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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-1973
Source: Kurzweil, Lester J.
Source - dnr: Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-1973
Title: William John Fielding Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1911-1986
Abstract: William Fielding (1886-1974) was an author, editor, and sexologist. He left school before completing the eighth grade and worked at various manual labor jobs. In 1906, he enrolled in bookkeeping and accounting courses, and in 1909 was hired as secretary for the Tiffany Company, from which he retired in 1963. Fielding served as a trustee for the Tiffany Foundation from 1946. By 1913, Fielding had articles published in the New York Call, a newspaper of the Socialist Party, and began taking classes at the Rand School of Social Science, also a socialist institution. He became interested in social problems and birth control and wrote a number of books and pamphlets on sexology and psychology. The collection contains correspondence, typescripts of Fielding's autobiography,  All the Lives I Have Lived (Dorrance & Co., 1972), essays, reviews, poetry, and case histories. The case histories consist of correspondence with readers of Fielding's work in sexology and psychology who wrote to him for advice on personal matters, e.g., masturbation, homosexuality, transvestism, lesbians, birth control, impotence, frigidity, fetishes, nervous disorders and phobias. The correspondence series concerns Fielding's work at Tiffany's; his personal life and reflections; and his interest in and work relating to sexology, psychology, free thought, and other social issues.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear Feet in 4 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 folder
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.069

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Historical/Biographical Note

William J. (William John) Fielding (1886-1974) was an author, editor, and sexologist. Born in New Jersey, he left school before completing the eighth grade and first worked in blast furnaces and then as a sandhog, boring tunnels under the Hudson River. In 1906, he decided to prepare for a clerical career rather than continuing hard manual labor. That same year, he enrolled in bookkeeping and accounting courses, and in 1909 was hired as secretary for the Tiffany Company. By 1913, Fielding had articles published in the New York Call and began taking classes at the Rand School of Social Science. He became interested in social problems and birth control and wrote a number of books and pamphlets on sexology and psychology, thirty of which were published over the years in the  Little Blue Books series, including a thirteen-volume series, "Rational Sex" (Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, publisher). Fielding also published articles in  The New York Call, the daily newspaper of the Socialist Party. He served as editor and literary editor of the  Newark Leader (1915-22), as editor of  Know Thyself (1913-24), and was active in Socialist Party politics in New Jersey throughout the 1920s. He also corresponded with Alfred Korzybski regarding the latter's theories of general semantics and mathematical reasoning. In 1942, Fielding was appointed secretary-treasurer of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and in 1946 he became a trustee. Fielding retired from Tiffany in 1963 and published his autobiography  All the Lives I Have Lived in 1972.

Chronology:

1908: Began his life-long relationship with Joseph Lewis
1909: Hired as secretary by George Heydt, then advertising manager for Tiffany Company.
1913-1915: Emanuel Haldeman-Julius was on the staff of the socialist newspaper,  The New York Call and published articles by Fielding.
1914: Bought copies of  The Woman Rebel by Margaret Sanger at an Emma Goldman meeting. As a grassroots supporter, he distributed copies of the book, and his writings began to reflect themes of social hygiene. By 1920, Joseph Lewis introduced Fielding to Dr. William J. Robinson, editor of  Critic and Guide.
1914: George Heydt became secretary to the president and several vice-presidents at Tiffany and Fielding moved up the corporate ladder as Heydt's secretary
1918: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation formed
1913-late 1920s: Attended classes on economics, sociology and psychology at the Rand School, and participated in the Socialist Party politics in New Jersey.
1915-1918: Editor of the  Newark Leader
1919-1930: The  Little Blue Books were published by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and gained wide popularity through mass distribution. Fielding contributed thirty titles to the series, including a thirteen-volume series on "Rational Sex" and other works in sexology and psychology.
1920: Introduced to A. Korzybski's theories of general semantics and mathematical reasoning.
1919-1922: literary editor of  Newark Leader
1913-1924: editor of  Know Thyself
1925: attended Sixth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference as a member of the advisory council of the American Birth Control League
1933-1934: met Havelock Ellis and Norman Haire.
1942: Moved to Long Island. Appointed secretary-treasurer of the Louis Tiffany Foundation.
1946: Appointed trustee of the Tiffany Foundation
Late 1940's: Became involved with Ethical Humanism
1963: Retires from Tiffany.
1972: Publication of his autobiography,  All the Lives I Have Lived (Dorrance and Co.).

