Missouri Social Hygiene Association Scrapbook, 1928-1933 (S0089)

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The Missouri Social Hygiene Association (MSHA) Scrapbook contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and newsletters pertaining to the group's mission to disseminate to the public knowledge and laws concerning social hygiene. MSHA was formed in 1909 by doctors, social workers, and others interested in promoting social hygiene. Their educational campaign included public lectures, college courses, meetings with allied groups and surveys of prostitution, social settlements, and venereal disease in St. Louis. From 1928 to 1933, MSHA advocated sex education, child welfare, the playground movement, the appointment of policewomen, and a visiting teacher's program.