ID# 1689:
American Eugenics Society, membership drive materials (cover letter to Albert Blakeslee, prospect list, and form letter)
Date:
1940
Pages: (1|2|3)
Source:
Cold Spring Harbor, ERO, American Eugenics Society
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American Eugenics Society, membership drive materials (cover letter to Albert Blakeslee, prospect list, and form letter)

American Eugenics Society I should like to have you become a member of our Society. Eugenics is an essential phase of human progress, especially in a democracy. The development of eugenic theory requires the cooperation of biological and social scientists and social philosophers. The development of eugenic programs also requires the cooperation of statesmen, of professional workers and of public spirited leaders in all walks of life. The American Eugenics Society, a representative group of thoughtful citizens especially organized for this purpose, is taking primary responsibility for the guidance and furtherance of eugenic theory and policy in the United States. I feel sure you will be interested in the enclosed booklet "People - What Else Matters." In it you will find, in addition to a brief history of the Society, statements of many specialized viewpoints including: Public Opinion, Population, Public Health, The Sciences, Education, The Family, Social Welfare and The Church. The Society needs more members like you. Sincerely yours, [end]

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