New in the Collections
The Kinsey Institute Library and Archives, and Art, Artifacts and Photography, are enriched each year by the generous contributions of collectors and donors. Please contact the library & archives for more details and access to these collections.
S. Michael Plaut Collection
While serving as member and chair of the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists from 1982 to 1985, Dr Plaut became interested in the problem of sexual misconduct by professionals. His archives include lectures, articles, legal briefs and research in this area. From 1994 to 1996, he chaired the 24 member Maryland State Task Force to Study Professional-Client Sexual Exploitation.
Exhibited in 2013 in the KI Gallery, the show “Naked Spaces” included several of these bookplates.
Mr. Poindexter's donation also includes two photographs now on display in the current exhibition "Face Value", including a vintage print by noted 20th century photographer Doris Ulmann, and several prints by Herbert Fink.
Jeanne Hoff Collection
Dr. Hoff, a psychiatrist, worked with the Harry Benjamin Practice, and later opened her own private practice in transgender care.
Dr. Hoff herself went through sexual reassignment surgery in the late 1970's. Her archives include several TV appearances, notably an award-winning episode from the NBC show, "Not for Women Only," with Polly Bergen, and an interview of Jeanne as she commenced her transition by Lynn Redgrave for the show, "Becoming Jeanne."
Both photographs are currently on exhibit in the “Face Value” show in the Kinsey Institute Gallery.