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Scope and Content Note

The papers contain correspondence; typescripts of Fielding's autobiography, All the Lives I Have Lived; essays, reviews, and poetry; and case histories from Fielding's work as a sexologist. The case histories consist of correspondence with readers of Fielding's work in sexology and psychology who wrote to him for advice on personal matters, e.g., masturbation, homosexuality, transvestism, lesbians, birth control, impotence, frigidity, fetishes, nervous disorders and phobias. The correspondence series, which comprises the majority of the collection, concerns Fielding's work at Tiffany's; his interest in and work relating to sexology, psychology, free thought, and other social issues; and his personal reflections. Prominent correspondents include Harry Benjamin, Havelock Ellis, Andre Fridon, E. Haldeman-Julius, Joseph Lewis, Alfred Korzybski, Martin J. Martin, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, William J. Robinson, Victor Robinson, Margaret Sanger, Samuel Schmalhausen and Marie C. Stopes. Notable organizations represented include the American Birth Control League, American Social Hygiene Association, Ethical Humanist Societies of Greater New York, Eugenics Educational Society, Freethinkers of America, Society for Constructive Birth Control (Great Britain), Thomas Paine Foundation, Thomas Paine Society, and Tiffany and Company. The collection reflects Fieldings diverse pursuits, clarifies the course of his career, and documents the personal history of an aging, middle-class individual living in America between 1960-1973.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series. Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Series I. Case Histories, 1923-1963
Series II. Correspondence, 1912-1986
Series III. Writings, 1911-1973 Series IV. Addendum, undated

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • O'Hair, Madalyn Murray
  • Gilmartin, Daniel J.
  • Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 -- Societies, etc.
  • Kurzweil, Lester J.
  • Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947
  • Korzybski, Alfred, 1879-1950
  • Lewis, Joseph, 1859-1939
  • Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964
  • Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
  • Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
  • Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-1973
  • Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995
  • Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
  • Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951
  • Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
  • Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-1973

Document Type

  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Correspondence.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Photographs.
  • Case histories.
  • Autobiographies.

Subject Organizations

  • Ethical Humanist Societies of Greater New York
  • Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress (Great Britain)
  • Eugenics Educational Society
  • Freethinkers of America
  • Thomas Paine Foundation
  • Tiffany and Company
  • Thomas Paine Society
  • American Social Hygiene Association
  • American Birth Control League

Subject Topics

  • Frigidity (Psychology)
  • Transvestism -- United States.
  • Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
  • Impotence
  • Homosexuality -- United States.
  • Free thought -- United States.
  • Birth control -- United States.
  • Eugenics -- United States
  • Sexology -- United States.
  • Sexologists -- United States.
  • Lesbians -- United States -x Case studies.
  • Lesbianism -- United States.
  • Humanistic ethics -- United States.
  • Homosexuality -- United States -x Case studies.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by William John Fielding was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; William John Fielding Papers; TAM 069; Box number; Folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William John Fielding, 1974. The accession number associated with this gift is 1974.005.

One poster was found in the repository in 2014. The accession number associated with this material is 2014.161.

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the William John Fielding Photographs (PHOTOS 060). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the William John Fielding Papers (TAM 069).

