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Eugenics in Minnesota: Charles Fremont Dight: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

“Biographical Sketch of Charles Fremont Dight, MD,” by Evadene Burris Swanson.
In The Dight Institute of the University of Minnesota Bulletin, no. 1 (1943): pp. 8-22.
MNHS call number: QH 431 .M5A22 no. 1

“The Dight Papers: Some Sources for Northwest History, by Evadene Burris Swanson.
In Minnesota History, vol. 25, no. 1 (Mar. 1944): pp. 62-64.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

“The Doctor-Alderman Who Lived in a Tree,” by Joseph W. Zalusky.
In Hennepin County History, vol. 23, no. 3 (winter 1964): pp. 18-20.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .H52 H4 v.23:3

“The Eugenics Crusade of Charles Fremont Dight,” by Gary Phelps.
In Minnesota History, vol. 49, no. 3 (fall 1984): pp. 99-108.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

“The Incredible Dr. Dight: His Crusade to Abolish Wickedness,” by John Medelman.
In Select Twin Citian, vol. 4, no. 11 (July 1962): pp. 10-13
MNHS call number: F 613 .T1S4

Eugenic Sterilization in Minnesota: Coping with a "Public Menace", by Molly Ladd-Taylor.
In Minnesota History. 59/6 (summer 2005), p. 237-248.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

Saving Babies and Sterilizing Mothers: Eugenics and Welfare Politics in the Interwar United States, by Molly Ladd-Taylor. 
MNHS call number: HQ755.5.U5 L32 1997

Books

Breeding to Brains: Eugenics, Physicians, and Politics in Minnesota in the 1920s, by Neal Ross Holtan.
M.A. thesis (University of Minnesota), 2000.
MNHS call number: HQ 755.5 .M5H64 2000

“The Story of Charles F. Dight,” by Evadene Adele Burris Swanson.
An unpublished typescript, written in the 1940s.
MNHS call number: R 154.D5 S9

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