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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 1290

Unitarian Universalist Association. Department of Education and Social Concerns, About Your Sexuality. Records, 1970-1983.

Overview

This collection is comprised of the responses to and evaluations of the original test version of About Your Sexuality released in 1970, plus the 1973, 1978, and 1983 revised editions of this program, including each of the kits.

Dates

  • 1970-1983

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

10 boxes

This collection is comprised of the responses to and evaluations of the original test version of About Your Sexuality released in 1970, plus the 1973, 1978, and 1983 revised editions of this program. Each of these revisions consists of a kit which includes books, pamphlets, tapes, and filmstrips that deal with various aspects of human sexuality. There is also a film created in 1970, entitled A Course Is Born, the Making of "About Your Sexuality" in the collection. Some material for an adult course on sexuality, entitled Being Sexual, is also included.

Biographical / Historical

In 1970, the Unitarian Universalist Association's Department of Education and Social Concern developed a program of education for human sexuality geared toward junior high school students. This program, About Your Sexuality, was developed largely as a response to the perceived lack of information about human sexuality for this age group. The major writer for the program was Deryck Calderwood, who worked with a team of people to develop a test version, which was sent to a number of Unitarian Universalist churches and fellowships. The responses and evaluations by these participating congregations served as the catalyst for the revised edition of this program, which was published in 1973. The 1973 edition was followed by two further revisions of About Your Sexuality, in 1978 and the next in 1983. When revising the editions the creators attempted to keep the material as current as possible, such as including material on AIDS in the 1983 edition.

General note

The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

Title
Unitarian Universalist Association. Department of Education and Social Concerns, About Your Sexuality. Records, 1970-1983: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
div01290

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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