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Container List

Series I. Case Histories, 1923-1963

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Case Histories contains 49 case histories dated from 1923 to 1963. The case histories consist of correspondence with readers of Fielding's work in sexology and psychology who wrote to him for advice on personal matters (e.g. masturbation, homosexuality, transvestism, lesbians, birth control, impotence, frigidity, fetishes, nervous disorders and phobias), with Fielding's annotations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1A Case Histories: List
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1B Case B1: B., W.E. / Age 50, 2 letters. SJF classifies as a "homosexual" but he is actually an active transvestite and potential transsexual. Contains description of lifestyle; desires to have children and questions surgical remedies
1926
Box: 5 Case B1: Photographs (three photographs, one in men's and two in women's attire)
1926
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Case B2: B., E. F. / Age 18, masturbation.
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Case B3: B., C. J. / Age 18, finds himself impotent after a physical injury; considers sex-gland transplantation to relieve condition but finds cost of operation prohibitive
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Case B4: B., F. A. / Age 19, what are the risks of pregnancy without penetration and explain the characteristics of spermatozoa
1933
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Case B5: B., E. R. [re Blue Book on Homsexuality] / No age, commends WJF's book on homosexuality and asks that his name be left confidential
1925
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Case C1: C., J. / "Very important Homosexual Case": narrative of JC's voyeurism re: his lesbian wife, his own interaction with male homosexuals and the suggestions of an acquaintance re: the institutionalization of homosexuals
1923
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Case C2: C., A. M.
1921
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Case D1: D., R. / Male homosexual, details case history, wants information on European "clubs."
1926
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Case D2: D., E.
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Case E1: E., E. F. / Treatise on bisexuality; cross-tabulations of feminine and masculine characteristics
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Case E2: E., H. M. / Age 22, underdeveloped genitals, student at Annapolis, mentions fears of not fitting the military model (i.e., machismo)
1937
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Case F1: F., A. W. / Age 21, re: the evolution of his relationship with a woman; mutual masturbation and theories of the long term effects of coitus interruptus
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Case F2: F., D. / No age, Can anything increase the size of male reproductive organs?
1947
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Case F3: F., C. / Minister, partial impotence
1934
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Case F4: F., J. / re: The physiology of erection and stimulation
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Case F5: F., N. / Age 39, celibate all her life, daughter of prudish parents, now having an affair with a younger man
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Case G1: G., E. / Age 23, Idaho lesbian, lonely and doesn't know where to meet others of her kind
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Case G2: G., Mrs. I. / Married seven years but has never had an orgasm, has tolerated the sex act as a man's pleasure and undergone chemo-therapy
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Case G3: G., C.S. / No age, question regarding intercourse: specific distinction between copulation, fornication et al. terminology; ratio of penis to vagina size as related to women's pain
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Case H1: H., M. / Questions whether neurosis is hereditary because his girlfriends family is highly problematic
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Case J1: J., J. / Ejaculation precox
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 22A Case K1: K., G. / Age 19, has never had intercourse with a woman and can't climax with women; masturbates; has become effeminate and threatens suicide
1926
Box: 1 Folder : 22B Case K2: K., R. A. / Case history of childhood development, Tridon's influence and socialism
1924
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Case L1: L., C. / Age 23, 2 letters. Homosexual who wants to be 'normal'; happily married; describes masturbatory behavior, lack of attraction to women and fetish for fully dressed males with their fingernails exposed
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Case L2: L., Henry B. / Age 29, illness for 3.5 years has plagued him with numerous symptoms and diagnosis (frequent urination, glycosurea, stomach disorders, lost spirit)
1925
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Case L3: L., W. / Homosexual, "Uranian type"; wants to meet others of his class; encloses photo of himself with typed verse by "Riley" on back
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Case M1: Mrs. C. M. / Young married woman with phobia of looking people in the eyes
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Case M2: M., C. / Age 65, married, describes wife's Oedipal condition. (WJF seems to have misclassified this as "Homosexuality case")
1923
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Case N1: N., H. J. / Homosexual, recounts childhood recollections, masturbation, nocturnal emission in sleep, 'heat attacks' of the prostrate glands
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Case P1; P., G. / Age early 60's, symptoms of neurasthenia and anxiety neurosis
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Case P2: P., S. / re: Myths of masturbation
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Case P3: P., C. D. / Attorney writing for an anonymous woman client, re: masturbation
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Case P4: P., W.E. / re: WJF's publication of an incorrect astronomical statement
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Case P5: "Men Who Make Passes" [at women]: Clipping
1933
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Case R1: R., B. N. / Age 39, is pregnancy advisable at her age?; is there any way to postpone menopause?
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Case R2: R., R. / Age 25, what effects does coitus interruptus have over a prolonged period of time?; will his penis be rendered useless?
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Case R3: R., Mrs. H. E. / Life history; phobias of marriage, snakes; relation with mother; had withdrawn from work
1923
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Case S1: S., A. / Age 26, anxiety and sexual neurosis; mental and physical masturbation, has never been "with" a woman but is engaged to be married
1926
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Case S2: S., E. C. / Age 42, divorced, series of sex questions re: his ex-wife's abortions and coldness to him, coitus interruptus, condoms
1925
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Case S3: S., S. / b. 1898, childhood sexuality, masturbation, excessive periods of depression, doesn't know if he's fit for marriage
1925
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Case S4: S., M. E. / No age, questions re: reproductive anatomy; includes diagrammatic reply from WJF
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Case Histories: S5 S., V. Contents: a "specialist" recommended that he abstain from sex and practice masturbation to relieve illness
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Case S6: S., J. / Complaints of large, loosely suspended testicles; WJF recommends cold water sitz baths before and after sex
1936
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Case S7: S., A. J. / Fears that he will not be able to have simultaneous orgasms with his future wife
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Case T1: T., D. / Age 24, male homosexual, pacifist, socialist, lonely, loves children
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Case W1: W., W.
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Case W2: W., R. J. / Re: the future of psychiatry as a profession
1933
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Case Y1: Y., G. V. / Found WJF's Little Blue Book on menopause extremely enlightening
1927
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Case Z1: Z., I. / Age 24, married, no children; unable to have orgasm. Must a woman discharge at the same time as the male discharges seminal fluid in order to conceive?
1931
Box: 5 Original Case Histories
1923-1963

