Committee for Research in Problems of Sex, 1920-1965

The Committee for Research in Problems of Sex (CRPS) was established in 1922 within the National Research Council's Division of Medical Sciences with the cooperation of the Bureau of Social Hygiene and support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The Committee's purpose was to investigate what at the time were considered fundamental sex problems in the fields of morphology, physiology, and psychology. The Committee's original membership thus included representatives of biology, physiology, psychology, psychopathology, and sociology.

The first twenty years of CRPS activity saw the discovery of the first known estrogens and the conduct of primary research into the pituitary hormones. As a result of these and other studies, a great deal of new data on various aspects of human sexuality were accumlated. Perhaps the best-known of CRPS studies were those undertaken by a group of investigators headed by Alfred C. Kinsey, who began working under CRPS auspices in 1941 and published two book-length reports on human sexual behavior in 1948 and 1953.

The Committee was discharged in 1963.

The Committee for Research in Problems of Sex collection includes

correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, and covers the years 1920-1965 for a span

of 9.75 linear feet.

INDEX TO COLLECTION:

ADMINISTRATION

INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

American Social Hygiene Assn: 1922-1927

Conference on Problems of Sexual Behavior: 1948

Bureau of Social Hygiene: 1921-1931

Institute for Sex Research: 1946-1956

Social Science Research Council

Committee on Familial Relations: Conference: 1928
Committee on Familial Relations: General: 1928-1929
General: 1923-1925

Yale University: Yale Laboratories for Primate Biology: 1925-1929

General: 1923-1929; 1941-1961

DIVISIONS OF THE NRC

MEDICAL Sciences

COMMITTEE FOR RESEARCH IN PROBLEMS OF SEX

Activities Outlines: 1922-1929

Announcements: Availability of Research Grants: 1948-1959

Appointments

Chairman: 1922; 1947-1962
Members: 1921-1938; 1945-1966; 1957-1962

Beginning of Program

Conference on Sex Problems: Proceedings: 1921
Conference on Sex Problems: Report
Conference on Sex Problems: General: 1921
Presentation of Project to NRC Divisions: 1921
General: 1921

Conferences

Committee Members & Grantees: 1922-1923
Human Sex-Patterns: 1945
Human Sexuality: Proposed: 1944
Patterns & Problems of Primate Sex-Behavior: 1943
Problems in the Biology of Sex: Proceedings: 1934
Problems in the Biology of Sex: Report: 1934
Problems in the Biology of Sex: General: 1934
Sex & Behavior: Participants' Evaluations: 1962
Sex & Behavior: Planning Conference: 1959
Sex & Behavior: Proceedings: 1962
Sex & Behavior: Requests for Support: 1960-1964
Sex & Behavior: General: 1959-1961
General: 1923-1936

Cooperation with Other Organizations

Committee on Maternal Health: 1924-1927
NRC Committee on Grants-in-Aid: Proposed: 1930-1934
General: 1922-1939

End of Program: 1959-1963

Executive Secretaryship

Discontinuance: 1929
Transfer to Part-time Status: 1926

Formulation of Program

Committee Members' Memoranda: 1922
Survey of Opinion re Needed Sex research: 1922
Survey of Research Facilities Work in Progress or Proposed: 1921-1922
General: 1922

