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Collection Number: 05169

Collection Title: Perry Deane Young Papers, 1954-2004

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Size 15.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5,700 items)
Abstract Perry Deane Young, journalist, author, and playwright, was born 27 March 1941, in Woodfin, N.C. Young has worked for many North Carolina newspapers and international publications, covered the Vietnam War for United Press International, and written several non-fiction books. The papers include correspondence with editors, publishers, friends, and family members; letters, diaries, photographs, and other materials from Young's experiences in the Vietnam War and about Vietnam; and items relating to Young's writings, especially Two of the Missing (1975), about journalists Dana Stone and Sean Flynn, who disappeared in Vietnam, and A Killing Cure (1985), about co-writer Evelyn Walker's malpractice suit about abusive psychotherapy. Included is correspondence with Jim Shumaker, editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly, about Vietnam; Allen Ginsberg in 1982 about a conference; Terry Sanford; Judy Loeb; poet Robert VanderMolen; Hannah Tillich; Robbie Robertson; Gloria Steinem about gender issues; Reynolds Price; writer Ron Dorfman; writer Ron Hollander; musician Casse Culver; photographer David Hume Kennerly; gay football player David Kopay, whose biography Young co-authored; writer Lewis H. Lapham; photographer Kenneth Maley; writer William Wright (Bill); writer Christopher Isherwood; Georgia congressman and actor Ben Jones; writer Rosemary Daniell; and a copy of an undated letter from Truman Capote congratulating Young on Two of the Missing.
Creator Young, Perry Deane.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Perry Deane Young Papers #5169, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Perry Deane Young of Chapel Hill, N.C., in July 2004 (Acc. 99851) and April 2005 (Acc. 100058).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Perry Deane Young, journalist, author, and playwright, was born 27 March 1941, in Woodfin, N.C. His mother, Rheba Maphry Tipton Young, later married Olin Stanton. Young attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1959 to the early 1960s, but left before graduating. He returned in the 1990s and graduated in 1994. In the 1960s, Young served in the military and wrote for many different newspapers in North Carolina. In January 1968, he was sent by United Press International to Vietnam to cover the Vietnam War. Since then, he has had many articles and columns published in an assortment of publications and has written several non-fiction books.

Young's first book, Two of the Missing, published in 1975, is a memoir of life during the Vietnam War and the disappearance of two of his friends, photojournalists Sean Flynn and Dana Stone, who were captured in 1970. In 1977, Young co-wrote The David Kopay Story with David Kopay, a homosexual professional football player. God’s Bullies, Native Reflections on Preachers and Politics was published in 1982. A Killing Cure, published in 1985 and cowritten by Evelyn Walker, is the story of Evelyn Walker's malpractice suit against an abusive psychotherapist. Young has also written plays and other non-fiction books. He was a columnist for the Chapel Hill Herald from 1996 to 2003 and wrote columns for The Independent in Durham, N.C.

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The Perry Deane Young papers include correspondence from editors, publishers, friends, and family members; letters, diaries, photographs, and other materials from Young's experiences in the Vietnam War and about Vietnam; and items relating to Young's writings, especially Two of the Missing (1975), about journalists Dana Stone and Sean Flynn, who disappeared in Vietnam; A Killing Cure (1985), about co-writer Evelyn Walker's malpractice suit about abusive psychotherapy; and The David Kopay Story, the true story of a homosexual professional football player. The collection contains correspondence with Jim Shumaker, editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly, about Vietnam; Allen Ginsberg in 1982 about a conference; Terry Sanford; Judy Loeb; poet Robert VanderMolen; Hannah Tillich; Robbie Robertson; Gloria Steinem about gender issues; Reynolds Price; writer Ron Dorfman; writer Ron Hollander; musician Casse Culver; photographer David Hume Kennerly; David Kopay, gay football player whose biography Young co-authored; writer Lewis H. Lapham; photographer Kenneth Maley; writer William Wright (Bill); writer Christopher Isherwood; Georgia Congressman Ben Jones; writer Rosemary Daniell; and a copy of an undated letter from Truman Capote congratulating Young on Two of the Missing.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986.

About 2,500 items.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005.

Arrangement: chronological, then alphabetical.