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Series II. Correspondence, 1912-1986

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of Series II: Correspondence consists of personal correspondence between Fielding and less famous colleagues, readers, researchers, and friends. In his later years, these provide summaries of his career that are more personal than his autobiography, including letters that describe Fielding's struggle with emphysema and arthritis and his wife's affliction with cerebral artereo-sclerosis. Fielding also had personal correspondence with well-known individuals like Upton Sinclair (1918-1928), John Haynes Holmes (1938), Ralph Bunche (1955) and J. W. Fulbright (1965). Scattered throughout is printed ephemera relating to sexology, psychology, and other matters.

This series also documents Fielding's participation in the American Social Hygiene Association, The American Birth Control League, the Eugenics Educational Society, the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress, the Ethical Humanist Societies of Greater New York, the Freethinkers of America, and the Thomas Paine Foundation through correspondence with officials and members of these organizations. Among Fielding's correspondents in the Birth Control, Sexual Reform and Psychology movements between 1917 and 1972 were Drs. William J. Robinson, Harry Benjamin, Victor Robinson, Samuel Schmalhausen, and Andre Tridon. Other correspondents include Marie C. Stopes, Margaret Sanger, and Havelock Ellis. His relationship with Emanuel Haldmann-Julius, owner and editor of the Little Blue Books, is evident in correspondence with Haldmann-Julius, his family, and his biographers (1919-1973). Issues of free thought and rationalism are discussed in correspondence with Joseph Lewis (1923-1968), Alfred Korzybski (on general semantics and mathematical reasoning, 1921-1933), Martin J. Martin (1966-1971), and Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1969-1971).

Fielding's expertise in Tiffany artworks and the history of the Tiffany firm generated considerable correspondence with collectors and other parties interested in the authenticity of pieces and his own collection. Fielding's employment at Tiffany's also placed him in the position of ex-officio income tax consultant for the company's executives and for Emelia Tiffany. Letters from John D. Rockefeller (1922), Helen Keller (1928), and Barry Goldwater (1959) were acquired through his affiliation with Tiffany.

