Florene Young papers

Florene Young papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Young, Florene M.
Title: Florene Young papers
Dates: 1901-1994
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA04-025

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

General Notes


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Florene Young photographs
2F. Young biographical material, 1901-1994
3Additional F. Young biographical material, 1901-1994
4Ethics and licensing-Georgia, 1952-2002
5Young publications, 1941-1945
6 History of the Psychology Department of the University Of Georgia to 1969 by Florene M. Young, circa 1969
7University Psychology Clinic, 1950-1962
8Georgia Psychological Association-nomination, 1981
9Florene Young Correspondence, 1960-1989
10Dr. Young, 1964-1969
11 Autobiography of Florence M. Young, circa 1960s