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The Eugenics Survey in Vermont: Survey Office and Library

The Eugenics Survey rented office space in downtown Burlington for its headquarters. The office served as a field station, where pedigree charts and pin maps adorned the walls locating families, towns, and neighborhoods under investigation by field agents and where file cabinets and index card files accumulated the growing mass of information on Vermonters. Social workers and welfare agencies were encouraged to consult the files to inform their case work.

In the 1930s, Elin Anderson used the Eugenics Survey office as a meeting place for inter-faith and inter-ethnic discussions of community problems.

As soon as the office opened in 1925, Harry Perkins began a library of source material on eugenics, social welfare, mental health, and related topics. Over time, as the scope and content of the Survey evolved, so did the range of sources in the library. All committees of the Vermont Commission of Country Life created files of newspaper clippings relevant to their studies. Most of the pamphlets, clipping files, and many of the books in the Eugenics Survey library can be found in the Papers of the Eugenics Survey of Vermont in the Public Records Division, Middlesex, Vermont. Most of the books reside in the UVM Libraries.

The following bibliography includes books, journals, and monographs that comprised the Eugenics Survey library and that are known to have been used in the Heredity course at UVM. This bibliography includes only a fraction of the pamphlets in the Eugenics Survey library and resource file. It offers a wealth of readily available primary source material on the American eugenics movement, early twentieth century social work, rural sociology, and race and ethnicity for those wishing to delve more deeply into the subject of eugenics and social reform.

Eugenics Survey of Vermont Library

American Eugenics Society. A Eugenics Catechism. New Haven: AES, 1926.

American Eugenics Society. A Eugenics Program for the United States . New Haven: AES, 1935.

American Eugenics Society. Fourth Report of the Committee on Selective Immigration, 1928-1932.

American Eugenics Society. People. Vol. 1 no. 1 (April, 1931).

American Genetics Association. Journal of Heredity. March, 1932. (UVM Library has issues from 1912-1970). Eugenics Survey Library has reprints of articles by H. F. Perkins and reviews of the Eugenics Survey of Vermont.

Beard, Charles A. Whither Mankind: A Panorama of Modern Civilization . New York: Longsman, Green, & Co. 1928.

Bierbower, Austin. On the Training of Lovers in The Day's Work Series. Boston: L. C. Page & Co. 1900.

Brunner, Edmund DeSchweimits, Gwendolyn S, Hughes, and Marjorie Patten. American Agricultural Villages. New York: George H. Doran Co. 1927.

Burgess, Thomas, Charles Kendall Gilbert, and Charles Thorley Bridgemen. Foreigners or Friends. New York: J. J. Little and Ives Co., 1921

Butterfield, Oliver M. Marriage and Sexual Harmony. Monterey Park, Ca.: Oliver M. Butterfield, 1934.

Child Welfare Guide. Indianapolis: National Child Welfare Committee of the American Legion, 1931.

Conn, Herbert William. Social Heredity and Social Evolution: The Other Side of Eugenics. New York: Abingdon Press, 1915.

Danielson, Florence Harris, and Charles B. Davenport, The Hill Folk: Report on a Rural Community of Hereditary Defectives. Cold Spring Harbor N.Y.: Press of the New Era, 1912

Darwin, Major Leonard. What Is Eugenics? New York: Galton Publishing Co., 1929.

Davenport, Charles B. The Trait Book. Bulliten No. 6. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Eugenics Record Office, 1919.

Davies, Stanley Powell. Social Control of the Mentally Deficient . New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1930.

Davis, Michael M. Paying your Sickness Bills. New York: Arno Press, c1931.

Davison, Charles Stewart, and Madison Grant. The Alien in Our Midst . New York: Galton Publishing Co., 1930.

East, Edward M. Heredity and Human Affairs. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1927.

Ellis, Havelock. A Study of British Genius. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1926.

Estabrook, Arthur E., and Charles B. Davenport. The Nam Family: A Study in Cacogenics. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Eugenics Record Office.

Eugenical News. Cold Spring Harbor: Eugenics Research Association, 1922-1935.

Eugenics: A Journal of Race Betterment. American Eugenics Society, October, 1928 - January, 1931.

Feldman, Herman. A Personel Program for the Federal Civil Service .

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. "A Child Cannot Grow Up Twice." Good Housekeeping Magazine Reprinted by the boys at the New England Kurn Hattin Homes.

Fisher, Irving and Eugene Lyman Fisk. How To Live. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1932.

Fisher, R. A. Statistical Methods for Research Workers. London: Oliver & Boyd, 1932.

Flint, K. R. B. Poor Relief in Vermont. Northfield, Vt.: Norwich University, 1916.

Galitzi, Christine Avghi. A Study of Assimilatiion among the Roumanians in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1929.

