The collection includes writings, diaries, biographical and genealogical material, Mosher's survey of collegiate women regarding their sexual practices and attitudes, publications, and a sketch entitled, "Clelia Duel Mosher--The Questioner." Correspondents include Ray Lyman Wilbur, William H. Welch (President of Johns Hopkins), David Starr Jordan, and Havelock Ellis.
Clelia Duel Mosher was a physician and professor of personal hygiene at Stanford University 1893-1896, 1910-1929, and emeritus 1929-1940. She was born in 1863 in Albany, New York and graduated from Wellesley College in 1891. She also received an A.B. degree (1892) in zoology and an A.M. degree (1894) in physiology from Stanford University, and received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1900. She died in Palo Alto, California December 22, 1940.
Gift of Clelia Mosher estate, 1940.
The Mosher Survey: Sexual Attitudes of 45 Victorian Women, ed. by James Mahood and Christine Wenburg, intro. by Carl Degler. New York: Arno Press, 1980; "A 'dream' discovery: the Mosher survey, " by Carl Degler, IMPRINT 3:2 (October 1977).