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Passion and Purity: Women's Sexualities in America

January 13 to March 22, 2003
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Exhibition Checklist

Case 1

An Act Against Adultery and Polygamie. [Boston: s.n., 1694].

Thomas Mifflin, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Marriage license for John Lorrain and Martha Chambers. Philadelphia, March 9, 1797.

Owen Mason. Letter to John Metcalf. December 1, 1823.

William Smellie. An Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery...Boston, printed and sold by J. Norman [not before July 1786].

Aristotle's Complete Master-piece : In Three Parts : Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man : Regularly Digested into Chapters and Sections, Rendering It Far More Useful and Easy Than Any Yet Extant : To Which Is Added a Treasure of Health, Or, The Family Physician : Being Choice and Approved Remedies For All the Several Distempers Incident to Human Bodies. The thirtieth edition. [New England: s.n.], 1769.

William Potts Dewees. An Essay on the Means of Lessening Pain, and Facilitating Certain Cases of Difficult Parturition. Philadelphia, Published by Thomas Dobson and Son, 1819.

Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin. With twenty-seven illustrations on wood by George Cruikshank. London: John Cassell, 1852.

Case 2

Henry's Private Advisor: Devoted to the Physiology of Reproduction. Rossville, Md., 1856. vol. 1, no. 1.

"Bridal Bells." No date. [sheet music]

Junius Henri Browne. The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York: A Complete History of Metropolitan Life and Society, With Sketches of Prominent Places, Persons and Things in the City, as They Actually Exist. Hartford: American Pub. Co.; Toledo: R.W. Bliss & Co.; [etc. : etc.] 1869.

Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith. Journal. 1863-1881

William Cobbett. Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life : in a Series of Letters, to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Citizen or a Subject. Huntsville, Ia. [Ind.] : Thomas Adamsons, 1840 (Indianapolis : Stacy & Williams).

Fruits of Philosophy, or, The Private Companion of Young Married People, By a Physician [Charles Knowlton]. New York : [s.n.], 1832.

"Demon's Revel". Black Crook Ballet. 1871. [sheet music]

Case 3

Belle Archer. Photograph. No date.

Mason Long. Save the Girls. 6th ed., 24th thousand. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Mason Long, 1883, c1880.

Goodnow, Elizabeth. The Soul Traders. London: Frank Palmer, 1910.

Samuel Paynter Wilson. Chicago by Gaslight. [n.p., n.d.]

Emma Goldman. Anarchism and Other Essays. New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1910.

C. E. (Chauncey Edward) Sears. Shakers: A Short Treatise on Marriage. Rochester, [N.Y.] : Daily Democrat Steam Printing House, 1867.

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. Why We Practice Plural Marriage. By a "Mormon" Wife and Mother, Helen Mar Whitney. Salt Lake City, Utah, Published at the Juvenile Instructor Office, 1884.

John B. Ellis. Free Love and Its Votaries; Or, American Socialism Unmasked. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Rise and Progress of the Various Free Love Associations in the United States, and of the Effects of Their Vicious Teachings Upon American Society. New York, United States Publishing Company [1870].

Annie Randall White. Social Culture: An Up-to-date Book for Polite Society, Containing Rules for Conduct in Public, Social and Private Life, at Home and Abroad. [S.l. : s.n.], c1901.

Elizabeth Champney. Three Vassar Girls Abroad, Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction, With Their Haps and Mishaps. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1883, [c1882].

Vice commission of Chicago. The Social Evil in Chicago; a Study of Existing Conditions With Recommendations By the Vice Commission of Chicago: A Municipal Body Appointed By the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Chicago, and Submitted as Its Report to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago. Chicago, Gunthorp-Warren printing company, 1911.

Sybil McCaslin. Letter to Claude Bowers. June 23, 1904.

Rose Woodallen Chapman. How shall I tell my child? Edward Bok books of self-knowledge for young people and parents; no. 1. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., c1912.

Case 4

Margaret Warner Morley. The spark of life : the story of how living things come into the world, as told for girls and boys. Edward Bok books of self-knowledge for young people and parents; no. 4. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., c1913.

Margaret Mead. Coming of age in Samoa; a psychological study of primitive youth for western civilisation. New York, W. Morrow & company, 1928.

Radclyffe Hall. The Well of Loneliness. London: Johnathan Cape, 1928.