Grant Applications
Committee Actions: Listing: 1922-1947
Grantees

Aberle S D: 1930-1934
Albright F: 1940-1942
Allen E: 1941-1943; 1923-1934
Allen E & Yerkes R M: 1940; 1935-1939
Aronson L R: 1953-1961; 1946-1952
Bard P: 1940-1944; 1934-1939
Barnes A C: 1955-1956
Beach F A: 1949-1955; 1942-1948
Bendell J F: 1956-1962
Bissonnette T H: 1929-1938
Blakeslee A F: 1923-1927
Blandau R J: 1940-1950
Bragdon D E: 1951-1953
Britton S W: 1933-1935
Campbell B: 1955-1958
Carr W J: 1958-1961
Chen T T: 1956-1960
Cole L J: 1930-1935
Cole L J & Painter T S: 1929-1930
Connon W B: 1936-1939
Corner G W: 1926-1928
Cunningham R S: 1931-1933
Davis D E: 1957-1960
Declined: 1940-1962
Declined: Crew F A E: 1926-1928
Declined: Freeland S L & Angulo J: 1923
Declined: Little C C: 1922-1923
Declined: General: 1923-1937
Doggett V C: 1960-1961
Dunlap K: 1927-1928
Dzuik P J: 1957-1963
Evans H M: 1927-1934; 1922-1926
Everett J W: 1956-1959
Finley H E: 1949-1955
Forbes T R: 1946-1949
Frank R T & Gustavson R G: 1926-1927
Gawienowski A M: 1958-1960
Gebhard P H: 1956-1961
Gowen J W: 1950-1954
Gray L A& Bradbury J T: 1949-1951
Groenenjijk-Huijbers M M: 1957-1959
Guillemin R: 1955-1956
Gustavson R G: 1928-1938
Hartman C & Meyer A: 1940-1941
Hartmann C: 1924-1928
Hayward S C: 1954-1956
Hisaw F L: 1926-1936
Hohn E O: 1959-1961
Holmstrom E G: 1953-1956
Hooker D R: 1922-1926
Hubbs C L: 1942-1948
Huggins C: 1940-1950
Humphrey R R: 1929-1933
Ingersoll F M & Schwab R S: 1953-1955
Jennings H S: 1941-1948
Kallman F J: 1948-1951
Kelly E L: 1934-1938
Kelly G L: 1927-1931
Kinsey A C: Conferences: 1942-1952
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: Scientific Community: 1947-1954
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: Scientific Community: Gorer G: 1948
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: Scientific Community: Kubie L S: l955; 1948
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: Scientific Community: Terman L M: 1948-1949
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: Scientific Community: Wallis W A: 1949-1950
Kinsey A C: Evaluation of Work: General: 1947-1954
Kinsey A C: Formation of Institute for Sex Research: 1946-1949
Kinsey A C: Library: 1946-1949
Kinsey A C: Progress Reports: 1950-1957; 1942-1949
Kinsey A C: Publication of Research: 1945-1954
Kinsey A C: Question re Public Reference to Rockefeller Foundation: 1944
Kinsey A C: Site Visit by Committee Members: 1942-1943
Kinsey A C: Study of Statistical Methods: American Statistical Assn: 1951-1954; 1950
Kinsey A C: Study of Statistical Methods: Proposed: 1949-1950
Kinsey A C: General: 1950-1956; 1945-1949; 1940-1944
Kirkendall L A: 1956-1962
Kitchell R: 1956
Koch F C: 1931-1934
Krantz K E: 1951-1955
Landis C: 1940-1943; 1934-1939
Lashley K S: 1937; 1921-1924
Law O T: 1958-1960
Leahy S R: 1922
Leathem J H: 1955-1957
Lee R I: 1922-1924
Lillie F R: 1922-1934
Lorenz F W: 1956-1960
Macintyre M N: 1955-1957
Macomber D: 1923-1924
Markee J E: 1930-1939
Marshall D S: 1957-1961
Meites J: 1953-1955
Metcalf M M: 1924
Metz C W: 1931-1935
Meyer A: 1922-1927
Miles W R: 1924-1926
Miller E H: 1927-1928
Moore K L: 1957-1961
Morgan C F: 1944-1949
Nissen H W: 1954-1959
Noble G K: 1940-1941; 1936-1939
Otis L S: 1959-1961
Painter T S: 1922-1927
Papanicolaou G N: 1940
Peck M W: 1924-1926
Pfeiffer C A: 1943-1947
Pincus G: 1940-1943
Potter H W: 1924-1926
Rakoff A E: 1957-1961
Ranson S W: 1940-1943
Reynolds S R M: 1935-1939
Risley P L: 1956-1963
Rock J: 1940-1941
Selle R M: 1927-1928
Sevringhaus E L: 1935-1936
Shadle J R: 1948-1953
Siegel P B: 1957-1960
Slonaker J R: 1923-1935
Smith G V: 1940-1942
Smith P E: 1926-1938
Spaeth R A: 1924-1926
Spoor W A: 1946-1948
Stockard C R: 1928-1939; 1922-1927
Stone C P: 1928-1939; 1922-1927
Swingle W W: 1926-1929
Taber E: 1951-1955
Terman L M: 1925-1929
U of Paris: 1958-1960
Weichert C K: 1940-1947
Wells L J: 1934-1937
Wheeler H E: 195-1953
Whiting P W: 1926-1928
Wissler C: 1925-1933
Witschi E: 1946-1954; 1940-1945; 1935-1939; 1929-1934
Yerkes R M: 1926-1935
Young W C: 1940-1956; 1935-1939

