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Martinson (Floyd M.) Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Floyd M. Martinson Collection
    Creator: Martinson, Floyd Mansfield, 1916-
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.FMM
    Extent: 6.90 linear feet
    Extent: 4.81 Gigabytes
    Date (inclusive): 1940-2000
    Abstract: The Floyd M. Martinson Collection consists primarily of reproductions of secondary source material used by Dr. Martinson in his research regarding the family and the development of sexuality in children.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    A native of Minnesota, Dr. Floyd M. Martinson (1916-2000) was a professor of Sociology and Anthropology (1945-1982) and a Research Professor (1982-2000) at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Dr. Martinson wrote prolifically regarding the family and the development of sexuality in children and is best known for The Sexual Life of Children   (1994). Several of his writings are available online at the Floyd M. Martinson Memorial Republication Project.
    He was named a Fulbright Research Scholar in 1980 and was the recipient of the Alfred C. Kinsey Award in 1988. He was also active in several professional organizations, including the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, the International Academy of Sex Research, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex.
    Dr. Martinson was also a devoted family man. Married in 1946 to Beatrice Awes, the couple had five children and 7 grandchildren at the time of his death.

    Scope and Contents

    The Floyd M. Martinson Collection consists primarily of Dr. Martinson's secondary research material, including marginalia. The majority of the collection consists of reproductions; dates recorded refer to original publication dates. The collection has been separated into two series: Martinson Files (1947-2000) and Research Files (1940-1999).
    Series I, Martinson Files, includes his writings, notes, and audio recordings of Martinson on a Canadian radio show. The series includes limited biographical information and is arranged alphabetically.
    Series II, Research Files, consists of Dr. Martinson's secondary research material, almost exclusively reproductions of academic articles, and is arranged alphabetically by author. This series also includes audio recordings produced by various professional organizations, primarily the National Council on Family Relations.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Martinson Files, 1947-2000
    Series II: Research Files, 1940-1999

    Related Materials:

    Papers of Floyd Martinson, 1947-2000   at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Beatrice Martinson, 03/27/2001.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Processing Information:

    April Feldman, 2015

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Audiovisual materials