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Planned Parenthood sexual education collection

Identifier: MSS-360

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, curricula, articles, worksheets, books, posters, and other materials collected by Donna Bookout in Delaware County, Indiana ranging from 1965 to 2012 regarding sex education and family planning education. Includes educational materials on the subjects of abstinence, contraception, fetus and infant development, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, etc. Also includes books kept in Planned Parenthood of East Central Indiana's library as well as programs and literature distributed by various Planned Parenthood regional divisions in the United States.


  • Creation: 1965 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Historical Note

The Planned Parenthood sexual education collection was curated by Donna Bookout, who served as the education coordinator for Planned Parenthood of East Central Indiana. During the nine years as coordinator, Bookout worked with multiple local organizations to create sex education curricula for children, adolescents, and adults. She also collected a variety of literature on the subject of sex education through the years, all of which reflect the public's changing attitude on sexual health and relationships. Bookout retired from Planned Parenthood in 1994 at the age of 62 but continued to assist with sex education, youth development, and child abuse prevention programs in Delaware County.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America was founded by Margaret Sanger on October 16, 1916. The non-profit organization has since become the largest single provider of health services in the United States. Planned Parenthood of Delaware County was established in Muncie in 1965.


1.1 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Donna Bookout on 2015/12/09. Addition received on 2017/05/30 by Donna Bookout.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

MSS.301: Delaware County Child Abuse Prevention Council records

MSS.221: Delaware County, Indiana Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies records

MSS.340: Delaware County Youth Empowerment records

PSC.218: Lindsey Wolf Planned Parenthood building photographs

Separated Materials

The following items were separated from the collection and individually cataloged:

Brick, Peggy, et. al. The New Positive Images: Teaching Abstinence, Contraception, and Sexual Health. Hackensack, NJ: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, 1996.

Carnes, Patrick J., ed. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 1.4 (1994).

Cyprian, Judy, Katherine McLaughlin, and Glenn Quint. Sexual Violence in Teenage Lives: A Prevention Curriculum. Burlington, VT: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, 1995.

DeSpelder, Lynne Ann, and Nathalie Prettyman. A Guidebook for Teaching Family Living. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1980.

DeSpelder, Lynne Ann, and Lee Strickland. Family Life Education: Resources for the Classroom Grades 4, 5, 6. Santa Cruz, CA: Network Publications, 1982.

Fascinating Womanhood; or, The Art of Attracting Men. St. Louis: The Psychology Press, 1922.

Gordon, Sol. Facts About Sex For Today’s Youth. Revised ed. New York: John Day Co., 1973.

Keiffer, Elisabeth, and Faye Wattleton. How to Talk with Your Child about Sexuality: A Parent’s Guide. New York: Doubleday, 1986.

LeTourneur, C. Modern Woman: A Digest of Hygienic Facts. Frankfort, KY: National Social Hygiene Association, 1950.

Mayle, Peter. “What’s Happening to Me?” New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1975.

Ortiz, Elizabeth Thompson. Your Complete Guide to Sexual Health. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989.

Petrich, Barbara, and Bob McDermott. Intimacy is for Everyone: Sex Educator’s Guide to Teaching Intimacy Skills. Santa Barbara, CA: Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara County, 1983.

Popenoe, Paul. Betrothal. New York: American Association of Social Hygiene, 1949.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/08 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/08 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. Addition processed 2017/09/10 by Mackenzie Stahl. EAD finding aid revised 2017/9/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA