Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Oran Young Papers
Dates: ca. 1989-2010
Collection number: UArch FacP 49
Young, Oran R.
26.5 linear feet
(21 cartons and 1 flat oversize box).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: Collection contains files of Bren School faculty member Oran Young relating to his work in the areas of Arctic studies, institutional
and international environmental governance.
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Oran Young Papers. UArch FacP 49. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by Oran Young, 2011.
"Oran Young is a renowned Arctic expert and a world leader in the fields of international governance and environmental institutions.
His scientific work encompasses both basic research focusing on collective choice and social institutions, and applied research
dealing with issues pertaining to international environmental governance and the Arctic as an international region. Professor
Young served for six years as vice-president of the International Arctic Science Committee and was the founding chair of the
Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change within the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. He currently
chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change and the Steering
Committee of the Arctic Governance Project. Among the more than 20 books he has authored are The Institutional Dimensions
of Environmental Change and Governance in World Affairs."
Scope and Content of Collection
Collection is arranged in the following series:
Series I, Office Files, contains alphabetical subject files from Young's campus office. Files are generally titled as received. (8 cartons).
Series II, IDGEC, contains the following subseries: General, Administrative (Dartmouth IPO), Projects - Carbon Cycle, and Scientific. Files
are titled and arranged as received. Files relating to IDGEC can also be found in the Office Files and Meetings series. (7
Series III, IHDP, contains the following subseries: General, and Core Projects. Files are titled and arranged as received. Files relating to
IHDP can also be found in the Office Files and Meetings series. (3 cartons).
Series IV, Meetings, Workshops & Conferences, contains files on meetings for various organizations that Young belonged to (primarily IDGEC, IHDP, ESSP). Arranged chronologically
by meeting date. The IDGEC and IHDP series also contain files relating to meetings for those organizations. (4 cartons).
Series V, Courses, contains planning, schedules, readers, etc. for courses taught by Young at Dartmouth and UCSB. Arranged by course number.
Many of the files are labeled by Young and his office in acronyms or abbreviations. The best effort has been made to "translate"
these abbreviations in the guide. The most common are also listed below.
List of Common Abbreviations:
- CCU = Circumpolar Conservation Union
- ESSP = Earth System Science Partnership
- GCP = Global Carbon Project
- HDP = Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme
- IASC = International Arctic Science Committee
- ICSU = International Council for Science
- IDGEC = Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
- IGBP = International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
- IGFA = International Group of Funding Agencies
- IHDP = International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
- IPO = International Project Office
- NSF = National Science Foundation
- [P]GSD = [Program for] Governance of Sustained Development
- SSC = Scientific Steering Committee
- UNEP = United Nations Environment Programme
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Young, Oran R.
International environmental governance
International Human Dimensions Programme on Environmental Change
Environmental sciences--Arctic regions.
In Special Collections:
- UCSB, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management Collection, UArch 24.
- UCSB, Environmental Studies Program Collection, UArch 76.
Books by Oran Young are searchable in the online catalog, Pegasus, and are located primarily in the Main and Sciences-Engineering