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Marcia Lawrence Planned Parenthood of New York City papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00779

Scope and Contents

Records include booklets, ads (mostly NY Times), fundraising and policy papers, and a book manuscript

Dates

  • 1966 - 1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, Alison and Charles Collins have licensed the materials of the Marcia Lawrence Planned Parenthood of New York City records to be freely used, so long as the user attributes materials' original authorship to her. This agreement is governed by a CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International) license. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Marcia Lawrence, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

As Communications Director of Planned Parenthood of New York City from 1969 to 1993, the materials Marcia Lawrence wrote and produced on abortion, birth control/family planning and women's right to choose are a valuable piece of women's history. PPNYC was the most activist affiliate of the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America and played a leading role in the successful push for legalization of abortion in NY State and in Roe v. Wade.

Extent

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

As Communications Director of Planned Parenthood of New York City from 1969 to 1993, Marcia Lawrence wrote and produced materials on abortion, birth control/family planning and women's right to choose. The records include booklets, ads (mostly NY Times), fundraising and policy papers, and a book manuscript.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Allison Verity Collins and Charles Lawrence Collins on 2016-06-27.

Related Materials

Margaret Sanger Research Bureau Records, Planned Parenthood Federation of America I and II Records
Title
Finding aid to the Marcia Lawrence PPNYC records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-04-08: Updated finding aid

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
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