Himes, Norman E. papers, 1918-1956 (inclusive), 1925-1950 (bulk). B MS c77

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Himes, Norman E. papers, 1918-1956 (inclusive), 1925-1950 (bulk). B MS c77


Himes (1899-1949) (Harvard, Ph.D. 1932) was a teacher-scholar in the field of sociology and economics. He taught at Colgate University (1932-1942) and at other colleges in the U.S. and abroad. His research and writing focused on population problems, history of contraception and the birth control movement, and marriage and family relations. During World War II he served with the Office of the Surgeon General in the U.S. Army.
Contains correspondence files; manuscripts of books, articles, and speeches; and other materials relating to his research, writing, and teaching activities. Correspondence is with sociologists, economists, historians, medical practitioners and lay figures prominent in the birth control movement, individuals in the publishing business, and other colleagues and personal friends. Subject files pertain to the medical history of contraception; the Carver festschrift; his contributions to Marriage Hygiene, a journal published in India; the course on marriage and the family that he taught at Colgate; and his books and research projects. Personal correspondence concerns his academic career, with some other material relating to his military and government service, and documents, photographs, and bibliographies. Manuscript files include typescripts, notes, drafts, and published and unpublished articles and books, pamphlets, and contributions to books. The collection also contains material, 1919-1925, from Harvard, such as lecture and reading notes, syllabi, and course papers; class record books, 1930-1940; student papers and course materials; clippings; reprints; and phonograph record, 1946, on German youth. Correspondents include: Percy Clark, Harry Cutner, Earl Hamilton, Stella Hanau, Frank Hankins (1877-1970), Marie Kopp, Emily Mudd, Margaret Sanger, Joseph Spengler, Christopher Tietze (1908- ), Robert Weinberg, and Joseph Zborowski.

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