Personal and professional correspondence and related materials. For the most part, the the original arrangement of the letters and original folder titles have been retained. Researchers are advised to look for letters in several different places since years may overlap and alphabetical filing and date spans are not always consistent or as labeled. Letters from Young during his time in Basic Training, 1966-1967, and during the Vietnam War, 1968-1969, were separated by Young and filed with materials concerning Vietnam and the Vietnam War. Correspondence during the time when Young was conducting research for Two of the Missing was separated by Young and included with materials relating to that book. Letters from his mother are sometimes filed under Rheba Stanton and sometimes under Rheba Young. Note the presence of many carbon copies of outgoing letters.

Professional correspondence includes letters concerning specific publications for which Young worked, rejection letters from publishers, editing remarks, and letters about business dealings and finances. Personal correspondence includes letters to and from family members and friends. Frequent and regular correspondents include representatives of publishers Arbor House; literary agents James Brown and David Stewart Hull of James Brown Associates, Inc.; Perry Knowlton and Richard Parks of Curtis Brown, Ltd.; Bent Christensen; musician Casse Culver; Rosemary Daniell, Ron Dorfman; Ron Hollander; Young's older sister, Grace Hornowski, also known as Grace Young Miller Hornowski; David Hume Kennerly; David Kopay; Lewis Lapham at Harper's Magazine; Kenneth Maley; George Page; Reynolds Price; Patricia Soliman of publishers Coward, McCann, and Geohegan, Inc.; Young's mother, Rheba Stanton; author William "Bill" C. Wright; and Young's brother, Robert Young. From 1960 to 1971, letter writers include Paul Friedlander, travel editor of the New York Times; William Hefferle of United Press International; William A. McWhirter, associate editor of LIFE Magazine; Sherry Sitton; and Sureva Seligson.

Correspondence from 1972 also includes letters dated 1971-1974. Many of the letters concern the writing of Two of the Missing and related articles, although letters and interviews used for the book itself are filed with the Two of the Missing material. During these years, there is much correspondence with Harper's Magazine, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Rolling Stone, and photographer Nik Wheeler. Also included are some financial records.

Correspondence, 1973-1974, also includes some later letters. During these years, Young was still involved with writing Two of the Missing but also working on The David Kopay Story. Correspondence filed under 1974 to 1976 also include some earlier letters. These letters mostly concern the time after Two of the Missing was released in 1975, including a copy of an undated letter from Truman Capote congratulating Young on Two of the Missing.

Correspondence, 1976-1977, also includes some letters from 1975 to 1980. Correspondents include musician Casse Culver. Also included are letters concerning a possible sequel to The David Kopay Story and a book idea called "The Gospel According to Anita Bryant." An undated letter from Gloria Steinem while she worked at Ms. Magazine is a response to a letter Young wrote her concerning gender issues.

Correspondence, 1981-1982, includes some earlier letters. Included are letters and other material related to a court case involving the Walsh, Mesmer and Associates, which managed the apartment Young lived in in Washington, D.C. Also included are letters from people involved with the Ossabaw Island Project, including the then owner of the island, Eleanor Torrey West ("Sandy"), and the director of the project, Albert Bradford. Some letters refer to a proposed novel, "Notes on Victims of Understanding or Understanding Victims." Correspondents include artist Judy Loeb, H. C. "Robbie" Robertson, Hannah Tillich, and poet Robert VanderMolen.

Correspondence from 1982 also includes some earlier and later letters. Letters concern turning Two of the Missing into a screenplay and the development of God's Bullies. Correspondents include Charles Brydon of the Dorian Group, a gay rights organization; Penthouse; Channa Taub, editor of A Killing Cure; and Jonathan Yardley at the Washington Post. Also included are letters from writer Timothy Ferris; a letter from Allen Ginsberg dated 17 May 1982, referring to a Jack Kerouac Conference; and letters from former North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford while he was president of Duke University. Also included are a large number of greeting cards sent to Perry Deane Young in the 1980s.