Galton, Francis. Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry Into Its Laws and Consequences . London: Macmillan, 1869.

Galton, Francis. English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture . London: Macmillan, 1874.

Galton, Francis. Noteworthy Families. London: J. Murray, 1906.

Gill, Charles Otis, and Gifford Pinchot. The Country Church: Its Decline of Its Influence and the Remedy. New York: Macmillan, 1913.

Gill, Charles Otis, and Gifford Pinchot. Six Thousand Country Churches . New York: Macmillan, 1930.

Goldthwait, James Walter. "The Town That Has Gone Downhill." Geographic Review 17 no. 4 (1927): 528-52.

Gosney, E. S., and Paul Popenoe. Sterilization for Human Betterment . New York: Macmillan, 1929.

Groves, Ernest R., and Gladys Hoagland Groves. Sex in Marriage. New York: Macaulay, 1931

Groves, Ernest R., Edna L. Skinnere, and Sadie J. Swenson. The Family and Its Relationships. Chicago: Lippencott, 1932.

Guyer, Michael F. Being Well-Born: An Introduction to Heredity and Eugenics. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1927.

Hartshorne, Hugh, and Quinter J. Miller. Community Organization in Religious Education. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1932.

Holzinger, Karl J. Statistical Tables in Education and Psychology . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1928.

Holmes, S. J. The Eugenics Predicament. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1933.

Human Betterment Foundation. Collected Papers on Eugenical Sterilization in California. Pasadena: The Foundation, 19

Human Betterment Foundation. Human Sterilization. Pasadena: HBF, 1931.

Huntington, Ellsworth, and Leon F. Whitney. The Builders of America . New York: Williams Morrow & Co., 1927.

Huntington, Ellsworth, and the Directors of the American Eugenics Society. Tomorrow's Children: The Goal of Eugenics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1935.

Jones, Ernest. Psychoanalysis. New York: J. Cape & H. Smith, 1929.

Landis, Benson Y. and John D. Willard. Rural Adult Education. New York: Macmillan, 1933.

Lange, Johannes. Crime and Destiny. tr. Charlotte Haldane. Forward by J. B. S. Haldane. New York: Charles Boni Paper Books, 1930.

Laughlin, Harry H. "Eugenical Sterilization in the United States." reprint. from Social Hygiene VI no. 4 (Oct. 1920): 499-532.

Laughlin, Harry H. Eugenical Sterilization in the United States, Historical, Legal, and Statistical Review. New Haven: American Eugenics Society, 1926.

Laughlin, Harry H. "The Eugenical Aspects of Deportation." Hearings before the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization House of Representatives , 70th Congress, 1st sess. 21 Feb., 1928.

Laws of Vermont, 1931.

Lidbetter, E. J. Heredity and the Social Problem Group. Volume 1 London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1933.

Lindeman, Edward C. The Meaning of Adult Education. New York: New Republic, 1926.

Lorimer, Frank, and Frederick Osborn. Dynamics of Population: Social and Biological Significance of the Changing Birth Rates in the United States . New York: Macmillan, 1934.

National Committee for Mental Hygiene, numerous publications, 1920-1925.

Popenoe, Paul, and Roswell H. Johnson. Applied Eugenics. New York, Macmillan, 1933.

Popenoe, Paul. The Conversation of the Family. Baltimore: William & Wilkins, 1926.

Popenoe, Paul. Modern Marriage: A Handbook. New York: MacMillan, 1925

Robinson, William J. Woman: Her Sex and Love Life. New York: Eugenics Publishing Co., 1937.

Schwesinger, Gladys C. Heredity and Environment: Studies in the Genesis of Psychological Characteristics. ed. Fererick Osborn. New York: Macmillan, 1933.

Teagarden, Florence M. The Upper Limits of Intelligence. New York: Columbia University, 1924. (Harriett Abbott's signed copy)

Taylor, Henry C. Adjustments: Parables and Allegories. No. Montpelier: Driftwood Press, 1931.

United States Department of Labor Children's Bureau, miscellaneous publications, 1920- 1925.

Vermont Children's Aid Society. The First Annual Report of the Vermont Children's Aid Society. Burlington: VCAS, 1920.

Vermont Conference of Social Work. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of Social Work. 1920-1935.

Wessel, Bessie Bloom. An Ethnic Survey of Woonsocket, Rhode Island . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1931.

White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, Reports. 1930.

Whitney, Leon F.  "The Source of Crime."  Christian Work Magazine (March, 1926), reprint, published by the American Eugenics Society.

Wilson, Harold Fisher. "The Roads of Windsor." Geographical Review 21 no.1 (1931): 379-397 (Reprint)

Wiggam, Albert E. The Next Age of Man. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1927.

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