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The Alan Gregg Papers

Title:
[Diary entry on visit with Alfred C. Kinsey] pdf (51,016 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Diary entry on visit with Alfred C. Kinsey]
Description:
Gregg discusses his visit with Kinsey at Indiana University and describes the professor's sex research with gall wasps.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (51,016 Bytes)
Date:
1943-09-03 (September 3, 1943)
Creator:
Gregg, Alan
Source:
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Rockefeller Foundation Archives
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Sexual Behavior
Exhibit Category:
Postwar Work and Retirement, 1945-1956
Unique Identifier:
FSBBJD
Document Type:
Diaries
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Transcript:
From AG's Diary:
Friday, September 3, 1943
Prof. Alfred C. Kinsey, University of Indiana
Courtesy visit in light of fact that he is the main recipient this year of funds from the NRC committee on the study of sex phenomenon--attractive in manner and impressive in his account of his work--pupil of Wm. Morton Wheeler and with an established reputation I judge as an entomologist--specialty gall wasps--uses same form of analysis of records which he devised for studying speciation in wasps for the psychological study of sex phenomenon in human beings. It will be a long term undertaking--the correlations and the statistical validity of the results are impressive--most of the material has been collected by Kinsey--two assistants now trained to the point of getting virtually same results are at work and the number of cases has passed 8000. NRC Committee went out to visit Kinsey--volunteered their own testimony, thus joining the eventual 15,000-20,000 persons recorded--quite extraordinary program on the whole.
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