis Young Papers, 1960-2012

Predominant Dates:1970-2000

ID: COLL/599

Primary Creator: Davis Young

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level discription

Date Acquired: 05/01/2022

Subjects: Class lecture notes, Science - Study and teaching, Theology

Languages: English

Abstract

Dr. Davis Young is a professor emeritus of Calvin University who taught Geology, Geography, and Environment from 1978-2004. This collection contains correspondence, papers, reviews, lectures, and manuscripts relating to Dr. Young’s career and area of academic expertise.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence, papers, reviews, lectures, and manuscripts relating to Dr. Young’s career and area of academic expertise. It is notable in that it contains a fairly comprehensive view on Young’s thoughts and research on geology and its impact on the Christian faith including his views on evolution versus creation.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Davis Young is a professor emeritus of Calvin University who taught Geology, Geography, and Environment from 1978-2004. He is the son of Lillian and Dr. Edward J. Young, who was a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia from 1936 until his death in 1968.

Before teaching at Calvin, Dr. Davis Young earned his B.S.E. at Princeton University (1962), his M.S. at Pennsylvania State University (1965), and Ph.D. at Brown University (1969). He taught at New York University from 1968-1973 and at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 1973-1978.

Dr. Young has written and co-authored several books and publications about geology and its relationship to Christian faith.

