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Other Research Centers/Institutes

Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Milwaukee, WI
CAIR, at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is an interdisciplinary research center, the only such HIV/AIDS prevention research center in the Midwest.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, CA
CAPS has a multidisciplinary focus and an applied community-based perspective. See its web site for program descriptions, bibliographies of articles, HIV fact sheets, descriptions of survey instruments, and biographies of researchers.

The Center for Health & Social Policy. This international center was established in 1996. It is involved in public policy, research, and educational initiatives, with one area of focus being reproductive and sexual health and rights. Contact: Stephen L. Isaacs. J.D., President, 847 25th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121. Ph. 415/386-3260. Email:

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, NY.
The center promotes research on issues of concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals through programs, conferences, fellowships and publications.

CentreLGS (Research Centre for Law, Gender, and Sexuality), University of Kent, UK.
Jointly sponsored by The Universities of Kent, Keele, and Westminster, CentreLGS is a critical, interdisciplinary, international research centre. The intellectual heart of the Centre is the relationship between gender and sexuality, on the one hand, and law, governance and normativity, on the other.

The Center for Sex Research, California State University, Northridge, CA
An interdisciplinary center of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It sponsors seminars and conferences on topics of interest to a wide range of sexuality researchers.

Family Health International , Research Triangle Park, NC
FHI conducts research internationally on reproductive health, contraceptives, and the prevention of AIDS and STDs. It has a strong focus on women of reproductive age in the developing world. FHI also publishes training materials.

Guttmacher Institute, New York, NY
The Institute conducts research related to reproductive health issues.

The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY
Established in 1987, the center conducts interdisciplinary research on the prevention of HIV transmission.

Center for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) at San Francisco State University
The Center for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality helps create new dialogues between the public, researchers and community advocates, which strengthen informed responses to critical sexual and social issues. By disseminating accurate information and evidence-based research on sexual health, education and rights, CREGS promotes social justice and enhances the quality of life within the United States.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Midwest Collaborative Research Center), Indianapolis. Scroll down the Indiana University Medical Center web page to the section listing its Research Centers.

STD Research Group, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD.

National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, IL
NORC conducts survey research in the public interest, including research related to sexuality. NORC's General Social Survey has collected data on Americans' attitudes and behaviors for over 20 years. It also conducted the The National Health and Social Life Survey on sexuality, and collected field data for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1994-1996.

Rutgers Nisso Group (RNG), Dutch national centre of expertise on sexuality.
The Rutgers Nisso Group is an expertise and policy centre specializing in sexuality, and sexual and reproductive health in the Netherlands. Its Information and Documentation Center houses approximately 75,000 scientific and scholarly documents (books, reports, journals, brochures and multimedia). Email:

The Population Council, New York, NY
The Council conducts research in the population field, including biomedical research to develop new contraceptives, and research on fertility, family planning, and aspects of gender.

Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), Indiana University, Bloomington
The Center develops and evaluates educational materials and methods, examines social and behavioral aspects of AIDS/STD prevention in rural areas, and provides resources to professionals and the public through its Prevention Resource Library.

Other Libraries and Special Collections

Anti-Slavery International, London, England
This advocacy organization, the oldest human rights organization in the world, has a contemporary reference library which encompasses forced prostitution, child prostitution, and early or forced marriage. Visitors are welcome to use the collections of books, reports, photographs, and other materials.

The British Library, London, England
The library has a large collection of erotic literature known as the Private Case; its Department of Manuscripts holds papers of sexological pioneer Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) and others.

California State University, Northridge
Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on human sexuality, housed in Oviatt Library. The library also holds the papers of Virginia Prince.

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto
Has an extensive archival and library collections. There are online listings of holdings.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The Human Sexuality Collection. It seeks to document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on lesbian and gay history and the politics of pornography. The core of the collection came from the Mariposa Education and Research Foundation.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute, Tyler, TX
FVSAI is a nonprofit, international resource center which contains a clearinghouse of categorized references and unpublished papers concerning sexual abuse. Its biannual bulletin, Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin lists current publications and original research and treatment papers. FVSAB, 1310 Clinic Dr., Tyler, TX 75701. Ph. 903/595-6600. Fax 903/534-5454.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
The archival collections of the GLBTHS includes archives and manuscripts, periodicals, ephemera, erotica and subject files, primarily from the San Francisco area. The collection is open to the public.

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, Chicago, IL
This is the largest gay, lesbian and bisexual collection in the Midwest. Its Web page has links to other collections and to lists of LesBiGay Libraries and Archives.

Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology at Humboldt University, Berlin
The Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology focuses on the history of Sexology and contains many of the early documents and unpublished materials of the field. The archive's Web site provides much information on the development of Sexology and on international resources for study and research.

Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA
The Institute has a large collection of sexuality materials, especially audiovisuals, for use by students and faculty. Others working on specific research projects may apply to use the Institute's library. Contact: Ted McIlvenna, President, IASHS, 1523 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94107. Ph. 415/928-1133.

