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Vern L. Bullough Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Vern L. Bullough Papers, 1829-2007Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1966-2006

ID: SC/VLB

Primary Creator: Bullough, Vern L. (1928-2006)

Other Creators: Bullough, Bonnie (1927-1996)

Extent: 179.17 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Personal Files, 1942-2007

Series II: Professional Files, 1829-2006

        Subseries A: Office Files, 1951-2006

        Subseries B: Subject Files, 1837-2006

        Subseries C: Writing, 1956-2006

                Subseries 1: Monographs, 1957-2006

                Subseries 2: Book Chapters and other Contributions, 1970-2005

                Subseries 3: Journal and Magazine Articles, 1956-2006

                Subseries 4: Speeches and Paper Presentations, 1963-2006

                Subseries 5: Book Reviews, 1964-2006

        Subseries D: Related Works, 1829-2005

        Subseries E: Refereed Manuscripts and Grant Proposals, 1967-2006

        Subseries F: Professional Organizations and Conferences, 1953-2006

                Subseries1: Historical Associations, 1953-2006

                Subseries 2: Medical and Nursing Associations, 1958-2006

                Subseries 3: Center for Sex Research at CSUN, 1975-2003

                Subseries 4: Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1967-2006

        Subseries G: Teaching, 1967-2000

Series III. Advocacy, 1928-2006

        Subseries A: American Civil Liberties Union, 1953-2005

        Subseries B: Humanism, 1951-2006

        Subseries C: LGBTQ Rights Organizations, 1928-2006

        Subseries D: Political Issues and Campaigns, 1952-2006

        Subseries E: Other Advocacy and Civic Organizations, 1950-2006

Date Acquired: 12/09/1993. More info below under Accruals.

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: French, English, German, Chinese, Swedish

Abstract

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Vern and Bonnie had two sons (David, 1954 and James, 1956), the oldest dying tragically when hit by a car during the Bullough's 1967 Fulbright year in Egypt. They expanded their family further through adoption: an American-born Korean boy named Steven (1958), a mixed-raced African American/Caucasian girl named Susan (1961), and an African American boy named Michael (1966).

Vern was an Associate Professor of History at Youngstown University from 1954-1959 before moving his family to the San Fernando Valley where he taught from 1959-1980. During much of this time, Bonnie held a faculty position in the School of Nursing at UCLA. In 1982, she was offered a deanship at the School of Nursing at State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo. The couple decided to accept and Vern received a teaching position in the history department at SUNY College Buffalo, where he later served as dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

As an historian, Vern authored such titles as Man in Western Civilization and Deterrence in Military History but he also worked extensively with his wife. Many of their co-authored or co-edited works dealt with nursing or human sexuality. Their credits include Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender; Women and Prostitution: A Social History; and The Emergence of Modern Nursing. This collaboration with Bonnie spurred Vern on to pursue a degree in nursing. He earned that degree from California State University Long Beach in 1981 and later taught human sexuality courses at several universities including SUNY Buffalo, UCLA, and the University of Southern California.

Vern was active both professionally and personally. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Medieval Academy, American Historical Association, American Nursing Association, Sexuality Education and Information Council of the United States (SECICUS), and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).  He was also the co-founder the now defunct Center for Sex Research at CSUN with Dr. James Elias. Vern worked as society officers, on several committees, and organized several lectures, workshops, and conferences, and presented several academic papers. Personally, he was active in local politics, running for California State Assembly in 1970, was a founding member of the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley, and was active in the ACLU in Youngstown, Los Angeles, and Buffalo.

After Bonnie’s death in 1996 Vern formed a domestic partnership with former colleague Gwen Brewer, member of the CSUN English Department, in 1998.Vern passed away June 21, 2006.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Dr. Vern Bullough was an historian, sexologist, nurse, researcher, author, teacher, husband, and father. While the collection touches on all 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 in 1970, work with the ACLU, and within the LGBT Community. The collection has been divided into three major series: Personal Files (1942-2007), Professional Files (1829-2006) which has been further divided into seven subseries, and Advocacy (1928-2006), which has been divided into five subseries.

