Collection ID: X7905646
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
Alex Comfort, Ph.D., (1920-2000) was a British biochemist, physician, sex researcher and author of numerous works including The Joy of Sex (1972), which sold over 12 million copies. This collection contains material on homosexuality, bondage, sexual health, etc. These items were used by Comfort for research for his book "Joy of Sex". There is also material related to the Sandstone experimental sexual community where Comfort lived for a short time.
Extent:
2 Boxes, 1 Box, and 2 metal boxes
Language:
Undetermined .
Preferred citation:

[item], The Alex Comfort Collection, Library and Special Collections, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Alex Comfort Collection contains 132 archival folders and card files of professional correspondence (1958-1976), manuscripts (1975-1983), research notes, clippings, illustrations and bibliographical citations on human sexual behavior. Also included in this collection are magazines, catalogs, advertisements, sketches and commercial photographs of bondage/pseudo-aggression (1971-1978), as well as material related to the Sandstone experimental sexual community where Comfort lived for a short time (1970-1972).

The Alex Comfort collection is divided up in 3 series:

  1. Manuscripts - Personal / Biographical / Historical
  2. Bibliographical
  3. Photographic & Miscellaneous
Acquisition information:
1992-06
Dimensions:

12" h x 15" w x 4" d

10.5" h x 13" w x 15.5" d

4.5" h x 6.25" w x 15" d

General note:
  1. Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
  1. Sex research history.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Access restrictions may apply. Contact The Kinsey Institute, libknsy@indiana.edu, for further information.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

By qualified users only. Contact The Kinsey Institute, libknsy@indiana.edu, for application process.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[item], The Alex Comfort Collection, Library and Special Collections, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
The Library and Special Collections
1165 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-855-7686
libknsy@indiana.edu