History: Twenty-Five Years of Sex Research: Aberle & Corner: 1951-1953; 1946-1950

Meetings: 1928-1962
[Note: Meetings Records span total of 54 folders]

Name Change From Committee for Research on Sex Problems: 1925

Policy: 1940-1960; 1922-1939

Predoctoral Fellowships: Fellows

Eisenberg J F: 1959-1962
Eynon A E: 1959-1964
Guilfoyle G R: 1960-1962
Miller S J: 1959-1962
Nag M K: 1959-1963
Redmond W C: 1959-1963
Wilson J R: 1959-1962
Young S L: 1959-1963
General: 1958-1961

Program in Psychobiology of Sex in Man: 1923-1924

Projects Proposed

Committee for Support for Master W H: 1962
Population Control: 1959-1962

Projects: Research Centers

Marital Research: Hamilton G V: Beginning of Program: 1924
Marital Research: Hamilton G V: Duplication of Records: 1928
Marital Research: Hamilton G V: Publication of Results: 1926-1928
Marital Research: Hamilton G V: Transfer of Financial Adm to NRC: Proposed: 1925
Psychobiology of Sex in Man: Boston Ctr for Study of Human Sex Problems: Proposed: 1923
University of Chicago: Lillie F R: 1922-1928
General: 1922-1932

Projects: Survey of Effects of Exposure to X-Rays

Questionnaires & Follow-up Letter: 1925
General: 1924-1927

Projects: Survey of Sex Research

Review of Literature on Sex Hormones: Proposed: 1927
Sex & Internal Secretions: First Edition1931-1936
Sex & Internal Secretions: Second Edition: Conference of Contributors to 1st Edition: 1935-1936
Sex & Internal Secretions: Second Edition: General: 1936-1939
Sex & Internal Secretions: Third Edition: Proposed: 1941-1945

Promotional Activities

Termination: Review: 1930-1931
General: 1928-1929

Reexamination of Committee Scope: Proposed: 1953-1954

Reorganization of Committee Independent of NRC: Proposed

Historical Summary; 1922-1928
General: 1927-1928; 1924-1925; 1922-1923

Requests for Support

Bureau of Social Hygiene: 1928-1930; 1924-1925; 1923; 1922
Bureau of Social Hygiene Transfer of Support to Rockefeller Foundation: 1931
Ford Foundation: 1951-1961
Rockefeller Foundation: 1956-1961; 1952-1956; 1948-1951; 1946-1947;
1940-1945; 1936-1937; 1934-1935; 1931-1933
Rockefeller J D Jr: 1922
General: 1961; 1922-1923

Statement of History Purpose & Policy of Committee: Condensed Version: 1923

Trips

Zinn E F: 1925-1927;
Zinn E F: Report on Research in Sex Problems in Europe: 1926

General: 1951-1962; 1940-1948; 1934-1938; 1926-1930; 1924-1925; 1922-1923

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Contracts

Committee for Research in Problems of Sex

Publication of History of Committee: 1952
Sex & Internal Secretions: First Edition: 1932
Sex & Internal Secretions: Second Edition: 1938

Estates

Bequests: Jennings H S: 1947-1948

Finance

Funds: Grants

Bureau of Social Hygiene: 1922-1928
Ford Foundation: 1957
Rockefeller Foundation: 1941-1961; 1931-1937
Rockefeller J D Jr: 1922
General: 1961-1963; 1948

GOVERNMENT

Congress

Committees: Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations: Special: 1954-1955

PROPERTIES & EQUIPMENT

Technical Equipment: 1925

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