Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange Navigating the Collection

Operation Ranch Hand aircraft spraying, South Vietnam

Welcome to the The Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange. If you are looking for an overview of the collection, the Finding Aid is a good place to start. The Finding Aid includes: an Introduction to the collection, written by Dr. Young; a Biographical Sketch of Dr. Young; a summary of the Scope, or coverage, of the collection; and a description of the Series, or organization. A Container List (in Portable Document Format, or PDF) shows the folder number and title for the majority of items in the collection. To view the PDF download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Approximately 1,600 documents in the collection are available online in PDF. A check mark next to a title on the Container List indicates that the document is accessible online. Click on the title to access basic bibliographic information (author, title, source, year) and a link (labeled "PDF") to the full text.

Users can also search the collection by author or keyword(s). Search results will provide basic bibliographic information and the folder number and box number for the item in the collection. When a document is available online there will be a link (labeled "PDF") at the end of the bibliographic information. Users can also contact Special Collections to make an appointment to view the complete document onsite.

Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture. Materials are obtained through donation or active collection in accordance with the established Special Collections collection development policy. Special Collections staff organize and describe materials according to archival principles and create descriptions and indexes to enhance access. Staff do not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the collections do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture.

Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange

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