Dr. Vern Bullough was an historian,
sexologist, nursing researcher, author, and teacher, as well as a husband and father.
While this collection touches on all of these facets of the man, its focus is primarily
on his research and writing in the field of sexology. Particularly well represented are
the subjects of human sexuality, homosexuality, transsexuality, women (biology, gender,
politics), and prostitution. The collection also documents Bullough's social,
civic, and political advocacy including his run for the California State Assembly, work
with the ACLU, and within the LGBTQ Community.
Vernon L. Bullough (1928-2006) was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served
briefly in the US Army immediately following World War II before returning to school and
marrying his high school sweetheart Bonnie in 1947 (1927-1996). He received his BA in
history at the University of Utah (1951) and his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago
(1951 and 1954 respectively.) Bonnie, a nurse by profession, completed her bachelor’s
degree and began teaching classes in public health (with a focus on human sexuality) by
1955. She earned her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of California Los
Angeles (UCLA) followed by an MA and Ph.D. in Sociology.
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