Folder 1

1960-1971: A-B #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 1

Folder 2

1960-1971: C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 2

Folder 3

1960-1971: D-E #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 3

Folder 4

1960-1971: F-G #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 4

Folder 5

1960-1971: H-L #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 5

Folder 6

1960-1971: M-N #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 6

Folder 7

1960-1971: P #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 7

Folder 8

1960-1971: R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 8

Folder 9

1960-1971: S #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 9

Folder 10

1960-1971: Seligson, Sureva #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 10

Folder 11

1960-1971: Sitton, Sherry #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 11

Folder 12

1960-1971: T #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 12

Folder 13

1960-1971: W, Y #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 13

Folder 14

1972: Personal materials #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 14

Folder 15

1972: A-B #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 15

Folder 16

1972: C-G #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 16

Folder 17

1972: H-J #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 17

Folder 18

1972: K-R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 18

Folder 19

1972: S-V #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 19

Folder 20

1972: W-Z #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 20

Folder 21

1973-1974: A-C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 21

Folder 22

1973-1974: D-H #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 22

Folder 23

1973-1974: J-P #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 23

Folder 24

1973-1974: R-Z #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 24

Folder 25

1974-1976: A-C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 25

Folder 26

1974-1976: D-H #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 26

Folder 27

1974-1976: I-L #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 27

Folder 28

1974-1976: M #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 28

Folder 29

1974-1976: N-P #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 29

Folder 30

1974-1976: R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 30

Folder 31

1974-1976: S-Y #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 31

Folder 32

1974-1976: Stanton, Rheba #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 32

Folder 33

1976-1977: Arbor House #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 33

Folder 34

1976-1977: A-B #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 34

Folder 35

1976-1977: C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 35

Folder 36

1976-1977: D #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 36

Folder 37

1976-1977: E-G #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 37

Folder 38

1976-1977: H-K #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 38

Folder 39

1976-1977: L-M #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 39

Folder 40

1976-1977: N-R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 40

Folder 41

1976-1977: S #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 41

Folder 42

1976-1977: T, V #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 42

Folder 43

1976-1977: W #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 43

Folder 44

1976-1977: Y, Z #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 44

Folder 45

1981-1982: Walsh, Mesmer and Associates #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 45

Folder 46

1981-1982: David Kopay file #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 46

Folder 47

1981-1982: A-B #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 47

Folder 48

1981-1982: C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 48

Folder 49

1981-1982: D #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 49

Folder 50

1981-1982: E-G #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 50

Folder 51

1981-1982: H #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 51

Folder 52

1981-1982: I-J #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 52

Folder 53

1981-1982: K-L #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 53

Folder 54

1981-1982: M-N #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 54

Folder 55

1981-1982: O-P #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 55

Folder 56

1981-1982: R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 56

Folder 57

1981-1982: S-T #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 57

Folder 58

1981-1982: U-V #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 58

Folder 59

1981-1982: W #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 59

Folder 60

1981-1982: Y-Z #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 60

Folder 61

1982: A-B #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 61

Folder 62

1982: C #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 62

Folder 63

1982: D #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 63

Folder 64

1982: E-G #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 64

Folder 65

1982: H-J #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 65

Folder 66

1982: K-L #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 66

Folder 67

1982: M-N #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 67

Folder 68

1982: O-R #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 68

Folder 69

1982: S-T #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 69

Folder 70

1982: U-W #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 70

Folder 71

1982: Wright, William C. #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 71

Folder 72

1982: Y #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 72

Folder 73-74

Folder 73

Folder 74

1980s greeting cards #05169, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1960-1986." Folder 73-74

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About 500 items.

Correspondence, writings, collected materials, maps, and photographs relating to the Vietnam War. Most letters are to friends and family during Young's basic training, 1966-1967; letters to friends and family, 1968-1969, during Young's time as a journalist in Vietnam; and letters to Jim Shumaker, editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly, about the Vietnam War.

Writings include diaries, notes, and articles Young wrote during the Vietnam War. Collected materials include tourist information related to Vietnam, military information, and information from the anti-war and draft resistance movements. Maps are USGS Topographic Maps of Vietnam and Cambodia and a tourist map of Saigon. Pictures include photographs taken during military action and personal photos taken during the Vietnam War by Dana Stone, Tim Page, Sean Flynn, and Nik Wheeler. Some photographs were taken of friends at China Beach in Danang, and of John Steinbeck IV and other friends on Phoenix Island in the Mekong delta with the Buddhist Coconut Monk.

