Guide to the Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection

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Title: Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection
Creator: Dailey, Jan
Identifier/Call Number: SC.JDJM
Extent: 2.50 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1974-1996
Abstract: Jan Daily, a sex researcher and author, corresponded with Dr. John Money, sex researcher and co-founder of the Gender Identity Clinic at Johns Hopkins, for 17 years. The correspondence begins with Jan Dailey, who lived near Los Angeles International Airport, writing to Dr. Money about the effect of noise on sexual health. The collection consists of correspondence documenting a wide range of topics, from professional to personal matters, over the course of several years.
Language of Material: English

Biographical Information:

Jan Dailey is an author, publisher, and sex researcher. She co-wrote the audiobook Erotica by/for women, and was a publisher for Spectator Magazine, an adult magazine published weekly in San Francisco, California. Dailey corresponded with Dr. John Money from 1979 to 1996 on topics pertaining to sexology.
Dr. John Money was a renowned sex researcher, psychologist, author, and joint professor of pediatrics and psychiatric and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Money was born July 8, 1921 in Morrinsville, New Zealand and died July 7, 2006, Towson, Baltimore, MD. He was the founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic and Gender Identity Clinic at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and made significant contributions to our understanding of gender identity and his "lovemap." He wrote numerous articles, books, and lectures, and was interviewed on his research in gender identity and paraphilia. His articles and interviews are published by The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Psychology Today , and newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.

Scope and Contents

The Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection documents the shifting understanding of sex and gender identity in psychology and psychiatry in the late 20 th century. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence exchanged by Jan Dailey and John Money from 1979 to 1996. Topics include advice concerning Dailey's articles and columns, accounts of various World Congress of Sexology meetings, Money's "Lovemap," and Dailey's various contributions to the American Foundation for Gender and Genital Medicine and Science (AFGAGMAS). The collection also consists of articles and reviews Money included with his correspondence. These materials address gender identity, circumcision, orgasms, sexual orientation, fetishism, paraphilia, childhood sexuality, the evolution of sexuality and eroticism, pornography, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases. The collection also includes slides documenting the 1982 International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, book reviews, book announcements, articles and news clippings about John Money, and articles and news clippings on sex and gender by other authors. Each box is arranged chronologically.

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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

Janette (Jan) Morris Dailey. 1994. 1996

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Processing Information:

Tony Gardner

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1980

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1981

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1982

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1983

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1984

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1985

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1986

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1987

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1988

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1989

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, 1990

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1991

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, 1992

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, 1993

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence, 1994

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence, 1995

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence, 1996

Box 2, Folder 1

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1974

Box 2, Folder 2

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1979

Box 2, Folder 3

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1981

Box 2, Folder 4

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1982

Box 2, Folder 5

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1983

Box 2, Folder 6

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1984

Box 2, Folder 7

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1985

Box 2, Folder 8

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1986

Box 2, Folder 9

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1987

Box 2, Folder 10

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1988

Box 2, Folder 11

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1989

Box 2, Folder 12

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1990

Box 2, Folder 13

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1991

Box 2, Folder 14

John Money, Articles, Reviews, 1992

Box 2, Folder 15

John Money, Class Announcements

Box 2, Folder 16

John Money, "Doctor Of Sexology" By Constance Holden, Psychology Today, May 1988

Box 2, Folder 17

John Money, News Clippings

Box 2, Folder 18

John Money, Publisher Announcements

Box 2, Folder 19

Printed Articles

Box 3, Folder 1

Gay Parade, San Francisco, Slides, 1982 June 27

Box 3, Folder 2

"Spare Parts" By Ogi Ogas, City Paper, 1994 March 9

Box 3, Folder 3

An Interview With John Money By Nora Harlow

Box 3, Folder 4

Sexual Medicine Today, 1977 February 23-1977 March 23