This series also includes a small number of photographs, likely removed from Fielding's personal correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Clippings
1935-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Correspondence: "A"
1920-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Correspondence: Ackerson, John
1968-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Correspondence: Ackley, Sheldon and Helen
1951-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Correspondence: American Ethical Union
1964-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Correspondence: American Humanist Association
1968-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Correspondence: American Rationalist
1964-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Correspondence: American Social Hygiene Association
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 57 Correspondence: "B"
1927-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Correspondence: Baird, William
1971-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 59 Correspondence: Barad, Emil and Lillian
1968-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Correspondence: Beals, Sarita
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Correspondence: Benjamin, Harry
1934-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Correspondence: Benjamin, Jack
1970-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Correspondence: Biersted, Sonja
1969-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Correspondence: Borgstede, Margaret
1963-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Correspondence: Brown, Hugh A.
1963-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Correspondence: Burns, Ann
Sep-Oct 1968
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Correspondence: "C"
1921-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Correspondence: Cameron, William and Molly
1942-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 69 Correspondence: Cancialdi, Lewis
1950-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Correspondence: The Churchman
1970-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 71 Correspondence: Copeland, Faye
1949-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 72 Correspondence: Cummings, Robert
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 73 Correspondence: "D"
1919-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 74 Correspondence: Daniels, Dr. Ann
1955-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 75 Correspondence: De Gruson, Gere [Curator, Haldeman-Julius Collection]
1970-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 76 Correspondence: Dodd, Mead and Co.
1958-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 77 Correspondence: Dorbin, Arthur (Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island)
1958-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 78 Correspondence: Dorrance and Co. [Publisher of Fielding Autobiography]
1921-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 79 Correspondence: Dunn, James
1957-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 80 Correspondence: "E"
1918-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 81 Correspondence: Ellis, Havelock
1927-1934
Box: 1 Folder : 82 Correspondence: Ericson, Edward
1964-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 83 Correspondence: Ethical Culture Society of Long Island
1955-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 84 Correspondence: Euthanasia Educational Fund, Inc.
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 85 Correspondence: Euthanasia Society of America, Inc.
1940-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 86 Correspondence: "F"
1920-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal
1949-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal, Business and Medical
1955-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Kurzweil, Lester Esq.
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Mesh Family
1964-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Pastore, Evelyn and Pat
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Reber Family
1967-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Rothstein, Dr. Daniel
1964-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Thomas, Elsie and Gladys Otto
1954-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Fielding Family and Personal: Zampano, Janet and Frank
1967-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Franklin, Dr. Leo
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence: "G"
1919-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence: "H"
1916-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Haldeman, Henry
1966-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel
1919-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Haldman-Julius, Sue
1925, 1961-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Harder, Fred
1951-1958
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Hart, Charles
1952-1966
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Hendrie, William
1966-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Herder, Dale. M.
1971-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Hoffman, Robert
1965-1968
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Hubbard, Elbert
1912-1915
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Humanist Society of Greater New York
1969-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Hurd, Peter
July 1 ????
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Correspondence: "I"
1938-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Isenberg, Max
1953-1966
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Correspondence: "J"
1947-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Correspondence: "K"
1920-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Karsner, David Fulton
1917-1922
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Kelly, C.F. and Edith
1917-1924
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Kemp, Robert
1969-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Kirkpatrick, George
1916-1926
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Korzybski, Alfred
November 1922-September 1933
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Correspondence: "L"
1915-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Lamm, Lawrence
1960-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Leemans, Robert
1965-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Lewis, Joseph
1923-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Lewis, Joseph
1943-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Lewis, Joseph
1961-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Lindsey, Ben
1939-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Correspondence: "M"
1933-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Maddaloni, Arnold
1959-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Manhoff, Charles
1963-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Marquardt, John
1960-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Martin, Martin J.
