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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: 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

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