Folder 75

1966-1967: Basic training #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 75

Folder 76

1968-1969: Friends and family #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 76

Folder 77

1968-1969: Jim Shumaker #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 77

Folder 78

Diaries #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 78

Folder 79-81

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Writings during the Vietnam War #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 79-81

Folder 82

Tourist information #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 82

Folder 83-84

Folder 83

Folder 84

Military releases #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 83-84

Folder 85

Military monthly summaries #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 85

Folder 86

Military publications #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 86

Folder 87

Anti-war movement and draft resistance materials #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 87

Folder 88

Maps of Vietnam #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 88

Folder 89-91

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Pictures #05169, Series: "2. Vietnam War Materials, 1966-1973." Folder 89-91

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990.

About 250 items.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005.

Letters, writings, subject files, and research notes relating to Two of the Missing, about the disappearance of journalists Dana Stone and Sean Flynn in Vietnam. Included are letters from and interviews with people who had known Stone and Flynn and transcriptions of tapes that Stone sent home as letters to his family.

Writings include manuscripts and proofs for the book and outlines, comments, and drafts of screenplay adaptations with Ralph Hemecker and Robert Eisele. Note that one of the original titles of Two of the Missing was "Groovin' on the Danger." For the most part, original folder titles have been retained.

Folder 92

Letters: Louise Stone, 1972-1976 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 92

Folder 93

Letters: Louise Stone, 2000 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 93

Folder 94

Other letters and interviews #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 94

Folder 95

Letters commenting on Two of the Missing #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 95

Folder 96

Harper's Magazine article "Two of the Missing," December 1972 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 96

Folder 97

Notes on expanding article into book #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 97

Folder 98

"Groovin' on the Danger" manuscript and summary of book #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 98

Folder 99

"The Reason Why" with edits #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 99

Folder 100

Later version of Groovin' on the Danger #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 100

Folder 101-104

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

First galley proofs for Two of the Missing #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 101-104

Folder 105

Screenplay of Two of the Missing: outline, notes, inserts, comments #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 105

Folder 106

More suggested screenplay revision notes, 1990 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 106

Folder 107

Two of the Missing screenplay with edits #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 107

Folder 108

Two of the Missing screenplay by Robert Eisele, First Draft, 21 August 1985 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 108

Folder 109

Two of the Missing screenplay by Robert Eisele, Revised Draft, 27 September 1990 #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 109

Folder 110

Related writings #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 110

Folder 111

Related writings: "On the Shelf in Saigon" #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 111

Folder 112

Related writings: "Fuck It and Leave It" #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 112

Folder 113

Transcripts of Dana Stone #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 113

Folder 114

Louise Stone interview and comments on "Groovin' on the Danger" #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 114

Folder 115

Sean Flynn material and Rory Flynn letters #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 115

Folder 116

Subject files: Missing journalists and American prisoners of war #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 116

Folder 117

Subject files: Other Vietnam War journalists #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 117

Folder 118

Publications and exhibits concerning Vietnam War and missing journalists #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 118

Folder 119

Clippings, articles, notes for Two of the Missing #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 119

Folder 120-122

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Interview notes #05169, Series: "3. Two of the Missing, 1968-1990." Folder 120-122

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986.

About 75 items.

Writings, legal materials, subject files, and research notes relating to A Killing Cure, about Evelyn Walker's malpractice suit alleging abuse by her psychotherapist. Legal materials relate to Evelyn B. Walker v. Zane D. Parzen, M.D., et al, including depositions, records, and documents used in the trial and associated trials. Subject files include clippings on the court case and Evelyn Walker, background research on psychiatric abuse, and files and notes on people and places related to the case. The original folder titles have been retained when possible.

Folder 123-125

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

"Life Sentence" manuscript by Evelyn B. Walker, July 1982, and comments #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 123-125

Folder 126

Proposal #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 126

Folder 127-128

Folder 127

Folder 128

Chapter II notes #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 127-128

Folder 129

Chapter III notes #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 129

Folder 130

Chapter V notes #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 130

Folder 131

Chapter VI notes #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 131

Folder 132

Trial chapter notes and clippings #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 132

Folder 133-136

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Rough manuscript #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 133-136

Folder 137

Additional pages for manuscript #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 137

Folder 138-140

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Evelyn Walker's annotations #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 138-140

Folder 141-145

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Evelyn Walker's second and additional annotations #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 141-145

Folder 146-149

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Editor Channa Taub's annotations #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 146-149