Series I, Personal Files (1942-2007), includes materials regarding his family and education. The latter consists primarily of class notes and research papers written by Bullough. The materials dating from the late 1970s to the early 1980s are specific to his nursing degree.

Series II, Professional Files, consists of seven subseries which constitute the bulk of the collection. Office files (1951-2006), Subject files (1837-2006), Writing (1956-2006), Related Works (1829-2005), Refereed Manuscripts and Grant Proposals (1967-2006), Professional Organizations and Conferences (1953-2006), and Teaching (1967-2000). Office Files consist of business correspondence including that with publishers not previously filed with associated publication, book announcements and reviews of Bullough’s work, grant proposals in which he was named investigator or consultant, and legal materials for cases in which he lent his name to support adjudication or was asked to be a witness. This series also includes materials peripheral to Bullough’s teaching pedagogy including correspondence with universities and their governance, and information regarding labor unions and their activities. Materials are arranged alphabetically. Subject Files consists of topical research and subject files. These include varied topics of interest related to the research and writing of the Drs. Bullough. Particularly well represented are cross-dressing, homosexuality, transsexuality, women (biology, gender, politics), and prostitution. These are arranged alphabetically. Writing consists of Monographs, including drafts of several books (co)written and/ or (co)edited by Bullough. Files may also include relevant correspondence, some research material, and requests for revision. Works include encyclopedia, bibliographies, and other editions edited or complied by Bullough. Note that in some cases not all entries were included in the final version of the work. Material is arranged alphabetically, first by title of the work. Book Chapters and other Contributions includes contributions to books other than those (co)written or (co)edited by Bullough. These contributions include full chapters, encyclopedia entries, introductions, and forewords. Also included is relevant correspondence that Dr. Bullough had filed with his drafts and/or completed contributions. Journal and Magazine Articles includes research material, drafts, correspondence, revision requests, published and unpublished articles, and reprints and are arranged alphabetically by title. Speeches and Paper Presentations consists of the text of speeches and paper presentations, and often includes relevant correspondence. Note that in some cases the presentation may not be present. These are arranged alphabetically by title. Book Reviews includes drafts, correspondence, and published reviews written by Bullough. Related Works consists of manuscripts not written by either of the Bulloughs. These materials are relevant to the fields within which the Bulloughs worked; however, it is unclear as to how they found their way into the collection. Refereed Manuscripts and Grant Proposals consists of manuscripts and grant proposals on which Bullough was asked to comment by publisher or funding agency. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Professional Organizations and Conferences include Historical Associations, consisting of materials related to his membership and involvement in organizations such as the American Historical Society and the Medieval Institute. Medical and Nursing Associations houses materials related to his involvement with organizations such as the American Nursing Association and the Sexuality Education and Information Council of the United States. Center for Sex Research at CSUN, materials primarily refer to either the 1995 or the 1997 International Congress on Gender, Cross Dressing, and Sex Issues (Van Nuys, California and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania respectively) or the 1997 International Conference on Prostitution (Van Nuys, California) and include paper proposals, registration information, and other planning documents. Bullough was co-chair for the 1995 conference. Materials from each conference have been kept together and are arranged alphabetically within those units. Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, includes materials relevant to Bullough's role within the organization including but not limited to his service as a Society officer, including President and as a member of the Awards and Publications Committees. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject. Teaching consists of course syllabi, tests, reading lists, and lecture notes for classes taught by Bullough. These are arranged alphabetically by course title. Materials also include handouts that may have been used for multiple classes. These are interfiled with the course materials, alphabetically by title. Student work, rosters, and grade books have been removed from the collection.

