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Philip M. and Lorna Sarrel papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1922

Scope and Contents

The papers comprise biographical information of Philip M. and Lorna Sarrel; files documenting the establishment of the Young Mothers Program (YMP) at Yale-New Haven Hospital, an outgrowth of the teenage pregnancy clinic; the inclusion of sex education courses in curricula for a New Haven high school and Yale undergraduate and medical students; audiotapes of Sarrel's lectures; films, mostly commercially produced, depicting aspects of human sexuality for the training of college students and medical personnel; and related writings by Sarrel and others.

Dates

  • 1966-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Philip M. and Lorna Sarrel, 2008.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by topic and alphabetically or chronologically therein.

Extent

33 Linear Feet (90 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1922

Overview

The papers comprise biographical information of Philip M. and Lorna Sarrel; files documenting the establishment of the Young Mothers Program (YMP) at Yale-New Haven Hospital, an outgrowth of the teenage pregnancy clinic; the inclusion of sex education courses in curricula for a New Haven high school and Yale undergraduate and medical students; audiotapes of Sarrel's lectures; films, mostly commercially produced, depicting aspects of human sexuality for the training of college students and medical personnel; and related writings by Sarrel and others.

Biographical / Historical

Philip M. Sarrel received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1963. He completed his internship at Mount Sinai Hospital and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center where he became the director of the teenage pregnancy clinic in 1964, later known as the Young Mothers Program. Following his appointment to the faculty in 1969, the year that co-education was instituted at Yale, Sarrel and his wife Lorna, a psychiatric social worker holding degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University, both trained by Masters and Johnson in sex therapy, founded the Yale Sex Counseling Service. They also instituted the first Yale class dealing with human sexuality and produced a student booklet, "Sex at Yale." In 1984, Dr. Sarrel was appointed director of the Mid-Life Study Program. He has remained at Yale throughout his career, earning the rank of Full Professor in 1988 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Sarrel is the author and co-author of over 200 medical articles and chapters for medical texts and the co-author of six textbooks related to menopause and to understanding sexual behavior and response.

Separated Materials

Macy Conference on Family Planning, Demography & Human Sexuality in Medical Education, Williamsburg, Va., 1970, was removed from the Sarrel papers and added to Manuscripts and Archives publications.
Title
Guide to the Philip M. and Lorna Sarrel Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King
Date
June 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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