Collection ID: X7910171
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
Alice Withrow Field (1909-1960) was a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist. This collection is comprised of papers, statistical and criminal reports, professional correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, charts, publication drafts, and legal information regarding criminal cases of sexual offenders and the relevant penal codes for New York City. The two foci of the collection are materials pertaining to the New York City Sex Offender study, and materials concerning cases in the Women's Court and Wayward Minors' Court.
Extent:
5 Boxes
Language:
Undetermined .
Preferred citation:

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

Background

Scope and Content:

Collection contains papers, research materials, correspondence, manuscripts and other materials pertaining to the New York City Sex Offender Study and the Women's Court and Wayward Minor's Court.

The New York Sex offender study (1951-1956) consists of extensive notes on the study, sex offense trial case notes (1951-1954), notes and literature regarding NYC penal codes and legislative acts pertaining to sex offenses, published bulletins from the Chief City Magistrate regarding new or amended crime-oriented legislative bills, and correspondence with Alfred Kinsey (1945-1955) and with the NYC magistrates regarding the study.

The materials pertaining to the Women's Court and Wayward Minors' Court under the New York City Department of Probation (1940-1945) includes legal and statistical documents, reports, memoranda, two Masters theses on minors' court issues, data sheets on minors' court cases (1936-1943), and a series of 49 filed reports on female minors.

The remainder of the collection is comprised of U.S. and international crime research publications and notes, clippings, manuscripts, journal articles and offprints (1943-1951), correspondence with Dr. Robert Latou Dickinson (1939-1943) and other miscellaneous correspondence.

Acquisition information:
19xx
General note:
  1. Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
  1. Juvenile delinquency
  2. Sex research history
  3. Crime

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 Alice Field 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