Series III, Advocacy, consists of five subseries: American Civil Liberties Union (1953-2005), Humanism (1951-2006), LGBTQ Organizations (1951-2005), Political Issues and Campaigns (1952-2006), and Other Advocacy and Civic Organizations (1928-2006). The American Civil Liberties Union materials consists of administrative records such as those from the Board of Directors and various committees as well as working files concerning issues on which the organization took a stance, such as The United States Postal Service investigation techniques, Comstock Laws, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject. Humanism includes material related to his advocacy with such organizations and the American Humanist Association, The Ethical Cultural Society, and the Universalist Unitarian Church and is arranged alphabetically. LGBTQ Organizations consists of materials from several organizations, the most well represented being the Committee on Gay and Lesbian History. Materials are arranged alphabetically. Political Issues and Campaigns covers political causes Bullough was involved in including, but not limited to political campaigns (his own as well as those he supported or showed an interest in) and Proposition 14 (1964) regarding the Rumsford Fair Housing Act (1963) and are arranged alphabetically by subject. Other Advocacy and Civic Organizations is a small series containing materials from organizations such as the American Red Cross and Planned Parenthood and is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006

Alternate Extent Statement: 4.2 GB of Digital Files

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: Vern L. Bullough

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, 2018


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Personal Files, 1942-2007]
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Series I: Personal Files, 1942-2007Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Adoption, 1965 January 10-2006 April 25Save to your list.
Folder 2: Adoption, 1964 March 12-2005 July 24Save to your list.
Folder 3: Adoption, Open Door Society, 1967-1973Save to your list.
Folder 4: Adoption, Open Door Society, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Adoption, Open Door Society, 1975-1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: Adoption, Open Door Society, 1981-1983Save to your list.
Folder 7: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, April 1981-April 1983Save to your list.
Folder 8: American Airlines, 1982 December 7-1983 April 30Save to your list.
Folder 9: American Contract Bridge League, March 1986-May 1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: Arts, May 1982-March 1992Save to your list.
Folder 11: Automotive, May 1997-December 1999Save to your list.
Folder 12: Awards, 1993-2005Save to your list.
Folder 13: Bedrock, Inc. Stock Purchase, 2000-2001Save to your list.
Folder 14: Benson, John, March 1997-September 1999Save to your list.
Folder 15: BiographySave to your list.
Folder 16: Blank PostcardsSave to your list.
Folder 17: Block, Susan, 2001 January 25-26Save to your list.
Folder 18: Bockting, Walter O., 1995Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Education, City of Buffalo, 1986 December 8Save to your list.
Folder 2: Brewer, Gwen, July 1999-December 2007Save to your list.
Folder 3: Bridge Buff, September 1987-June 1993Save to your list.
Folder 4: The Bridge Centre, Inc., July 1992-November 2000Save to your list.
Folder 5: Bridge Clubs Newsletters, November 1985-May 1998Save to your list.
Folder 6: Bridge Clubs, 1983-1992Save to your list.
Folder 7: Bridge Clubs, September 1993-June 2002Save to your list.
Folder 8: Buffalo State College, March 1998-April 2000Save to your list.
Folder 9: Bullough, Bonnie, 1967-1994Save to your list.
Folder 10: Bullough, Bonnie, 1995-2004Save to your list.
Folder 11: Bonnie Bullough Endowed Lectureship, UCLA, 1996-2005Save to your list.
Folder 12: Bullough, Darwin and Karen, 1986-2004Save to your list.
Folder 13: Bullough, David, January 1966-July 2000Save to your list.
Folder 14: Bullough, David, Flags and PostcardsSave to your list.
Folder 15: David Bullough Memorial Awards, 1964-2004Save to your list.
Folder 16: Bullough, David Vernon and Augusta, 1969-2003Save to your list.
Folder 17: Bullough, David Vernon and Augusta, Greeting Cards, 1975-1995Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Bullough, Duane and Gladene, 1962-2002Save to your list.
