Fonds consists of records documenting Dr. May Cohen’s personal and professional activities. A small amount of material relates to Dr. Gerald S. Cohen’s career. Included is correspondence, papers, journals, reports, speeches, meeting materials, presentation materials, teaching slides, case studies, newspaper clippings, articles, re-prints, press releases, invitations, programs, videocassette tapes, photographs, a questionnaire, and a plaque. The records reflect a wide range of topics, including Canadian abortion rights, history of women’s health care, the teaching of human sexuality, evolution of sex counselling, experiences of female physicians, aging and sexuality, and the development of McMaster’s Women’s Health Office.
Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Personal records, 2. Professional and political correspondence, 3. Research and writing material, 4. Presentations and related material, 5. Australian sabbatical material, 6. Professional association material, 7. Women’s Health Office records, 8. McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences activities, 9. Human sexuality curriculum development and teaching material, 10. Subject files, 11. Press material, 12. Awards and accolades, and 13. Gerald S. Cohen records.