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Florene Young papers

Florene Young papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Florene Young papers
Creator: Young, Florene M.
Inclusive Dates: 1901-1994
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA04-025
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Florene Young joined the UGA Psychology Department in 1932 when the Georgia State Teachers College, where she taught from 1926 through 1932, was consolidated with the University of Georgia. At the University, Dr. Young taught courses in abnormal, experimental, and developmental psychology and regularly had her classes visit the State Mental Hospital at Milledgeville.

Dr. Young became the director of the UGA Psychology Clinic in 1950 and through her work helped make the field of psychology acceptable in the South. She remained as the director of the clinic until her retirement in 1969 at the age of 67. In 1948 Dr Young, along with Dr. Austin S. Edwards and colleagues at other institutions, successfully implemented the requirement that applied clinical psychologists must have professional licenses. She served on that licensing board from 1953 through 1968.

Florene Young was named Woman of the Year for Athens/Clarke County in 1963. Upon her retirement in 1969, Dr. Young was named Professor Emerita of Psychology at UGA and continued to serve the local community through her private practice in downtown Athens.

Scope and Content

The collection includes biographical material, photographs, and correspondence, with the majority of the material related to the period of time from 1932-1969 when Dr. Young was a member of the UGA Psychology Department's faculty. In addition to highlighting Dr. Young's accomplishments, it serves to document the history of the University of Georgia's Psychology Department. These materials were collected by former department head, Dr. Roger Thomas, for his studies into the history of the Psychology Department.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Florene Young papers, UA04-025, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Biography files.
Psychology -- Georgia.
University of Georgia. Psychology Dept. -- History
Women college teachers -- Biography.
Young, Florene M. -- Photographs

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Florene Young photographs
12F. Young biographical material, 1901-1994
13Additional F. Young biographical material, 1901-1994
14Ethics and licensing-Georgia, 1952-2002
15Young publications, 1941-1945
16History of the Psychology Department of the University Of Georgia to 1969 by Florene M. Young, circa 1969
17University Psychology Clinic, 1950-1962
18Georgia Psychological Association-nomination, 1981
19Florene Young Correspondence, 1960-1989
110Dr. Young, 1964-1969
111 Autobiography of Florence M. Young , circa 1960s