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Series 11. Publications, 1909-2004


Scope and Contents

ASHA relied heavily on print media for its public information program. Its Journal of Social Hygiene(1922 to 1954) , previously known as Social Hygiene(1915 to 1922), was the primary periodical for articles on social hygiene issues. Additionally, ASHA produced numerous pamphlets, many of them reprints of Journal of Social Hygienearticles. These were distributed more widely in classes, exhibits, and doctors' waiting rooms. Staff members also wrote extensively for non-ASHA publications. The publications series reflects the writing, editorial, and distribution processes, both at a general policy level and in relation to specific manuscripts. It includes copies of numerous articles and speeches that, presumably, were either published or considered for publication. The series also includes manuscripts by ASHA staff and a small set of VD related publications.

Another significant portion of the publications series consists of visual media that was used or distributed by ASHA, including posters, graphics, and photographs. Most of this material documents public education and anti-VD or anti-prostitution campaigns. The images reflect contemporary ideas about health, disease, gender roles, women, sexual morality, family life, the medical profession, patriotism, and a host of related topics.


  • Creation: 1909-2004

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Use of Materials

There are no restrictions on access to the records described in this inventory.


The American Social Health Association retains copyright to materials created by its staff and officers. Check with the Archives for contact information.

Collecting Area Details

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