The Eugenics Record Office was the central eugenics research facility in the country, but it was also part of a broader worldwide eugenics movement. Popular understandings of race, immigration, history, and “better breeding” were shaped by both university and armchair eugenicists who looked at a broad range of social issues through the lens of eugenics. The library contains publications that simultaneously were influenced by and influenced the ERO.

Images: Cover of Lothrop Stoddard’s The Rising Tide of Color (1920), “Three Races of Europe” map from Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race (1916),  “Brain of 15 year old idiot” from Henry H. Goddard’s Psychology of the Normal and Subnormal (1919), “Motherhood is the glorification of human nature” from The Science of Eugenics and Sex Life (1925), Houses of the “Win” family from Arthur Estabrook’s Mongrel Virginians (1926)