Folder 150

Hardcover edition #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 150

Folder 151

Deposition: Bailey, Joseph #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 151

Folder 152

Deposition: Bloom, Sidney #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 152

Folder 153

Deposition: de Reeder, Pierre #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 153

Folder 154

Deposition: Gold, Ronald #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 154

Folder 155

Deposition: Goldstein, Lester B. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 155

Folder 156

Deposition: Hayes, Ellen #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 156

Folder 157

Deposition: Hubbard, Bruce #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 157

Folder 158

Deposition: Olenik, David A. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 158

Folder 159

Deposition: Pirie, James, Walker's ex-husband, and letters from Pirie to Walker #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 159

Folder 160

Deposition: Pozarowski, Barbara L., and Carl M. Pozarowski #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 160

Folder 161

Deposition: Shepherd, Bettie L. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 161

Folder 162

Deposition: Shepherd, Gary Lee, and James P. Thickstun, M.D. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 162

Folder 163

Deposition: Walker, Evelyn Barbara #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 163

Folder 164

Deposition: Wentzel, Goetz M. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 164

Folder 165

Deposition: Zimmerman, Elaine #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 165

Folder 166

Interrogatories to the plaintiff in Walker v. Parzens #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 166

Folder 167-171

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Folder 171

Medical records #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 167-171

Folder 172

Psychiatric reports #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 172

Folder 173

Miscellaneous legal documents with notes #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 173

Folder 174

Insurance #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 174

Folder 175

Copies of Evelyn Walker's personal papers #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 175

Folder 176

Court case of Judith B. Parzen's divorce from Zane D. Parzen, 4 April 1980 #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 176

Folder 177-178

Folder 177

Folder 178

Clippings about trial, Evelyn Walker #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 177-178

Folder 179-181

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Clippings and notes: psychiatric abuse, psychiatry in America, and psychology #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 179-181

Folder 182-184

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Notes and interviews #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 182-184

Folder 185

Chicago #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 185

Folder 186

Gordon, Paul #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 186

Folder 187

La Jolla #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 187

Folder 188

Neil, Mike #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 188

Folder 189

Robbins, Al #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 189

Folder 190

Shepherd, Bettie #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 190

Folder 191-192

Folder 191

Folder 192

Shepherd, Gary Lee #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 191-192

Folder 193

South Bend #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 193

Folder 194

Thickstun, James T., M.D. #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 194

Folder 195

Walker, Bruce #05169, Series: "4. A Killing Cure, 1978-1986." Folder 195

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Other Writings, 1975, 1980s, 2004.

10 items.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005.

Other writings include notes, news articles, letters, and writings associated with Young's proposed book, "The Trials of Police Sergeant Mitch Grobeson." In the 1980s, Sgt. Mitchell Grobeson was the first openly gay police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Also included is an article in The Asheville Citizen commenting on Young's article "Goodbye, Asheville" in Harper's Magazine in March 1975 and a 2004 program for the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) featuring Perry Deane Young and William Gregg's play Mountain of Hope.

Folder 196

Materials related to "The Trials of Police Sergeant Mitch Grobeson" #05169, Series: "5. Other Writings, 1975, 1980s, 2004." Folder 196

Folder 197

Materials related to "Goodbye, Asheville" and Mountain of Hope #05169, Series: "5. Other Writings, 1975, 1980s, 2004." Folder 197

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of April 2005 (Acc. 100058).

About 2,200 items (5.5 linear feet)

Processing note: The Addition of April 2005 is arranged in the same way as, but has not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated.

About 1,500 items

Correspondence includes letters to and from writer Christopher Isherwood and between Young and his mother Rheba Stanton; letters from readers of Young's newspaper columns in The Chapel Hill Herald; and personal and business correspondence, 1987-2002. Young was encouraged by Isherwood to include the subject of his homosexuality in his book Two of the Missing. Young wrote about their friendship in a column for The Advocate in 1999, when it was announced that the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., would be receiving Isherwood's papers. Some letters have been copied from Isherwood's collection. Letters between Rheba Stanton and Young, 1954-1983, were written regularly, sometimes monthly. Included is a paper that Young wrote in eighth grade about Zebulon Vance, a historical figure Young continued to research for many years. Stanton lived in Atlanta, Ga., for much of the 1960s and wrote about civil rights and race relations there. When Young was studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he wrote to his mother about student life, his classes, and politics. Later, Young often wrote to her about his writings, travels, and daily life.

