The J. Kenneth Davidson & Nelwyn Moore Collection

Finding aid prepared by staff and volunteers of Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections, Indiana University.

Title: The J. Kenneth Davidson & Nelwyn Moore Collection
Collection No.: X9376423
Dates: 1970-2005, bulk 1990-1999

Quantity: 38 Boxes

Abstract: The Davidson-Moore Collection contains materials related to the research of Dr. J. Kenneth Davidson Sr., professor emeritus of sociology and former coordinator of family studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Dr. Nelwyn B. Moore, professor emeritus, Texas State University-San Marcos. The collection currently includes correspondence, publications, research, grant applications, presentations/lectures, and a categorized/ numbered collection of 10,000+ articles regarding the topics of Contraception, Family Planning, Physiology, Sex Attitudes, Sex Behavior, and Sex Knowledge. Davidson and Moore have refereed many published manuscripts, of which the collection includes much original data and research material. The topics of the publications include sexual fantasies, premarital sexual intercourse, college-level sex education, sex attitudes and behavior, female sexuality, guilt, masturbation, parenting, orgasm, and contraception.
Language: Undetermined .
Repository: The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University
1165 E. Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Business Number: 812-855-7686

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes 30 boxes of research articles, ½ box of biographical information and publications, 4 ½ boxes of manuscripts/correspondence/grants/presentations, 1 box of teaching materials, and 2 boxes of codebooks.

The Davidson-Moore Collection is divided into 6 series:

  1. Biographical/Publications
  2. Manuscripts/Presentations/Grants/Correspondence
  3. Teaching Materials
  4. Data/Codebooks
  5. Research Articles Collection
  6. Indexed Journal Articles


Access Restrictions:

Access restrictions may apply. Contact The Kinsey Institute,, for further information.

Usage Restrictions:

By qualified users only. Contact The Kinsey Institute,, for application process.


  1. Wake Forest


  1. Contraception
  2. Family Planning
  3. Physiology
  4. Sex Attitudes
  5. Sex Behavior
  6. Sex Knowledge
  7. Sociology
  8. Sexuality Reader
  9. G-spot
  10. Adoption
  11. Premarital
  12. Female Sexuality

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item], The J. Kenneth Davidson & Nelwyn Moore Collection, Library and Special Collections, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Acquisition Information