1964-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Correspondence: McKnight, George, editor "American Minds in Miniature." Includes: "Taking Sex Lore out of America's Back Alley" (3 pp.)
1931-1932
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Correspondence: Mead, Margaret
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Correspondence: Meagher, John
1918-1919
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Correspondence: Meyer, Edward
1955-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Correspondence: Mitchell, Harold and Henry Winter
1972-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Correspondence: Monteith, William and Winnie
1952-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 51 Correspondence: Morrell, Robert
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 52 Correspondence: Moore, Louis de B.
1969-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Correspondence: Morris, E. Denton
1966-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Correspondence: "N"
1919-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 55 Correspondence: New York Society for General Semantics (Allan Flass, President)
1961-1962
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Correspondence: New York Times
1922-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Correspondence: Nisbet, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
1964-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Correspondence: New Zealand Rationalist Association
1963-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Correspondence: "O"
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 60 Correspondence: O'Hair, Madalyn Murray
1969-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Correspondence: Olsen, Frieda
1956-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence: "P"
1918-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Paine, Thomas Foundation
1937-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Paine, Thomas Society
1971-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Paiz, Joan
1969-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Paris, Dr. Sam; Mary and Delta Paris
1961-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Paul, Nishan and Lucy
1964-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Pi Gamma Mu
1928-1936
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Publisher Rejection Letters
1935-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Progressive World
1961-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence: "Q"
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence: "R"
1918-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Reiss, Louis and Mona
1949-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Reitmeister, Dr. Louis
1970-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Reuben, Jack
1956-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Robinson, Dr. Victor
1920-1921
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Robinson, Dr. William
1917-1932
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Russell, Bertrand
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Ryan, William
1969-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence: "S"
1921-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Sanford, Natalie and Sandy
1952-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Sanger, Margaret
1917-1929, 1963-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Sauer, Emile
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Schiltz, Joseph
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Schmalhausen, Samuel
1923-1928
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Sessions, Alanson
1918
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Seto, Yoshinao
1920-1922
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Shatter, Fritzie and Saul
1958-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Shapiro, Irma
1972-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Shulmin, Herman
1931-1970
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Shur, Cantor and Ira
1960-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Sinclair, Upton
1918-1928
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Smith, Harold and Belle
1957-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Smith, Ramsey
1921-1925
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Smith, William Hawley
1920-1922
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Society for Ethical Culture (N.Y.)
1948-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Correspondence: South Australia (the McCalls, the Camerons, etc.)
1968-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Spock, Dr. Benjamin
1966-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Sprott, Florilda
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Stein, Gordon
1968-1970
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Stein, Otto
March 1971-August 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Stix, Dr. Louis
1952-1968
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Stopes, Dr. Marie
1920-1927
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Surkenik, Julia
1971-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Swanson, Joanne
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Swasey, Robert
1924-1926
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Correspondence: Sylvester, Belle and Arnold
1961-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Correspondence: "T"
1919-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Correspondence: Thompson, Muriel and Tom
1968-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Correspondence: Thor, Milton
1961-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Correspondence: Tiffany Enterprises (Alphabetical by Correspondent)
1916-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Correspondence: Tiffany Family and Foundation
1918-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Correspondence: Tolstoy, Count Leo Jr., Letter to Louis TIffany
October 1926
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Correspondence: "U"
1963-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Correspondence: "V"
1920-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Correspondence: Vining, Kay
1965-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Correspondence: "W"
1917-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Correspondence: Wakefield, Sherman
1938-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Correspondence: Weber, Mary Louise
1961-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Correspondence: Weston, Ross Allen
1965-1968
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Correspondence: Whitten, K.M.
1965-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Correspondence: Wood, Charles
1915-1923
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Correspondence: Wortman, Fred
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Correspondence: "Y"
1970-1972
Box: A001 Personal Photographs
circa late 1950s-1970s