Readers' letters, 1995-1999, include emails Young received about columns he wrote for The Chapel Hill Herald. Some copies of responses from Young are also included. Subjects include geneaology, especially relating to the Young family; the death penalty; and the folk legend of Frankie Silver. General correspondence, 1987-2002, includes personal and business correspondence. Many of the same correspondents can be found in older correspondence in the original deposit of materials. Correspondents include Georgia Congressman Ben Jones, with whom Perry Deane Young was working on a biography, in 1988; Martin Duberman of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate School at the City University of New York; writer Rosemary Daniell; writer Ron Dorfman; writer David Kennerly, with whom Young worked on a screenplay for Two of the Missing; writer Florence King; David Kopay; Young's sisters Gertrude McMahan and Grace Hornowski; photographer Tim Page; writer Anne Russell; Robbie Roberston; poet Robert VanderMolen; writer Lindsy Van Gelder; writer William Wright; and Bruce Worcester of the International Executive Service Corps, who wrote extensively about his work and life in Ukraine and experiences traveling. Young often wrote about his projects, including the screenplay for Two of the Missing, a re-release of The David Kopay Story, Lesbians and Gays in Sports, and Frankie Silver.

Folder 198

Christopher Isherwood, 1973-1975, 1999 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 198

Folder 199

From Rheba Stanton: 1954-1959 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 199

Folder 200-207

Folder 200

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

From Rheba Stanton: 1960s #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 200-207

Folder 208

From Rheba Stanton: 1975-1976, 1980 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 208

Folder 209

From and to Rheba Stanton: Quotes and 1961 Perry Deane Young letter #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 209

Folder 210-211

Folder 210

Folder 211

To Rheba Stanton: 1957-1976 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 210-211

Folder 212

To Rheba Stanton: 1957-1983 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 212

Folder 213-217

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Readers' Letters #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 213-217

Folder 218

1987-1993: A #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 218

Folder 219-221

Folder 219

Folder 220

Folder 221

1987-1993: B #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 219-221

Folder 222

1987-1993: C #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 222

Folder 223

1987-1993: D #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 223

Folder 224

1987-1993: E #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 224

Folder 225

1987-1993: F-G #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 225

Folder 226

1987-1993: H #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 226

Folder 227

1987-1993: J #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 227

Folder 228

1987-1993: K #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 228

Folder 229

1987-1993: M #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 229

Folder 230

1987-1993: N #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 230

Folder 231

1987-1993: P #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 231

Folder 232

1987-1993: R #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 232

Folder 233

1987-1993: S #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 233

Folder 234

1987-1993: V #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 234

Folder 235-236

Folder 235

Folder 236

1987-1993: W #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 235-236

Folder 237

1987-1993: Y #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 237

Folder 238

1987-1993: John Young and Audubon #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 238

Folder 239

1992-2002: A #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 239

Folder 240

1992-2002: B #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 240

Folder 241

1992-2002: C #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 241

Folder 242

1992-2002: D #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

1992-2002: E #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244

1997-1998: Enevold, Orrin Hiram #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 244

Folder 245

1992-2002: F #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 245

Folder 246

1992-2002: G #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 246

Folder 247-248

Folder 247

Folder 248

1992-2002: H #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 247-248

Folder 249

1992-2002: I #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 249

Folder 250

1992-2002: J #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 250

Folder 251

1992-2002: K #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 251

Folder 252

1992-2002: L #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 252

Folder 253

1992-2002: Mc #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 253

Folder 254

1992-2002: M #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 254

Folder 255

1992-2002: N #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 255

Folder 256

1992-2002: O #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 256

Folder 257

1992-2002: P #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 257

Folder 258

1992-2002: R #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 258

Folder 259

1992-2002: S #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 259

Folder 260

1992-2002: T #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 260

Folder 261

1992-2002: U-V #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 261

Folder 262-263

Folder 262

Folder 263

1992-2002: W #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 262-263

Folder 264

1992-2002: Y #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 264

Folder 265

2002 #05169, Subseries: "1. Correspondence and Related Material, 1954-2002 and undated." Folder 265

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3. Two of the Missing, 1972-1991.

