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Population problems collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00438

Scope and Contents

The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and essays. Published books include: The Salon and the Royal Academy Booklet on Eugenics (1908); Proceedings of the International Congress on Population and World Resources in Relation to the Family (1948); and Birth Control and the Americas, 1830-1970 (1974). The collection dates from 1896 to 1979, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1970s.

Dates

  • 1896-1979

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

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

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Extent

2 linear feet (3 boxes, 4 volumes)

Overview

The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and essays. Published books include: The Salon and the Royal Academy Booklet on Eugenics (1908); Proceedings of the International Congress on Population and World Resources in Relation to the Family (1948); and Birth Control and the Americas, 1830-1970 (1974). The collection dates from 1896 to 1979, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Kelsey Radwilowicz, May 2008
Title
Population problems collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Radwilowicz.
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063