Accession UAA-2017-008 - UAA-2017-008

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20 cm text
45 cm photographic images
73 audio cassettes
26 VHS tapes

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David Earl Young was born in the United States and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He received his BA in sociology and philosopy from the University of Indianapolis, his BD in religion and anthropology from Yale University, and his MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii. He studied at Stanford University where he received his Ph.D in 1970. Young taught in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta (U of A) until his retirement in 1999. Following his retirement he moved to Japan in order to continue teaching at Kansai Gaidai University.

Throughout his career Young researched anthropology of Japan, Mexico, China, and Canada. Young also published various works.

Young is married to his wife Michiko Young and lives on the west coast of Canada.

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Materials donated by creator, David E. Young

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Audio recordings of interviews with accompanying transcripts: Psoriasis Research Project, Herbal Medicine
Botanical Field Notes and Photos
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Sweat Lodge Ceremonies video recordings

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