Patricia Highsmith [Claire Morgan, pseud.] The price of salt. New York: Coward-McCann, 1952.

Margaret Sanger. What every girl should know. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co., 1922 or 1923.

Betty VanDeventer. How New York Working Girls Live. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co., no date.

----- . How to Be a Modern Mother. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co., no date.

----- . How to Conduct a Love Affair. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co., no date.

Joseph McCabe. What is the "Mystery" of Woman. The Key to Love and Sex, Volume 6. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co.,

Karen Horney. The problem of feminine masochism. New York: Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases Publishing Co., 1935. Reprinted from The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. XXII, no. 3, July 1935, p. 241-257.

Arthur Young. "Breed!" The Masses. December 1915.

Florence Norton. Journal, December 1948 to August 1950.

Margaret Weymouth Jackson. "Youth Passed this Way". McCall's, vol. LXXI, no. 8, May 1944.

Institute for Sex Research. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. By the staff of the Institute for Sex Research, Indiana University, Alfred C. Kinsey ... [et al.]. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1953.

Case 5

Helen Gurley Brown. Sex and the Single Girl. New York : B. Geis Associates : distributed by Random House, c1962.

Interview with Helen Gurley Brown. Playboy. Volume 10, no. 4. April 1963.

Jane Freeman and Marge Piercy. Getting together : how to start a women's liberation group. Somerville, Mass. : New England Free Press, [197-?]

Erica Jong. Fear of Flying: A Novel. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1973.

Ana´s Nin. The Diaries of Ana´s Nin, Volume 3. New York, Swallow Press and Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966-

Ana´s Nin. The Delta of Venus: Erotica. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.

The joy of sex; a Cordon Bleu guide to lovemaking. Edited by Alex Comfort. Illustrated by Charles Raymond and Christopher Foss. New York, Crown [1972]

Audre Lorde. Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power. Out & Out pamphlet no. 3. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Out & Out Books, 1978

Madonna. Sex. photographed by Steven Meisel ; art directed by Fabien Baron ; edited by Glenn O'Brien. New York, N.Y. : Warner Books, c1992.

Case 6

Theda Bara as Cleopatra. Cleopatra, 1917. [film still]

Rita Hayworth as Salome. Salome, 1953. [film still]

Elizabeth Taylor as Catherine Holly. Suddenly Last Summer, 1959. [film still]

Ursula Andress as Honeychile Ryder and Sean Connery as James Bond. Dr. No, 1962. [film still]

Advertisement for Camay. Ladies Home Journal vol. LXIII, no. 4, Apr. 1946.

Advertisement for Listerine. Cosmopolitan. vol. 124, no. 1, Jan. 1948.

South Wall Case

[the following are pieces of sheet music]

"My American Beauty Rose." Kalamazoo Corset Co. 1910.

"Mavis. The Irresistable Waltz." Mavis face powder, perfume, rouge, talc. 1910.

"You've Got to Mix the New Mix Way." New Mix dental cream. 1925.

"The Coca-Cola Girl." 1927.

"No. 3. The Old Gold Song." Old Gold cigarettes. 1929.

"Lovely Lady." I.J. Fox Furrier. 1934.

"Southern Belle." Route of the Southern Belle. SCS-L&A Lines. 1940.

"Bloomer or the New Costume Polka." 1851.

"Dolly Varden Galop." 1872.

"Short Skirts." 1921.

"Roll 'em Girls." 1925.

Anna Held. "Come and Play With Me." 1896.

Anna Held. "I Just Can't Make My Eyes Behave." 1906.

Eva Tanguay. "I Don't Care." 1905.

Mae West "I Never Broke Nobody's Heart When I Said Goodbye." 1923.

"Broadway Glide." Ziegfeld Follies of 1912.

"Garden of My Dreams." Ziegfeld Follies of 1918.

"Sally, Won't You..." Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.

"Cigarettes, Cigars." Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.

Florenze Tempest. "I Love the Ladies." 1914.

Tempest and Sunshine. "Supposing I Make You Wait..." 1912.

Tempest and Sunshine. "Oh, You Tease." 1910.

Hetty King. "I'm Going Away." 1907.

"By the Sad Sea Waves." Vesta Tilley's Great Songs. 1904.

"Come Down Lover's Lane." Vesta Tilley's New Songs. 1906.

Vesta Tilley. "Her Name is Jane." 1894.

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