Adam Matthew Digital and The Kinsey Institute announce publication of Sex & Sexuality digital archive

14 January 2020

Adam Matthew Digital is pleased to announce the publication of Sex & Sexuality - a ground-breaking collaboration between the digital publisher and the world-renowned Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. This primary source collection encompasses the breadth of human sexuality and is a vital resource for scholars and students with an interest in the history of human sexuality and gender research.

The Kinsey Institute’s Archives and Special Collections is one of the largest and most important collections in the world for the study of human sexuality. This resource provides unprecedented digital access to the Kinsey’s most important research collections, covering the work of prominent sex researchers such as Dr Harry Benjamin and Dr John Money, as well as the work of the Institute itself during the tenures of its first three Directors: Dr Alfred Kinsey, Dr Paul H. Gebhard and Dr June Reinisch

“The Kinsey Institute is a world-renowned centre of the research and study of sex and sexuality in all its forms. We’re thrilled to work closely with the team at Kinsey to help bring these fascinating collections to a wider audience of students and researchers around the world.”

Martha Fogg, Publishing Director, Adam Matthew Digital

 

The digitised collection is further enhanced with unique Handwritten Text Recognition software - making it easier for students and researchers to search and locate the most relevant content by the smallest detail. The AI-driven software is particularly advantageous when unlocking the wealth of information contained within the handwritten letters and notes found in the Dr Alfred Kinsey and Dr Paul Gebhard collections.

“The Kinsey Institute Library collection is a global destination for students and scholars of human sexuality. I’m so pleased this digital project makes it more accessible and available.”

Liana Zhou, Director, Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections

 

Further highlights within Sex & Sexuality include excerpts from, and correspondence informing, Dr June Reinisch’s syndicated advice column, The Kinsey Report (1984-1993), which published in newspapers across America, offering an insight into public perspectives on sex and relationships, and research files by sexologist Dr Harry Benjamin providing key insights into his pioneering work on gender dysphoria and transsexualism from 1913 through to the 1990s. 

Sex & Sexuality is available now. To find out more, or to arrange a free trial, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Adam Matthew website: www.amdigital.co.uk/primary-sources/sex-and-sexuality