1930s -Five (5) brochures including Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday and The Periodic Cycle, also includes an inconspicuous 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" mailing packet from Mary P. Callender with three (3) beneficial booklets that were suggested to be placed on a newly purchased package of Kotex Sanitary Napkins and Pinless belt given to the child and tell her read the booklets and come back with questions.
1940s - Four (4) Booklets including As one girl to Another, What a trained nurse wrote to her young sister, Very Personally Yours and Growing Up and Liking It! From the lighthearted AS one girl to another with playful illustrations to the photo images of the more straightforward trained nurse pamphlet. Growing Up a Liking It! shows somewhat idyllic images of happy young woman.
1950s 12 booklets - A Menstrual Hygiene educational portfolio in a blue folder, and within that are seven (7) pieces. First is a "General Guide for Menstrual Hygiene", which is a single fold, double-sided question and answer brochure, which provides both information on the materials found within the portfolio and some general information on menstruation. Next, there are four informational booklets entitled: "Sally and Mary and Kate Wondered..., " "Growing Up and Liking It, 1956" "It's So Much Easier When You Know, c.1945" ), and "How Shall I Tell My Daughter?, 1954". These four booklets each have a different intended audiences from preteens, to young and mature girls, to their mothers. A large poster is included for teachers which features a menstrual anatomy chart that is meant to supplement the booklets. Additionally includes You're a young lady now (1952 and 1959 editions), Growing up and Liking it (1957) and Physiology of Normal Menstruation with a master chart of hormone interrelation and information on a film by the same name.
1960s - Four (4) brochures including Just Between Us, How shall I tell my daughter?, Essence of womanhood and Strictly Feminine. This decade introduces more on anatomy and women's health and the use of tampons.
1980s - Two (2) brochures include Very Personally Yours and Changing; A Booklet for Girls. One with a serious bent with plenty of factual information; the other more lighthearted yet factual, with the introduction of information on the male reproductive system.
All of the materials in the collection are factual and present up to date information for the time. Interesting comparison on the changing attitudes regarding women's health and social acceptance. (Inventory #: 21001559)