Additional papers of Mary Steichen Calderone, 1922-1979
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2 linear feet ((2 cartons) plus 7 audiotapes, 1 folio+ folder)
During her years with SIECUS, she traveled thousands of miles, addressing high school and college students, parents, educators, religious leaders and professional groups. A compelling speaker, she was especially popular with youthful audiences who appreciated her candid no-nonsense factual replies to their questions. Dr. Calderone spearheaded a virtual revolution in liberalizing United States attitudes toward sex education and as a result, became the target of extremist groups. Although she remained in close contact with SIECUS, Calderone resigned from the presidency in May 1982. She continued to speak internationally on the subject of sex education and other topics, such as aging and sexuality and sex for the physically handicapped. She served as an adjunct professor in the human sexuality program at the University of New York between 1983 and 1988. Mary Steichen Calderone died on October 24, 1998, at the Longwood Nursing Home in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She was 94.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These addenda to the papers of Mary Steichen Calderone were given to the Schlesinger Library between November 1973 and February 1981 by Mary Steichen Calderone.
- Carton 1: Folders 1-31; 61-66
- Carton 2: Folders 32-60
By: Jane S. Knowles
Updated: March, 2012
By: Joanne Donovan
- Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998. Additional papers of Mary Steichen Calderone, 1922-1979: A Finding Aid
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