Manuscripts, survey responses, correspondence,
galley proofs, notes, and miscellaneous typescripts created and collected by
writer, journalist and activist Allen Young. The bulk of the collection
consists of materials relating to the gay male portion of
The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gay Men Speak Out
About Sexual Experiences & Lifestyles
(1979), the first
comprehensive survey of the homosexual community, which Young co-authored with
writer Karla Jay. The collection also includes materials relating to the
article, "The Gay Report on Sexually Transmitted Diseases," published in the
American Journal of Public Health (1981),
on which Young collaborated with Karla Jay, Don Barrett and William W.
Allen Young was born in Liberty, New York in 1941, and spent his
childhood on a poultry farm in the Catskill Mountains. An openly gay writer,
journalist and activist, he earned an MA from Columbia School of Journalism and
a second MA from Stanford University's Institute of Latin American Studies. He
was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a grant from the
Inter-American Press Association, which allowed him to live and research in
Brazil and Chile. Young has written on gay liberation, politics and Latin
America for numerous publications, including
The Body Politic,
Christian Science Monitor,
The New York Times and the
New Left Review (London). He has also been a
staff writer for
The Washington Post and the
Liberation News Service, and was once
characterized by the CIA as an "infamous homosexual writer."
3 archive boxes + 3 archive
cartons + 2 oversize flat boxes (6.2 linear feet).
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