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Material used in the preparation of The Sexual State: sexuality and Scottish governance 1950-80, 2000s-2010s (date of notes themselves), 1927-1980s (date of source material)

Identifier: Coll-1497/1

Scope and Contents

This series of papers of Professor Roger Davidson is composed of his notes and research material used in the preparation of his book The Sexual State: sexuality and Scottish governance 1950-80, which was published by EUP in 2012. It includes material on Scottish sex education policy; Scottish input to debate on law on homosexual offences; Scottish Churches' views on homosexuality, prostitution, and censorship; censorship in Scotland in the 1950s-70s; views and legislation relating to homosexuality and prostitution in Scotland, etc. See the box list for more details.


  • Creation: 2000s-2010s (date of notes themselves)
  • Creation: 1927-1980s (date of source material)

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10 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2013. Accession no AMS-E-2013-63.

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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