About 100 items

Material relates to Young's book Two of the Missing, which was published in 1975 and based on Young's experiences as a journalist during the Vietnam War. Young wrote an article for Harper's Magazine in 1972 that eventually was expanded into the book. He received several letters over the years, from the release of the book through the 1980s, in response to the article and the book from veterans of the Vietnam War and readers commenting on the book's openness about homosexuality. Also included are reviews of the book; announcements about the development of the book into a film; and articles about people in the book, including Tim Page and missing photographers Dana Stone and Sean Flynn. There is also correspondence regarding the development of a screenplay for Two of the Missing that Young was working on with David Kennerly and Jim Calio around 1986 and 1987.

Folder 266-267

Folder 266

Folder 267

Letters and reviews #05169, Subseries: "3. Two of the Missing, 1972-1991." Folder 266-267

Folder 268

David Kennerly: Screenplay development #05169, Subseries: "3. Two of the Missing, 1972-1991." Folder 268

Folder 269

Two of the Missing screenplay: Young's changes #05169, Subseries: "3. Two of the Missing, 1972-1991." Folder 269

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated.

About 600 items

Drafts, letters, articles, and reviews from several of Young's projects. Material related to David Kopay includes letters Young received from readers after The David Kopay Story, written with Kopay, was published in 1977. Like Two of the Missing, The David Kopay Story, the true story of a homosexual professional football player, received comments on the openness of the book about homosexuality. After writing the book, Young and Kopay remained friends, maintaining a correspondence that can be found both in Series 1 of the original deposit and in this addition, which includes correspondence between Young and Kopay from 1983 to 2002. In 2002, Kopay and Young were working on a screenplay of the Kopay book titled Teammates.

Also included are the original book proposal, letters from readers, reviews, and articles about fundamentalist Christians and their politics relating to Young's book God's Bullies (1982); correspondence relating to the publication of Lesbians and Gays in Sports (1994); correspondence with Ken Sherman, Young's agent in the early 1990s, about several projects; and drafts, correspondence, and other material related to columns and articles Young wrote for Esquire, The Chapel Hill Herald, and other publications. Young wrote a column about Ellen Degeneris's character revealing her homosexuality on the television program Ellen in 1997. After reading the column, Degeneris called Young to thank him, an experience about which he also wrote.

Folder 270-272

Folder 270

Folder 271

Folder 272

David Kopay: Screenplay, letters, articles #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 270-272

Folder 273

God's Bullies: Book proposals #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 273

Folder 274-275

Folder 274

Folder 275

God's Bullies: Reviews, articles, letters #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 274-275

Folder 276

Chelsea House: Gays and Lesbians in Sports #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 276

Folder 277

Ellen Degeneris columns #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 277

Folder 278

"Gay Snapshots from a Vietnam Memory Book" #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 278

Folder 279

"The Great Spence" #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 279

Folder 280-282

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

"Junior Johnson" #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 280-282

Folder 283

"The Long Cruel Hoax" #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 283

Folder 284

"An Old Queer..." #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 284

Folder 285-287

Folder 285

Folder 286

Folder 287

Ken Sherman, 1991-1993 #05169, Subseries: "5. Other Writings, 1969-2002 and undated." Folder 285-287

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6. Other Papers, 1993, 1997-1998.

About 15 items

Materials not related specifically to Young's writing projects, including articles about and a program for the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equal Rights and Liberation in 1993; articles on gay topics; and a program for Pride 98, in Asheville, N.C., at which Young taught a writing workshop.

Folder 288

March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equal Rights and Liberation, 25 April 1993 #05169, Subseries: "6. Other Papers, 1993, 1997-1998." Folder 288

Folder 289

Articles on gay topics for a speech by Young, 1997-1998 #05169, Subseries: "6. Other Papers, 1993, 1997-1998." Folder 289

Folder 290

Pride 98, Asheville, N.C., 5-7 June 1998 #05169, Subseries: "6. Other Papers, 1993, 1997-1998." Folder 290

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Unprocessed additions.

This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, November 2004

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, November 2004

The Addition of April 2005 (Acc. 100058) is arranged in the same way as, but has not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials. Researchers should always check additions to be sure they have identified all files of interest to them.

Finding aid updated in July 2005 by Nathalie Wheaton because of addition.

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