Folder 2: Bullough Family, 1953-2005Save to your list.
Folder 3: Bullough Family History, 1961-2005Save to your list.
Folder 4: Bullough Family Trust, 1964-1998Save to your list.
Folder 5: Bullough, James, June 1976-August 1977Save to your list.
Folder 6: Bullough, Steven, December 1958-March 2002Save to your list.
Folder 7: Bullough, Susan, April 1966-August 2001Save to your list.
Folder 8: Bullough, William, November 1953-December 1996Save to your list.
Folder 9: Bullough-Latsch, James and Family, June 1980-May 1998Save to your list.
Folder 10: Bullough-Latsch, James and FamilySave to your list.
Folder 11: Bullough, Vern and Family, 1947-2002Save to your list.
Folder 12: Bumper StickersSave to your list.
Folder 13: California State University, Long Beach, 1997-2000Save to your list.
Folder 14: California State University, Northridge, May 1968-July 2005Save to your list.
Folder 15: Central Intelligence Agency, January-March 1976Save to your list.
Folder 16: Clippings, September 1984-March 1988Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Condolences, 1967-1998Save to your list.
Folder 2: ContactsSave to your list.
Folder 3: ContactsSave to your list.
Folder 4: Continuing Education, April 1989-April 2003Save to your list.
Folder 5: "Dr. Vern Bullough Ph.D., RN: The Life of a Sexologist" by Larsen, Donna, 2004Save to your list.
Folder 6: Education, California State University, Long Beach, 1976-1982Save to your list.
Folder 9: Education, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980-1981Save to your list.
Folder 10: Education, University of Chicago, July 1948-December 1951Save to your list.
Folder 11: Education, University of Chicago, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 12: Education, University of Chicago, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 13: Education, University of Chicago, 1953-1954Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Education, University of ChicagoSave to your list.
Folder 2: Education, University of ChicagoSave to your list.
Folder 3: Education, University of ChicagoSave to your list.
Folder 4: Education, University of ChicagoSave to your list.
Folder 5: Education, University of Utah, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 6: Education, University of Utah, 1949-1950Save to your list.
Folder 7: FBI File, 1966-1979Save to your list.
Folder 8: Ferman, Jack and FlorenceSave to your list.
Folder 9: Financial Information, 1967-2003Save to your list.
Folder 10: General Correspondence A-B, 1955-2005Save to your list.
Folder 11: General Correspondence C-D, 1959-2005Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: General Correspondence E-I, 1966-2001Save to your list.
Folder 2: General Correspondence J-M, 1962-2005Save to your list.
Folder 3: General Correspondence N-R, 1964-2001Save to your list.
Folder 4: General Correspondence S, 1962-2004Save to your list.
Folder 5: General Correspondence T-Z, 1962-2003Save to your list.
Folder 6: General Correspondence, 1960-1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1986-2005Save to your list.
Folder 8: General CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 9: Greeting Cards, 1961-1996Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Greeting Cards, 1997-2005Save to your list.
Folder 2: Greeting CardsSave to your list.
Folder 3: Greeting CardsSave to your list.
Folder 4: Greeting CardsSave to your list.
Folder 5: Greeting CardsSave to your list.
Folder 6: Hayworth (Bullough), Michael, 1979-1983Save to your list.
Folder 7: Hayworth (Bullough), Michael, 1980-2002Save to your list.
Folder 8: Hayworth (Bullough), Michael, 1986-2002Save to your list.
Folder 9: House, 1969-2005Save to your list.
Folder 10: Humor, 1998-2004Save to your list.
Folder 11: Hyde (née Bullough), Karen and Family, 1984-2005Save to your list.
Folder 12: Identification and Membership, 1968-1999Save to your list.
Folder 13: In Memoriam, 1986-1998Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: Legal Documents, 1966-2005Save to your list.
Folder 2: Letters of Recommendation, 1947, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 3: Loyalty Oaths, Personal, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 4: Lucki, Emil and Pauline, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 5: Maybee, Jam, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 6: McMartin, VirginiaSave to your list.