Subject/Index Terms

Class lecture notes
Science - Study and teaching
Theology

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 boxes

Acquisition Source: Davis Young

Acquisition Method: Donation


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Folder 1: Biographical Sketch, "How an Igneous Petrologist Came to Terms with Evolution"
Folder 2: Correspondence - Graduate School and Job Hunting --- 1960-1967
Folder 3: Correspondence - New York University --- 1968-1970
Folder 4: Correspondence - New York University --- 1971
Folder 5: Correspondence - New York University --- 1972
Folder 6: Correspondence - New York University --- 1973
Folder 7: Correspondence - University of North Carolina --- 1973
Folder 8: Correspondence - University of North Carolina --- 1974
Folder 9: Correspondence - University of North Carolina --- 1977
Folder 10: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1978-1979
Folder 11: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1980-1981
Folder 12: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1982
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1983
Folder 2: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1984
Folder 3: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1985
Folder 4: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1986
Folder 5: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1987
Folder 6: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1988
Folder 7: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1989
Folder 8: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1990
Folder 9: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1991-1992
Folder 10: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1993-1994
Box 3
Folder 1: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1995-1997
Folder 2: Correspondence - Calvin College --- 1998-2004
Folder 3: General Correspondence - Emeritus in Tuscan --- 2004-2014
Folder 4: Student Letters --- 1982-1996
Folder 5: Letters from Dave Mutchall with torn copy of book 'Science Held Hostage'
Folder 6: Photographs of Post-Commencement Field Trips
Folder 7: Paper: "The Age of the Earth"
Folder 8: Paper: "A New Ferrosilite and Fe-pigeonite Occurrence in the Reading Prong, NJ, USA"
Folder 9: Paper: "Christianity and the Age of the Earth"
Folder 10: Papers on Christianity and Geology
Folder 11: Paper: "Doctrine of Providence - Geology"
Folder 12: Paper: "Education, Genesis, and Science"
Folder 13: Paper: "Kornerupine- Group Minerals in Grenville Granulite-Facies Paragenesis, Reading Prong, NJ"
Folder 14: Paper: "Norman Levi Bowen (1887-1956) and igneous rock diversity" --- 2002
Folder 15: Paper: "Precambrian Rocks of the Lake Hopatcong Arena, NJ" --- 1971
Folder 16: Paper: "Primeval History"
Folder 17: Paper: "N.L. Bowen, H.H. Hess and ultramafic rocks: Perspectives on ophiolites before plate tectonics"
Folder 18: Paper: Theology, Science and Dualism"
Folder 19: Papers: "Origin of the American Quantitative Rock Classification (Parts 1,2,3)"
Folder 20: Sermons
Folder 21: Trial of Act 590 Teaching Creation and Evolution in Arkansas Public Schools --- 1981
Folder 22: Magazine Articles
Folder 23: Rabbit Award Speech (GSA Portland, OR) --- 2009
Box 4
Folder 1: Reviews: The Bible, Rocks and Time by Young and Stearley --- 2008
Folder 2: Reviews: The Biblical Flood by Davis Young --- 1995
Folder 3: Reviews: N.L. Bowen and Crystallization-Differentiation: The Evolution of a Theory by Davis Young
Folder 4: Reviews: John Calvin and the Natural World by Davis Young --- 2007
Folder 5: Reviews: Christianity and the Age of the Earth by Davis Young --- 1982
Folder 6: Reviews: Creation and Flood by Davis Young --- 1977
Folder 7: Reviews: Portraits of Creation by Young, Van Til, Snow, and Stek --- 1990
Folder 8: Reviews: Mind Over Magma by Davis Young --- 2003
Folder 9: Reviews: Science Held Hostage by Young, Van Til, and Menninga --- 1988
Folder 10: Book Reviews
Folder 11: Kornerupine Analyses: Presmatine -Mase Mt, NJ
Folder 12: Microprobe Analysis
Box 5
Folder 1: Thesis: Alkali Metasomatism Related to the Pinos Altos Pegmatite Body, Rio Arriba County, NM
Folder 2: Lectures/Talks: "The Age of the Earth"
Folder 3: Lectures/Talks: "The Christian Geologists"
Folder 4: Lectures/Talks: "The Christian and his Relationship to his God-Given Home, the Earth"
Folder 5: Lectures/Talks: "Conglomerate and the Church"
Folder 6: Lectures/Talks: "Creation and the Age of the Earth"
Folder 7: Lectures/Talks: "The Earth is the Lord's"
Folder 8: Lectures/Talks: "Flooding"
Folder 9: Lectures/Talks: "The Formation of Coal: A Reply"
Folder 10: Lectures/Talks: "Genesis One and the History of the Earth"
Folder 11: Lectures/Talks: Geological Evidence for Antiquity of Earth"
Folder 12: Lectures/Talks: "The Origin of Man"
Folder 13: Lectures/Talks: "Pastoral Work and Science"
Folder 14: Lectures/Talks: "Problems with Flood Theology"
Folder 15: Lectures/Talks: "The Reformed Perspective on Geology at Calvin College"
Folder 16: Lectures/Talks: "The Relationship of Natural Science to Theology"
Folder 17: Lectures/Talks: "Time"
Folder 18: Lectures/Talks: "The Truth Project and Evolution"
Folder 19: Lectures/Talks: "What do Rocks have to do with God?"
Folder 20: Lectures/Talks: "The Wisdom of God in the Range of Light" --- 1977
Folder 21: Lectures/Talks: "The Beginnings of Modern Igneous Petrology" --- 2000
Folder 22: Public Lecture: "Christianity and Science: Is there a Conflict?" --- 1990
Folder 23: Public Lecture: "The Creation of Our Father's World" --- 1987
Folder 24: Public Lecture: "Education, Genesis, and Science" --- 1989
Folder 25: Public Lecture: "Exchanging a Lie for the Truth: On Responding to Scientific Misinformation" --- 2012
Folder 26: Public Lecture: "General Problems of the Bible and Creation" --- 1990
Folder 27: Public Lecture: "Geology and Calvinism in History", "Science + Scripture: Compatible or Conflicting?", "Progressive Creation" --- 1983
Folder 28: Public Lecture: "Normal L. Bowen: Microcosm of the Geophysical Laboratory" --- 2006
Folder 29: Public Lecture: "Navajoland Geology" --- 1990
Folder 30: Public Lecture: "Stewardship of the Earth" --- 1989
Folder 31: Public Lecture: "The Wisdom of God in the Range of Light" --- 2000
Box 6
Folder 1: Normal Levi Bowden - Rock Studies
Folder 2: Geological Studies in New Jersey
Folder 3: Letters to a Fundamentalist (rough draft) --- 1975
Folder 4: Genesis One (unfinished rough draft) --- 1990
Folder 5: Unfinished Book Manuscript
Folder 6: Pre-Publication Reviews of Manuscripts
Box 7
Folder 1: Articles and Research for Publications on Rocks and Minerals
Folder 2: Articles and Research for Publications on Rocks and Minerals
Folder 3: Articles and Research for Publications on Rocks and Minerals
Folder 4: Articles and Research for Publications on Rocks and Minerals
Folder 5: Articles and Research for Publications on Rocks and Minerals
Folder 6: Precambrian Rocks of the Lake Hopatcong Area, New Jersey
Folder 7: Research Proposal: "The Philosophy of Natural Science of Cornelius Van Til" --- 1999
Box 8
Folder 1: Maps of New Jersey
Folder 2: Script - Introduction
Folder 3: Script - Chapter 1 "The Exegesis of Genesis One"
Folder 4: Script - Chapter 2 "Cosmic History and the Nebular Hypothesis"
Folder 5: Script - Chapter 3 "Antiquity of the Earth and Geology"
Folder 6: Script - Chapter 4 "Biological Evolution and the Origin of Life"
Folder 7: Script - Chapter 5 "Death Before the Fall"
Folder 8: Script - Chapter 6 "The Origin of Man"
Folder 9: Script - Chapter 7 "Human Antiquity"
Folder 10: Script - Appendix "Calvinistic Confessional Statements"
Folder 11: Old Testament Bible History Charts
Folder 12: Study of Book of Revelation
Folder 13: Clippings

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