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Series III. Writings, 1911-1973

Scope and Content Note

Series III: Writings contains two typescripts of Fielding's autobiography, All the Lives I Have Lived (Dorrance and Co., 1972), and other published and unpublished works, including poems, essays, and reviews written by Fielding over the years, several on free thought and freethinkers. Fielding's writings also include the unpublished typescripts "The Plight of the Aged Middle-Class Sick," the personal history of an aging, middle-class individual in America between 1960 and 1973, "Thomas Paine Returns to Thetford," and "Reminiscences About Alfred Korzybski."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Writings: "Abortion, Murder and the Godly" (W.J.F), Progressive World
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Writings: "All the Lives I Have Lived" (Manuscript, W.J.F.)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Writings: "All the Lives I Have Lived" (Duplicate Manuscript, W.J.F.)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Writings: "All the Lives I Have Lived" Correspondence and Reviews
1968-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Writings: "Arrested, I Waived Extradition" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 66 Writings: "Atheism is a Positive Philosophy" (W.J.F.), Progressive World
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Writings: Autobiographical Material (letters, etc) Used in Connection with the Publication of "All the Lives I Have Lived"
1920-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Writings: "Birth Control in America" by David M. Kennedy (Review, W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Writings: "Burns the Rebel..." (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Writings: "A Century of Turbulent Activities" (Review, W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Writings: by Correspondents
1952-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Writings: "The Corruptiveness of Power" (W.J.F.), Progressive World
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Writings: "The Decline and Fall of Romerica" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Writings: "Flight from Reality" (W.J.F.), Ethical Outlook
May 1956
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Writings: "Government by Gimmick" (W.J.F.), The Churchman
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Writings: "I Returned from the Dead: Some Personal and Philosophical Reflections There On" (W.J.F.), The Age of Reason Magazine
September 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Writings: "I Would Not Care to Be That Man" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Writings: "Joseph Lewis: A Reminiscence" (W.J.F.), American Rationalist
January 1969
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Writings: "Joseph McCabe: A Career Extraordinary" (W.J.F.), The American Rationalist
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Writings: "A Long Neglected American Patriot Emerges from Obscurity: Button Gwinnett Reveled as an Amazing, Enigmatic Personality" (Typescript, W.J.F)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Writings: "Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future" by Emily Taft Douglas (Review, W.J.F.), Progressive World
September 1970
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Writings: "The New 'God is Dead' Theologians" (W.J.F.), The American Rationalist
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Writings: "A Night Without Dick" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Writings: "The Paradox of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy" (W.J.F.), The American Rationalist
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Writings: "Periodic Cataclysms of the Earth" (W.J.F.), The Age of Reason Magazine
November 1967
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Writings: "The Plight of the Aged Middle-Class Sick" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Writings: Poetry by W.J.F.
1913-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Writings: Printed Ephemera Relating to Psychology, Sexology, and Other Matters (early 1920s)
1918-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Writings: "Reminiscences About Alfred Korzybski"
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Writings: Richards, Kenneth, "The Rotating Earth to be Belted to the Wheels of a Super Industrialism: Prediction of Primal Power Sources in Another Century" (Manuscript)
1911
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Writings: "Satisfactions of an Ethical Society" (W.J.F.), The Age of Reason Magazine
September 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Writings: "The Scotch Under a Microscope" (W.J.F.), The Modern Thinker 7:4 (1935): 30-34
December 1935
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Writings: Sketch Book Magazine (W.J.F, Dramatic Editor; also includes articles by W.J.F)
1927-1932
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Writings: "The Sordid Picture of a Corrupted Land" (W.J.F.), Progressive World
September 1966
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Writings: "The Tarnished Presidency" (W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Writings: "Thomas Pain Returns to Thetford" (W.J.F., typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Writings: "To Be Fully Alive" by Arnold Maddaloni (Review, W.J.F.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Writings: "What Are Your Dreams Trying to Tell You" (W.J.F.) Journal of Living 17:12, pp 79-98
January 1952
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Writings: "What if Christ Had Never Lived? Assuming, Of Course, That He Had" (W.J.F.), The American Rationalist
1970

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Series IV. Addendum

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Flat-file: 6 Drawer : 8 Poster

Scope and Content Note

The front of the poster is titled "Know Thyself" with text by William John Fielding and E. Haldeman-Julius. The backs of the poster is titled "Life and Letters" with text by E. Haldeman-Julius. The poster is an advertisement for subscription to these publications.

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