The Alice Field Collection

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

Title: The Alice Field Collection
Collection No.: X7910171
Dates: 1936-1956
Quantity:

Quantity: 5 Boxes

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.
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
libknsy@indiana.edu
URL: https://kinseyinstitute.org/collections/library

Scope and Content Note

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.

Restrictions

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General

  1. Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

General

  1. Juvenile delinquency
  2. Sex research history
  3. Crime

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

19xx