The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University is pleased to announce the donation by Dr. Erwin J. Haeberle of his online international Archive of Sexology (sexarchive.info). These online materials will now be available as a research and educational collection through the Kinsey Institute.
Having worked for the Kinsey Institute as a research associate in the 1980s, I have remained well aware of the outstanding character of its library and collections. Indeed, in both quantity and quality they have no parallel in the world. For me, it was therefore a logical step to donate my large digital Archive to the Kinsey Institute, where it will undoubtedly find more readers than anywhere else.” ~ Dr. Erwin J. Haeberle
Dr. Haeberle is a renowned German sexologist, founder and director of the online Archive of Sexology, which he established in 1994 in Berlin. He is a founding member and was the first Secretary General, of the European Federation of Sexology. From 1982-1984, he was a research associate at the Kinsey Institute. From 1986-2002, he was President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozialwissenschaftliche Sexualforschung (DGSS). In this capacity, he created and designed the Hirschfeld Medal, which, over the years, has been awarded to many international and German sexologists. For its first eleven years he was on the faculty of the now defunct Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. He was a visiting professor at the medical school of the University of Kiel, Germany, in the department of biology at San Francisco State University, the medical school of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Humboldt University (Berlin). In 2003, he introduced the world’s first freely accessible online course (MOOC) – in basic human sexual anatomy and physiology. He presented this course in the following year in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Since that time, Dr. Haeberle’s archive has grown to include sexual health information in 15 languages, and 6 courses in seven languages.
For Liana Zhou, Director of the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections, the Archive of Sexology represents a welcome addition to the Institute’s expansive research collections documenting the history of sexology and sexuality education:
Our goals are to collect, preserve, organize and provide access to the vast research material that document all aspects of human sexuality. Erwin’s archives reflect his lifelong passion and dedication in creating an online resource for a global audience of scholars and students. We share Dr. Haeberle’s mission, honor his enormous contributions, and are thrilled to have his unparalleled archives as part of permanent resources at the Kinsey Institute.”
For more information about the Archive for Sexology or the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections, please contact Liana Zhou at firstname.lastname@example.org.