United States of America : typescripts and publications

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/D/51/06
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 FL064.9
  • Dates of Creation
      1936-1967
  • Physical Description
      2 folders

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- typescript 'Social protection in wartime' by Charles Taft Address before the 50th Annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Detroit, 11 Aug 1943

- statistics showing prevalence of syphilis and gonorrhoea by cities (1942)

- typescript 'International conference reports that VD can be banished' 15 Nov 1944

- typescript 'US conference on venereal diseases' Dec 1944

- letters concerning the sending of literature and reprinting articles

- typescript of 'Act to prohibit prostitution within such reasonable distance of military and/or naval establishments....', 1954

- typescript 'Injunction and Abatement Law' for Iowa , 1954

- reprint 'Teen-Age VD' from 'Newsweek' 5 Dec 1955

- typescript 'Today's VD control problem' (United States, Feb 1959)

- banda copy of 'Forms and principles of State Social Hygiene Laws' prepared by Division of Legal and Protective Services American Social Hygiene Association, 1962

Publications :

- 'An act to further regulate interstate and foreign commerce by prohibiting the transportation therein for immoral purposes of women and girls...' 1910

- 'Summary and comparative study of the special courts in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New York', reprinted from Journal of Social Hygiene vol 9, no 6 Jun 1923

- A survey of venereal disease prevalence in Detroit' by Walter M Brunet and Mary S Edwards, United States Public Health Service, 1927

- 'Syphilis among selectees and volunteers' reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1942

- 'Syphilis among men of draft age in the United States' reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1942

- 'Federal Probation' [on prostitution] Vol VII no 2, 1943, and Sep 1950

- '38 years protecting human values on the civic front of Chicago' The Committee of Fifteen, 1945

- 'The Union Signal. A Journal of Social Welfare' vol LXXIV, no 3, 1948

- 'An act to provide for the treatment of sexual psychopaths in the District of Columbia and for other purposes' 1948

- 'Pennsylvania's new sex crime law' from Law Review, University of Pennsylvania, vol 100, 1952

- 'A comparative study of American sex statutes' by Robert C Bensing from 'Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology', vol 42, 1951 (2 copies with manuscript notes)

- 'An act to provide for the more effective prevention, detection and punishment of crime in the District of Columbia' 1953

- 'An act to provide for the treatment of users of narcotics in the District of Columbia' 1953

- 'Social Health News. Annual Report Issue', American Social Health Association 1967

- leaflet 'Committee of Fifteen constantly on the alert to guard against vice, hoodlums and racketeers'

For the following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- 'Does slavery exist in California and what can be done about it?' by Elizabeth Andrew and Katharine Bushnell, 1909 (ref 364.153409794 AND)

- 'A study of specialised courts dealing with sex delinquency. The Women's Day Court of Manhattan' Part IV by George Worthington and Ruth Topping, American Social Hygiene Association, 1922 (for Part II ref 349.77311051 WOR)

- 'The American Plan' by Edith Picton-Turbervill, 1919 (ref 349.73052534 PIC)

- 'Digest of laws and regulations relating to the prevention and control of syphilis, and gonorrhoea ...', American Social Hygiene Association (1946) (ref 349.7304436951 DIG)

- 'Results of vice suppression in New York City : annual report for 1928 of the Committee of Fourteen', London : Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1928 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'The scandal of the women's court in New York City' London : Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, [1931] (ref 305.420941 JOS)

Press cuttings: cases of alleged call girls, prostitution and venereal disease, brothels in Paris being closed to allied troops