Folder 7: Military Benefits, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 8: Moskovitz, Jack, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 9: Mugas, John, 1994-1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: Mystic Arts BooksSave to your list.
Folder 11: Naroll, Raoul, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 12: Pedrotti (née Brewer), Carla and Family, 2005Save to your list.
Folder 13: Personal Loans, 1991-1993Save to your list.
Folder 14: Pioneer AwardSave to your list.
Folder 15: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 1Save to your list.
Folder 16: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 1Save to your list.
Folder 17: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 2Save to your list.
Folder 18: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 2Save to your list.
Folder 19: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 3Save to your list.
Folder 20: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 3Save to your list.
Folder 21: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 4Save to your list.
Folder 22: The Polygamist, unpublished fiction draft 4Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Postal Inspection Service File, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 2: Real Estate, 1968-1998Save to your list.
Folder 3: Sanchez, EvelynSave to your list.
Folder 4: Sigma Theta Tau, 1996-2001Save to your list.
Folder 5: Sigma Theta Tau, 2004Save to your list.
Folder 6: Spring North American Bridge Championships, 1988 March 18-27Save to your list.
Folder 7: State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985-2000Save to your list.
Folder 8: State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997-2005Save to your list.
Folder 9: Travel, 1942-1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: Travel, 1976-2004Save to your list.
Folder 11: University of Chicago, 1971-2000Save to your list.
Folder 12: University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1959-2002Save to your list.
Folder 13: University of Southern California, 1996-2002Save to your list.
Folder 14: University of Utah Alumni Association, 1970-1992Save to your list.
Folder 15: University of Utah Bullough Lecture in History, 2003-2005Save to your list.
Folder 16: University of Utah Bullough Lecture in Nursing, 1997-2004Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: University of Utah Gifts, 1998-2003Save to your list.
Folder 2: Untitled Novel Draft, Unknown AuthorSave to your list.
Folder 3: West High School, 1952-2005Save to your list.
Folder 4: Youngstown, 1959-1978Save to your list.
Box 360Save to your list.
Folder 1: TravelSave to your list.
Box 363Save to your list.
Folder 1: Bridge ClubsSave to your list.
Folder 2: Bullough Family HistorySave to your list.
Folder 3: Hayward (Bullough), MichaelSave to your list.
Box 364Save to your list.
Folder 1: The American University in Cairo, 1975-1988Save to your list.
Folder 2: Bullough, BonnieSave to your list.
Folder 3: Bullough, DavidSave to your list.
Folder 4: Bullough FamilySave to your list.
Folder 5: Bullough Family HistorySave to your list.
Folder 6: Bullough, JamesSave to your list.
Folder 7: Bullough, VernSave to your list.
Folder 8: Bullough, Vern and FamilySave to your list.
Folder 9: Cross DressingSave to your list.
Folder 10: Ethnographic Tribal MasksSave to your list.
Folder 11: General Files, G, Grenier, Judd, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 12: General Files, RueckertSave to your list.
Folder 13: General Files, SSave to your list.
Folder 14: Giedt, Harold and HelenSave to your list.
Folder 15: Hayworth (Bullough), Michael, 1979-1983Save to your list.
Folder 16: Hyde, JordanSave to your list.
Folder 17: Hyde (née Bullough), Karen and FamilySave to your list.
Folder 18: Kane, AriadneSave to your list.
Folder 19: Personal PhotographsSave to your list.
Folder 20: Prince, VirginiaSave to your list.
Folder 21: Sanchez, EvelynSave to your list.
Folder 22: State University of New York at BuffaloSave to your list.
Folder 23: Stone, EdwinSave to your list.
Box 367Save to your list.
Item 1: Bullough, Steven Class Art ProjectSave to your list.
Item 2: Bullough, Steven Class Art ProjectSave to your list.
Item 3: Bullough, Vern Name BadgeSave to your list.
Item 4: Marriage ProposalSave to your list.
Box 368Save to your list.
Folder 1: Sigma Theta Tau ChordsSave to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 1Save to your list.
Item 1: Art ProjectsSave to your list.

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