International Maledicta Archives, Santa Rosa, CA
The archive contains some 3,000 books, 18,000 pages of published research, and 6,000 bibliographical file cards of material from some 220 languages and dialects from the past 5,000 years. Maledicta's main areas of interest are the origin, meaning, use, and influence of terms of verbal aggression and abuse, as well as language usually considered vulgar, obscene, or blasphemous. Includes material related to sex and sex groups. The International Maledicta Society publishes Maledicta. Contact: Dr. Reinhold Aman, Dir. Maledicta Press. POB 14123, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Email:

Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL
This collection is a source of historical materials on the gay leather subculture. The archives are open for research by appointment. Address: 5015 Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640. Ph. 312/878-6360.

Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York, NY
Founded in 1974, this is a grass-roots archival collection. Has an extensive collection of unpublished papers written by lesbians over the past thirty years. Contact: LHEF, PO Box 1258, New York, NY 10116. Ph. 718/768-3953. Fax 718/768-4663.

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The Rare Books and Special Collections Division houses erotica, including erotic photography books and erotic paperback books. See the LC online catalog on LOCIS.

National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, MD
Use NLM Locator to search the library's book holdings, audiovisual holdings, journal holdings and directory of information resources. NLM also develops Resource Lists and Bibliographies. See also NLM's Medline database of journal literature via PubMed.

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
NRCBL is both a reference library for the public and an in-depth research resource for scholars interested in ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. The center's database, BioethicsLine, and Bioethics Thesaurus are available online. Issues related to sexuality, sex offenses, sexual orientation, transsexualism, and sex preselection are included.

The National Rehabilitation Information Center, Silver Spring, MD
NARIC's Disability Information Center includes REHABDATA, a database of literature on rehabilitation and disability containing materials related to sexuality. The focus of the collection is federally funded research, but also in the collection are other research reports, books, and journal articles. The keyword-searchable web version of the database goes back to 1956. "Sexuality" is a descriptor.

National Transgender Library and Archive, Atlanta, GA
This is the collection of the American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS). It contains a wide range of materials from monographs and journals, to photographs, personal papers, biographies, fiction, erotica, and ephemera. The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact NTL&A, c/o AEGIS, PO Box 33724, Decatur, GA 30033. Ph. 770/939-2128. Email:

The Rutgers Nisso Group, Utrecht
The RNG library has a large collection of materials on human sexuality and personal relationships, and on HIV/AIDS. It also houses the historic collection of the Dutch Foundation for Sexual Reform, 1900-1980. The library's database is searchable online in English or Dutch by keywords. The abstracts of documents in the collection are always in the language of the document (the majority are English). Contact the library at:

New York Academy of Medicine Library, New York, NY
This is one of the largest medical libraries in the U.S. In addition to its extensive current and historical collections, the library offers free on-site access to over 40 biomedical databases. Many of its books on sexuality and its pamphlets are not in the online catalog. Contact info: NYAM, 1216 Fifth St., New York, NY 10029. Ph. 212/822-7200. Email:

New York City Public Library, New York, NY
The library's General Research Division and the Ephemera Collection of the Rare Books Room house sexuality materials, including erotica. See the online catalog, CATNYP.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives houses the world's largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,and Transgendered heritage and concerns. The scope of the collections of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is international, with a special focus on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history of Los Angeles. Contact info: 909 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007. (213) 741-0094. Email:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, NY
The Katharine Dexter McCormick Library is an information center for reference and research in family planning, population, sexual health, and sexuality education.

Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
The library's Graphic Arts Collection includes related alternative comic books. There also is a Romance Collection.

Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Durham, N.C.

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center and Collections

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), New York, NY
Mary S. Calderone Library contains materials on all aspects of sexuality and sex education.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Institution's Research Information System (SIRIS) provides access to the the Library's catalog, which includes holdings of the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery Library; the Art Inventories Catalog, maintained by the National Musuem of American Art; the Archives and Manuscripts Catalog, which covers American history and art, anthropology, and human studies' films; and the Research/Bibliographies Catalog. Has materials on aspects of animal and human sexuality.

Social Welfare History Archives, Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Founded in 1964 the archive's subject areas of strength include these sexuality-related areas: birth control, sterilization, illegitimacy, prostitution, venereal disease, and family relations. The archives of the American Social Health Association are housed here.

Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada
-- Bibliothèque Centrale. One of the library's strengths is Sexology. It publishes a resource guide, Ressources par discipline sexologie, available at the library or through the Internet. See the online catalog, BADADUQ.

University of Texas at Austin
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds the records of the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology, 1913-1947, as well as papers of Havelock Ellis, George Ives, Morris Ernst, and others.

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, The Wellcome Trust, London, England
The Institute's extensive History of Medicine Library includes seven collections covering all cultures and periods. The library catalog is searchable (LCSH and MESH) via a telnet connection: telnet//

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