The Kinsey Institute 

Institute Archives

Dr. Alfred Kinsey founded the Institute for Sex Research (ISR), a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with Indiana University, on April 7, 1947. In 1981, the name was changed to the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Dr. Kinsey's death. In 1982, the name was amended to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction to reflect its broadened research mission.

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About the archives

The Institute Archives are divided into collection eras based on the tenure of past directors:
  • Dr. Alfred Kinsey, 1947–56
  • Dr. Paul Gebhard, 1956–82
  • Dr. June Reinisch, 1982–93
  • Dr. Stephanie Sanders, 1993–95, 2014
  • Dr. John Bancroft, 1995–2004
  • Dr. Julia Heiman, 2004–13

For details on each era, as well as access to the research archives, please contact the Kinsey Institute Library.

Staff publications

Consult this page for a comprehensive list of publications dating back to the Alfred Kinsey era.

Research publications

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