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Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection



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Title: Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection, 1974-1996Save to your list.


Primary Creator: Dailey, Jan

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1994. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Dailey, Jan - Correspondence, Money, John, 1921-2006 -- Correspondence, Noise - Psychological aspects, Sexology

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English


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.

Biographical Note

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 John 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 John Hopkins School of Medicine, Psychology Today, and newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jan Dailey and John Money Correspondence Collection documents the shifting understanding of sex and gender identity in psychology and psychiatry in the late 20th 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Dailey, Jan - Correspondence
Money, John, 1921-2006 -- Correspondence
Noise - Psychological aspects

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1996

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Janette (Jan) Morris Dailey

Related Materials: This collection is a part of the Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender.

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

Processing Information: Tony Gardner

Finding Aid Revision History: Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

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Folder 1: Gay Parade, San Francisco, Slides, 1982 June 27Save to your list.
Folder 2: "Spare Parts" By Ogi Ogas, City Paper, 1994 March 9Save to your list.
Folder 3: An Interview With John Money By Nora HarlowSave to your list.
Folder 4: Sexual Medicine Today, 1977 February 23-1977 March 23Save to your list.

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