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Series I. Case Histories, 1923-1963, inclusive

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Case Histories contains 49 case histories dated from 1923 to 1963. The case histories consist of correspondence with readers of Fielding's work in sexology and psychology who wrote to him for advice on personal matters (e.g. masturbation, homosexuality, transvestism, lesbians, birth control, impotence, frigidity, fetishes, nervous disorders and phobias), with Fielding's annotations.

Case Histories: List, undated

Box: 1, Folder: 1A (Material Type: Books)

Case B1: B., W.E. / Age 50, 2 letters. SJF classifies as a "homosexual" but he is actually an active transvestite and potential transsexual. Contains description of lifestyle; desires to have children and questions surgical remedies, 1926, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 1B (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case B1: Photographs (three photographs, one in men's and two in women's attire), 1926, inclusive

Box: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case B2: B., E. F. / Age 18, masturbation., 1954, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case B3: B., C. J. / Age 18, finds himself impotent after a physical injury; considers sex-gland transplantation to relieve condition but finds cost of operation prohibitive, 1928, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case B4: B., F. A. / Age 19, what are the risks of pregnancy without penetration and explain the characteristics of spermatozoa, 1933, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case B5: B., E. R. [re Blue Book on Homsexuality] / No age, commends WJF's book on homosexuality and asks that his name be left confidential, 1925, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case C1: C., J. / "Very important Homosexual Case": narrative of JC's voyeurism re: his lesbian wife, his own interaction with male homosexuals and the suggestions of an acquaintance re: the institutionalization of homosexuals, 1923, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case C2: C., A. M., 1921, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case D1: D., R. / Male homosexual, details case history, wants information on European "clubs.", 1926, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case D2: D., E., 1943, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case E1: E., E. F. / Treatise on bisexuality; cross-tabulations of feminine and masculine characteristics, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case E2: E., H. M. / Age 22, underdeveloped genitals, student at Annapolis, mentions fears of not fitting the military model (i.e., machismo), 1937, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case F1: F., A. W. / Age 21, re: the evolution of his relationship with a woman; mutual masturbation and theories of the long term effects of coitus interruptus, 1935, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case F2: F., D. / No age, Can anything increase the size of male reproductive organs?, 1947, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case F3: F., C. / Minister, partial impotence, 1934, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case F4: F., J. / re: The physiology of erection and stimulation, 1929, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case F5: F., N. / Age 39, celibate all her life, daughter of prudish parents, now having an affair with a younger man, 1928, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case G1: G., E. / Age 23, Idaho lesbian, lonely and doesn't know where to meet others of her kind, 1932, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case G2: G., Mrs. I. / Married seven years but has never had an orgasm, has tolerated the sex act as a man's pleasure and undergone chemo-therapy, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case G3: G., C.S. / No age, question regarding intercourse: specific distinction between copulation, fornication et al. terminology; ratio of penis to vagina size as related to women's pain, 1940, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case H1: H., M. / Questions whether neurosis is hereditary because his girlfriends family is highly problematic, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 20 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case J1: J., J. / Ejaculation precox, 1932, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 21 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case K1: K., G. / Age 19, has never had intercourse with a woman and can't climax with women; masturbates; has become effeminate and threatens suicide, 1926, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 22A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case K2: K., R. A. / Case history of childhood development, Tridon's influence and socialism, 1924, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 22B (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case L1: L., C. / Age 23, 2 letters. Homosexual who wants to be 'normal'; happily married; describes masturbatory behavior, lack of attraction to women and fetish for fully dressed males with their fingernails exposed, 1928, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 23 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case L2: L., Henry B. / Age 29, illness for 3.5 years has plagued him with numerous symptoms and diagnosis (frequent urination, glycosurea, stomach disorders, lost spirit), 1925, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 24 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case L3: L., W. / Homosexual, "Uranian type"; wants to meet others of his class; encloses photo of himself with typed verse by "Riley" on back, 1929, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 25 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case M1: Mrs. C. M. / Young married woman with phobia of looking people in the eyes, undated

Box: 1, Folder: 26 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case M2: M., C. / Age 65, married, describes wife's Oedipal condition. (WJF seems to have misclassified this as "Homosexuality case"), 1923, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 27 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case N1: N., H. J. / Homosexual, recounts childhood recollections, masturbation, nocturnal emission in sleep, 'heat attacks' of the prostrate glands, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 28 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case P1; P., G. / Age early 60's, symptoms of neurasthenia and anxiety neurosis, 1945, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 29 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case P2: P., S. / re: Myths of masturbation, 1929, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 30 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case P3: P., C. D. / Attorney writing for an anonymous woman client, re: masturbation, 1940, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 31 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case P4: P., W.E. / re: WJF's publication of an incorrect astronomical statement, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 32 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case P5: "Men Who Make Passes" [at women]: Clipping, 1933, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 33 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case R1: R., B. N. / Age 39, is pregnancy advisable at her age?; is there any way to postpone menopause?, 1930, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 34 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case R2: R., R. / Age 25, what effects does coitus interruptus have over a prolonged period of time?; will his penis be rendered useless?, 1932, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 35 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case R3: R., Mrs. H. E. / Life history; phobias of marriage, snakes; relation with mother; had withdrawn from work, 1923, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 36 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S1: S., A. / Age 26, anxiety and sexual neurosis; mental and physical masturbation, has never been "with" a woman but is engaged to be married, 1926, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 37 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S2: S., E. C. / Age 42, divorced, series of sex questions re: his ex-wife's abortions and coldness to him, coitus interruptus, condoms, 1925, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 38 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S3: S., S. / b. 1898, childhood sexuality, masturbation, excessive periods of depression, doesn't know if he's fit for marriage, 1925, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 39 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S4: S., M. E. / No age, questions re: reproductive anatomy; includes diagrammatic reply from WJF, 1939, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 40 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case Histories: S5 S., V. Contents: a "specialist" recommended that he abstain from sex and practice masturbation to relieve illness, 1931, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 41 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S6: S., J. / Complaints of large, loosely suspended testicles; WJF recommends cold water sitz baths before and after sex, 1936, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 42 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case S7: S., A. J. / Fears that he will not be able to have simultaneous orgasms with his future wife, 1932, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 43 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case T1: T., D. / Age 24, male homosexual, pacifist, socialist, lonely, loves children, 1938, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 44 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case W1: W., W., 1931, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 45 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case W2: W., R. J. / Re: the future of psychiatry as a profession, 1933, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 46 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case Y1: Y., G. V. / Found WJF's Little Blue Book on menopause extremely enlightening, 1927, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 47 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Case Z1: Z., I. / Age 24, married, no children; unable to have orgasm. Must a woman discharge at the same time as the male discharges seminal fluid in order to conceive?, 1931, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 48 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Original Case Histories, 1923-1963, inclusive

Box: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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