Guide to the Stanford University, Center for Research on Women, Female sexuality Project Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0829
Creator: Yalom, Marilyn collector
Title: Stanford University, Center for Research on Women, female sexuality project records
Dates: 1973-1991
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Summary: Questionnaire masters, completed forms, correspondence, reports, and other records from a 1977-78 study of "communication between mothers and college-aged daughters on the subject of sexuality" undertaken by Marilyn Yalom, Suzanne Estler, and Wenda Brewster at Stanford University's Center for Research on Women. Questionnaires were completed by members of the class of 1954 at Stanford University and Wellesley College and by members of the Stanford class of 1980. Collection also includes miscellaneous papers of Yalom including correspondence, photographs, articles, and biographical materials.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Stanford University, Center for Research on Women, Female Sexuality Project Records (SC0829). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Marilyn Yalom received her BA in French from Wellesley and her MA in German and French from Harvard, completing a PhD in comparative literature at Johns Hopkins, 1963. She has been affiliated with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University (formerly the Institute for Research on Women and Gender) since 1976.

Description of the Collection

Questionnaire masters, completed forms, correspondence, reports, and other records from a 1977-78 study of "communication between mothers and college-aged daughters on the subject of sexuality" undertaken by Marilyn Yalom, Suzanne Estler, and Wenda Brewster at Stanford University's Center for Research on Women. Questionnaires were completed by members of the class of 1954 at Stanford University and Wellesley College and by members of the Stanford class of 1980. Collection also includes miscellaneous papers of Yalom including correspondence, photographs, articles, and biographical materials.

Access Terms

Stanford University. Class of 1954.
Stanford University. Class of 1980.
Wellesley College. Class of 1954.
Yalom, Marilyn collector
Mothers and daughters.
Women --Sexual behavior.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

M. Yalom – Correspondence 1986-87

Box 1, Folder 2

Marilyn Yalom: Curriculum Vitae, 1987-1991

Box 1, Folder 3

Course Evaluation: Marilyn Yalom

Box 1, Folder 4

Public Lectures: Marilyn Yalom, 1973-81

Box 1, Folder 5

Marilyn Yalom – Newspaper Clippings, 1983-86

Box 1, Folder 6

Post-Conference Letters (Poetry Conference), 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Government-Corporate-Academia: Linkage Meeting 11/16/84

Box 1, Folder 8

West Coast Women Writers (conference and book), correspondence, 1980-83

Box 1, Folder 9

West Coast Women Writers, correspondence, 1980-84

Box 1, Folder 10

Victorian Women – Reviews

Box 1, Folder 11

Coming to Light – Reviews

Box 1, Folder 12

Coming to Light – Contract U. of Michigan Press

Box 1, Folder 13

SWOPSI – Winter 1977 Female Sexuality – Misc.

Box 1, Folder 14

Related Bibliography

Box 1, Folder 15

“How Comfortable Are You Talking About Sex?” Questionnaire, completed copies

Box 1, Folder 16

Master – Mother Questionnaire (as sent out 7&8/77) to Wellesley and Stanford 1954

Box 1, Folder 17

Cover Letters

Box 1, Folder 18

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 19

Mother Questionnaire 3/77

Box 1, Folder 20

Proposal for Human Subjects Committee

Box 1, Folder 21

Human Subjects Panel

Box 2, Folder 1

“Women of the Fifties: Their Past Sexual Experiences and Current Sexual Attitudes in the Context of Mother-Daughter Relationships” [paper]

Box 2, Folder 2

“Where is the Sexual Revolution? A Study of Mother/Daughter Communication and Generational Change”

Box 2, Folder 3

“What Ought to Be and What Was: Women’s Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century” (by Carl Degler)

Box 2, Folder 4

“Courses on Women Spring 1978” –prepared by CROW [poster]

Box 2, Folder 5

SWOPSI Sponsor’s Statement and related papers (includes some duplicates)

Box 2, Folder 6

Penultimate draft: “Changes in Female Sexuality”

Box 2, Folder 7

“Communication on Female Sexuality Between Mothers and College-Age Daughters”

Box 2, Folder 8

“CROW Reports, No.36: Dédoublement in the Fiction of George Sand”

Box 2, Folder 9

Wellesley Class of 1954 – Roll Call 1974

Box 2, Folder 10

Misc. Photos and Slides

Box 2, Folder 11

Misc. CROW notecards/postcard invites

Box 2, Folder 12

Misc. related to female sexuality questionnaires (follow up)

Box 2, Folder 13

Jing Lyman lectures Fall 1983: Love and Work – “The Challenge for the Family” [poster]

Box 2, Folder 14

Letter to Marilyn Yalom from Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1979

Box 2, Folder 15

“Women Writers of the West Coast” book reviews (and related articles)

Box 2, Folder 16

Articles about Female Sexuality Project study results

Box 2, Folder 17

Jessamyn West obituary

Box 3, Folder 1

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #1-15 (plus 2 unnumbered)

Box 3, Folder 2

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #16-30

Box 3, Folder 3

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #31-45

Box 3, Folder 4

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #46-60

Box 3, Folder 5

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #61-75

Box 3, Folder 6

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford alums-- #76-93 [end]

Box 4, Folder 1

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #1-15

Box 4, Folder 2

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #16-30

Box 4, Folder 3

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #31-45

Box 4, Folder 4

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #46-60

Box 4, Folder 5

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #61-75

Box 4, Folder 6

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #76-90

Box 5, Folder 1

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #91-105

Box 5, Folder 2

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #106-120

Box 5, Folder 3

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #121-135

Box 5, Folder 4

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #136-150

Box 5, Folder 5

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #151-165

Box 6, Folder 1

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #166-180

Box 6, Folder 2

Completed Questionnaires – Stanford Class 1980-- #181-184 (#181 missing) [end]

Box 6, Folder 3

Completed Questionnaires – Wellesley alums-- #1-15 [#2 missing]

Box 6, Folder 4

Completed Questionnaires – Wellesley alums-- #16-30

Box 6, Folder 5

Completed Questionnaires – Wellesley alums-- #31-45

Box 6, Folder 6

Completed Questionnaires – Wellesley alums-- #46-49 [end]

Box 6, Folder 7

Extra packages (blank) – Stanford alums – invites to participate (x4; one packet includes envelope)

Box 6, Folder 8

Extra blank packages—Stanford alums (x4; incl. sample package and one with envelope)

Box 6, Folder 9

Extra blank pages – Stanford class 1980 questionnaire – cover, pink sheet, questionnaire (x3)

Box 6, Folder 10

Extra packages – Wellesley alums (x4)

Box 6, Folder 11

“Appendix D”