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Harry D. Youmans Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS-3282

This collection houses research, notes, articles, reports, memos, photographs, and negatives documenting Harry D. Youmans Jr.'s education and professional work. The notes show both Youmans' college and professional career and include class notes and research for various articles. Many of the reports and memos were written during Youmans' time at the Bureau of Radiological Health (which was a part of the Food and Drug Administration) and discuss such topics as the effects of radiation and X-Ray therapy and the operation of various types of X-Ray medical equipment (including reports on specific hospitals). The collection of photographs and negatives includes numerous images of the equipment that Youmans discusses in his reports.


  • 1952-1987 May 13

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1.5 Linear Feet


This collection houses research, notes, articles, reports, memos, and photographs documenting Harry D. Youmans Jr.'s education and professional work with the Bureau of Radiological Health.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Dopson Youmans, Jr. was born on August 12, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his AB in Physics at Emory University in 1958 and completed graduate work at Emory, at Pennsylvania State University, at the National Institute of Health, and with the U. S. Army. Youmans began his career with the X-Ray division of the Westinghouse Corporation in 1954 and worked with the Georgia Institute of Tehcnlology's Engineering Experiment Station (1955-1957), with Emory University's School of Medicine (1957-1959), with AMP, Inc.'s Research Division (1959-1964), and finally with Flow Corp (1964-1965) before taking a job with the Bureau of Radiological Health. Youmans died on December 6, 1994 in Dowell, Maryland.


This collection consists of two boxes.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA