MSHA was formed in 1909 by doctors, social workers and others interested in the dissemination of knowledge and concerning 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 1928-1933 MSHA advocated sex education, child welfare, the playground movement, the appointment of policewomen and a visiting teachers' program.
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI RESEARCH CENTER-ST. LOUIS
222 THOMAS JEFFERSON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
ONE UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63121